In recent years the study of fossil plants, spores and pollen has produced an abundance of new methods and modifications of old ones. this volume provides the first comprehensive collection of these practical methods - balancing the techniques that have been perfected over decades of research with the very latest methods and ideas.
Fossil Plants and Spores: modern techniques demonstrates that the study of fossil plants is a modern science and one increasingly applied in many disciplines to address such issues of current concern as evolution, environmental change and occurrence of fossil fuels. As well as covering nearly every aspect of the methods and approaches used in fossil plant research, this book contains details and information not available in the literature. All this is included in a single comprehensive volume. It will be used as both a laboratory manual and a source of inspiration for what can be discovered from the fossil plant record.