Fossil Invertebrates

by Paul D. Taylor and David N. Lewis
Cambridge (MA): Harvard University Press, 2007. 208 pages.

"Our aim in this book," the authors explain, "is to introduce examples of the more common fossil invertebrates from around the world, as well as some rarer but scientifically significant fossils. We have set out to highlight the appreciation of fossils as the remains of once living animals, not merely as oddly shaped stones." The reviewer for Library Journal comments, "The authors provide a comprehensive compendium of information regarding every aspect relating to invertebrate fossils: history, general descriptions, and specifics related to all types of shells and fossils discovered. Numerous plates augment the text and provide visual reference points for readers."