Biomineralization. Vol. 54, Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry. Patricia M. Dove, James J. De Yoreo, and Steve Weiner, eds. 2003. Mineralogical Society of America and The Geochemical Society, Washington D.C., 381 + i–xiii. ISBN 093995066–9.

Biomineralization is one topic that should be of value to all paleontologists studying shelled or skeletal remains. Understanding of how mineralized materials formed leads to deciphering complex microstructures or diagenetic changes that have occurred in our fossils. The Mineralogical Society and the Geochemical Society has provided us with a remarkable and low-cost volume, “Biomineralization” ($36 minus 25% discount for members). The book contains 12...

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