From the Foreword: "Predator-prey interactions are among the most significant
of all organism-organism interactions...It will only be by compiling and evaluating data on predator-prey relations as they are recorded in the fossil record
that we can hope to tease apart their role
in the tangled web of evolutionary interaction over time. This volume, compiled by a group of expert specialists on the evidence of predator-prey interactions in the fossil record, is a pioneering effort to collate the information now accumulating in this important field. It will be a standard reference on which future study of one of the central dynamics of ecology as seen in the fossil record will be built."