Biominerals and Fossils Through Timeby Jean-Pierre Cuif, Yannicke Dauphin, James E. Sorauf
Fossil biomineralizarion in a geologic framework for advanced students and researchers in paleontology, Earth history, evolution, sedimentology, geochemistry, and materials science.See more details below
Fossil biomineralizarion in a geologic framework for advanced students and researchers in paleontology, Earth history, evolution, sedimentology, geochemistry, and materials science.
- Cambridge University Press
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Table of Contents
Preface; 1. The concept of microstructural sequence, as exemplified by mollusc shells and coral skeletons; 2. Compositional data on mollusc shells and coral skeletons; 3. Origin of microstructural diversity; 4. Diversity of structural and growth-mode patterns in skeletal Ca-carbonate of some plants and animals; 5. Connecting the layered growth and crystallization model to the chemical and physiological approaches; 6. Micro-crystallized and amorphous biominerals in bones, teeth and siliceous structures; 7. More information from the fossil records through a better understanding of their diagenetic behavior and fossilization status of biominerals; References; Index.
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