martes, enero 15, 2013

Life Traces of the Georgia Coast: Revealing the Unseen Lives of Plants and Animals

Un libro que parece interesante y una pequeña reseña en inglés. Se puede conseguir en Amazon por 40 dólares

Anthony J. Martin, 2013, _Life Traces of the Georgia Coast: Revealing the Unseen Lives of Plants and Animals_, Indiana University Press, 670 pp.

This is an aktuopaleoecological study of the terrestrial, freshwater, and marine track and tracemakers of the Georgia Sea Islands.  It describes and illustrates the traces (and tracemakers) in all of these environments, and does a kind of community paleoecology of the Georgia coast on the basis of trace fossils.  It then discusses the implications of these ichnofossil assemblages for palichnology more generally.

The book is a fun read, and has lots of pretty pictures.  Reminds me a lot of the classic Schaefer (1972) book about North Sea traces, but has the distinct advantage over that book, IMHO, of having more alligators.