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Microfossils - Howard Armstrong

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Microfossils is the definitive guide to all the major microfossil groups. In recent years a greater understanding of species' concepts and stratigraphical ranges, advances in the completeness of the microfossil record and the advent of molecular techniques in classification have led to major changes in the classification and applications of microfossils. This new edition of Microfossils has been restructured and rewritten to take into account these significant advances to provide a complete guide to taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology and palaeoecology of microfossils and their applications. This new edition includes: major revisions incorporating the latest available research; a new section on isotopes, and on applications in stratigraphy, geothermometry and evolution; coverage of the major developments in the use of microfossils in palaeo-oceanography and palaeoclimatology; and photographs to support the line drawings. Microfossils is an essential reference tool and laboratory guide for undergraduate and graduate students of micropalaeontology.

"If I were a student once again starting out in my micropalaeontological career, this would have to be on my shopping list...It is books like this that will hopefully catch the interest of undergraduates and persuade them to continue within the field and regenerate our ageing skills pool." (Newsletter of Micropalaeontology, September 2005)

"Overall, I found the second edition of Microfossils to be an excellent book and one I highly recommend....[it] will make an excellent text for an introductory course in micropaleontology, or as a supplement to an invertebrate paleontology course." (American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Newsletter, April 2006)

"...a very valuabel re-addition to the micropalaeontological literature available to undergraduate students..." (Journal of Quaternary Science, June 2006)

Preface.

Part 1 Applied micropalaeontology.

Chapter 1 Introduction.

Chapter 2 Micropalaeontology, evolution and biodiversity.

Chapter 3 Microfossils in Stratigraphy.

Chapter 4 Microfossils, stable isotopes and ocean-atmosphere history.

Chapter 5 Microfossils as thermal metamorphic indicators.

Part 2 The rise of the biosphere.

Chapter 6 The origin of life and the Archean biosphere.

Chapter 7 Emergence of eukaryotes to the Cambrian explosion.

Chapter 8 Bacterial ecosystems and microbial sediments.

Part 3 Organic walled microfossils.

Chapter 9 Acritarchs and prasinophytes.

Chapter 10 Dinoflagellates and Ebridians.

Chapter 11 Chitinozoa.

Chapter 12 Scolecodonts.

Chapter 13 Spores and pollen.

Part 4 Inorganic walled microfossils.

Chapter 14 Calcareous nannoplankton: Coccolithophores and Discoasters.

Chapter 15 Formainifera.

Chapter 16 Radiozoa (Acantharia, Phaeodaria and Radiolaria) and Heliozoa.

Chapter 17 Diatoms.

Chapter 18 Silicoflagellates and Chrysophytes.

Chapter 19 Ciliophora: Tintinnids and Calpionellids.

Chapter 20 Ostracods.

Chapter 21 Conodonts.

Systematic Index.

General Index.

ISBN: 9780632052790
ISBN-10: 0632052791
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 4th February 2005
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 18.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised