DK Eyewitness Books: Fossil

Editor/Author Taylor, Paul
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-7566-0682-4
Category: Science - Geology
Image Count: 475
Book Status: Available
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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 in Eyewitness Fossil. Learn how fossils are formed, how trilobites have been preserved for 590 million years, how fossils helped the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, and much, much more!

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Table of Contents

  • Fossils – true and false
  • The making of rocks
  • Turning to stone
  • The 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
  • A world apart
  • Human fossils
  • Living fossils
  • Fossil hunting
  • Did you know?
  • Identifying fossils
  • Find out more
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgments