A.B. Beaudoin and M.J. Head, eds., 2004, The Geological Society of London, London, 368 p. (Hardcover, £85.00, ∼US $149.20) ISBN: 1-86239-160-2.

The Palynology and Micropaleontology of Boundaries examines changes in microfossils that occur across stratigraphic boundaries, although the editors recognize that other kinds of boundaries could be of interest. The title is somewhat unfortunate because, in my view, micropaleontology includes all microscopic fossils, so palynology is a part of micropaleontology. The practice of paleontology is too fragmented for the discipline's own good, so we should be making more of an effort to put the pieces together. This volume, derived in...

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