Foraminiferal Micropaleontology for Understanding Earth s History

Foraminiferal Micropaleontology for Understanding Earth   s History
Author: Pratul Kumar Saraswati
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2021-06-12
ISBN 10: 0128242302
ISBN 13: 9780128242308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foraminiferal Micropaleontology for Understanding Earth s History Book Review:

Foraminiferal Micropaleontology for Understanding Earth’s History incorporates new findings on taxonomy, classification and biostratigraphy of foraminifera. Foraminifera offer the best geochemical proxies for paleoclimate and paleoenvironment interpretation. The study of foraminifera was promoted by oil exploration due to its exceptional use in subsurface stratigraphy. A rapid technological development in the past 20 years in the field of imaging microfossils and in geochemical microanalysis have added novel information about foraminifera. Foraminiferal Micropaleontology for Understanding Earth’s History builds an understanding of biology, morphology and classification of foraminifera for its varied applications. In the past two decades, a phenomenal growth has occurred in geochemical proxies in shells of foraminifera, and as a result, crucial information about past climate of the earth is achieved. Foraminifera is the most extensively used marine microfossils in deep-time reconstruction of the earth history. Its key applications are in paleoenvironment and paleoclimate interpretation, paleoceanography, and biostratigraphy to continuously improve the Geologic Time Scale. Provides an overview of the Earth history as witnessed and evidenced by foraminifera Discusses a variety of geochemical proxies used in reconstruction of environment, climate and paleobiology of foraminifera Presents a new insight into the morphology and classification of foraminifera by modern tools of x-ray microscopy, quantitative methods, and molecular research

Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology

Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology
Author: A.J. Bowden,F.J. Gregory,A.S. Henderson
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN 10: 9781862393714
ISBN 13: 1862393710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology Book Review:

TMS Special Publication 6. This TMS Special Publication comprises a collection of 23 papers with an international authorship reflecting on landmarks in the history and development of Foraminiferal micropalaeontology. The volume is prefaced by an introductory overview that provides a brief and selected historical setting, as well as the intended aims of the book. Selected developments in Foraminiferal studies from a global perspective are presented from the time of Alcide d'Orbigny and the founding of the Paris MNHN collections in the mid-nineteenth century to the use of foraminifera in industry, other museum collections, palaeoceanography and environmental studies, regional studies from the Southern Hemisphere and the rise and fall of significant research schools. The book concludes with a chapter on the modelling of foraminifera. Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and Development will be of particular interest to micropalaeontologists, other Earth scientists, historians of science, museum curators and the general reader with an interest in science.

The Cretaceous Tertiary Event and Other Catastrophes in Earth History

The Cretaceous Tertiary Event and Other Catastrophes in Earth History
Author: Graham Ryder,David E. Fastovsky,Stefan Gartner
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 569
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780813723075
ISBN 13: 0813723078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cretaceous Tertiary Event and Other Catastrophes in Earth History Book Review:

"This volume atempts to explore and clarify the relationship among the geological records, the extinctions, and the causes of catastrophes for life in Earth's history. Most of the papers address the geological record and the extinctions across the Cretaceou-Teriary boundary, and the buried Chicxulub structure that is now consensually deemed to be of impact origin and to be intimately related to that boundary." (GSA website).

Evolution and Geological Significance of Larger Benthic Foraminifera Second Edition

Evolution and Geological Significance of Larger Benthic Foraminifera  Second Edition
Author: Marcelle K. Boudaugher-Fadel
Publsiher: UCL Press
Total Pages: 702
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN 10: 191157695X
ISBN 13: 9781911576952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution and Geological Significance of Larger Benthic Foraminifera Second Edition Book Review:

