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A CONCISE DICTIONARY OF PALEONTOLOGY

Robert L. Carlton

Oprawa:
MIĘKKA

Wydawca:
Springer International Publishing

ISBN:
9783030255886

818,95 PLN
Wysyłamy w 35 dni

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This new and significantly updated authored dictionary is a unique glossary of paleontological terms taxa localities and concepts. : It focuses primarily on identifying the most significant groups of fossil animals and plants in relation to their evolution and phylogeny. : It also focuses on mass extinctions on taxa that are problematic in some significant way on the principal fossilLagerstĄtten of the world and on historical turning points marked by index fossils. : Although there are many current resources on the subject none contains an accurate representation of the paleontological lexicon. Although well aware that the fastchanging field of paleontology will always defy any attempt at complete description the author has attempted to provide an accurate and comprehensive set of about 4000 entries that will be useful to professionals as well as to general readers of scientific literature without a background in paleontology. pRobert L. Carlton (rcarlton@palomar.edu) is a writer editor and teacher with professional experience in the humanities and history and with knowledge of scientific and technical terms and usage in geology biology and paleontology. Before retiring in 2013 he taught literature humanities and history at several fouryear and twoyear colleges and wrote the oceanography and paleontology entries for the Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology published in 1994. He is a member of several professional societies including the Paleontological Society the Northwest Paleontological Association and the American Association for the Advancement of ScThis new and significantly updated authored dictionary is a unique glossary of paleontological terms taxa localities and concepts. : It focuses primarily on identifying the most significant groups of fossil animals and plants in relation to their evolution and phylogeny. : It also focuses on mass extinctions on taxa that are problematic in some significant way on the principal fossilLagerstĄtten of the world and on historical turning points marked by index fossils. : Although there are many current resources on the subject none contains an accurate representation of the paleontological lexicon. Although well aware that the fastchanging field of paleontology will always defy any attempt at complete description the author has attempted to provide an accurate and comprehensive set of about 4000 entries that will be useful to professionals as well as to general readers of scientific literature without a background in paleontology. Presents a unique English language dictionary of paleontological terms taxa localities and conceptsdivdivbr/divdivFocuses on the most common orders genera and species paying careful attention to overall historical significance in terms of turning points such as mass extinctions/divdivdivbr/divdivWritten for students libraries museums and general readers of scientific literature/divdivbr/divdivbr/div/divPresents a unique English langu

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