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Paul Selden (Reader in Palaeontology, Department of Earth Sciences)
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2012
The first edition of "Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems" was widely praised for its coverage and approach in describing and illustrating 14 well-known fossil sites from around the world. The authors have now updated the text and added 6 new chapters with many new color illustrations. Following a general introduction to fossil Lagerstatten, each chapter deals with a single site and follows the same format: its evolutionary position and significance; its background sedimentology, stratigraphy and palaeoenvironment; a description of the biota and palaeoecology; a comparison with other similar Lagerstatten; and a list of relevant museums and suggestions for visiting the sites. This study of exceptionally well-preserved fossil sites from different periods in geological time provides a picture of the evolution of ecosystems through the ages. Covers several sites that are not listed in other Lagerstatten books making this the most comprehensive book on the topic;Beautifully illustrated throughout with more than 450 color photographs and diagrams;Provides value to a wide range of students and professionals in palaeontology and related sciences."
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