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Understanding Fossils: An Introduction to Invertebrate Palaeontology

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Understanding Fossils is the first introductory level palaeontology text which demonstrates the importance of fossils in geological and biological studies, particularly in understanding evolutionary patterns, palaeoenvironmental analysis, and stratigraphy. The book contains three parts. Part One explores several key concepts: the processes of fossil preservation, the determination of evolutionary patterns, ancient ecologies and use of fossils as stratigraphical tools. Part Two introduces the main fossil groups of value in these applied fields. Each group is described with reference to their most important characters, and each has summaries of classification, evolutionary history and applications. Part Three concentrates on the examination of important case histories which demonstrate the use of fossils in diverse practical examples. Evolutionary studies, palaeoenvironmental analysis and stratigraphical applications are documented using up-to-date examples supported by overviews of the principles.

Synopsis:

The first introductory palaeontology text which demonstrates the importance of selected fossil groups in geological and biological studies, particularly in understanding evolutionary patterns, palaeoenvironmental analysis, and stratigraphy. Part one explores several key concepts, such as the processes of fossil preservation, the determination of evolutionary patterns, and use of fossils and statigraphical tools. Part two introduces the main fossil groups of value in these applied fields. Part three concentrates on the examination of important case histories which demonstrate the use of fossils in diverse practical examples. Evolutionary studies, palaeoenvironmental analysis, and stratigraphical applications are documented using up-to-date examples supported by overviews of the principles.

Synopsis:

This book provides thorough coverage of palaeontology. It introduces the main invertebrate fossil groups, with summaries of characteristics, classification, evolutionary history and applications. It also provide up-to-date examples of the uses and importance of fossils.

Table of Contents

What is Palaeontology?

KEY CONCEPTS.

Fossils and Fossilization.

Fossils as Living Organisms.

Fossils and Evolution.

Fossils and Stratigraphy.

Summary of Part I. THE MAIN FOSSIL GROUPS.

Introduction To The Fossil Record.

Molluscs: Bivalves and Gastropods.

Molluscs: Cephalopods.

Brachiopods.

Echinoderms.

Trilobites.

Corals.

Graptolites.

Bryozoans.

Microfossils: Foraminifera.Microfossils: Ostracods.

Trace Fossils.

Summary of Part II.

FOSSILS AS INFORMATION.

Data From The Fossil Record.Studies in Paleobiology.

Studies in Palaeoenvironmental Analysis.

Studies in Stratigraphy.

Summary of Part III.

Indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471963516
Adapted:
Lowry, Florence M.
Author:
Lowry, Florence M.
Author:
Doyle, R.
Author:
Doyle, Arthur
Author:
Doyle, Peter
Author:
Doyle, Maggie
Author:
Doyle
Adapted by:
Lowry, Florence M.
Adapted:
Lowry, Florence M.
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
Chichester ;
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Fossils
Subject:
Invertebrates, fossil
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Geology-Fossils
Subject:
Geology & Geophysics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series Volume:
103-383
Publication Date:
19960814
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
245 x 171 x 25.2 mm 25 oz

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Product details 424 pages John Wiley & Sons - English 9780471963516 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The first introductory palaeontology text which demonstrates the importance of selected fossil groups in geological and biological studies, particularly in understanding evolutionary patterns, palaeoenvironmental analysis, and stratigraphy. Part one explores several key concepts, such as the processes of fossil preservation, the determination of evolutionary patterns, and use of fossils and statigraphical tools. Part two introduces the main fossil groups of value in these applied fields. Part three concentrates on the examination of important case histories which demonstrate the use of fossils in diverse practical examples. Evolutionary studies, palaeoenvironmental analysis, and stratigraphical applications are documented using up-to-date examples supported by overviews of the principles.
"Synopsis" by , This book provides thorough coverage of palaeontology. It introduces the main invertebrate fossil groups, with summaries of characteristics, classification, evolutionary history and applications. It also provide up-to-date examples of the uses and importance of fossils.
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