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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

Scientific Aspects of Lebanese Amber
Introduction
Geological Setting
Age of Lebanese Amber
Plant Source
Nature of the Cretaceous Kauri Forest
The Shifting Face of Lebanon

The Types of Inclusions in Lebanese Amber
Monera
Fungi
Plantae
Animalia
      Nematoda
      Mollusca
      Myriapoda
      Arachnida
      Hexapoda
            Collembola
            Archeognatha
            Odonata
            Ephemeroptera
            Blattaria
            Orthoptera
            Isoptera
            Psocoptera
            Hemiptera
            Neuroptera
            Coleoptera
            Thysanoptera
            Trichoptera
            Lepidoptera
            Diptera
            Hymenoptera
Vertebrata
Discussion
      Symbiotic Associations
      Insect Diversification and distribution
      Extinctions: Generic lineages
      Insect-plant Associations
      Insect Population Structure Over Time
      Comparison of Amber Taxa with Lebanese Fish Fossils

Cultural aspects of Lebanese Amber
The Early History of Lebanese Amber
Collecting Lebanese Amber
Other Resins, Copals and Gums from Lebanon and the Near East

Acknowledgments
References
Appendix:
Description of Agathis Levantensis sp. n.
Index

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