Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems

Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems

Description

Major advances in our understanding of the history of life on Earth have resulted from the study of exceptionally well-preserved fossil sites (LagerstAtten). Study of such sites from around the world and from different periods in geological time can provide a fairly complete picture of the evolution of ecosystems down the ages.With this aim in mind, the authors have brought together succinct summaries of 14 of the better-known fossil Lagerstatten, beautifully illustrated throughout by over 250 colour photographs and diagrams.Following a general introduction to fossil LagerstAtten, each chapter deals with a single fossil site and follows the same format: its evolutionary position and significance; its background sedimentology, stratigraphy and palaoenvironment; a description of the biota and palaeoecology, and a comparison with other similar LagerstAtten. There are appendices of further reading, relevant museums and suggestions for visiting the sites.This book will be of value to a wide range of students and professionals in palaeontology and related sciences, and to amateur enthusiasts.


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Details

Author(s)
Paul Selden, John Nudds
Format
Hardback | 160 pages
Dimensions
194 x 262 x 14mm | 662.26g
Publication date
22 Mar 2004
Publisher
Manson Publishing Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
258 Illustrations, color
ISBN10
1840760400
ISBN13
9781840760408
Bestsellers rank
2,823,657