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Title:
Fossils
Author:
Palmer, Douglas.
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Publication Information:
New York Dorling Kindersley Pub., [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 13 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
How to use this book -- Introduction -- What is a fossil? -- Where fossils are found -- True and false -- How fossils are formed -- Sedimentation -- Moving continents -- Time periods -- Fossil fuels -- Digging out -- Reconstructing the past -- Using fossils -- Learning from fossils -- Discoveries and problems -- Classification -- Living fossils -- Invertebrates -- Earliest fossils -- Sponges -- Corals -- Worms -- Brachiopods -- Bryozoans -- Bivalves -- Gastropods -- Nautiloids -- Ammonoids -- Belemnites -- Early arthropods -- Trilobites -- Crustaceans -- Insects and spiders 76 -- Sea stars -- Sea urchins -- Sea lilies -- Graptolites -- Vertebrates -- Conodonts -- Jawless fish -- Early jawed fish -- Modern fish -- Early amphibians -- Modern amphibians -- Early reptiles -- Mammal-like reptiles -- Dinosaurs -- Marine reptiles -- Flying reptiles -- Surviving reptiles -- Birds -- Mammals -- Hominoids and hominids -- Plants -- Paleozoic -- Mesozoic -- Cenozoic -- Reference -- Classification of life -- Fossil hunters -- Fossil locations -- Equipment and tools -- Collecting fossils.
ISBN:
9780756602062
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

From amphibians to trilobites, this authoritative guide provides a fascinating insight into the origin, formation, and remarkable variety of fossils.

Back by popular demand, this series of information books for children ages 8 and over are the same handy size with a fresh new design. All the facts kids need to know about natural history, science, and history topics are in these information-packed little books. Also included are reference books everyone can use-dictionaries in English and Spanish, encyclopedias in key areas, a thesaurus, and a spelling dictionary.