Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems

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The first edition of Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems was widely praised for its coverage and approach in describing and illustrating 14 well-known fossil sites from around the world. The authors have now updated the text and added 6 new chapters with many new color illustrations. Following a general introduction to fossil Lagerstatten, each chapter deals with a single site and follows the same format: its evolutionary position and significance; its background sedimentology, stratigraphy and palaeoenvironment; a description of the biota and palaeoecology; a comparison with other similar Lagerstatten; and a list of relevant museums and suggestions for visiting the sites. This study of exceptionally well-preserved fossil sites from different periods in geological time provides a picture of the evolution of ecosystems through the ages.

  • Covers several sites that are not listed in other Lagerstatten books making this the most comprehensive book on the topic;
  • Beautifully illustrated throughout with more than 450 color photographs and diagrams;
  • Provides value to a wide range of students and professionals in palaeontology and related sciences.

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""Excellent book... It s just the job for students and teachers, and the general fossil enthusiast will get a lot from this guide to some of the world s best fossil sites." "New Scientist "

"There is a good balance between illustrations and critical, informative text... highly recommended." "Geoscientist "

"It deserves to be a cornerstone text in undergraduate teaching... buy this book." "The Systematist "

..". it is much more than a pictorial guide to fossils, yet really does have the wow look at that factor." "Palaeontological Newsletter"

Praise for the first edition:

"Excellent book... It's just the job for students and teachers, and the general fossil enthusiast will get a lot from this guide to some of the world's best fossil sites." New Scientist

"There is a good balance between illustrations and critical, informative text... highly recommended." Geoscientist

"It deserves to be a cornerstone text in undergraduate teaching... buy this book." The Systematist

..". it is much more than a pictorial guide to fossils, yet really does have the 'wow look at that' factor." Palaeontological Newsletter



Praise for the first edition:

-Excellent book... It's just the job for students and teachers, and the general fossil enthusiast will get a lot from this guide to some of the world's best fossil sites.- New Scientist

-There is a good balance between illustrations and critical, informative text... highly recommended.- Geoscientist

-It deserves to be a cornerstone text in undergraduate teaching... buy this book.- The Systematist

-... it is much more than a pictorial guide to fossils, yet really does have the 'wow look at that' factor.- Palaeontological Newsletter

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