This is a remarkable book written by two acclaimed ichnologists one of whom, Luis Buatois, is actually the President of the International Ichnological Association. In this treatise, the authors deal with all aspects of ichnology, but mainly concentrate on relations between invertebrate trace fossils and depositional environments. It will be of most use to sedimentologists because of its value for environmental reconstructions. On the other hand, it will be less attractive for the vertebrate trace fossil specialist.

The book (358 pages, 222 figures) is of high quality and well illustrated. The rich text includes many references. It ends with an...

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