Introduction to Marine Micropaleontology

Edited by

  • B.U. Haq, National Science Foundation, Division of Ocean Sciences, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22230, USA
  • A. Boersma, 14 Dogwood Lane, Pomona, NY 10970, USA

This beautifully illustrated text book, with state-of-the-art illustrations, is useful not only for an introduction to the subject, but also for the application of marine microfossils in paleoceanographic, paleoenvironmental and biostratigraphic analyses. The recent revival of interest in marine micropaleontology worldwide in the wake of the development of sequence stratigraphic models has led to the decision to reissue the volume in its original, but paperback, form. The ideas expressed in various chapters of this second edition remain as valid today as they were when the book was first issued. The text, however, includes an updated Phanerozoic geologic time which has been considerably modified since the 1980s.
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For students and teachers in paleontology, especially micropaleontologists.


Book information

  • Published: March 1998
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-82672-5

Table of Contents

Preface (B.U. Haq, A. Boersma). Marine micropaleontology: an introduction (W.A. Berggren). Calcareous Microfossils. Foraminifera (A. Boersma). Calcareous nannoplankton (B.U. Haq). Ostracodes (V. Pokomý). Pteropods (Y. Herman). Calpionellids (J. Remane). Calcareous algae (J.L. Wray). Bryozoa (K. Brood). Siliceous Microfossils. Radiolaria (S.A. Kling). Marine diatoms (L.H. Burckle). Silicoflagellates and ebridians (B.U. Haq). Phosphatic Microfossils. Conodonts and other phosphatic microfossils (K.J. Müller). Organic-Walled Microfossils. Dinoflagellates, acritarchs and tasmanitids (G.L. Williams). Spores and pollen in the marine realm (L. Heusser). Chitinozoa (A. Jansonius, W.A.M. Jenkins). Glossary of terms. Index.