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Elements of Palaeontology


By: RM Black

404 pages, Line illus, figs, tabs, electron micrographs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jan 1989 | #3133 | ISBN: 0521348366
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Hardback | Jan 1989 | #3132 | ISBN: 0521343461
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Revised and updated, this textbook is aimed at students approaching the subject for the first time. Includes a glossary of the main invertebrate groups and sections on trace fossils, microfossils and pollens.
`...a beautifully illustrated palaeontological textbook of the classical British school.' Nature

Reviews from First Edition: 'This is an excellent book and should find a place in all libraries.' School Science Reviews ' ... a beautifully illustrated palaeontological textbook of the classical British school.' Nature ' ... suitable for school and university students alike ... is truly introductory with the many technical terms employed by palaeontologists defined. The text is well written and clearly expressed.' The Times Educational Supplement


Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Mollusca - introduction and Class Bivalvia; 3. Mollusca - Class Gastropoda plus minor mollusc classes; 4. Mollusca - Class Cephalopoda; 5. Cnidaria; 6. Brachiopoda; 7. Arthropoda; 8. Echinodermata; 9. Graptolithina; 10. Miscellany of minor groups; 11. Microfossils; 12. Trace fossils; 13. Vertebrata - introduction and fish; 14. Vertebrata - tetrapods; 15. Kingdom Plantae - plants; 16. Epilogue; Additional reading; Index.

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