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Author McNamara, Ken

Title Stromatolites / Ken McNamara
Edition Rev. ed
Published Welshpool, W.A. : Western Australian Museum, 2009


Description 1 online resource (86 pages) : color illustrations, color map
Contents Introduction; Living Stromatolites; Marine Stromatolites; Lacustrine Stromatolites; Fossil Stromatolites; Evolving Stromatolites; Stromatolites and Changing Day Length; Stromatolite Conservation; Acknowledgements; Further Reading
Summary David Attenborough began his extraordinary tv series, The Living Planet at Shark Bay in Australia's northwest, because crossing the low dunes and descending to the beach is like slipping billions of years back in time. Where the waves gently break on the shore are stromatolites, rising like rows of concrete cauliflowers from the ocean. While they may look like inanimate rocks, examining a piece from the surface under a powerful microscope shows that it is teeming with life. Stromatolites are complex domes or columns of sediment formed by microbiological communities. These 'living rocks', as th
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Previous edition: 2001
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-86)
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Subject Stromatolites.
Cyanobacteria -- Australia -- Western Australia
Stromatolites -- Australia -- Western Australia
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Western Australia
Form Electronic book
Author Western Australian Museum.
ISBN 9781920843885