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Title:
Eyewitness fossil
Author:
Taylor, Paul D.
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Edition:
Rev. ed.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 2004.
Physical Description:
72 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits (some color) ; 28 cm.
Summary:
A photo essay about different types of fossils, from bacteria and algae to birds and mammals. New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text! Here is an original and exciting new look at fossils - the remains of long-vanished animals and plants. Stunning real-life photographs of the spectacular remains of ancient lives offer a unique "eyewitness" view of what fossils are, how they were formed, and how they lived millions of years ago. See pearls that are 50 million years old, a dinosaur's toe, a troublesome "snake" that was turned to stone, a fossilized human being, and a snail made of precious stones. Learn how fossils are formed, how trilobites have been preserved for 590 million years, where to look for a belemnite, and how fossils helped the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Discover which are the most precious fossils in the world, where ammonites lived, how big mammoths were, what a devil's toenail looks like, and much, much more. Annotation. Learn how fossils are formed, how trilobites have been preserved for 590 million years, where to look for a belemnite, and how fossils helped the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Discover which are the most precious fossils in the world, where ammonites lived, how big mammoths were, what a devil's toenail looks like, and much, much more.
General Note:
Includes index.

"Discover what fossilized shells, bones, skulls, teeth, and plants tellus about earlier eras"--Cover.
Language:
English
Contents:
Fossils--true and false -- Making of rocks -- Turning to stone -- Changing world -- Early paleontology -- Fossil folklore -- Fossils of the future -- Remarkable remains -- Corals -- Sea bed dwellers -- Shells of all shapes -- Intelligent mollusks -- Animals in armor -- Arms and spines -- Fishes -- Plants--the pioneers -- Fossil fuels -- Out of the water -- Onto the land -- Sea dragons -- Fossil giants -- Discovering dinosaurs -- Winged wonders -- Mammal variety -- World apart -- Human fossils -- Living fossils -- Fossil hunting -- Did you know? -- Identifying fossils -- Find out more -- Glossary -- Index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.2 1.0 17223.
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ISBN:
9780756606824

9780756606817
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Here is an original and exciting new look at fossils--the remains of long-vanished animals and plants. Stunning real-life photographs of the spectacular remains of ancient lives offer a unique "eyewitness" view of what fossils are, how they were formed, and how they lived millions of years ago. See pearls that are 50 million years old, a dinosaur's toe, a troublesome "snake" that was turned to stone, a fossilized human being, and a snail made of precious stones. Learn how fossils are formed, how trilobites have been preserved for 590 million years, where to look for a belemnite, and how fossils helped the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Discover which are the most precious fossils in the world, where ammonites lived, how big mammoths were, what Devil's toenails look like, and much, much more.

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Table of Contents

Fossils--true and falsep. 6
The making of rocksp. 8
Turning to stonep. 10
The changing worldp. 12
Early paleontologyp. 14
Fossil folklorep. 16
Fossils of the futurep. 18
Remarkable remainsp. 20
Coralsp. 22
Sea bed dwellersp. 24
Shells of all shapesp. 26
Intelligent mollusksp. 28
Animals in armorp. 30
Arms and spinesp. 32
Fishesp. 34
Plants--the pioneersp. 36
Fossil fuelsp. 40
Out of the waterp. 42
Onto the landp. 44
Sea dragonsp. 46
Fossil giantsp. 48
Discovering dinosaursp. 50
Winged wondersp. 52
Mammal varietyp. 54
A world apartp. 56
Human fossilsp. 58
Living fossilsp. 60
Fossil huntingp. 62
Did you know?p. 64
Identifying fossilsp. 66
Find out morep. 68
Glossaryp. 70
Indexp. 72