Evolution and Geological Significance of Larger Benthic Foraminifera is a unique, comprehensive reference work on the larger benthic foraminifera. This second edition is substantially revised, including extensive re-analysis of the most recent work on Cenozoic forms. It provides documentation of the biostratigraphic ranges and palaeoecological significance of the larger foraminifera, which is essential for understanding many major oil-bearing sedimentary basins. In addition, it offers a palaeogeographic interpretation of the shallow marine late Palaeozoic to Cenozoic world. Marcelle K. BouDagher-Fadel collects and significantly adds to the information already published on the larger benthic foraminifera. New research in the Far East, the Middle East, South Africa, Tibet and Americas has provided fresh insights into the evolution and palaeographic significance of these vital reef-forming forms. With the aid of new and precise biostratigraphic dating, she presents revised phylogenies and ranges of the larger foraminifera. The book is illustrated throughout, with examples of different families and groups at the generic levels. Key species are discussed and their biostratigraphic ranges are depicted in comparative charts, which can be found at http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/10047587/2/Charts.pdf.

Evolution and Geological Significance of Larger Benthic Foraminifera

Evolution and Geological Significance of Larger Benthic Foraminifera
Author: Marcelle K. BouDagher-Fadel
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2008-10-17
ISBN 10: 9780080931753
ISBN 13: 0080931758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution and Geological Significance of Larger Benthic Foraminifera Book Review:

The over-all aim of the book is to collect and add to the information published already on the larger benthic foraminifera and in cases their associated algae. Many decades of research in the Far East, to some extent in the Middle East and Americas has lead to numerous articles with confused systematics. Therefore, with the aid of new and precise age dates, from calcareous nannofossils and Sr isotopes, the current schemes of the larger foraminifera in a relatively precise chronostratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic framework are revised. This is achieved by: 1) establishing the systematic and occurrences of larger foraminifera from carbonate rocks in successions covering the Carboniferous to Miocene, with careful taxonomic comparison with the known records in the different bioprovinces; 2) illustration fossils of different families and groups at generic levels. 3) illustrations of important species and comparing distributions of different taxa. The inventory of larger benthic foraminifera focuses on the main important groups and the illustration of their genera. Reviews of the global state of the art of each group are complemented with the new data, and the direct palaeobiogeographic relevance of the new data is analyzed. * A unique, comprehensive reference work on the larger foraminifera. * A documentation of the biostratigraphic ranges and palaeoecological significance of larger foraminifera which is essential for understanding many major oil-bearing sedimentary basins. *The palaeogeographic interpretations of the shallow marine late Palaeozoic to Cenozoic world.

Global Catastrophes in Earth History An Interdisciplinary Conference on Impacts Volcanism and Mass Mortality

Global Catastrophes in Earth History  An Interdisciplinary Conference on Impacts  Volcanism  and Mass Mortality
Author: Virgil L. Sharpton,Peter D. Ward
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 631
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 0813722470
ISBN 13: 9780813722474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Catastrophes in Earth History An Interdisciplinary Conference on Impacts Volcanism and Mass Mortality Book Review:

The conference was held in Snowbird, Utah, October 1988, as a sequel to the Conference on Large Body Impacts held in 1981, also in Snowbird. This volume contains 58 peer-reviewed papers, arranged into sections that cover the major themes of the conference: catastrophic impacts, volcanism, and mass mortality; geological signatures of impacts; environmental effects of impacts; patterns of mass mortality; volcanism and its effects; case histories of mass mortalities; and events and extinctions at the K/T boundary. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Environmental Micropaleontology

Environmental Micropaleontology
Author: Ronald E. Martin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461541670
ISBN 13: 9781461541677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Micropaleontology Book Review:

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.

Earth and Life

Earth and Life
Author: John A. Talent
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1100
Release: 2012-06-28
ISBN 10: 9048134285
ISBN 13: 9789048134281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth and Life Book Review:

This volume focuses on the broad pattern of increasing biodiversity through time, and recurrent events of minor and major ecosphere reorganization. Intense scrutiny is devoted to the pattern of physical (including isotopic), sedimentary and biotic circumstances through the time intervals during which life crises occurred. These events affected terrestrial, lacustrine and estuarine ecosystems, locally and globally, but have affected continental shelf ecosystems and even deep ocean ecosystems. The pattern of these events is the backdrop against which modelling the pattern of future environmental change needs to be evaluated.

