Best Reference Books – Applied Paleontology

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Applied Paleontology subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Applied Paleontology along with reviews.

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1. “Applied Paleontology” by Robert Wynn Jones

“Applied Paleontology” Book Review: This book explains the major role in the study of the evolving earth, life history and environmental processes. It provides introduction to fossils and their classification. The book describes every principle of fossil groups in-depth including their biology, morphology, classification, palaeobiology and biostratigraphy. The other part of the book concentrates on the applications of fossils in the interpretation of earth and life process and environments. It ends with case histories of how fossils are used in industry and elsewhere. This book is useful for everyone who has interest in the applications of palaeontology, including earth, life and environmental scientists, and petroleum, minerals, mining and engineering professionals.

2. “A True Book: Paleontology: The Study of Prehistoric Life” by Susan H Gray

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“A True Book: Paleontology: The Study of Prehistoric Life” Book Review: This book covers all the concepts related to the prehistoric world, earth science. It also helps the earth scientist to demonstrate the different fields such as geology, meteorology, ecology, and more.

3. “Principles Of Paleontology” by Raup & Stanley

“Principles Of Paleontology” Book Review: The new edition of the book is revised with new information and guidelines. It provides very simple, easy-to-understand and thorough content.

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4. “Principles of Invertebrate Paleontology” by N Shrock

“Principles of Invertebrate Paleontology” Book Review: This book discusses the invertebrate life of the past and their fossil record. It can be useful for undergraduate and graduate students. It covers twenty-two main divisions(phyla) of invertebrate animals and highlights their fossil record. Each phylum is explained in an organized manner to its geological importance. The phyla with long and complex records are discussed in-depth while with little and no record are explained in short.

5. “Paleontology: The Record of Life” by Colin W Stearn and Robert L Carroll

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“Paleontology: The Record of Life” Book Review: This book provides a complete, one-term content. It explains present animal, plan and invertebrate history and interaction. It highlights how life evolved and discusses how paleontology reveals earth history. It illustrates an integrated picture of paleontology rather than in-depth classification concepts.

6. “Paleontology of Vertebrates” by Jean Chaline and David Le Vay

“Paleontology of Vertebrates” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive introduction for students in earth sciences. It explains the basic concept and discusses the evolution of vertebrate groups with a cladistic approach. The book helps to study how vertebrate paleontology can contribute to solve different problems in various fields of geoscience.

7. “Urban Paleontology: Evolution of Urban Forms” by Ming Tang and Dihua Yang

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“Urban Paleontology: Evolution of Urban Forms” Book Review: This book provides a new framework for urban form study. It discusses the evolution of urban species based on their fossils. The study of urban paleontology demonstrates the exploration in the fields of biology, anatomy, archeology, geology, and the application of computer aided design. This book illustrates various fields of problems which help for further study.

8. “Encyclopaedia of Paleontology” by Vivek Sharma

“Encyclopaedia of Paleontology” Book Review: This book covers different concepts of paleontology with illustration. It includes all aspects of theoretical and practical paleontology. It covers micropaleontology, invertebrate paleontology, vertebrate paleontology, spores, pollens, rock strata and much more. It is useful for both students and professionals who have interest in paleontology. This book gives clear, simple and authoritative definitions of terms included with all concepts of paleontology.

9. “Principles of Paleontology” by Arnold I Miller and Michael Foote

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“Principles of Paleontology” Book Review: This book concentrates on the process of learning biologic groups rather than the study of individual groups of organisms. It thoroughly presents up-to-date content of a field of major transformation in this field. It explains the nature of the fossil record, their different form and growth. It covers topics including evolutionary rates and trends, global diversity and extinctions, paleoecology and paleobiogeography.

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