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Very little popular literature on micropaleontology exists. The books and articles cited below are mostly at the college undergraduate level. Works include general overviews, as well as references to the most important groups.

Margulis, L. & Sagan, D., 1986 (paperback 1997). Microcosmos: four billion years of microbial evolution. Berkeley: University of California Press, 300 pp. Popular introduction to the history of one-celled organisms..

Lipps, J. H, 1981. What, if anything, is micropaleontology? Paleobiology, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 167-199. An elegant essay on the history and scope of this science.

Bignot, G., 1985. Elements of micropaleontology. London: Graham & Trotman Ltd., 217 pp. (transl. from French edition, Dunod & Cie., Paris, 1982). Concise, well-written overview.

Haq, B. U. & Boersma, A., 1978. Introduction to marine micropaleontology. New York: Elsevier, 376 pp. A well designed introductory textbook for American universities.

Pokorný, V., 1963; 1965. Principles of zoological micropaleontology. Oxford: Pergamon Press, vol. I, 1963, 640 pp.; vol. II, 1965, 457 pp. (Transl. from German edition, VEB Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, Berlin, 1958). Enlarged from the Czech (1954). The classic text: thorough, informative, and very comprehensive.

Ramsay, A. T. S. (editor), 1977. Oceanic micropaleontology. New York: Academic Press, 2 vols., 1,453 pp. Leading scholars discuss this most important aspect of micropaleontologival research.

Kauffman, E. G. & Hazel, J. E. (editors), 1977. Concepts and methods in biostratigraphy. Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania: Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross, 658 pp. Dating the geological record with fossils (mostly microfossils).

Traverse, A., 1988. Paleopalynology. Boston: Allen & Unwin, 600 pp. (paper). Fossil spores and pollen.

Sarjeant, W. A. S., 1974. Fossil and living dinoflagellates. New York: Academic Press, 182 pp. One of the major groups of protist phytoplankton, or algae, in the fossil record, especially for older strata (Paleozoic)

Round, F. E., Crawford, R. M. & Mann, D. G., 1990. The diatoms. Cambridge University Press, 743 pp. The most abundant of all protist phytoplankton in most marine and fresh water environments.

Winter, A. & Siesser, W. G. (eds.), 1994. Coccolithophores. Cambridge University Press, 282 pp. Prolific "calcareous nannoplankton" are ubiquitous age indicators.

Cordey, Fabrice, 1995 - Radiolaria (web page) Silica structures of these predatory protists resemble snowflakes.

Lee, J. J. & Anderson, O. R. (editors), 1991. Biology of Foraminifera. London: Academic Press, 368 pp. The many complex adaptations of the best-known of all fossilizing Protista groups.

Hemleben, C., Spindler, M., & Anderson, O. R., 1989. Modern planktonic Foraminifera. New York: Springer Verlag, 363 pp. Free-floating forams are the worldwide markers in the geological time scale.

Murray, J. W., 1991. Ecology and paleontology of benthic Foraminifera. London: Longman Scientific & Technical, 397 pp. Bottom-dwelling forams are everywhere on and beneath the sea floor.

Neale, J. W. (editor), 1969. The taxonomy, morphology and ecology of recent Ostracoda. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 553 pp. A symposium of leading researchers reports on the bizarre world of these tiny arthropods.

Whatley, R., & Maybury, C. (editors), 1990. Ostracoda and global events. London: Chapman and Hall, 621 pp. Ostracodes provide the evidence in major geological detective stories over the past 400 million years.

DeDecker, P., Colin, J.-P., & Peypouquet, J.-P. (editors), 1988. Ostracoda in the earth sciences. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 302 pp. Experts describe what the extremely sensitive ostracodes can tell us about the past