Evolution of Fossil EcosystemsBy
- Paul Selden
- John Nudds
Highly cross-disciplinary and has appeal for UG/grad students and professionals in palaeontology / palaeobiology, evolution, sedimentology, stratigraphy, earth sciences, biological sciences and environmental sciences.
Paperback, 288 Pages
Published: September 2012
Imprint: Academic Press
"This is the second edition of this fine book that first appeared about 10 years ago. At that time it was seen as a breath of fresh air that shone a light onto areas of palaeontology that had previously only been the preserve of the expert through academic papers. In this enlarged second edition the authors have retained the same high standard, have updated a number of chapters and, most importantly, have added new case studies from around the world."--Down to Earth Magazine, December 2012 (no. 81) "In this update of the 2005 edition, paleontologists Seldenâ¦and Nuddsâ¦focus on sites in North America. Devoted to a site or related sites (e.g, Rancho La Brea near Los Angeles), each chapter provides information on its evolutionary context, discovery, subsequent research, stratigraphic setting, biota, paleoecology, and comparisons with similar sites worldwide."--Reference and Research Book News, February 2013Praise for the first edition: "Excellent book... Itâs just the job for students and teachers, and the general fossil enthusiast will get a lot from this guide to some of the worldâs best fossil sites."-- New Scientist
"There is a good balance between illustrations and critical, informative text... highly recommended."
"It deserves to be a cornerstone text in undergraduate teaching... buy this book."
"... it is much more than a pictorial guide to fossils, yet really does have the âwow look at thatâ factor."--Palaeontological Newsletter