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Fossils of the Carpathian Region

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Series: Life of the Past

By: István Főzy (Author), István Szente (Author), Gareth Dyke (Editor)

483 pages, 446 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations, 7 colour maps

Indiana University Press

Hardback | Apr 2014 | #199767 | ISBN-13: 9780253009821
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About this book

István Fözy and István Szente provide a comprehensive review of the fossil record of the Carpathian Basin in modern-day Hungary. The Fossils of the Carpathian Region describes and illustrates the region’s fossils, recounts their history, and tells the stories of key people involved in paleontological research in the area. In addition to covering all the important fossils of this region, special attention is given to rare finds and complete skeletons. The region's fossils range from tiny foraminifera to the huge Transylvanian dinosaurs, mastodons, and mammals. The book also gives nonspecialists the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of paleontology. Sidebars present brief biographies of important figures and explain how to collect, prepare, and interpret fossils.

"An excellently written scientific book for the coffee table. The good illustrations are an incentive to start reading and dive into the wide area covered by two experts in their respective fields [...] A rich source of otherwise not published background knowledge on the paleontology and geology of the region."
- Christian A. Meyer, Natural History Museum, Basel


Contents

Foreword

- Rocks, Fossils, Events, Ages
- Paleozoic
- Specific Rocks
- Fossils in Transdanubia
- Fossils in Northern Hungary
- Fossils over the Border
- Mesozoic
- Triassic
- Fossil-rich Rocks
- Famous Fossil Sites
- Triassic Fossils from the Carpathian Basin
- Jurassic
- Fossil-rich Rocks
- Famous Fossil Sites
- Jurassic Fossils from the Carpathian Basin
- Cretaceous
- Fossil-rich Rocks
- Famous Fossil Sites
- Cretaceous Fossils from the Carpathian Basin
- Cenozoic
- Tertiary
- Paleocene
- Eocene
- Fossil-rich Rocks
- Famous Fossil Sites
- Eocene Fossils from the Carpathian Basin
- Oligocene
- Fossil-rich Rocks
- Famous Fossil Sites
- Oligocene Fossils from the Carpathian Basin
- Early and Middle Miocene
- Fossil-rich Rocks
- Famous Fossil Sites
- Early and Middle Miocene Fossils from the Carpathian Basin
- Late Miocene
- Fossil-rich Rocks
- Famous Fossil Sites
- Late Miocene Fossils from the Carpathian Basin
- Pliocene
- Fossil-rich Rocks
- Famous Fossil Sites
- Pliocene Fossils from the Carpathian Basin
- Quaternary
- Pleistocene
- Fossil-rich Rocks
- Famous Fossil Sites
- Quaternary Fossils from the Carpathian Basin
- Museums and Collections

Afterword
Glossary
Index of Places and Names
References Cited and Further Reading
Acknowledgments


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Biography

István Fözy is Research Scientist and Curator of the Paleontological Department of the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. István Szente is Curator of Paleontology Museum of Natural History, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Gareth Dyke is Senior Lecturer in Paleontology at University College Dublin.

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