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Amber: Window to the Past
www.amnh.org/exhibitions/amber/
This Web site from the American Museum of Natural History offers information on the origins of amber and provides close-up photographs of a number of amber specimens.


Amber Inclusions
www-user.uni-bremen.de/~i18m/amber.html
In this stereoscopic photo gallery, find detailed images of ancient flora and fauna trapped within pieces of amber. 3-D glasses are recommended.


The World of Amber
www.emporia.edu/earthsci/amber/amber.htm
Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas provides information on a number of amber-related topics, from its geologic occurrences to its use as a semiprecious stone.


Discovering the Lost World of Amber Forests
www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/amber.shtml
In this half-hour radio program, BBC reporter Howard Stableford speaks with experts David Grimaldi, George Poinar, and Andrew Ross to gain insight on the mysterious world of ancient amber forests.


Tree of Life Web Project
tolweb.org/tree/
Discover the evolutionary history and characteristics of thousands of organisms on Earth, including many of those found trapped in amber.


Books

The Amber Forest: A Reconstruction of a Vanished World
by George and Roberta Poinar. Princeton University Press, 1999.

Life in Amber
by George O. Poinar, Jr. Stanford University Press, 1992.

Amber: Window to the Past
by David A. Grimaldi. Harry N. Abrams Inc., 2003.

Lebanese Amber: The Oldest Insect Ecosystem in Fossilized Resin
by George Poinar and Raif Milki. Oregon State University Press, 2001.

Amber
by Andrew Ross. Harvard University Press, 1999.

What Bugged the Dinosaurs? Insects, Disease, and Death in the Cretaceous
by George Poinar, Jr. & Roberta Poinar. Princeton University Press, 2008

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