This is yet another excellent contribution in the important Geological Conservation Review Series, whose twenty-two volumes have brought a rigorous scientific basis to geological conservation in Britain. The present volume, which considers Mesozoic and Tertiary fossil plant localities, not only contains clear descriptions of the key localities and the history of their research, but also provides detailed background information concerning the palaeoenvironment and vegetation biomes represented. In addition to its carefully chosen content, the volume is further strengthened by its clear organization, elegant writing style (the authors have succeeded in summarizing detailed geological data in simple straightforward language), and profuse...

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