The limpidity and beauty of fossil inclusions in amber speaks as much to the heart as the mind: apparently frozen and bathed in a golden light the exquisitely preserved insects seem paradoxically both immediate and terribly remote. If somehow, difficult to believe, this magic has passed you by, then this magnificent atlas is the perfect remedy. As indicated it is primarily a review, in colour, of the many taxonomic treasures that the Baltic amber has yielded. As is well known, the bulk of the fauna is insect, and here we see anew the wonders of preservation in such groups as...

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