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Introducing Palaeontology: A Guide to Ancient Life, 2nd Edition

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Format: Book- Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781780460833
Author: Patrick Wyse Jackson
Publication Date: 10-Oct-2019
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Number of Pages: 164

Table of Contents:

Part 1: the science of palaeontology; 1.1 Preface: the fascination of fossils; 1.2 A chancy business: the preservation of fossils; 1.3 From the field to laboratory: how to collect, curate and study fossils; 1.4 Code of conduct for fossil collectors; Taxonomy: how to classify and identify fossils; 1.6 Uses of fossils; 1.7 Fossil Lagerstatten: exceptional preservation of fossils; 1.8 Early ideas on the nature and significance of fossils. Part 2: Fossil Groups. 2.1 Algae and vascular plants; 2.2 Unicellular animals: Foraminifera and Radiolarians; 2.3 Sponges; 2.4 Cnidiria; 2.5 Bryozoans; 2.6 Molluscs; 2.7 Brachiopoda; 2.8 Echinoderma; 2.9 Arthropods; 2.10 Graptolites; 2.11 Conodonts; 2.12 Fishes; 2.13 Tetrapods and Amphibians; 2.14 Reptiles; 2.5 Birds; 2.16 Mammals; 2.17 Hominids and Hominins; 2.18 Trace Fossils. Glossary.