Invertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution - E. N. K. [Euan Neilson Kerr] ClarksonGeorge Allen & Unwin, 1984, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Top corner of the upper wrapper slightly dog-eared. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;
From the cover: “This major new textbook aims to provide an authoritative and up-to-date treatment of those parts of palaeontology of greatest interest to the undergraduate geologist or earth scientist. It deals comprehensively with all the main groups of invertebrate fossils and introduces evolution and palaeoecology largely in the context of a systematic treatment of taxa which continues to be the essential basis of undergraduate studies.
Palaeontology has developed rapidly in the past thirty years. The traditional topics of palaeontography, taxonomy and biostratigraphy have been greatly expanded and refined. Details of form and structure have been elucidated and microstructure has been revealed in great detail since the advent of the scanning electron microscope in 1965. Interest in palaeoecology, functional morphology and global distribution has also grown strongly, such that they are now well established topics in undergraduate courses. This book presents an integrated treatment of all these aspects, based firmly on the continuing need for a sound knowledge and understanding of the organisms themselves which ensures that the exciting general concepts are properly anchored to geological and biological reality.
The book is profusely illustrated with fully annotated line drawings and photographs, all specially prepared for this particular purpose. Each chapter contains a carefully prepared list of references and further reading, each entry being accompanied by a helpful note to indicate its importance and usefulness to the reader.
Undergraduate students of palaeontology at the introductory and intermediate levels should find the book to be particularly helpful. It is likely to be of greatest interest to geologists and earth scientists, but zoologists, environmental scientists and others should also find it useful.”