Other resources and web sites


  • 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

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  • Ref 1 : Gabriel Dover's Review of Wonderful Life TREE vol. 5 11 November 1990: 375-376
  • Ref 2 : Rudolf A. Raff's Review of the Crucible of Creation TREE vol. 14, no. 1 January 1999: 39