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

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, Simon Conway Morris
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Includes bibliographical references (p.[225]-231) and index
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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
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1570887
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24 cm.
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xxiii, 242 p.
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9780198502562
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(hbk)
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97027752
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ill. (some col.)
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