Following on the macrofossils volume, this book provides practical morphological information, together with detailed illustrations and brief explanatory texts. Each chapter starts with a brief introduction, and goes on to describe the respective organism's morphology in detail through numerous illustrations. This is followed by a brief note on its classification, and concludes with illustrated examples of stratigraphically important organisms through time with their major distinguishing characteristics. Featuring over 2500 clearly labelled, hand-drawn and classroom-friendly illustrations, Fundamentals of Invertebrate Palaeontology: Microfossils offers a fundamental resource for budding palaeontologists, petroleum geologists and palaeobiologists.
Dr. Sreepat Jain is Professor at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Chandigarh University. Prof. Jain has 15 years of teaching and over two and a half decades of research experience. Prof. Jain has two doctorates, one from India and the other from United States. Prof. Jain was also awarded the "TA Excellence in Teaching" for meritorious teaching at the United States. During 2007-2008, he joined the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA for his Postdoctoral Fellowship (top ranked among 84 global candidates). He has travelled extensively in US and Europe in pursuit of higher academics. Prof. Jain is also the recipient of the DST-DAAD Fellowship. Prof. Jain has also received the prestigious "Prof. S. K. Singh Memorial Gold Medal" of The Paleontological Society of India for best paper. Prof. Jain has sound teaching knowledge in disciplines of Geosciences (Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Palaeontology, Applied Micropaleontology, Physical Geology, and Tectonics and Geomorphology) and Petroleum Engineering (Offshore Drilling, Directional Drilling, Drilling Designs and Operations, Safety, Health and Environment Management in Petroleum Industry, Sedimentary Petroleum Geology and Petroliferous Basins of India). He has published several research articles in National and International peer-reviewed journals and has authored two books of which The Fundamental of Physical Geology (Springer) has been recommended for Undergraduate Earth Science semester course at several American universities. It has also been downloaded over 25,000 times. Prof. Jain is also a reviewer for several National and International geoscience journals.