Ancient Sedimentary Environments and the Habitats of Living Organisms

Introduction to Palaeoecology

  • Jean-Claude Gall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Information Deduced from the Fossils and the Sediment

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  3. Reconstruction of Some Ancient Environments

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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 195-222

About this book


I am pleased to be able to introduce this book by Monsieur lean-Claude Gall, firstly because it is a book, secondly because its author has been a colleague for 15 years, and finally because it is a book which demonstrates the growing importance of Palaeobiology. "Because it is a book". I have already commented else­ where on the value which the Earth Science community places on a book. And here I am speaking, not of a thesis or a specialised memoir, which are always precious, but of a manual or text, which draws on the experts in the service of all. In the years preceding and following the Second World War, the number of "books" written by French geologists could be counted on the fingers of one hand. Today I am happy to see that the number of geological "books" is increas­ ing in France, taking the word "geology" in its broadest sense. This I see as a sign of the growth of the Earth Sciences.


Paläoökologie Sediment biology ecology environment geology geoscience lake

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Claude Gall
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  1. 1.Université Louis PasteurStrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-68911-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68909-3
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