Fossils of the Carpathian Region

Fossils of the Carpathian Region

István Fzy and István Szente, Gareth Dyke
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/18/2013
Format: Hardback 446 color illus., 7 maps
ISBN: 978-0-253-00982-1
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István Fozy and István Szente provide a comprehensive review of the fossil record of the Carpathian Basin. Fossils of the Carpathian Region describes and illustrates the region’s fossils, recounts their history, and tells the stories of key people involved in paleontological research in the area. In addition to covering all the important fossils of this region, special attention is given to rare finds and complete skeletons. The region’s fossils range from tiny foraminifera to the Transylvanian dinosaurs and mammals of the Carpathian Basin. The book also gives nonspecialists the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of paleontology. Sidebars present brief biographies of important figures and explain how to collect, prepare, and interpret fossils.

Author Bio

István Fzy is Senior Curator and Researcher in the Department of Geology and Paleontology at the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest.

István Szente is Curator of Paleontology at the Museum of Natural History, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

Gareth Dyke is Senior Lecturer in Vertebrate Palaeontology at the University of Southampton.


“An excellently written scientific book for the coffee table. The good illustrations are an incentive to start reading and dive into the wide area covered by two experts in their respective fields. . . . A rich source of otherwise not published background knowledge on the paleontology and geology of the region.”
 — Christian A. Meyer, Natural History Museum, Basel

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Table of Contents

Detailed Outline of the Text
List of Maps
Introduction: Rocks, Fossils, Events, Ages
1. The Paleozoic
2. The Triassic
3. The Jurassic
4. The Cretaceous
5. The Cenozoic
6. The Oligocene
7. The Early and Middle Miocene
8. The Late Miocene
9. The Pliocene
10. The Quaternary
11. Museums and Collections

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