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History of Palaeobotany
     

History of Palaeobotany

by Athel J. Cornish Bowden, R. Wilding, C. V. Burek
 

ISBN-10: 1862391742

ISBN-13: 9781862391741

Pub. Date: 04/15/2005

Publisher: Geological Society Publishing House

Often regarded as the 'Cinderella' of palaeontological studies, palaeobotany has a history that contains some fascinating insights into scientific endeavour, especially by palaeontologists who were perusing a personal interest rather than a career. The problems of maintaining research facilities in universities, especially in the modern era, are described and reveal a

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Often regarded as the 'Cinderella' of palaeontological studies, palaeobotany has a history that contains some fascinating insights into scientific endeavour, especially by palaeontologists who were perusing a personal interest rather than a career. The problems of maintaining research facilities in universities, especially in the modern era, are described and reveal a noticeable absence of a national UK strategy to preserve centres of excellence in an avowedly specialist area. Accounts of some of the pioneers demonstrate the importance of collaboration between taxonomists and illustrators. The importance of palaeobotany in the rise of geoconservation is outlined, as well as the significant and influential role of women in the discipline. Although this volume has a predominantly UK focus, two very interesting studies outline the history of palaeobotanical work in Argentina and China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781862391741
Publisher:
Geological Society Publishing House
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Series:
Geological Society Special Publication Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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