Foraminiferology in Japan: a brief historical review
Published:January 01, 2013
Yokichi Takayanagi, Hiroshi Kitazato, 2013. "Foraminiferology in Japan: a brief historical review", Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and Development, A. J. Bowden, F. J. Gregory, A. S. Henderson
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In this chapter, we describe the history of foraminiferal research in Japan. We divided the history of Japanese foraminiferal research into two periods, before and after World War II when a strong regime shift actually took place. We also include a modern history, paying attention to recent biological investigation.
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Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and Development
This TMS Special Publication comprises a collection of 23 papers with an international authorship reflecting on landmarks in the history and development of Foraminiferal micropalaeontology. The volume is prefaced by an introductory overview that provides a brief and selected historical setting, as well as the intended aims of the book. Selected developments in Foraminiferal studies from a global perspective are presented from the time of Alcide d’Orbignyand the founding of the Paris MNHN collections in the mid-nineteenth century to the use of foraminifera in industry, other museum collections, palaeoceanography and environmental studies, regional studies from the Southern Hemisphere and the riseand fall of significant research schools. The book concludes with a chapter on the modelling of foraminifera. Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and Development will be of particular interest to micropalaeontologists, other Earth scientists, historians of science, museum curators and the general reader with an interest in science.