Fossil and Recent Brachiopoda
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Fossil and Recent Brachiopoda by David A. T. Harper
Book DescriptionThis substantial volume showcases 35 of the presentations delivered at the 5th International Brachiopod Congress in Copenhagen. The brachiopod congresses are a focus for cutting-edge research in brachiopod palaeontology and neontology. The presentations from the Copenhagen Congress cover a wide range of material from basic morphology and taxonomy through advances in molecular phylogeny and ultrastructural studies to the biogeography and palaeoecology of the phylum. About 75% of the papers relate to fossil brachiopods and the rest to living forms The following fields are represented in the volume: Taxonomy/Morphology (25%), Ecology/Palaeoecology (35%) and Stratigraphy/Biogeography (20%), phylogeny (10%) and Biochemistry/Genetics (10%). The volume is beautifully illustrated throughout and the papers together represent an exciting snapshot of contemporary brachiopod research as it continues into the third millennium.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405186643
(277mm x 211mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David A. T. Harper
Fossils and Strata, Paperback (March 2012)
A Late Ordovician silicified brachiopod fauna from the White Mountain area, west-central Alaska is described and interpreted in a palaeoecological and biogeographical context. This area is situated within the Nixon Fork Subterrane of the Farewell Terrane, which origin and timing of final docking with Laurentia has been much debated.
Introduction to Paleobiology and the Fossil Record, Paperback (January 2009)
Coverage of all fossil groups Boxes showing case studies and topics of special interest Numerous line drawings and photographs of fossils The most up-to-date information on the tools and techniques used by paleobiologists. End of chapter questions.
Palaeoecology, Paperback (January 1997)» View all books by David A. T. Harper
Discusses such subjects as: factors controlling the distribution of species; taxonomic uniformitarianism; shell morphology; trace fossils; taphonomy; principles of community palaeoecology; and pre-cambrian and cambrian benthic communities.
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Author Biography - David A. T. Harper
David Harper is Professor of Palaeontology in the University of Copenhagen and Head of Geology in the Natural History Museum of Denmark; he has co-authored a number of textbooks in palaeontology. Sarah Long is Head of Palaeontological Collections in the Natural History Museum, London and co-edited the proceedings from the Millennium Brachiopod Congress (London 2000). Claus Nielsen is Professor of Professor of Evolutionary Invertebrate Embryology in the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen and is author of the highly-acclaimed book 'Animal Evolution'. Together the editors have wide experience in many aspects of brachiopod research and a long track record in editorial work.
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