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At the edge of life

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Annalisa Ferretti,Piero Vezzani

Annalisa Ferretti, Piero Vezzani


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What is it that attracts hundreds of visitors from all over the world to gather in the Canadian Rockies, almost 2,500 metres up, on the side where Mount Field joins Mount Wapta? Not the sight of awe-inspiring dinosaur skeletons, but the tiny remains of organisms only a few centimetres long which inhabited our planet - long before the terrifying reptiles - over five hundred millions year ago. At the time life was beginning to assume the earliest forms other than simple single cells which had inhabited the earth for the first fwe billion years. There new organism marked the beginning of the marvellous and extraordinarily complex adventure of multicellular life during the middel of the Cambrian Period.

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