Fossils as Information
New Recording and Stratal Correlation Techniques
By (author) Norman F. Hughes
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Fossils as Information by Norman F. Hughes
Book DescriptionThis book discusses procedures for handling information derived from the fossil record, and the application of this information to solving problems in geological succession and earth history. The main purpose of the book is to analyse shortcomings of the existing procedures, and to propose in their place an alternative set of data-handling arrangements of much greater simplicity and efficiency. The author argues that the procedures in current use are cumbersome and inefficient, and that, partly as a consequence of these information-handling methods, palaeontology has failed to make advances commensurate with technological improvements. In this book he proposes a system which could make possible the integrated use of every detail of geological information taken from the rocks. This would achieve better resolution in sequence correlation, in paleoecologic interpretation and in logging the course of evolution. Compatibility of style with existing records has been maintained to avoid any danger of loss of valuable data, and to simplify the process of reevaluating old records. The book will be of interest to all paleontologists, particularly those dealing with microfossils, and is intended to stimulate discussion and criticism of both the analysis and the proposals.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521031646
(228mm x 152mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Norman F. Hughes
Jurassic and Cretaceous Floras and Climates of the Earth, Paperback (December 2010)
This book is a translation of a unique Russian study of fossil plant distributions in the Jurassic and Cretaceous world.
Fossils as Information, Hardback (November 1989)
This book discusses the procedure for handling information derived from fossil record, and the application of this information to solve problems.
Paleology of Angiosperm Origins, Paperback (January 1982)» View all books by Norman F. Hughes
Mr Hughes argues that approaches (previous to 1976) to the evolutionary origin and early history of or flowering plants have been inadequate and misleading.
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