This is a new and completely rewritten edition of the well-known text "Microfossils" (first published in 1980) covering all the major microfossil groups, with information on taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology and palaeoecology. Particular attention is given to the uses of microfossils in environmental reconstruction and biostratigraphy. It contains numerous line and half-tone illustrations. It also emphasizes on practical applications of micropalaeontology. Only student-friendly micropaleontology text is available.