Paleoecology, Concepts, and Applications



This book aims to fill a vacant niche in the literature of palaeoecology as a general text with a wide ranging review of the primary literature which has largely come out of Europe and North America in the past 20 years. Its intended audience (as stated in the preface) ranges from undergraduates to professional palaeontologists. Such an ambition inevitably lays a book open to charges that different topics are dealt with in different depths, because the requirements of the two groups are not the same. It is greatly to the credit of the two authors that they have produced such a consistent and useful book, the failings of which are greatly outweighed by its positive points.