Cenozoic Seas: The View from Eastern North America

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Overview

The rich fossil record of the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains of the United States is a gold mine for interested scientists. The last thirty million years of Earth history are superbly chronicled by a succession of fossil assemblages extending from the St. Lawrence River to Florida. Marine scientists, paleontologists, and systematic biologists alike need a thorough guide to interpret this history.

Cenozoic Seas: The View from Eastern North America analyzes the changing geography, the arrival and departures of ecosystems and species, and the affect of climate on living things. The author classifies all of the region's fossil-bearing formations and their contents within a logical, descriptive framework of space and time, providing a clear path for those studying evolution and extinction within specific communities of organisms.

The book is also an excellent field guide for fossil collectors, providing detailed information for all species illustrated. Many organisms have never before been illustrated in a book on fossil shells.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849316326
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
PALEOSEAS OF CENOZOIC EASTERN NORTH AMERICA
Geochronology and Geography of the Eastern American Paleoseas
The Choctaw Sea
The Okeechobean Sea
The Raritan Sea
The Salisbury Sea
The Albemarle Sea
The Charlston Sea
Deposition within the Eastern North American Paleoseas
BIOGEOGRAPHY OF THE EASTERN AMERICAN PALEOSEAS
Marine Province of Rupelian to Earliest Chattian Oligocene Time
The Proto-Transmarian Province
The Antiguan Province
The Pernambucan Province
Marine Provinces of Latest Chattian Oligocene to late Tortonian Miocene Time
The Transmarian Province
The Baitoan Province
The Platensian Province
Marine Provinces of Late Tortonian Miocene to Calabrian Pleistocene Time
The Caloosahatchian Province
The Gatunian Province
The Camachoan Province
Marine Provinces of Early Pleistocene to Recent Time
The Carolinian Province
The Caribbean Province
The Brazilian Province
OLIGOCENE AND EARLIEST MIOCENE SEAS
Communities and Environments of the Bainbridge Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Silverdale Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Tampa Subsea
EARLY MIOCENE SEAS
Communities and Environments of the Chipola Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Calvert Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Pamlico Subsea
MIDDLE AND LATE MIOCENE SEAS
Communities and Environments of the Patuxent Subsea
Communities and Environments of the St. Mary's Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Rappahannock Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Walton Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Alaqua Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Polk Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Charlotte Subsea
EARLY AND LATE PLIOCENE SEAS
Communities and Environments of the Williamsburg Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Murdock Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Santee Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Yorktown Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Duplin Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Jackson Subsea
THE EVERGLADES PSEUDOATOLL
The Early Piacenzian Communities of the Everglades Pseudoatoll
The Middle Piacenzian Communities of the Everglades Pseudoatoll
The Late Piacenzian Communities of the Everglades Pseudoatoll
LATEST PLIOCENE AND EARLIEST PLEISTOCENE SEAS
Communities and Environments of the Croatan Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Waccamaw Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Nashua Lagoon System
Communities and Environments of the Caloosahatchee Subsea
EARLY AND LATE PLEISTOCENE SEAS
Communities and Environments of the Loxahatchee Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Belle Glade Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Socastee Lagoon System
Communities and Environments of the Lake Worth Subsea
Communities and Environments of the Champlain Sea
BIOTIC PATTERNS IN TIME AND SPACE
Patterns of Extinction in the Eastern North American Paleoseas
The Suwannean Extinction
The Chipolan Extinction
The Transmarian Extinction
The Caloosahatchian Extinction
The Evergladesian Extinction
Geographical Heterochrony in Eastern North America
SYSTEMATIC APPENDIX
Descriptions of New Index Species and Genera
INDEX

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    Posted April 15, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2005

    Outstanding research

    This is a volume of excellent pioneering research of the marine community evolution of North American east coast biota and habitat during the last half of the Cenozoic era. Particularly of interest to me are the documented changes through the sea-level fluctuations during the ice ages of the last two million years and their implications to our current changing environment. Profusely illustrated with charts, drawings and pictures this book will be a valuable asset to any serious researcher or even collector.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2004

    A MUST HAVE book for fossil shell collectors

    Ed Petuch presents a vast amount of information in a very well organized, readable form. Hundreds of fossils are beautifully illustrated on the 98 plates. Many species and genera are illustrated and described for the first time. The changes in the coastal waters of eastern North America during the last 30 million years are well documented in this book. Ed uses drawings and vivid descriptions to detail the physical changes to the coast, but he goes one step further in describing the fossil communities that existed in specific areas at specific times. As a fossil collector, I appreciate the way Ed brings the fossil shells to life by using his knowledge of modern marine biology to describe the physical environment and the interactions among the fossil organisms. The book has proven to be a valuable resource for the identification of fossils, but more that that, it has given me an understanding of how these fossils acted while they were alive. I highly recommend this book. I feel that reading this book has increased my understanding of paleontology and it will be a valuable part of my reference library for years to come.

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