Preface Chapter 1. Why study the bone microstructure of fossil tetrapods? Kevin Padian Chapter 2. Biology of Bone Adam K. Huttenlocker, Holly Woodward, and Brian K. Hall Chapter 3. Selection of Specimens Kevin Padian, Ellen-Therese Lamm, and Sarah Werning Chapter 4. Preparation and Sectioning of Specimens Ellen-Therese Lamm Chapter 5. Image Standardization in Paleohistology Timothy Bromage and Sarah Werning Chapter 6. Database Standardization Laura Wilson and Maria de Boef Miara Chapter 7. Skeletochronology Holly N. Woodward, Kevin Padian, and Andrew H. Lee Chapter 8. Analysis of Growth Rates Andrew H. Lee, Adam K. Huttenlocker, Kevin Padian, and Holly N. Woodward Chapter 9. Evolution of Growth Rates and their Implications Kevin Padian and Koen Stein Chapter 10. Research Applications and Integration Kevin Padian , Maria de Boef Miara, Hans C.E. Larsson, Laura Wilson, and Timothy Bromage
Kevin Padian is Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley and Curator at the UC Museum of Paleontology. Ellen-Therese Lamm is Histology Laboratory Manager at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.
"This book stands out as the best single source for practical guidance on fossil bone histology, as well as the best current review of where the field stands... Highly recommended." -- S. L. Brusatte CHOICE