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WEITSCHAT, Wolfgang & Wilfried WICHARD:

Atlas of Plants and Animals in Baltic Amber

2013. [2nd edition]. [in English] – 256 pp., 92 color-plates with 594 figures, 31 color and 93 black-and-white figures in the text.
29.0 x 21.7 cm. Hard cover

ISBN 978-3-931516-94-9

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This atlas opens a window onto the world of Baltic amber and the Eocene amber forests. About 650 typical plants and animals are systematically represented in 92 full-page color plates. The detailed text and bibliography allow an up-to-date overview of the taxonomy, paleontology and biology of fossil plants and animals.

This book will not only delight everyone interested in Baltic amber and its fascinating inclusions but also serves as an authoritative reference book to the scientific community.


Dr. Wolfgang WEITSCHAT is lecturer and curator at the Geological-Palaeontological Institute and Museum at the University of Hamburg. His main fields of research are the palaeobiology of ammonoids and the palaeontology of the fossils from the Baltic amber.

Dr. Wilfried WICHARD is Full Professor of the Institute of Biology and its Didactic at the University of Cologne. His main fields of research are the evolutionary biology of insects, mainly water insects, and the palaeobiology of insects from the Baltic amber.

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Reviews appeared in:

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 47 (3): 420, 2002
Fossilien, Heft 2 März/April 2003, p. 77-78
Geological Magazine, 139/5 – 2002, p. 597
Mikrokosmos, 92/1, p. 60
geologica acta, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2003, p. 146-150
Review of Palaeobotany & Palynology, 123 (2003) 347-348
Geowissenschaftliche Mitteilungen, Nr. 9 · Sept. 2002, p. 96-98
Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie, Teil II, Jahrgang 2002, Heft 3/4, p. 252-254
DGaaE Nachrichten, 17. Jahrgang, Heft 2, Mai 2003, p. 86
Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie, Teil II, Jahrgang 2003, Heft 1/2, p. 65-66
NATURE, Vol. 417, 20 June 2002, p. 793
Mitteilungen der Entomologischen Gesellschaft Basel, Vol. 53 (2/3) 2003, S. 91-92


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