Excerpt from Kentucky Fossil Corals, Vol. 2 of 2: A Monograph of the Fossil Corals of the Silurian and Devonian Rocks of Kentucky
The text of Part I. Will be finished in a few months. Part I. Consists of 1. An Introduction, which treats of the growth and habits of coral making animals, their place in nature, etc.; 2. A Descriptive Text, which classifies the fossil corals found in the Silurian and Devonian Rocks of Kentucky, showing the relations of families, genera, and species, and describing them; 3. A chapter of Popular Notes, which, following the technical descriptions, presents the salient traits of structure or function characterizing the skeletons of species of the same genus, on the modifica tions of which the differentiation is based, and collates comprehensively the resemblances and differences of related genera and the more widely divergent family peculiarities; 4. A Glossary, in which are given the meanings and, in most cases, the etymologies of the technical terms used in the text; 5. An Index, systematically arranged.
The literature of this subject is diffused through many volumes of State and Government reports and society periodical or casual publications.
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