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Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods: Advancing Methods, by Kevin Padian,Ellen-Thérèse Lamm

By Kevin Padian,Ellen-Thérèse Lamm

The microscopic exam of fossilized bone tissue is a worldly and more and more very important analytical device for knowing the existence heritage of historical organisms. This e-book presents a vital primer and handbook for utilizing fossil bone histology to enquire the biology of extinct tetrapods. Twelve specialists summarize advances within the box during the last 3 many years, reviewing basic fundamentals of bone microanatomy and body structure. learn specimen choice, thin-section practise, and knowledge research are addressed intimately. The authors additionally define tools and matters in bone development fee calculation and chronological age selection, in addition to how you can research broader questions of habit, ecology, and evolution via learning the microstructure of bone.

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