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.
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.
Amber: The Natural Time Capsule by Andrew Ross
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The Natural History Museum
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