Marrying Paleontology with Photography
The 78 splendid photographs of fossils in Ancient Microworlds, by Giraud Foster and Norman Barker (Custom and Limited Editions, $65), include barks, corals, leaves, fishes, crustaceans, seashells, opalized wood, cephalopod shells, Arizona petrified woods and Colorado dinosaur bones. Shown are Eocene palm roots from Texas, preserved in opaline quartz; a late Jurassic ammonite, replaced by pyrite enough to show suture lines, from Germany; a cross-section of the trunk of a Permian tree fern, also from Germany; and a Jurassic conifer from Patagonia, with seeds that contain embryos.
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They may bounce really high and look strange, but don't worry, they are harmless...they even scavenge for crumbs off of your floor! A continental-scale citizen science campaign was launched in order to study the spread and frequency of native and nonnative camel crickets in human homes across North America.
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