Aspects of Micropaleontology
This book on the Aspects of Micropaleontology has been designed to serve the needs of University Post Graduate students especially of Applied Geology, Geology and Earth Science and Natural Resource Management. The endeavour has been to fulfill the need for a comprehensive book which covers basic knowledge in the field of Micropaleontology and provides all fundamental aspects of Microfossils including the procedure to separate the microfossils from various sediments. Beginners in micro paleontological research are the beneficiaries of this book. The book contains research data on Micropaleontology, Palynology and Paleobotany. It may be noted that very few Universities are carrying-out research at this juncture on these subjects. Therefore, a book such as this with many hand sketches will help students to easily follow the subject through illustrations rather than photos. Almost all the major Microfossil Groups and their morphological characters are covered giving a comprehensive account with illustrations. This book is the first attempt made to bring out a comprehensive account on Microfossils and how to identify them and how to solve some of the geological problems. An illustrative account on various microscopes and principles are supplemented. The book also contains in a nutshell information on how to select microscopes for different microfossils for students. The book simplifies and explains binomial nomenclature and the method to identify and how to name fossils in general and how to follow the thumb rule in naming of plants and animals are explained with examples. How to classify the microfossils based on its test chemistry, habitat and ecological factors are also included and supported with some appropriate illustrations. All relevant chapters are incorporated within the time limit covered. The author looks forward to a response about the book from teachers and the student community. The cover page of this book was prepared with much care so that it reveals the contents of the book.