Fossils at a Glance

Second edition Clare Milsom

Liverpool John Moores University

Sue Rigby

University ofEdinburgh


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This edition first published 2010, © 2010 by Clare Milsom and Sue Rigby Previous edition: 2004

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Acknowledgments, vi

Chapter 1

Introduction, 1

Chapter 2

Fossil classification and evolution, 13

Chapter 3

Sponges, 19

Chapter 4

Corals, 23

Chapter 5

Bryozoans, 33

Chapter 6

Brachiopods, 37

Chapter 7

Echinoderms, 45

Chapter 8

Trilobites, 55

Chapter 9

Mollusks, 63

Chapter 10

Graptolites, 81

Chapter 11

Vertebrates, 89

Chapter 12

Land plants, 103

Chapter 13

Microfossils, 115

Chapter 14

Trace fossils, 129

Chapter 15

Precambrian life, 133

Chapter 16

Phanerozoic life, 139

Reading list, 149 Geological timescale, 150 Index, 151

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