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Exceptional fossil preservation : a unique view on the evolution of marine life

Author: David J Bottjer
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2002.
Series: Critical moments in paleobiology and earth history series.
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This photographically rich volume provides a synthetic overview of a wide sample of Lagerstatten from marine environments reaching back in time to the Precambrian, more than 500 million years ago.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David J Bottjer
ISBN: 0231102542 9780231102544 0231102550 9780231102551
OCLC Number: 47650949
Description: xi, 403 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Fossil-lagerstätten: jewels of the fossil record / David J. Bottjer [and others] --
Enigmatic Ediacara fossils: ancestors or aliens? / David J. Bottjer --
Chengjiang: early record of the Cambrian explosion / James W. Hagadorn --
Burgess Shale: Cambrian explosion in full bloom / James W. Hagadorn --
Burgess Shale-type localities: the global picture / James W. Hagadorn --
Orsten deposits from Sweden: miniature late Cambrian arthropods / Carol M. Tang --
Beecher's trilobite bed: Ordovician pyritization for the other half of the trilobite / Walter Etter --
Hunsrück Slate: widespread pyritization of a Devonian fauna / Walter Etter --
Bear Gulch: an exceptional Upper Carboniferous plattenkalk / James W. Hagadorn --
Mazon Creek: preservation in late Paleozoic deltaic and marginal marine environments / Stephen A. Schellenberg --
Grès à Voltzia: preservation in early Mesozoic deltaic and marginal marine environments / Walter Etter --
Monte San Giorgio: remarkable Triassic marine vertebrates / Walter Etter --
Berlin-Ichthyosaur: preserving some of the earth's largest marine vertebrates / David J. Bottjer --
Osteno: Jurassic preservation to the cellular level / Carol M. Tang --
Posidonia Shale: Germany's Jurassic marine park / Walter Etter and Carol M. Tang --
La Voulte-sur-Rhône: exquisite cephalopod preservation / Walter Etter --
Oxford Clay: England's Jurassic marine park / Carol M. Tang --
Solnhofen: plattenkalk preservation with Archaeopteryx / Walter Etter --
Smoky Hill Chalk: spectacular Cretaceous marine fauna / David J. Bottjer --
Monte Bolca: an Eocene fishbowl / Carol M. Tang.
Series Title: Critical moments in paleobiology and earth history series.
Responsibility: edited by David J. Bottjer [and others].

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Reading Exceptional Fossil Preservations is like a refreshing slap in the face...I found myself paging through this book, thinking, 'Wow. What other cool stuff is in here?' -- David Kendrick American Read more...

 
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