In a one-stop resource, this book provides a state-of-the-art overview of all aspects of pure and applied forams studies. Building from introductory chapters on the history of foraminiferal research, and research methods, the book then takes the reader through biology, ecology, palaeoecology, biostratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy. This is followed by key chapters detailing practical applications of forams in petroleum geology, mineral geology, engineering geology, environmental science and archaeology. All applications are fully supported by numerous case studies selected from around the world, providing a wealth of real-world data. The book also combines lavish illustrations, including over seventy stunning original picture-diagrams of foraminifera, with comprehensive references for further reading, and online data tables providing additional information on hundreds of foram families and species. Accessible and practical, this is a vital resource for graduate students, academic micropalaeontologists and professionals across all disciplines and industry settings which make use of foram studies.Read more
- Covers all aspects of pure and applied foraminiferology, providing a practical one-stop resource for both industry professionals and academic researchers
- Presents numerous global case studies in fields from petroleum geology to environmental science and archaeology, forming a valuable resource for all disciplines which make use of foram studies
- Richly illustrated, including over seventy specially prepared high-quality plates of foraminifera
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'… this volume has been well researched; it is well illustrated and provides an important step between the basic geological and environmental sciences, and it shows well the usefulness of Foraminifera in applied geology … I would not hesitate to recommend this book …' Błazej Berkowski, Geologos
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- Date Published: December 2013
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107036406
- length: 401 pages
- dimensions: 252 x 178 x 23 mm
- weight: 0.95kg
- contains: 112 b/w illus.
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. Past, present and future foraminiferal research
2. Research methods
3. Biology, morphology and classification
5. Palaeobiology, palaeoecology or palaeoenvironmental interpretation
6. Palaeobiological or evolutionary history of the foraminifera
8. Sequence stratigraphy
9. Applications and case studies in petroleum geology
10. Applications and case studies in mineral geology
11. Applications and case studies in engineering geology
12. Applications and case studies in environmental science
13. Applications and case studies in archaeology
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