Here is a large quarto-sized read on ‘all-that-you-wanted-to-know’ about Palaeogene environments. Because the warmest period in Cenozoic history occurred at this time, this book fills a very important role, given current concerns over Global Warming. As such, it firmly places palaeontologists into a position of some significance in the modern environmental debates. In this volume, issues are covered that are not readily appreciated by neontologists, and it will provide a useful framework for them in which to view ongoing biotic changes.

This book covers a lot of ground, from magnetostratigraphy, nannoplankton evolution, oxygen and carbon isotopic analysis to taxonomic turnover...

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