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The crucible of creation : the Burgess Shale and the rise of animals, Simon Conway Morris

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The crucible of creation : the Burgess Shale and the rise of animals
Title
The crucible of creation
Title remainder
the Burgess Shale and the rise of animals
Statement of responsibility
Simon Conway Morris
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Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
562/.09711/68
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE770
LC item number
.C67 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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The crucible of creation : the Burgess Shale and the rise of animals, Simon Conway Morris
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[225]-231) and index
Contents
1. The imprint of evolution. Introduction. Evolution: why no consensus? -- 2. Setting the scene. Overview: the structure of life. First animals: the Ediacaran conundrum -- 3. The discovery of the Burgess Shale. Tantalizing hints. Walcott's triumph. The Cambridge campaign. Two mistakes -- 4. Journey to the Burgess Shale. Departure. The submersible descends. Mud-dwellers. Mud-stickers. Strollers, walkers, and crawlers. Swimmers and floaters. Catastrophe. Ascent to the surface -- 5. The search for new Burgess Shales. Greenland. Laurentia. Chengjiang -- 6. The significance of the Burgess Shale. Wonderful life? The Cambrian 'explosion'. The molecular background. Animal architecture. A dangerous world. The unfolding ecological theatre -- 7. Animal architecture and the origin of body plans. Introduction. The Burgess Shale arthropods: early views. Cladistics to the rescue? Cambrian arthropods: the emergence of a synthesis. The story of Wiwaxia. News from Greenland -- 8. Other worlds. Rerunning the tape. How weird is the Burgess Shale? The concept of disparity -- 9. Last word -- App. 3. Localities
Control code
1570887
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 242 p.
Isbn
9780198502562
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
97027752
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37341317
  • (OCoLC)37341317
Label
The crucible of creation : the Burgess Shale and the rise of animals, Simon Conway Morris
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[225]-231) and index
Contents
1. The imprint of evolution. Introduction. Evolution: why no consensus? -- 2. Setting the scene. Overview: the structure of life. First animals: the Ediacaran conundrum -- 3. The discovery of the Burgess Shale. Tantalizing hints. Walcott's triumph. The Cambridge campaign. Two mistakes -- 4. Journey to the Burgess Shale. Departure. The submersible descends. Mud-dwellers. Mud-stickers. Strollers, walkers, and crawlers. Swimmers and floaters. Catastrophe. Ascent to the surface -- 5. The search for new Burgess Shales. Greenland. Laurentia. Chengjiang -- 6. The significance of the Burgess Shale. Wonderful life? The Cambrian 'explosion'. The molecular background. Animal architecture. A dangerous world. The unfolding ecological theatre -- 7. Animal architecture and the origin of body plans. Introduction. The Burgess Shale arthropods: early views. Cladistics to the rescue? Cambrian arthropods: the emergence of a synthesis. The story of Wiwaxia. News from Greenland -- 8. Other worlds. Rerunning the tape. How weird is the Burgess Shale? The concept of disparity -- 9. Last word -- App. 3. Localities
Control code
1570887
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 242 p.
Isbn
9780198502562
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
97027752
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37341317
  • (OCoLC)37341317

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