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Re: New News Group (Really info request on past life)
> I suggest somthing like sci. paleo. for paleo in general. Then
> latter on if there are enough messages, we can break it down into various
> aspects of Paleontology.
> Jeremiah J. Burton
I perfectly agree with this suggestion. Past life is all very interesting,
why restricting the discussion to dinosaurs ?
By the way, I am very interested in past life and reconstruction of whole
environments, not just of single creatures and not just for the Mesozoic.
For instance, I was fascinated by a Carboniferus forest reconstruction in
the Natural History Museum in S. Francisco.
I'd like to find out more about environments in normally less discussed
periods, like Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Carboniferus, etc.
I asked informations about this before, but now that there's more of us I'd
like to ask again.
The closest thing I ever got was "The book of life" that tries to look at
the history of life from broader perspective.
One of us (Tom Waters, firstname.lastname@example.org), mentioned long ago:
>I don't know any references for fossil-plant reconstructions, but I'd suggest
>looking at the relevant chapters in Terrestrial Ecosystems through Time, then
>checking some of the works cited there. The book is ed. by Behrensmeyer,
>Damuth, DiMichele, Potts, Sues and Wing and pub. by the Univ. of Chicago
Can anybody tell me more about this book ? Is it worth ordering ?
In general, any information on less popular period of time (like the ones
mentioned above) will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much in advance.
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