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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conway Morris, S.
Dewey number
562/.09711/68
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QE770
LC item number
.C67 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Invertebrates, Fossil
  • Paleontology
  • Fossils
  • Burgess Shale (B.C.)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Yoho National Park (B.C.)
  • Paleontology
  • Evolutie
  • Fossielen
  • Ongewervelde dieren
  • Schalies
  • Paléontologie
  • Évolution (Biologie)
  • Burgess Shale (C.-B.)
  • Parc national de Yoho (C.-B.)
Label
The crucible of creation : the Burgess Shale and the rise of animals, Simon Conway Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
37341317
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 242 pages, 4 pages of plates
Isbn
9780198502562
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
97027752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)37341317
Label
The crucible of creation : the Burgess Shale and the rise of animals, Simon Conway Morris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
37341317
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 242 pages, 4 pages of plates
Isbn
9780198502562
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
97027752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)37341317

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