Plant Fossils of West Virginia
William H. Gillespie
John A. Clendening
Hermann W. Pfefferkorn
Educational Series ED-3A West Virginia Geological Survey
180 pages, 6 x 8.5 softcover, 64 plates with hundreds of photos & 20 figures
This is without a doubt one of the best fossil plant books available. It covers in detail the history of Paleobotany and most Paleozoic forms and flora. This book well suited for identification of your own fossils. Fossil plants from the Devonian through the Permian and Pleistocene are covered. Each major group is reviewed in detail. There is even a detailed dichotomous keys to identification the most common Paleozoic flora. This book is a must have for serious collectors and professionals alike,
Table of Contents-Introduction, History, Kinds of Fossilization, Classification of Plants, Classification of Geologic Time, Moving Continents and Upper Paleozoic Floras, Biostratigraphy, Coal, The Value of Fossil Plant Studies, Sequence of Plant Lift in Geologic Time, Lycopods, Articulates, Ferns, Seed Ferns, Cordaites, Conifers, Spores and Pollen, Techniques for Collectors, Key to Common Paleozoic Foliage in West Virginia.
8.5x6", 180 pages
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