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Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

by: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: Norton (1989)


Staff Pick by comrade: Sean

Starting with an amazing overview of evolution, this book explores the historical role of anthropocentrism in scientific inquiry as it influenced early views in paleontology, specifically with the Burgess Shale, the most significant discovery of fossils from the Cambrian explosion to date.