In this book the authors combine their individual skills to bring some of the world’s best preserved and unusual specimens into the public domain. Dr. David Penney of the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester is a renowned amber palaeobiologist, Dr. David Green is an honorary re-searcher at the University of Manchester and the National Museum Wales and an expert in photomicroscopy. The result is a spectacular collection of photographs combined with authoritative text, covering all the arthropods orders likely to be encountered as fossils in Amber. In addition to explaining how best to photograph amber inclusions, the accompanying text provides interesting background information regarding identification, biology and palaeontology of the figured specimens.
This book has opened up a ‘whole new world’ in the study of insects in amber. The photographs show incredible detail and clarity, and this book is a ‘must have’ for anyone interested in amber inclusions.
B. D. Roberts*
Title: Fossils in Amber:
Sub: Remarkable snapshots of prehistoric forest life
Author(s): Penney & Green
Publisher: Siri Scientific Press