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The Fossils of the Hunsrück Slate
Marine Life in the Devonian

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Part of Cambridge Paleobiology Series

  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521117074

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  • 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. First published in 1998, the book provides a comprehensive account of these remarkable fossils. 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.

    • Very famous fossil site, with exceptionally well-preserved fossils
    • Extremely well illustrated, with over 200 photographs
    • Our other similar book (on the Solnhofen fossils) has done very well, with a paperback edition in 1994
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    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521117074
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 239 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. The Hunsrück Slate:
    1. Mining the Hunsrück Slate
    2. Geological setting
    3. Paleoecology and preservation
    Part II. The Fossils:
    4. Plants
    5. Sponges to bryozoans
    6. Annelids and arthropods
    7. Echinoderms
    8. Vertebrates
    9. Trace fossils
    Part III. Techniques and Future Research:
    10. Collecting and preparing Hunsrück Slate fossils
    11. Modern analytical techniques and future research
    taxa recorded from the Hunsrück Slate
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Authors

    Christoph Bartels, Deutsches Bergbau Museum

    Derek E. G. Briggs, University of Bristol

    G|nther Brassel

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