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Fossils as Information: New Recording and Stratal Correlation Techniques

By: NF Hughes

144 pages, 45 figs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Nov 1989 | #5858 | ISBN: 0521366569
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Discusses procedures for handling information derived from the fossil record, and its application in solving problems in geological succession and earth history.


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.

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