Monday, July 11, 2011

World Travelers

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These ladies seem pretty excited. Their guide, however, has seen it all before.

Book: Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History by Stephen Jay Gould Review:
The Burgess Shale of British Columbia "is the most precious and important of all fossil localities," writes Stephen Jay Gould. These 600-million-year-old rocks preserve the soft parts of a collection of animals unlike any other. Just how unlike is the subject of Gould's book.

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