Reading Behavior from the Rocks

@article{Jensen2008ReadingBF,
  title={Reading Behavior from the Rocks},
  author={S{\"o}ren Jensen},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={322},
  pages={1051 - 1052}
}
  • S. Jensen
  • Published 14 November 2008
  • Geology
  • Science
Trace Fossil Analysis. By Adolf Seilacher. Springer, Berlin, 2007. 240 pp. $69.95, £38.50. ISBN 9783540472254. Seilacher's iconic drawings form the framework for this application of his "method of morphological thinking in terms of processes" to structures that animals have left in soft sediments. 

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