Ammonites

Ammonites❰PDF❯ ✈ Ammonites Author Neale Monks – Oaklandjobs.co.uk The beautiful spiral shells of these long extinct marine invertebrates are among the most sought after and recognizable of fossils, yet little has been published about ammonites outside of geological The beautiful spiral shells of these long extinct marine invertebrates are among the most sought after and recognizable of fossils, yet little has been published about Ammonites outside of geological journals Neale Monks and Philip Palmer look at the latest ideas on ammonite biology and ecology to present this detailed picture of a once diverse and widespread group of animals. This would have been such a good Eyewitness book I can picture it now a glossy double page spread comparing the ammonite and its distant relative the nautilus, a look inside feature allowing the reader to peel back the layers of the ammonite shell, perky captions, photos for daysWell Ammonites covers about the same ground as an Eyewitness book and is a decent introduction to these charismatic extinct animals Most of the information ammonite physiology, evolution, biology, extinction is This would have been such a good Eyewitness book I can picture it now a glossy double page spread comparing the ammonite and its distant relative the nautilus, a look inside feature allowing the reader to peel back the layers of the ammonite shell, perky captions, photos for daysWell Ammonites covers about the same ground as an Eyewitness book and is a decent introduction to these charismatic extinct animals Most of the information ammonite physiology, evolution, biology, extinction is discussed in greater depth in Danna Staaf s excellent Squid Empire The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods, but Neale Monks s book is a logically organized, concise, and well illustrated overview to ammonites The photos, while not as sexily arranged or abundant as in an Eyewitness book, are well chosen and thoughtfully captioned.As a casual ammonite collector, I was hoping for a bithelp with identification My collection lives on my desk at work, so when my program crashes and takes my last hour s worth of edits, these Jurassic fossils remind me that this, too, shall pass I m interested in learningabout my fossils, and Ammonites does have a helpful section on ammonite morphology that breaks down the terminology e.g planispiral, evolute vs involute used to distinguish between ammonite species There s also a chapter on taxonomy, which is maybe slightly helpful for narrowing things to order most ammonites are in the order wait for it Ammonitina , but will definitely not enable you to ID anything to genus or species Still, it sinfo than is otherwise readily available outside academic journals, and I m not holding my breath that anyone will produce a true identification guide anytime soon.Ammonites has slightly too much information for the casually interested, and definitely not enough for even the most unambitious collector My Madagascan ammonites continue to be labeled in my head as Cleoniceras ish But it s fine as an introduction, and the photos make up for a lot A bit technical for the lay reader towards the end, but otherwise a nifty little book about a fossil we ve all seen, but perhaps not troubled ourselves to think about. I would love to add this book to my library It s a great reference, for example, it explains suture lines along with drawings and photos of the various suture lines.

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  • Ammonites
  • Neale Monks
  • 10 June 2017
  • 0565091697