Biostratigraphy

Microfossils and Geological Time

Author: Brian McGowran

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521048170

Category: Science

Page: 459

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Microfossils give us information about ancient environments and insights into macroevolution, but they can also be used to correlate the absolute ages of rocks provided by geologists. This important modern synthesis follows the development of biostratigraphy from classical origins into petroleum exploration and deep-ocean drilling. It explores in depth the surprisingly wide application of biostratigraphic methods. This is essential reading for advanced students and researchers working in basin analysis, sequence stratigraphy, palaeoceanography, palaeobiology and related fields.
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Microfossils

Author: Howard Armstrong

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780632052790

Category: Science

Page: 296

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"Microfossils" is the definitive guide to all the major microfossil groups. In recent years a greater understanding of species' concepts and stratigraphical ranges, advances in the completeness of the microfossil record and the advent of molecular techniques in classification have led to major changes in the classification and applications of microfossils. This new edition of "Microfossils" has been restructured and rewritten to take into account these significant advances to provide a complete guide to taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology and palaeoecology of microfossils and their applications. This new edition includes: major revisions incorporating the latest available research a new section on isotopes, and on applications in stratigraphy, geothermometry and evolution coverage of the major developments in the use of microfossils in palaeo-oceanography and palaeoclimatology photographs to support the line drawings "Microfossils" is an essential reference tool and laboratory guide for undergraduate and graduate students of micropalaeontology.
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Elements of Micropalaeontology

Author: Gérard Bignot

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780860104858

Category: Science

Page: 217

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This title provides comprehensive coverage of the features, technology and principles of the product RAC that is part of the Oracle9i release of Oracle's RDBMS product. This book is divided into three main parts covering various areas of the application/database design, development and maintenance life cycles. Starting with the fundamentals, an introduction to the concepts of the various hardware architectures and the clustering technology available, the book discusses the pros and cons, leading into discussion of the RAC technology. After the formal introduction of the concepts of clustering and configurations, the book discusses the various theories of asynchronous (parallelism) and synchronous processing and how this theory could be applied to the database tier of the enterprise architecture.
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Environmental Micropaleontology

The Application of Microfossils to Environmental Geology

Author: Ronald E. Martin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461541670

Category: Science

Page: 481

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Microfossils are ideally suited to environmental studies because their short generation times allow them to respond rapidly to environmental change. This book represents an assessment of the progress made in environmental micropalaeontology and sets out future research directions. The taxa studied are mainly foraminifera, but include arcellaceans, diatoms, dinoflagellates, and ostracodes. The papers themselves range from reviews of applications of particular taxa to specific case studies.
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The Archaeological and Forensic Applications of Microfossils: A Deeper Understanding of Human History The Archaeological and Forensic Applications of Microfossils

A Deeper Understanding of Human History

Author: M. Williams,T. Hill,I. Boomer,I.P. Wilkinson

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 1786203057

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Microfossils are an abundant component of the sedimentary rock record. Their analysis can reveal not only the environments in which the rocks were deposited, but also their age. When combined, the spatial and temporal distribution patterns of microfossils offer enormous utility for archaeological and forensic investigations. Their presence can act as a geological ‘fingerprint’ and the tiniest fragment of material, such as a broken Iron Age potsherd, can contain a microfossil signature that reveals the geographical source of the materials under investigation. This book explores how microfossils are employed as tools to interpret human society and habitation throughout history. Examples include microfossil evidence associated with Palaeolithic human occupation at Boxgrove in Sussex, alongside investigations into human-induced landscape change during the Holocene. Further examples include the use of microfossils to provenance the source materials of Iron Age ceramics, Roman mosaics and Minoan pottery, in addition to their application to help solve modern murder cases, highlighting the diverse applications of microfossils to improving our understanding of human history.
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