Wonderful Life (book)

Wonderful Life
Cover of the first edition
AuthorStephen Jay Gould
CountryUnited States
SubjectsEvolutionary history of life
Burgess Shale
PublisherW. W. Norton & Co.
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages347 pp.
560/.9 19
LC ClassQE770 .G67 1989
Preceded byAn Urchin in the Storm 
Followed byBully for Brontosaurus 

Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History is a 1989 book on the evolution of Cambrian fauna by Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould. The volume made The New York Times Best Seller list,[1] was the 1991 winner of the Royal Society's Rhone-Poulenc Prize, the American Historical Association's Forkosch Award, and was a 1991 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Gould described his later book Full House (1996) as a companion volume to Wonderful Life.[2]

  1. ^ McDowell, Edwin (1989). "Book Notes." The New York Times Nov. 8.
  2. ^ Gould, S. J. (1996). Full House: The Spread of Excellence From Plato to Darwin. New York: Harmony Books, p. 4.

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