Burgess Shale Merchandise
Immerse yourself in life as it was 508 million years ago at the world-famous Burgess Shale with your pencils, crayons, or markers and learn a few things along the way, as you explore these world-class fossils with Burgess Shale experts Marianne Collins and Kathy Taerum. This awe-inspiring collection of twenty scenes from Burgess Shale is a great choice for geology and fossil fans of all ages!
The illustrator, Marianne Collins, helped introduce the world to the organisms of the Burgess Shale through her illustrations for Stephen Jay Gould's award winning book 'Wonderful Life".
The co-author, Kathy Taerum, provided the text for the document. Kathy is the retired manager of the Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation and a certified geophysicist and teacher.
The middle Cambrian period is one of the most spectacular evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth. Within a short time frame, a host of animals appeared in the fossil record. The fossil record consists mostly of hard body parts while soft tissues are generally not well preserved except at exceptional sites such as the world-famous Burgess Shale. This illustrated guide immerses the reader in the history, geology, environment and, most importantly, fossils of the Burgess Shale in an easy-to-read, concise summary of life as it was over 500 million years ago. Excellent colour images of 3D interpretations of the organisms and photos of the fossils make this resource a must have for anyone interested in the Burgess Shale.
This book explains climate change science and the methodology that scientists use to measure the change in global temperature over time. It then takes a look at the recent ice age and explains how land forms in the Canadian Rockies were created and sculpted by ice and water.
Climate Change is a highly politicized and important topic. This book will help you understand the science behind the headlines.