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This book provides complete coverage of all aspects of the study of all fossil palynomorphs yet studied. It is a profusely illustrated treatment. The book serves both as a student text and general reference work. Palynomorphs yield information about age, geological and biological environment, climate during deposition, and other significant factors about the enclosing rocks. Extant spores and pollen are treated first, preparing the student for more difficult work with fossil sporomorphs and other kinds of palynomorphs. An appendix describes laboratory methods. The glossary, bibliographies and index are useful tools for study of the literature.Figure 16.12 Pollen diagrams from (a) northern Saskatchewan, (b) Yukon Territory in northwestern Canada, and (c) central Alaska. Diagrams (a) and (b) are clearly of selected pollen, while diagram (c) is a composite summary, smoothed-outanbsp;...

Author:Alfred Traverse
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-05-21


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