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Amber By Andrew Ross

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An overview of the prehistoric substance amber and its fossilized inclusions, this text describes how it is formed from the resin of ancient trees and where it is found. It tells how to distinguish genuine amber from fake, describes its uses, and recounts the search for DNA from insect inclusions.
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Amber: The Natural Time Capsule by Andrew Ross

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Table of Contents


What is amber?; the properties of amber; fake amber; the uses of amber; where is amber found; Baltic amber; Dominican amber; what is a species?; amber inclusions; animal interaction; plant inclusions; the search for DNA; biogeography; arthropods; the insect fossil record; insects; incomplete metamorphosis; incomplete metamorphosis - bugs; complete metamorphosis; complete metamorphosis - flies; wasps, bees and ants; beetles.

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GOR001268339
Amber: The Natural Time Capsule by Andrew Ross
Andrew Ross
Earth
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The Natural History Museum
1998-01-09
72
056509131X
9780565091316
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