The first edition of this book was so popular that a translation into German was published. This new edition deserves even greater success. Only seven more plates and 68 more pages have been added, but it really has been revised. In particular, the introduction by Gale and Kennedy does tell us what it was like for an organism living in the Chalk sea, on the bottom or in the sediment and we are told how that sediment formed. Indeed, it is a more useful background to Chalk stratigraphy in 26 8vo pages than the much longer introduction to British Upper...

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