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Insecta Mundi, published by the Center for Systematic Entomology, is available online at Copyright © by Woodruff.


Because I've studied Dominican Amber for 25 years, this article began as a simple request for me to review a recent book: "Life in Amber" by George 0. Poinar, Jr., Stanford university Press. 350p.; 37 color and 154 black and white photos; 8 maps. Publication date: Sept. 25, 1992. Price: $55.00. It was soon obvious that the volume and nature of my comments precluded a simple review. My paraphrased title is a minor semantic difference with Dr. Poinar's, although I doubt that he would write of "Life in Egyptian Tombs". Creatures preserved for 30 to 40 million years should at least be "Former Life in Amber". So much for trivia.

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