Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

So, talk to me about the Cambrian Explosion por favor.

  1. Sep 11, 2004 #1
    So, talk to me about the "Cambrian Explosion" por favor.

    Does anyone have a link to any interesting/informative essays, or feel like just typing some stuff about the Cambrian explosion? I've heard all sorts of fun stuff about it, like 40 or so phyla evolved in like 5 million years, the majority of the different species that have ever existed existed and died then etc. and I'd just like to learn more about it in general.

    Thanks alot for educating me better than my teachers ever could,
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 12, 2004 #2


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    This site may be a good place to start. It's relatively brief, and without knowing what sort of depth you are looking for - or background you have - it's not easy to pick something 'just right' :smile:
  4. Sep 12, 2004 #3
    I suggest the Gould's book entitled Wonderful Life. The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History. 1989.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?