This book is the fourth in the Cambridge Palaeobiology series which aims to provide a multidisciplinary approach to palaeobiology. The first three volumes deal with either specific events in the history of a particular taxon (angiosperm origins and vertebrates) or a specific fauna (the Devonian Hunsrück Shale). This title is rather different; it deals with a process, post-mortem change and its role in understanding the fossil record, for the entire range of animal and plant taxa and from all geological eras (Precambrian to the present). Martin opens his preface with the charge that taphonomy is often ‘glibly treated’ and restricted...

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