New edition: The fossil brachiopods of Switzerland and the surrounding areas
A new edition of the popular Brachiopod Book from Heinz Sulser appeared!
The book "The fossil brachiopods of Switzerland and neighboring regions" which was published in 1999 is now available in a supplementary second edition. Publishers are the Palaeontological Institute and Museum of the University of Zurich and the Swiss Palaeontological Society.
This book of fossil brachiopods covers Switzerland and the surrounding areas with short descriptions of the species, informations on the chrono- and lithostratigraphy, facies, geographical distribution, frequency, relationship among species, literature etc. according to current knowledge. About 300 of the 400 known brachiopods are depicted. Virtually all of the brachiopod species described for Switzerland and the surrounding areas are now covered. Not all have been revised since the original species descriptions, and some of them still need to be confirmed. The book is an important help to collectors and gives them the possibility to name their pieces. But the book also offers - not least thanks to the comprehensive references - a basic starting point for further studies. For the classification of the genera, the current system, conceived in the volumes of American Brachiopod Treatise (1997-2007), was adopted. In the new edition chapters on research history, biology and paleoecology of the brachiopods are included.
For prospective buyers here the specifications of the product:
The fossil brachiopods of Switzerland and the surrounding areas -with contributions to research history, biology and paleoecology of the brachiopods (in german)
size 14.8 x 21 cm
CHF 40.00 (including shipping charges Switzerland)
If you decide to buy, I ask for an order, preferably by e-mail with your name and delivery address.
The book will be sent to you with the enclosed invoice.
Dr. Heinz Sulser
At the General Assembly of the Swiss Geological Society on 3 May 2016 the proposal to integrate the Swiss Palaeontological Society (SPS) into the Swiss Geological Society was unanimously accepted. We welcome the SPS as an affiliated specialist group. Christian Klug, the former president of the Swiss Palaeontological Society, was also elected as a member of the executive committee of the Swiss Geological Society. With the integration of the SPS, the Swiss Geological Society now has nearly 1000 members and comprises the following five specialist groups: the Swiss Group of Geophysicists, the Swiss Palaeontological Society, SwissSed, the Swiss Society of Mineralogy and Petrology, and the Swiss Tectonic Studies Group.