Rhythms of Evolution: Insect Fossils from the Mid Mesozoic of Northeastern China
This book showcases insect fossils from the Mid Mesozoic (165 to 125 Ma) in Northeastern China. The book covers not only their taxonomy and morphology, but also their potential implications on natural sciences, such as phylogeny, function, interaction, evolution and ecology. Elegant and beautiful photographs, line drawings and 3-D reconstructions of fossilised and extant insects are included as illustrations. In addition to the 20 insect orders (Chapters 5 to 24), the book also covers fossil sites (chapters 1 and 2), palaeogeology (chapter 2), co-existing animals and plants in well-balanced eco-systems (chapter 3), insects in the spotlight (chapter 4), morphological evolution and functional development (chapter 25), interactions of insects with co-existing plants, vertebrates and other insects (chapters 26 and 27).