Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

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Summary

Covers the discovery of the Burgess Shale fossil invertebrates by Charles Doolittle Walcott, fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian, during his field work in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada.

Author

Gould, Stephen Jay

Subject

Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

(Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1989

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Invertebrates, Fossil
  • Secretaries
  • Paleoontology
  • Burgess Shale (B.C.)
  • Biology
  • Canada
  • Paleobiology

Place

Canada

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