Fossils at a Glance, 2nd Edition
October 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
Fossils At A Glance is written for students taking an introductory level course in paleontology. Short chapters introduce the main topics in the modern study of fossils. The most important fossil groups are discussed, from microfossils through invertebrates to vertebrates and plants, followed by a brief narrative of life on Earth.
Diagrams are central to the book and allow the reader to see most of the important data “at a glance”. Each topic covers two pages and provides a self-contained suite of information or a starting point for future study.
This second edition has been thoroughly revised and brought up to date. It includes new line diagrams as well as photographs of selected fossils
2. Fossil classification and evolution.
12. Land plants.
14. Trace fossils.
15. Precambrian life.
16. Phanerozoic life.
Sue Rigby is Assistant Principal for Taught Postgraduate Degrees at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She has a PhD from Cambridge and concentrates her research on the evolution of plankton and the functional morphology of graptolites.
Both authors enjoy teaching and have substantial experience in presenting paleontology to earth science and biology students.
New edition of successful text, fully updated, and with new and additional illustrations
Aimed at introductory level - assumes no prior paleontology knowledge
Double page spread for each major group
Heavily illustrated throughout
Covers all major fossil groups, including vertebrates, plants etc