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Edited By: A Winter and WG Siesser

256 pages, 10 tables, 30 line diagrams, 200 b/w photos

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jun 1994 | #32327 | ISBN: 0521380502
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Coccolithophores are one of the primary algal groups of the oceans. This book considers many facets of these organisms, including biology, composition, function and taxonomy.

'! magnificent book ! many excellent illustrations !' Marine Geology


Contributors; Preface; 1. Historical background of coccolithophore studies William G. Siesser; 2. Ultrastructure and calcification of coccolithophores Richard N. Pienaar; 3. Physiological ecology of marine coccolithophores Larry E. Brand; 4. Composition and morphology of coccolithophore skeletons William G. Siesser and Amos Winter; 5. Function of coccoliths Jeremy R. Young; 6. A classification system for living coccolithophores Ric W. Jordan and Annelies Kleijne; 7. Atlas of living coccolithophores Amos Winter and William G. Siesser; 8. Biogeography of living coccolithophores in ocean waters Amos Winter, Ric W. Jordan and Peter H. Roth; 9. Sedimentation of coccolithophores John C. Steinmetz; 10. Distribution of coccoliths in oceanic sediments Peter H. Roth; 11. Stable isotopes in modern coccolithophores John C. Steinmetz; Index.

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