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Numerical Palaeobiology: Computer Based Modelling and Analysis of Fossils and their Distributions

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: David AT Harper

468 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Apr 1999 | #81583 | ISBN: 0471974056
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About this book

A practical handbook of computer technologies for the study of fossils, compiled by leading writers in the field. The book is specifically aimed at the student or professional who needs a clear and well structured manual of statistical and modelling techniques. Each chapter explains the procedure involved, directs the reader to the relevant software and illustrates the techniques with a couple of interesting and relevant histories.


Contents

Quantitative and Morphometric Methods in Taxonomy (D. Harper & A. Owen). Phylogenetic Systematics and Palaeontology (S. Carlson). Computer-based Serial Section Reconstruction (M. Herbert). Statistical and Imaging Methods Applied to Deformed Fossils (N. Hughes). Computer Models of Fossil Morphology (A. Swan). Quantitative Biostratigraphy (H. Armstrong). The Quantitative Description of Biotic Change Using Palaeontological Databases (K. Johnson & T. McCormick). The History of Life: Large Databases in Palaeontology (M. Benton). Community Analysis (W. Etter). Multivariate Techniques in Palynofacies Analysis (J. Smith). Quantitative Approaches to the Resolution of Taxonomic Problems in Invertebrate Ichnology (P. Orr). A New Approach to Seriation (P. Ryan, et al.). Indexes.

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