Part 1 Applied micropalaeontology.
Chapter 1 Introduction.
Chapter 2 Micropalaeontology, evolution and biodiversity.
Chapter 3 Microfossils in Stratigraphy.
Chapter 4 Microfossils, stable isotopes and ocean-atmosphere history.
Chapter 5 Microfossils as thermal metamorphic indicators.
Part 2 The rise of the biosphere.
Chapter 6 The origin of life and the Archean biosphere.
Chapter 7 Emergence of eukaryotes to the Cambrian explosion.
Chapter 8 Bacterial ecosystems and microbial sediments.
Part 3 Organic walled microfossils.
Chapter 9 Acritarchs and prasinophytes.
Chapter 10 Dinoflagellates and Ebridians.
Chapter 11 Chitinozoa.
Chapter 12 Scolecodonts.
Chapter 13 Spores and pollen.
Part 4 Inorganic walled microfossils.
Chapter 14 Calcareous nannoplankton: Coccolithophores and Discoasters.
Chapter 15 Formainifera.
Chapter 16 Radiozoa (Acantharia, Phaeodaria and Radiolaria) and Heliozoa.
Chapter 17 Diatoms.
Chapter 18 Silicoflagellates and Chrysophytes.
Chapter 19 Ciliophora: Tintinnids and Calpionellids.
Chapter 20 Ostracods.
Chapter 21 Conodonts.
"Overall, I found the second edition of Microfossils to be an excellent book and one I highly recommend....[it] will make an excellent text for an introductory course in micropaleontology, or as a supplement to an invertebrate paleontology course." (American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Newsletter, April 2006)
"...a very valuabel re-addition to the micropalaeontological literature available to undergraduate students..." (Journal of Quaternary Science, June 2006)
- a new and completely rewritten edition of the well-known text Microfossils (first published in 1980).
- all major microfossil groups are covered, with information on taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology and palaeoecology
- particular attention is given to the uses of microfossils in environmental reconstruction and biostratigraphy
- numerous line and half-tone illustrations
- emphasis on practical applications of micropalaeontology
- only student-friendly micropaleontology text available