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The Resource Visions of a vanished world : the extraordinary fossils of the Hunsrück Slate, Gabriele Kühl [and others] ; foreword by Richard Fortey

Visions of a vanished world : the extraordinary fossils of the Hunsrück Slate, Gabriele Kühl [and others] ; foreword by Richard Fortey

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Visions of a vanished world : the extraordinary fossils of the Hunsrück Slate
Title
Visions of a vanished world
Title remainder
the extraordinary fossils of the Hunsrück Slate
Statement of responsibility
Gabriele Kühl [and others] ; foreword by Richard Fortey
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"About four hundred million years ago earthquake activity and possibly major storms caused sudden movements of large quantities of muddy sediment along the seafloor. Animal communities in the path of these sediment-laden flows were instantly engulfed, the inhabitants "frozen" in the last moment of their lives. Amazingly, many of the creatures lost in this ancient catastrophe were almost perfectly preserved through the eons, fossilized in a thick series of muds now known as the Hunsrück Slate west of the Rhine Valley in western Germany. Excavations there have yielded the most diverse and surpassingly beautiful collection of marine fossils of the Devonian period ever discovered. This book pays tribute to the exquisite fossils of the Hunsrück Slate. Large full-color photographic plates display fossil sponges, brachiopods, clams, starfish, sea lilies, trilobites, worms, sea spiders, sea stars, crustaceans, corals, and many other species. An accessible commentary recounts the discovery of the fossils and explains how the slate was formed, how the animals are preserved, the significance of the fossils, and the controversies that surround them. A special presentation in every way, this book makes an exceptional contribution to the fascinating history of life on Earth"--Provided by publisher
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http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Fossilien im Hunsrück-Schiefer
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kuhl, Gabriele
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paleontology
  • Marine animals, Fossil
  • Plants, Fossil
  • Hunsrück Shale (Germany)
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • Devonian Geologic Period
  • Marine animals, Fossil
  • Paleontology
  • Plants, Fossil
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Fossil
  • Hunsrückschiefer
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Visions of a vanished world : the extraordinary fossils of the Hunsrück Slate, Gabriele Kühl [and others] ; foreword by Richard Fortey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 124-126) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fossils of the Hunsrück Slate -- The animals of the Hunsrück Sea -- Other kinds of fossil evidence
Control code
785865148
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9780300184600
Lccn
2012013826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 650, 651, 653, 655
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)785865148
Label
Visions of a vanished world : the extraordinary fossils of the Hunsrück Slate, Gabriele Kühl [and others] ; foreword by Richard Fortey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 124-126) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fossils of the Hunsrück Slate -- The animals of the Hunsrück Sea -- Other kinds of fossil evidence
Control code
785865148
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9780300184600
Lccn
2012013826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 650, 651, 653, 655
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)785865148

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