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 Post subject: Fabulous new book on fossils in amber
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:22 am 
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Hi all,
I would like to alert you to the publication of a fabulous new book on biodiversity of fossils in amber. This is the amber book to out do all others. It is a compiled volume of contributed chapters covering all the major (and some otherwise poorly known or brand new e.g. Australia) amber deposits of the world. Each chapter is written by the leading world expert on that deposit and all follow a standardised format including an introduction, notes on the geological setting and on collecting the amber, the palaeohabitat, the amber producing tree, the age of the amber, its physical and chemical properties (specific for each deposit) and the biodiversity of the inclusions. Each chapter is fully referenced throughout. There is also a checklist of inclusions presented as an appendix to each chapter. The amount of information in this volume is tremendous. There is also a comprehensive introductory chapter that explains all the new techniques of study including computed tomography, how to take great photos of inclusions, and how to distinguish amber from fakes. Futhermore it is full of great colour photos and illustrations (370+), printed on high quality glossy paper and is published in hard back with a very attractive cover. Further information, including sample pages and ordering information can be found on the publishers website:


Although it is a little expensive, it is a must for anybody with an interest in amber!

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