Wonderful Life


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, 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.
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original title: Wonderful Life, ワンダフル・ライフ : バージェス頁岩と生物進化の物語
language: English
date of publication: 1990
genre: essay
main subject: evolutionary history of life
follows: An Urchin in the Storm
followed by: Bully for Brontosaurus

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