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A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region
 

A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region (Hardback)

By Davis, Richard Arnold
By Meyer, David L.
Contributions by Holland, Steven M.

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The region around Cincinnati, Ohio, is known throughout the world for the abundant and beautiful fossils found in limestones and shales that were deposited as sediments on the sea floor during the Ordovician Period, about 450 million years ago - some 250 million years before the ...dinosaurs lived. In Ordovician time, the shallow sea that covered much of what is now the North American continent teemed with marine life. The Cincinnati area has yielded some of the world's most abundant and best-preserved fossils of invertebrate animals such as trilobites, bryozoans, brachiopods, molluscs, echinoderms, and graptolites. So famous are the Ordovician fossils and rocks of the Cincinnati region that geologists use the term Cincinnatian for strata of the same age all over North America.This book synthesizes more than 150 years of research on this fossil treasure-trove, describing and illustrating the fossils, the life habits of the animals represented, their communities, and living relatives, as well as the nature of the rock strata in which they are found and the environmental conditions of the ancient sea.
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ISBN 9780253351982
Format Hardback
Series Life of the Past
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ISBN-13 9780253351982
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Publisher unlisted
Imprint Indiana University Press
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Davis, Richard Arnold
By Meyer, David L.
Contributions by Holland, Steven M.
Series Life of the Past
Category Economic Geology
Palaeontology
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 560.17310977178
Weight 980g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Paleontology - Ordovician, Fossils - Ohio - Cincinnati Region
NBS Text Earth Sciences
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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