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A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region
 0253351987, 9780253351982

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A SEA WITHOUT FISH LIFE IN THE ORDOVICIAN SEA OF THE CINCINNATI REGION

David L. Meyer and Richard Arnold Davis With a chapter by Steven M. Holland

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Meyer, David L. A sea without fish: life in the Ordovician sea of the Cincinnati region / David L.

Meyer and Richard Arnold Davis; with a chapter by Steven M.

p. cm. — Includes ISBN 2.

bibliographical

978-0-253-35198-2

references (cloth:

and

alk.

Fossils—Ohio—Cincinnati Region.

index.

paper) I.

Davis,

1. R. A.

II. Title. QE726. 2. M49 560'.

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17310977178—dc22 2008020036

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Holland.

(Life of the past)

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Paleontology—Ordovician. (Richard Arnold),

date-

The w o r l d w i d e f a m e o f t h e fossils a n d r o c k s o f t h e C i n c i n n a t i , O h i o , reg i o n g r e w o u t o f the labors o f m y r i a d a m a t e u r fossil c o l l e c t o r s . T h e c u r r e n t e m b o d i m e n t of those folk is t h e " D r y D r e d g e r s , " a g r o u p f o u n d e d in C i n c i n n a t i in 1942 a n d , to this day, d e d i c a t e d to c o l l e c t i n g a n d u n d e r s t a n d i n g t h o s e fossils.

W e d e d i c a t e this v o l u m e t o t h e " D r y D r e d g e r s " a n d t o t h e h o s t o f fossil collectors they represent.

Vos salukimus!

CONTENTS

ix xiil

PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

xv REPOSITORIES OF FOSSILS ILLUSTRATED IN THIS BOOK

1 Introduction 1