British Fossil Brachiopoda

British Fossil Brachiopoda

by Thomas Davidson


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British Fossil Brachiopoda by Thomas Davidson

British palaeontologist Thomas Davidson (1817-85) was born in Edinburgh and began his studies at the city's university. Encouraged by German palaeontologist Leopold von Buch, he began to study brachiopod fossils at the age of twenty, and he quickly became the undisputed authority. He was elected fellow of the Geological Society of London in 1852, receiving the Wollaston medal in 1865. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1857. Published between 1850 and 1886, this six-volume work became the definitive reference text on the subject. It includes more than two hundred hand-drawn plates and a comprehensive bibliography. This volume, the second of six, details the Permian and Carboniferous brachiopod species.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108038218
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Life Sciences
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Part IV. The Permian Brachiopoda: Preliminary remarks; British Permian Brachiopoda; Part V. The Carboniferous Brachiopoda: Preliminary remarks; British Carboniferous Brachiopoda; Appendix and conclusion; Index.

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