Wonderful Life The Burgess Shale And The Nature Of History

Autor: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393245209
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"[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James Gleick, New York Times Book Review High in the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry formed 530 million years ago called the Burgess Shale. It hold the remains of an ancient sea where dozens of strange creatures lived—a forgotten corner of evolution preserved in awesome detail. In this book Stephen Jay Gould explores what the Burgess Shale tells us about evolution and the nature of history.

Wonderful Life

Autor: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099273454
File Size: 57,75 MB
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"A masterpiece of analysis and imagination... It centres on a sensantional discovery in the field of palaeontology - the existence, in the Burgess Shale...of 530-million-year-old fossils unique in age, preservation and diversity...With skill and passion, Gould takes this mute collection of fossils and makes them speak to us. The result challenges some of our most cherished self-perceptions and urges a fundamental re-assessment of our place in the history of life on earth" MICHAEL STEWART, "SUNDAY TIMES' "Gould shows again that he is unique among evolutionists in the subtlety and depth of his thinking about the history of life" R.C. LEWONTIN, "NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS" "He weaves together three extraordinary themes - one palaeontological, one human, one theoretical and historical - as he discusses the discovery of the Burgess Shale, with its amazing, wonderfully preserved fossils - a time-capsule of the early Cambrian seas" OLIVER SACKS, "MAIL ON SUNDAY"

A Wonderful Life

Autor: Cyrus Copeland
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781565125117
File Size: 15,31 MB
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The lives of the world’s greatest contributors to arts, politics, sports, and letters are celebrated with wit, humor, and reverence by their equally famous friends, relatives, and peers. Here are fifty eulogies, fond remembrances of the twentieth century’s best and brightest: World Pioneers: Martin Luther King Jr. honored by Robert Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi by Jawaharlal Nehru Movie Stars: Joan Crawford remembered by director George Cukor, Orson Welles by Charlton Heston Media Titans: Katharine Graham celebrated by Ben Bradlee, Edward R.Murrow by Charles Kuralt Entertainers: John Belushi by Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope by Larry Gelbart Composers and Singers: Jerry Garcia by Robert Hunter, Leonard Bernstein by Ned Rorem Athletes: Mickey Mantle by Bob Costas, Arthur Ashe by Douglas Wilder In these moving and personal tributes, we see the true personalities of these fifty remarkable people, shadings of character usually hidden from the spotlight.

Wonderful Life With The Elements

Autor: Bunpei Yorifuji
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593274238
File Size: 39,88 MB
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From the brilliant mind of Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji comes Wonderful Life with the Elements, an illustrated guide to the periodic table that gives chemistry a friendly face. In this super periodic table, every element is a unique character whose properties are represented visually: heavy elements are fat, man-made elements are robots, and noble gases sport impressive afros. Every detail is significant, from the length of an element's beard to the clothes on its back. You'll also learn about each element's discovery, its common uses, and other vital stats like whether it floats—or explodes—in water. Why bother trudging through a traditional periodic table? In this periodic paradise, the elements are people too. And once you've met them, you'll never forget them.

52 Little Lessons From It S A Wonderful Life

Autor: Bob Welch
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 1400203937
File Size: 22,14 MB
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52 heartwarming lessonscrafted from the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life. "No man is a failure who has friends." "Each man's life touches so many other lives." The more obvious lessons of the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life, have become fodder for familyconversations for years. Now, Gold Medallion Award-winning author Bob Welch takes us deeper into the nuances of Frank Capra's 1946 tribute to bedrock values. From the lightheartedness of George and Mary's floor-parting dance to the poignancy of a community that rallies to save a desperate man, 52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life will inspire you to live for the deeper stuff that, as George Bailey finds, matters most.

It S A Wonderful Life

Autor: Stephen Cox
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781581824346
File Size: 54,11 MB
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Paperback release of 2003 holiday bestseller which offers behind the scenes info on this holiday classic as well as current info on stars from the show.

The Essential It S A Wonderful Life

Autor: Michael Willian
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 156976428X
File Size: 49,77 MB
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Even the most ardent fans of "It's a Wonderful Life "will be surprised and delighted by the insightful discussions of film details, cast anecdotes, curiosities, and gaffes found in this charming guide. Providing a fresh perspective, this companion includes a handy film chronology and an overview of the plot, a complete breakdown of the musical score, a fun and challenging quiz, a DVD bookmarking feature designed to give instant access to favorite scenes and other points of interest, informative historical sidebars, the complete lyrics to "Buffalo Gals," and never-before-seen maps and diagrams of downtown Bedford Falls, downtown Pottersville, the Building and Loan, and 320 Sycamore. In addition, film lovers will learn why George should have spent Christmas Eve in jail, who crashes the Bailey family Christmas Eve gathering, the story behind the sudden demise of Mr. Gower's son, how to make a flaming rum punch, the real-life site of the Bedford Falls High School "swim-gym," and other fascinating trivia related to the classic.

It Was A Wonderful Life

Autor: Stanley John Vetock
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595334520
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"It was a Wonderful Life is a labor of love and passion. It takes great courage to create such work." -Kelly Stewart, daughter of Jimmy Stewart Years have passed and George Bailey is being sent back to earth to earn his wings while rediscovering the town of Bedford Falls. While seeking old friends, George Bailey discovers he has a secret to unlock that will release Zuzu from her pain. Be prepared for a journey into old friendships, new beginnings and great surprises that will leave you teary eyed and yearning for more.