The Fossil Book

Author: Dr. Gary Parker

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614581606

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 7026

Fossils have fascinated humans for centuries. From the smallest diatoms to the largest dinosaurs, finding a fossil is an exciting and rewarding experience. But where did they come from, and how long have they been around? These and many other questions are answered in this remarkable book. The Fossil Book will teach you about: The origin of fossils How to start your own fossil Collection What kinds of fossils can be commonly found The age of fossils How scientists find and preserve fossils How to identify kinds of fossils How the flood affected fossil formation The Geologic Column Diagram The difference between evolutionists’ and creationists’ views on fossils The “four Cs” biblical creation The different kinds of rocks fossils are found in coal and oil formation Learning about fossils, their origins, and how to collect them can be both fun and educational. The abundance of both marine and land fossils and the locations they are found in is a fascinating subject for students of all ages and has been studied by scientists and laypersons alike for many years. Learn what all the excitement is about!


Author: N.A

Publisher: Two Lions

ISBN: 9781477847008

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2820

When a boy discovers that breaking open rocks with fossils brings the fossils back to life, he ends up bringing something back that is bigger than he can handle.

The Fossil Book

A Record of Prehistoric Life

Author: Carroll Lane Fenton,Pat Vickers Rich,Mildred Adams Fenton,Thomas H. V. Rich

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486293714

Category: Nature

Page: 740

View: 7631

Definitive guide provides paleontologists and amateur fossil enthusiasts with invaluable information about finding fossils, caring for samples, and how to study them. Profusely illustrated and expanded edition contains fascinating information about everything from single-celled organisms, arthropods and amphibians, to dinosaurs, birds, and mammals. Includes identification keys, glossary, more. Over 1,500 illustrations.


Author: Claire Ewart

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802788904

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5742

Upon finding a special stone, a child imagines the life of a pterosaur, the ancient flying reptile that lived, died, and was fossilized into that stone, in a story which includes facts about fossils and how they are formed.

DK Eyewitness Books: Fossil (Library Edition)

Author: N.A

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465462558

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 3104

A visual and informative guide to fossils, now revised and updated in the relaunched DK Eyewitness Books format. Get up close and personal and be an eyewitness to our prehistoric world through fossilized shells, skulls, teeth, plants, and, of course, skeletons with DK Eyewitness Books: Fossil. Discover the most precious fossils in the world; see how fossils form; find out how early historians and scientists used fossils; and learn how you can become a paleontologist with the included fossil guide. DK Eyewitness Books: Fossil unlocks our prehistoric world. Series Overview: Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.

DK Eyewitness Books: Fossil

Author: Paul Taylor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756667933

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 7546

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 howfossils 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.


Clues to Ancient Life

Author: Rona Arato

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778714194

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5288

Looks at how fossils are formed, what we can learn about ancient life from them, and how fossils are found and dated.

The Primate Fossil Record

Author: Walter Carl Hartwig

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521663151

Category: Science

Page: 530

View: 9836

A comprehensive treatment of primate paleontology. Profusely illustrated and up to date, it captures the complete history of the discovery and interpretation of primate fossils. The chapters range from primate origins to the advent of anatomically modern humans. Each emphasizes three key components of the record of primate evolution: history of discovery, taxonomy of the fossils, and evolution of the adaptive radiations they represent. The Primate Fossil Record summarizes objectively the many intellectual debates surrounding the fossil record and provides a foundation of reference information on the last two decades of astounding discoveries and worldwide field research for physical anthropologists, paleontologists and evolutionary biologists.

Australia's Fossil Heritage

A Catalogue of Important Australian Fossil Sites

Author: , The Australian Heritage Council


ISBN: 0643102302

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 8862

The National Heritage List was created in January 2004 to recognise, celebrate and protect places of outstanding heritage value to the nation. National heritage encompasses those places that reveal the richness of Australia's extraordinarily diverse natural, historic and Indigenous heritage. One aspect of natural heritage that has been little explored is Australia’s wealth of exceptional fossil sites. While a small number of fossil sites have risen to public prominence, there are many lesser-known sites that have important heritage values. The Australian Heritage Council engaged palaeontologists from state museums and the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery to compile lists of outstanding fossil sites and to document their characteristics and relative importance against a range of categories, with a view to further our understanding about Australia’s important fossil heritage. Sites that were listed for National or World Heritage values were not included in the places for consideration, with the focus being on lesser-known but still important sites. This book is an account of the palaeontologists’ findings. Some of the sites that were included in the initial lists have since been recognised through listing on the National Heritage List or the World Heritage List. Australia's Fossil Heritage provides a useful reference to the outstanding fossil sites it catalogues, and gives a clearer understanding of the heritage values of such sites. More generally, it contributes to a greater appreciation of Australia’s geological and fossil diversity and enables readers to learn more about Australia's prehistory.

How Does a Bone Become a Fossil?

