Fossil Resins

Fossil Resins
Author: Clarence Lown,Henry Booth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 158
Release: 1891
Genre: Resins, Fossil
ISBN: HARVARD:32044062431655

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Amber Resinite and Fossil Resins

Amber  Resinite  and Fossil Resins
Author: Ken B. Anderson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 334
Release: 1995
Genre: Nature
ISBN: UOM:39015034524432

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Reports the state of the art in chemical studies of ambers, including structural characterization, isotopic composition, maturation studies, resinite derived oils, and amino acid distributions. Discusses aspects of the biological, geological, petrology, and technology of fossil resins. Presents a diverse summary of the current knowledge of the nature and properties of fossil resins.


Author: Peter M. Barczak
Publsiher: Piotr Barczak
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2022-10-03
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9788395943775


Baltic amber fascinates thousands of tourists who come to the Baltic Sea. Small children and their parents are eager to bury the sand while looking for precious resin. It is not easy to find, and every large piece of amber found in the “cucumber season” makes headlines. Another category of amber hunters are professionals. These are people who make a living from extracting amber of jewelry value, because each piece of fossilized resin has quite a lot of value. This group is quite hermetic, and the places and methods of extraction remain in the sphere of understatement and are shrouded in a certain mystery. The aforementioned group is particularly interested in the uniqueness of Baltic amber, created by “ancient” rivers, that was already traded by Persians, Vikings and Mycenaeans. From this group, wonderful jewelry products are created. In this book, however, I deal with another aspect of Baltic amber. The initial idea was to analyze the knowledge of this fossilized resin in various aspects. The difficulty in getting to know amber is related to the multidimensionality of the issue. The problem is that science likes to specialize to be precise. This, however, limits knowledge of the issue of amber. If we deal with the question of the formation of the resin, we touch upon issues in the field of geology. This field is enough to fill many years of research and work of a scientist. You can look back a hundred thousand years ago, or into the past millions of years or tens of millions of years, which means that we delve into such vast knowledge that the life of one person may be too short to study the issue well.Then, what do we find in amber? Insects. Thousands of insects. Every geological epoch, each geological era means different families and different species of preserved insects, all of which are to be obtained, dissected, and described in scientific articles. Again, work for a lifetime, infinitely long, because we reach millions of years into the past, and not even in one specific place on the planet – we need to look through the entire planet, because it has been changing over millions of years. What about the plants? After all, they created succinite at different stages of development. What were they like? Are those plants we know today the same ones that existed millions of years ago? Further, some species have become extinct, some have evolved, some grow today in China and others in New Zealand or New Caledonia. Then there is chemistry, the compounds found in amber… Terpenes have already been counted; 40,000. And they can be found in amber. Maybe not in that number, but – since amber was found in peat, brown coal, surrounded by minerals, sediments, and rocks – it could have absorbed the catalog of chemical compounds occurring in the world of plants, trees and shrubs, and also essential oils.

History of Insects

History of Insects
Author: A.P. Rasnitsyn,Donald L. Quicke
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2007-05-29
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781402000263

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This is the first single book to cover the whole of the fossil history of insects so comprehensively. The volume embraces subjects from the history of insect palaeontology to the diagnostic features of all insect orders, both extant and extinct.

Science for all

Science for all
Author: Robert Brown (M.A., Ph.D.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2024
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: NLS:V001493430

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Analytical Archaeometry

Analytical Archaeometry
Author: Howell Edwards,Peter Vandenabeele
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-01-13
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781782626244

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Analytical Archaeometry describes this interesting and challenging field of research - on the border between natural sciences (chemistry, spectroscopy, biology, geology) and humanities (archaeology, (art-)history, conservation sciences). It fills the gap between these two areas whilst focussing on the analytical aspects of this research field. The first part of the book studies the main analytical techniques used in this research field. The second part expands from the different types of materials usually encountered, and the final part is organised around a series of typical research questions. The book is not only focussed on archaeological materials, but is also accessible to a broader lay audience. Overall the book is clearly structured and gives insight into different approaches to the study of analytical providing extensive discussion on a wide range of techniques, materials, questions and applications. Due to the advances in analytical instrumentation and applications in this field, it is important to have all this information merged together. Academics as well as professionals in archaeology, art history, museum labs and conservation science will find this an invaluable reference source ensuring the reader is provided with the latest progress in this research field.

Biodiversity of Fossils in Amber from the Major World Deposits

Biodiversity of Fossils in Amber from the Major World Deposits
Author: David Penney
Publsiher: Siri Scientific Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2010
Genre: Amber fossils
ISBN: 9780955863646

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Fossil Resins

Fossil Resins
Author: Clarence Lown
Publsiher: Forgotten Books
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2017-12-23
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0484491296

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Excerpt from Fossil Resins: A Compilation This book is the result of an attempt to collect and put together the scattered notices on fossil resins, exclusive of those on amber. We believe that this has not been at tempted as yet, and must therefore give this as an excuse for the various shortcomings which may be detected by the reader. The articles published on this subject are to be found among the bulletins and proceedings published by various scientific societies. Many of them are to be met with only after a tedious search, and some cannot be found at all, except perhaps in the great libraries of the world, which are inaccessible, save to those who live near them. No attempt has been made to condense the various papers into a whole, it seeming preferable to let each author speak for himself, and allow the reader to draw his own conclusions. The material here presented is lamentably meagre, but it is all there is. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.