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British Fossil Brachiopoda

British Fossil Brachiopoda
6 Volume Set


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Richard Owen, W. R. Carpenter
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  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108038232

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  • Palaeontologist Thomas Davidson (1817–85) was born in Edinburgh and began his studies at the city's University. Encouraged by German palaeontologist Leopold von Buch, he began to study brachiopod fossils at the age of twenty, and he quickly became the undisputed authority. He was elected fellow of the Geological Society of London in 1852, receiving the Wollaston medal in 1865. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1857. Published between 1850 and 1886, this six-volume Monograph of British Fossil Brachiopoda became the definitive reference on the subject. Contributors to the set include distinguished scientists Richard Owen and W. B. Carpenter. It includes more than two hundred hand-drawn plates and a comprehensive bibliography. The later volumes contain a detailed catalogue and index of British brachiopod species, as well as supplements to the earlier volumes.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108038232
    • dimensions: 298 x 210 x 145 mm
    • weight: 7.05kg
    • contains: 270 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. On the anatomy of the Terebratula Prof. Owen
    2. On the intimate structure of the shells of Brachiopoda Prof. Carpenter
    3. On the classification of the Brachiopoda
    Part I. The Tertiary Brachiopoda
    Part II. The Cretaceous Brachiopoda
    Part III. The Oolitic and Liasic Brachiopoda
    Supplementary additions to the appendix
    Index. Volume 2: Part IV. The Permian Brachiopoda: Preliminary remarks
    British Permian Brachiopoda
    Part V. The Carboniferous Brachiopoda: Preliminary remarks
    British Carboniferous Brachiopoda
    Appendix and conclusion
    Index. Volume 3: Part VI. The Devonian Brachiopoda: Preliminary remarks
    British Devonian Brachiopoda
    Part VII. The Silurian Brachiopoda: Preliminary observations
    British Silurian Brachiopoda
    Index to volumes I, II, and III. Volume 4: Supplement to the British recent and Tertiary Brachiopoda
    Supplement to the British Post-Tertiary Brachiopoda
    Supplement to the British Tertiary Brachiopoda
    Supplement to the British Cretaceous Brachiopoda
    Supplement to the British Jurassic and Triassic Brachiopoda
    Supplement to the British Permian Brachiopoda
    Supplement to the British Carboniferous Brachipoda
    On the Devonian and Silurian Brachiopoda that occur in the Triassic pebble-bed of Budleigh-Salterton, near Exmouth, in Devonshire
    Plates. Volume 5: Supplement to the British Devonian Brachiopoda
    Supplement to the British Silurian Brachiopoda
    Appendix to the supplements to the British Fossil Brachiopoda
    General summary to the British Fossil Brachiopoda
    Catalogue of British Fossil Brachiopoda
    Plates. Volume 6: Preface
    Bibliography of the British Fossil Brachiopoda.

  • Author

    Thomas Davidson

    Introduction by

    Richard Owen

    William Benjamin Carpenter


    Richard Owen, W. R. Carpenter

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