Author: Melissa Stewart

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 9781410934451

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1382

Examines the process by which animal remains and traces become fossils, and how scientists use those fossils to theorize about the past.


Author: Grace Hansen

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1680800205

Category: Fossils

Page: 24

View: 3212

Young readers will be amazed to learn what a fossil is and how it is made. This title is informative yet simple. Big text and simple sentences combined with vibrant photographs will entertain readers and strengthen their reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.

Fossil Salamanders of North America

Author: J. Alan Holman

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253347327

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 2463

Call them "mudpuppies," "hellbenders," or "mud eels," salamanders are puzzling animals to most people. They come in forms that look like flattened fish with legs, like eels, like slimy lizards, or like lizards with toad-like skins. Their life history imitates the ancient evolutionary transition from aquatic to terrestrial vertebrates, though several groups remain permanently aquatic. Until now, no one has written about their ancient ancestors. Holman details the process of the identification and interpretation of the fossils. He presents a detailed systematic account of the known fossil salamanders of North America, illustrates and discusses the extinct salamanders, re-diagnosing or redescribing some on the basis of additional information and fossil material. He also gives the modern characteristics, ecological attributes, and modern ranges of the fossil taxa that are still living. The book begins with an overview of the Caudata and describes their early evolution. Then follow the systematic and chronological accounts of the salamanders. The book concludes with a discussion of the study of fossil salamanders as it relates to the development of a realistic phylogeny and classification of the group.

Fossil Crinoids

Author: Hans Hess,Carlton E. Brett,William I. Ausich,Michael J. Simms

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521524407

Category: Nature

Page: 296

View: 2925

Crinoids have graced the oceans for more than 500 million years. Among the most attractive fossils, crinoids had a key role in the ecology of marine communities through much of the fossil record, and their remains are prominent rock forming constituents of many limestones. This is the first comprehensive volume to bring together their form and function, classification, evolutionary history, occurrence, preservation and ecology. The main part of the book is devoted to assemblages of intact fossil crinoids, which are described in their geological setting in twenty-three chapters ranging from the Ordovician to the Tertiary. The final chapter deals with living sea lilies and feather stars. The volume is exquisitely illustrated with abundant photographs and line drawings of crinoids from sites around the world. This authoritative account recreates a fascinating picture of fossil crinoids for paleontologists, geologists, evolutionary and marine biologists, ecologists and amateur fossil collectors.

Predator-Prey Interactions in the Fossil Record

Author: Patricia Kelley,Michal Kowalewski,Thor A. Hansen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306474897

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 367

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." (Richard K. Bambach, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech, Associate of the Botanical Museum, Harvard University)

Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems, Second Edition

Author: Paul Selden,John Nudds

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1840766239

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 8725

Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems describes all of the main Fossil Lagerstätten (sites of exceptional fossil preservation) from around the world in a chronological order. It covers the history of research, stratigraphy and taphonomy, main faunal and floral elements, and the palaeoecology of each site and gives a comparison with coeval sites around the world. It includes all of the well-known fossil sites, such as the Burgess Shale, the Solnhofen Limestone, Mazon Creek, Rancho La Brea etc., and includes an appendix giving information on how to visit the sites and where to see the fossils in museum displays. Available now in its second edition, Lagerstätten included for the first time include Chengjiang, the Herefordshire Nodules and the Jehol Group. A welcome addition to the list of important localities of Cenozoic age is the White River Group, which preserves the finest examples of mammals around the Eocene-Oligocene boundary, including many now-extinct groups. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout with over 450 colour photographs and diagrams, and it is extensively referenced. Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems is essential reading to a wide range of students and professionals in palaeontology and related sciences, and to amateur enthusiasts.

The Fossil Chronicles

How Two Controversial Discoveries Changed Our View of Human Evolution

Author: Dean Falk

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520949641

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 2700

Two discoveries of early human relatives, one in 1924 and one in 2003, radically changed scientific thinking about our origins. Dean Falk, a pioneer in the field of human brain evolution, offers this fast-paced insider’s account of these discoveries, the behind-the-scenes politics embroiling the scientists who found and analyzed them, and the academic and religious controversies they generated. The first is the Taung child, a two-million-year-old skull from South Africa that led anatomist Raymond Dart to argue that this creature had walked upright and that Africa held the key to the fossil ancestry of our species. The second find consisted of the partial skeleton of a three-and-a-half-foot-tall woman, nicknamed Hobbit, from Flores Island, Indonesia. She is thought by scientists to belong to a new, recently extinct species of human, but her story is still unfolding. Falk, who has studied the brain casts of both Taung and Hobbit, reveals new evidence crucial to interpreting both discoveries and proposes surprising connections between this pair of extraordinary specimens.

Fossil Finders


Author: Judy Monroe Peterson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404245243

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 4104

Explores how paleontologists collect information and introduces some of their amazing discoveries.