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Find nearly any book by Derek E. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. The Fossils of the Hunsrà ck Slate: Marine Life in the Devonian (Cambridge Paleobiology Series): ISBN 9780521117074 (978-0-521-11707-4) Softcover, Cambridge University Press, 2009.

They frequently encountered the fossilized bones of these primeval beings, and they developed . By reading these neglected narratives for the first time in the light of modern scientific discoveries, Adrienne Mayor illuminates a lost world of ancient paleontology.

They frequently encountered the fossilized bones of these primeval beings, and they developed sophisticated concepts to explain the fossil evidence, concepts that were expressed in mythological stories. The legend of the gold-guarding griffin, for example, sprang from tales first told by Scythian gold-miners, who, passing through the Gobi Desert at the foot of the Altai Mountains, encountered the skeletons of Protoceratops and other dinosaurs that littered the ground.

This beautifully illustrated book describes one of the most famous fossil deposits known: the Hunsruck Slate of Germany. First published in 1998, the book This beautifully illustrated book describes one of the most famous fossil deposits known: the Hunsruck Slate of Germany.

The fossils of the Hunsrück Slate: marine life in the Devonian. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 309 p. Blieck, . Clement, . Blom, . Lelievre, . Luksevics, . Streel, . Thorez, . and Young, . The biostratigraphical and palaeogeographical framework of the earliest diversification of tetrapods (Late Devonian). and Kirchgasser, . ed. Devonian events and correlation.

The fossil record of the Hunsrück Slate: Marine life in the Devonian. A key to the species of the genus distinguishes between the two forms on the morphology of the spicules found in the stalk of the globiferous pedicellariae (Chesher 1968)

The fossil record of the Hunsrück Slate: Marine life in the Devonian. A key to the species of the genus distinguishes between the two forms on the morphology of the spicules found in the stalk of the globiferous pedicellariae (Chesher 1968). Word and Charwat (1975) separate the two species in their key on the basis of spine morphology and color. Furthermore, the two forms are readily cross-fertilizable and embryonic cells will reaggregate to produce viable early embryos (Vacquier, quoted in Durham et al.

Cambridge Paleobiology Series Volume 3. xiv + 309 pp. Cambridge, New York, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

The fossils of the Hunsrück Slate: marine life in the Devonian The Nahecaris Project: releasing the marine life of the Devonian from the Hunsrück Slate of Bundenbach (SW Germany). Cambridge University Press, New York, 309 pp. -- and P O S C H M A N N, M. 2002. Linguloid brachiopods with preserved pedicles: occurrence and taphonomy (Hunsrück Slate, Lower Emsian, Hunsrück, SW Germany). Metalla (Bochum), 9, 123–130. The Nahecaris Project: releasing the marine life of the Devonian from the Hunsrück Slate of Bundenbach (SW Germany). Preliminary results and unresolved questions. Metalla (Bochum), 9, 59–72.

Christoph Bartels, Derek E. Briggs, Gunther Brassel. This beautifully illustrated book describes one of the most famous fossil deposits known: the Hunsruck Slate of Germany.

This beautifully illustrated book describes one of the most famous fossil deposits known: the Hunsr�ck Slate of Germany. First published in 1998, the book provide This beautifully illustrated book describes one of the most famous fossil deposits known: the Hunsr�ck Slate of Germany. Cambridge Paleobiology. These spectacular fossils, in which not just the hard parts but also the soft-tissues of the animals are preserved in pyrite in many c. Specifications. Cambridge University Press. ENG. Number of Pages.

This beautifully illustrated book describes one of the most famous fossil deposits known: the Hunsrück Slate of Germany. These spectacular fossils, in which not just the hard parts but also the soft-tissues of the animals are preserved in pyrite in many cases, provide the most complete record available of life in the Devonian seas. The book provides the first comprehensive account of these remarkable fossils to be published in English. It is written in an accessible style, and is extensively illustrated with photographs and X-radiographs of many of the finest specimens. The book reviews the different plant and animal groups, and includes a complete taxonomic list and comprehensive bibliography. It will be of most value to researchers and graduate students in palaeontology, geology and evolutionary biology, but it will also be of interest to amateur collectors and natural historians.

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The Hunsruck Slate Fossils constitute a vast collection of mid Early Devonian forms of life recovered from the roof slate mines in the uplands of the Rhenish Massif. The areas are located close to the junction of the Mosel and Rhine River south and east of Koblenz, Germany. They represent the repeated layering of fine grained muddy sediments as the result of sudden surges of sea floor material transporting and burying many organisms living there. The result is the massing of many individuals that are quickly covered and preserved in close-to-life condition. This is called a Konservat-Lagerstatte. Such concentrated geologic forms are interspersed with those of less well preserved fossils. These formations are found in many parts of the world as the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale in Canada, Solnhofen Limestone of the Jurassic in Bavaria and the Eocene Messel Slates near Darmstadt among others.
Commercial mining of the roof slate tiles has been underway since the Roman times. Great activity occurred in the Middle Ages and began again in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 1810 some forty slate mines were active. During all these years fossils were found but were not recognized as such. Research and appreciation of the fossil nature of these forms began in the 1840s and in the 1860s Sturtz, Roemer and others began a long series publications on them. Then and now most of the best preserved and numerous fossils are from the Bundenbach and Gemunden regions. The commonest findings are the trilobite Chotecops and the great variety of Echinoderms; masses of Crinoids, Asteroids, Ophiuroids as well as Hylothurians and Echinoids. As the setting was a shallow sea near some flowing rivers there are plants washed down from the land, large algae of the sea, the usual sponges, cnidarians, molluscs, bryozoans, brachiopods, annelids, a great variety of arthropods, some quite spectacular,as well as chelicerates and vertebrates. The latter group includes some impressive jawless Agnathans (Drepanaspis) and jawed Placoderms. In this group are stunning specimens of Gemuendina, and the highly armored Arthrodire Tiyosteus that reached six feet in length and looked like something out of a nightmare.
The book covers the history and geology of the area, early efforts in paleontology, in addition to paleogeography, community structure of the region during the Early Devonian and related topics. This publication is very well written and contains many fine illustrations. A welcome addition to the library of collectors and afficionados of life science.
Gralmeena
This book is truly a wealth of knowledge on this well known area. For years I had wondered about the creatures that had been preserved in the Hunsruck slates. This curiosity was only compounded when I would see some animal named in a reference but without any graphical representation. Well, no one has to wonder anymore as this book delves into the entire fauna of the slates. In fact you MUST have this book if you wish to be a knowldgeable collector of these German fossils. This book has in-depth narratives of everything from blastoids to trilobites and a bunch of strange things in-between. Pictures, and in some instances radiographs to show the soft body tissue preservation, are also included with the descriptions to make them even more helpful. Although "technical" terminology is used it is easily understandable by beginning collectors. I give my highest recommendations for this truly insightful work.
The Fossils of the Hunsrück Slate: Marine Life in the Devonian (Cambridge Paleobiology Series, 2) download epub
Earth Sciences
Author: G
ISBN: 052144246X
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Earth Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 1998)
Pages: 288 pages