Wonderful Life by
Stephen Jay Gould (Ref 1 for Review)
The first popular book about the Burgess Shale which contains excellent
pictures and easy to read style although it becomes somewhat
philosophical in places.
the Crucible of Creation by
Simon Conway Morris (Ref 2 for Review)
A different view of the Burgess Shale fossils which concentrates more
on the creatures themselves along with hypothesis on the evolution of
the creatures and the evidence behind those ideas.
DVD and animation
Monsters All three of the documentary episode are extremely
good but in particular interest is the first
Dwellers" which presents high quality computer generated
reconstructions of the Cambrian era oceans.