Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems / Edition 2

Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems / Edition 2

by Paul Selden
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0124046290

ISBN-13: 9780124046290

Pub. Date: 09/19/2012

Publisher: Elsevier Science

The first edition of Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems was widely praised for its coverage and approach in describing and illustrating 14 well-known fossil sites from around the world. The authors have now updated the text and added 6 new chapters with many new color illustrations. Following a general introduction to fossil Lagerstätten, each chapter deals

Overview

The first edition of Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems was widely praised for its coverage and approach in describing and illustrating 14 well-known fossil sites from around the world. The authors have now updated the text and added 6 new chapters with many new color illustrations. Following a general introduction to fossil Lagerstätten, each chapter deals with a single site and follows the same format: its evolutionary position and significance; its background sedimentology, stratigraphy and palaeoenvironment; a description of the biota and palaeoecology; a comparison with other similar Lagerstätten; and a list of relevant museums and suggestions for visiting the sites. This study of exceptionally well-preserved fossil sites from different periods in geological time provides a picture of the evolution of ecosystems through the ages.

  • Covers several sites that are not listed in other Lagerstatten books making this the most comprehensive book on the topic;
  • Beautifully illustrated throughout with more than 450 color photographs and diagrams;
  • Provides value to a wide range of students and professionals in palaeontology and related sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780124046290
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/19/2012
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Ediacara 2. Burgess Shale 3. Chengjiang 4. Soom Shale 5. Herefordshire Nodules 6. Hunsruck Slate 7. Rhynie Chert 8. Mazon Creek 9. Karoo 10. Grès à Voltzia 11. Holzmaden Shale 12. Morrison Formation 13. Solnhofen Limestone 14. Jehol Group 15. El Montsec and Las Hoyas 16. Santana and Crato Formations 17. Grube Messel 18. White River Group 19. Baltic Amber 20. Rancho La Brea

Appendix 1 – Further reading Appendix 2 – Museums and site visits Index

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