Peter J. Harries, Ed., 2003, Topics in Paleobiology, Volume 21, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 474 p. (Hardcover, US$ 175.00) ISBN: 1-4020-1443-0

These are good times for stratigraphic paleontology. Event and sequence stratigraphy have transformed the field of stratigraphy over the past decade. Numerous analytic methods are available to correct for incompleteness in the fossil record and uneven sampling. Computational power has increased to the point that simulation and optimization methods that would have required a supercomputer not long ago can now be performed on the desktop. Paleontologists increasingly undertake studies of the fossil record at fine temporal and...

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