Warm Climates in Earth History

Warm Climates in Earth History
Author: Brian T. Huber,Kenneth G. Macleod,Scott L. Wing
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780521641425
ISBN 13: 052164142X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warm Climates in Earth History Book Review:

Leading experts in paleoclimatology assess intervals of global warmth in earth history.

One Long Experiment

One Long Experiment
Author: Ronald E. Martin,Ronald E.. Martin
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780231109055
ISBN 13: 0231109059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Long Experiment Book Review:

Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive collection of key primary source documents that illuminate the behavior of the United States and Japan during the closing days of World War II. Kort opens with a summary of the debate over Hiroshima as it has evolved since 1945. He then provides a historical overview of thye events in question, beginning with the decision and program to build the atomic bomb. Detailing the sequence of events leading to Japan's surrender, he revisits the decisive battles of the Pacific War and the motivations of American and Japanese leaders. Finally, Kort examines ten key issues in the discussion of Hiroshima and guides readers to relevant primary source documents, scholarly books, and articles.

Effects of Past Global Change on Life

Effects of Past Global Change on Life
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Panel on Effects of Past Global Change on Life
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780309176811
ISBN 13: 0309176816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effects of Past Global Change on Life Book Review:

What can we expect as global change progresses? Will there be thresholds that trigger sudden shifts in environmental conditions--or that cause catastrophic destruction of life? Effects of Past Global Change on Life explores what earth scientists are learning about the impact of large-scale environmental changes on ancient life--and how these findings may help us resolve today's environmental controversies. Leading authorities discuss historical climate trends and what can be learned from the mass extinctions and other critical periods about the rise and fall of plant and animal species in response to global change. The volume develops a picture of how environmental change has closed some evolutionary doors while opening others--including profound effects on the early members of the human family. An expert panel offers specific recommendations on expanding research and improving investigative tools--and targets historical periods and geological and biological patterns with the most promise of shedding light on future developments. This readable and informative book will be of special interest to professionals in the earth sciences and the environmental community as well as concerned policymakers.

Effects of Past Global Change on Life

Effects of Past Global Change on Life
Author: Panel on Effects of Past Global Change on Life,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 231
Release: 1995-01-15
ISBN 10: 0309552613
ISBN 13: 9780309552615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effects of Past Global Change on Life Book Review:

What can we expect as global change progresses? Will there be thresholds that trigger sudden shifts in environmental conditions--or that cause catastrophic destruction of life? Effects of Past Global Change on Life explores what earth scientists are learning about the impact of large-scale environmental changes on ancient life--and how these findings may help us resolve today's environmental controversies. Leading authorities discuss historical climate trends and what can be learned from the mass extinctions and other critical periods about the rise and fall of plant and animal species in response to global change. The volume develops a picture of how environmental change has closed some evolutionary doors while opening others--including profound effects on the early members of the human family. An expert panel offers specific recommendations on expanding research and improving investigative tools--and targets historical periods and geological and biological patterns with the most promise of shedding light on future developments. This readable and informative book will be of special interest to professionals in the earth sciences and the environmental community as well as concerned policymakers.

Modern Planktonic Foraminifera

Modern Planktonic Foraminifera
Author: Christoph Hemleben,Michael Spindler,O. Roger Anderson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461235448
ISBN 13: 9781461235446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Planktonic Foraminifera Book Review:

In a single volume, the authors bring together a review of current biological understanding of planktonic foraminifera and apply it to developments in sedimentology. With the growing interest in the shells of this class of protozoa as indicators of the history of the earth, revealed through the sedimentary record, a comprehensive analysis of the biology of contemporary foraminifera has become necessary. Main topics covered include Taxonomy, Collecting and Culture Methods, Cellular Ultrastructure, Host and Symbiont Relationships, Trophic Activity and Nutrition, Reproduction, Shell Ontogeny and Architecture, Ecology and Sedimentation and Settlement of Shells.

