Michael J. Benton, Mikhail A. Shishkin, David M. Unwin, and Evgenii N. Kurochkin (Editors), 2000, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 696 p. (Hardcover $140.00) ISBN: 0-521-555476-4.

This is a weighty and fairly valuable book. Rather, I would say, it is two books, either of which could, and perhaps should, stand alone. The first book, the more modest of the two, with 11 chapters and 210 pages, deals with the Permo-Triassic sediments of the Ural Mountains and their vertebrate fauna. These deposits have been known for the better part of two centuries. The second book is much the larger of the two,...

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