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100 1  Conway Morris, Simon 
245 14 The crucible of creation :|bthe Burgess Shale and the rise
       of animals /|cSimon Conway Morris 
260    Oxford [etc.] :|bOxford University Press,|c1998 
300    XXIII, 242 p., [2] h. de lám. col. :|bil. ;|c24 cm 
504    Referencias bibliografícas por capítulos. -- Bibliografía 
       p.[225]-231. -- Índices p. [235]-242 
505 0  1. The imprint of evolution. Introduction. Evolution: why 
       no consensus? -- 2. Setting the scene. Overview: the 
       structure of life. First animals: the Ediacaran conundrum 
       -- 3. The discovery of the Burgess Shale. Tantalizing 
       hints. Walcott's triumph. The Cambridge campaign. Two 
       mistakes -- 4. Journey to the Burgess Shale. Departure. 
       The submersible descends. Mud-dwellers. Mud-stickers. 
       Strollers, walkers, and crawlers. Swimmers and floaters. 
       Catastrophe. Ascent to the surface -- 5. The search for 
       new Burgess Shales. Greenland. Laurentia. Chengjiang -- 6.
       The significance of the Burgess Shale. Wonderful life? The
       Cambrian 'explosion'. The molecular background. Animal 
       architecture. A dangerous world. The unfolding ecological 
       theatre -- 7. Animal architecture and the origin of body 
       plans. Introduction. The Burgess Shale arthropods: early 
       views. Cladistics to the rescue? Cambrian arthropods: the 
       emergence of a synthesis. The story of Wiwaxia. News from 
       Greenland -- 8. Other worlds. Rerunning the tape. How 
       weird is the Burgess Shale? The concept of disparity -- 9.
       Last word -- Appendix 1: Further reading -- Appendix 2: 
       Exhibitions -- Appendix 3: Localities 
650 04 Invertebrados, fósiles|zColumbia Británica 
650 04 Paleontología|yCámbrico   
650 04 Evolución (Biología) 
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