Aerial view showing Wapta Mountain with the main Burgess Shale sites

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Learning objects:

Anomalocaris canadensis - One hundred years of Interpreting the Burgess Shale Fossil Record
Marrella splendens - Recreating Life During the Cambrian Period
Opabinia regalis - Classifying the Bizarre Creatures Found in the Burgess Shale

Briggs, D. E. G., D. H. Erwin, and F. J. Collier. 1994. The fossils of the Burgess Shale. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington.

Conway Morris, S. 1998. The Crucible of Creation, the Burgess Shale and the Rise of Animals. Oxford University Press.

Whittington, H. B. 1985. The Burgess Shale. Yale University Press, New Haven.

Learning objects:

• Innovative Photography in the Rocky Mountains
• A Tale of Western Expansion & Scientific Exploration

Smithsonian Institution Archives:

Berton, P. 1972. The Great Railway Illustrated, Toronto: McLelland and Steward.

Hart, E.J., Trains, Peaks & Tourists 2000. The golden age of Canadian travel, EJH Literary Enterprises ltd.

Jones, David, L. 2006. Famous Name Trains, Travelling in Style with the CPR, Fitzhenry & Whiteside.

Lavallée, O. 1977. Van Horne’s Road: An Illustrated Account of the Construction and Early Operation of the CPR, A Railfare Book, Montreal.

Long, C. 2000. In the Round. In: “The Beaver” April/May, Vol. 80:2, pp. 28-33.

Walcott, C. D. 1911. Geologist’s Paradise, In “National Geographic Magazine”. June, Vol. XXII (No. 6).

Other websites of interest:

Royal Ontario Museum

Parks Canada

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Canadian Pacific Railway

UNESCO World Heritage Convention

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

A History of Photography by Robert Leggat, 1995

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