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Applied Palaeontology

Author(s): Robert Wynn Jones

ISBN: 9780521841993
Publication Date: 28/8/2011
Pages: 448
Format: Hardback
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This book was first published in 2006. Palaeontology has developed from a descriptive science to an analytical science used to interpret relationships between earth and life history. Applied Palaeontology adopts a holistic, integrated approach to palaeontology, highlighting its key role in the study of the evolving earth, life history and environmental processes. After an introduction to fossils and their classification, each of the principal fossil groups are studied in detail, covering their biology, morphology, classification, palaeobiology and biostratigraphy. The latter sections focus on the applications of fossils in the interpretation of earth and life processes and environments. It concludes with case histories of how our knowledge of fossils is applied, in industry and elsewhere. This is a valuable reference for anyone involved in the applications of palaeontology, including earth, life and environmental scientists, and petroleum, minerals, mining and engineering professionals.

  • Emphasis on applications of palaeobiology and stratigraphy
  • Contains numerous case histories
  • Broad in scope - the applications will be useful to petroleum, mineral, mining and engineering geologists; environmental scientists and environmental archaeologists