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Fossils & Information: New Recording & Stratal Correlation Techniques

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This book discusses procedures for handling information derived from the fossil record, and the application of this information to solving problems in geological succession and earth history. The main purpose of the book is to analyse shortcomings of the existing procedures, and to propose in their place a new set of data-handling arrangements of much greater simplicity and efficiency. The author argues that the procedures in current use are cumbersome and inefficient, and that, partly as a consequence of these information-handling methods, palaeontology has failed to make advances commensurate with technological improvements. In this book he proposes a system which could make possible the integrated use of every detail of geological information taken from the rocks. This would achieve better resolution in sequence correlation, in paleoecologic interpretation and in logging the course of evolution. Compatibility of style with existing records has been maintained to avoid any danger of loss of valuable data, and to simplify the process of reevaluating old records. The book will be of interest to all paleontologists, particularly those dealing with microfossils, and is intended to stimulate discussion and criticism of both the analysis and the proposals.

Synopsis:

This book discusses the procedure for handling information derived from fossil record, and the application of this information to solve problems.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [131]-133).

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Problem of Effectiveness: 1. Introduction; 2. Current data-handling for fossils; Part II. Proposed Solution: 3. Suggested new Paleontologic Data-Handling Code (PDHC); 4. Records are primary; 5. Nomenclature/language of records; 6. The Paleotaxon; 7. Replacing the Genus; 8. The Record package; Part III. Applications for Information-Handling: 9. Earth and biologic evolution; 10. Proposed new Period Classification of fossils of past organisms; 11. Paleoenvironment investigation; 12. General stratigraphic procedures; 13. Limitations of the use of zones; 14. Event-Correlation; Part IV. Further Considerations: 15. Human and other problems; 16. Main plan re-stated; Appendices: worked examples of GOR and PTR forms; Glossary; References; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521366564
Author:
Hughes, Norman F.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Hughes, Norman Francis
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Fossils
Subject:
Paleontology, stratigraphic
Subject:
Fossils -- Classification.
Subject:
Classification
Subject:
Research -- Methodology.
Subject:
Geology-Paleontology
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 131-133.
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
19891131
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
148
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.50 in. .86 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
Reference » Science Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Paleontology
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » General

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