Wonderful Life: the Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
Stephen Jay Gould 1989 W.W. Norton & Co.

This book describes the Cambrian Burgess shale fauna, rich in organisms with no close modern relatives. Gould argues that many of these represent extinct phyla and that extinction has wiped out all but a few fortunate lineages.

ISBN 0-393-30700-X
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Resource Type: Journal ArticleKeywords: Burgess Shale, evolution, taxonomy, Earth history