Modern Foraminifera

Modern Foraminifera
Author: Barun K. Sen Gupta
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN 10: 0306481049
ISBN 13: 9780306481048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Foraminifera Book Review:

From the reviews: "This is now the definitive, authoritative text on applied foraminiferal micropaleontology and should be in the library of all practicing micropaleontologists." (William A. Berggren, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Micropaleontology, 47:1 (2001)"During the last 20 years there has been an explosion of publications about foraminifera from an amazing variety of disciplines: basic cell biology, algal symbiosis, biomineralization, biogeography, ecology, pollution, chemical oceanography, geochemistry, paleoceanography, and geology. This book summarizes contributions by leading researchers in these diverse fields. It is not just another text on the biology of foraminifera. Rather, Barun Sen Gupta has accomplished his objective to "write an advanced text for university students that would also serve as a reference book for professionals"." (Howard J. Spero, University of California at Davis in Limnology and Oceanography, 45:8 (2000).

250 Million Years of Earth History in Central Italy

250 Million Years of Earth History in Central Italy
Author: Christian Koeberl,David M. Bice
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2019-11-04
ISBN 10: 0813725429
ISBN 13: 9780813725420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

250 Million Years of Earth History in Central Italy Book Review:

"The Umbria-Marche Apennines are entirely made of marine sedimentary rocks, representing a continuous record of the geotectonic evolution of an epeiric sea from the Early Triassic to the Pleistocene. The book includes reviews and original research works accomplished with the support of the Geological Observatory of Coldigioco"--

Catastrophic Events and Mass Extinctions

Catastrophic Events and Mass Extinctions
Author: Christian Koeberl,Kenneth G. MacLeod
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 746
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780813723563
ISBN 13: 0813723566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Stratigraphic Record of Gubbio

The Stratigraphic Record of Gubbio
Author: Marco Menichetti,Rodolfo Coccioni,Alessandro Montanari
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2016-07-13
ISBN 10: 0813725240
ISBN 13: 9780813725246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stratigraphic Record of Gubbio Book Review:

Since the beginning of the last century, the lower Jurassic to mid-Miocene pelagic succession exposed along the valleys of the Umbria and Marche Apennines of Italy represented a fertile playground for generations of earth scientists. This GSA Special Paper provides a reappraisal of the geological and integrated stratigraphic research, which was carried out by scores of earth scientists in the gorges around the medieval city of Gubbio over the past fifty years. Following review chapters about pioneering sedimentologic, biostratigraphic, and magnetostratigraphic studies of the Gubbio sections, a series of papers presents new, original data addressing different stratigraphical, paleoenvironmental, and structural geological aspects of particular Cretaceous to Paleogene intervals, including the still much-debated K-Pg Boundary Event in the worldwide famous site of the Bottaccione Gorge, where the Alvarez theory of global mass extinction caused by a catastrophic extraterrestrial impact was born in 1980.

The Chesapeake Bay Crater

The Chesapeake Bay Crater
Author: Wylie Poag,Christian Koeberl,Wolf Uwe Reimold
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 523
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642189008
ISBN 13: 9783642189005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chesapeake Bay Crater Book Review:

The authors have synthesized 16 years of geological and geophysical studies which document an 85-km-wide impact crater buried 500 m beneath Chesapeake Bay in south eastern Virginia, USA. In doing so, they have integrated extensive seismic reflection profiling and deep core drilling to analyze the structure, morphology, gravimetrics, sedimentology, petrology, geochemistry, and paleontology of this submarine structure. Of special interest are a detailed comparison with other terrestrial and extraterrestrial craters, as well as a conceptual model and computer simulation of the impact. The extensive illustrations encompass more than 150 line drawings and core photographs.

The Miocene Ocean

The Miocene Ocean
Author: James P. Kennett
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 337
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 0813711630
ISBN 13: 9780813711638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Foraminifera

Foraminifera
Author: J.R. Haynes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 467
Release: 1981-06-18
ISBN 10: 134905397X
ISBN 13: 9781349053971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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