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Expertly written and thoroughly vetted, each entry combines a precise description with annotated photography to highlight a fossil's chief characteristics and distinguishing features. A full-color illustration, showing the fossil as a living animal or plant, as well as color-coded bands providing at-a-glance facts for quick reference, complete every entry.
For beginners and established enthusiasts alike, the Handbook of Fossils explains what a fossil is, how fossils are classified, and how to start a collection. To help you in the initial stages of identification, the book provides a visual key that makes it easy to recognize a fossil and place it in its correct genus. Finally a concise glossary gives instant understanding of technical and scientific terms.
Number of Pages: 64
Dimensions: 8.16 X 5.94 (inches)
Bones of Contention: A Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils, Revised and UpdatedMarvin L. LubenowBaker Books / 2004 / Trade Paperback$23.49 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
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Expertly written and thoroughly vetted, each entry combines a precise description with annotated photography to highlight each fossil's chief characteristics and distinguishing features. Each fossil is accompanied by a full-color illustration of the living animal or plant that the fossil once was in the distant past, while color-coded bands provide at-a-glance key facts to complete each entry. Also included is a comprehensive glossary so you can speak the language of a true paleontologist.
Written by veteran paleontologist and curator Cyril Walker, and veterinary surgeon and fossil enthusiast David Ward, and packed with detailed information on recognition, classification, and more, DKs Smithsonian Handbook of Fossils is the clearest identification guide to fossils for beginners and established enthusiasts alike.