By George Poinar & Raif Milki
This concise volume covers the major aspects of Lebanese amber— its origins 130 million years ago, its role as a commodity in ancient cultures, and its study and collection today. The book examines each plant and animal fossil recovered from the resin, and considers how these fossils can increase our understanding of insect diversification, biogeography, extinction, and survival. Illustrations (both black-and-white and color) are prominently featured. Poinar teaches entomology at the Oregon State University. Milki teaches public health at the American University of Beirut. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The table of contents is to large to put here. Needless to say, it covers just about anything and everything you can think of!
The book is shipped "Book Rate" through the USPS.
What a gift this would make for anyone interested in amber or geology in general.
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Title Lebanese Amber: The Oldest Insect Ecosystem in Fossilized Resin
Authors George O. Poinar, Raif Milki
Publisher Oregon State University Press, 2001
Original from the University of Michigan
Digitized Feb 23, 2010
ISBN 087071533X, 9780870715334
Length 96 pages
Subjects Science, Earth Sciences, Geology