Handbooks: Fossils: The Clearest Recognition Guide Available DK Smithsonian HandbookDK - Packed with over 1, 000 full-color photographs over more than 500 fossils, this handbook is designed to cut through the complex process of fossil identification to make it accessible to readers of all experience levels. Written by veteran paleontologist and curator cyril walker, and veterinary surgeon and fossil enthusiast David Ward, and packed with detailed information on recognition, and more, classification, DK’s Smithsonian Handbook of Fossils is the clearest identification guide to fossils for beginners and established enthusiasts alike.
Authoritative text, crystal-clear photography, and a systematic approach from Dorling Kindersley and the Smithsonian Institution make this guide both comprehensive and concise. 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.
Handbooks: Fossils: The Clearest Recognition Guide Available DK Smithsonian Handbook - Expertly written and thoroughly vetted, each entry combines a precise description with annotated photography to highlight each fossil's chief characteristics and distinguishing features. Also included is a comprehensive glossary so you can speak the language of a true paleontologist.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American FossilsKnopf - The descriptive text includes information on size, geological period, geographical distribution, and ecology of the animal or plant before it was fossilized. The most comprehensive field guide available to North American fossils--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.
Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 500 stunning identification photographs organized by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Fossils is the perfect companion for any fossil hunting expedition. This easy-to-use handbook is an essential reference for identifying corals, shells, bones, teeth, trilobites, as well as fossil-bearing rocks and outcrop formations.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fossils - In addition, the book provides lists of Geological Survey offices and major fossil collections, a geological time chart, and a guide to collecting and preserving fossils.
101 American Fossil Sites You've Gotta SeeMountain Press Publishing Co. - At some sites, you can sift through the shale in search of fossils to keep; at other sites, you can watch professionals excavate museum-quality specimens. Examining in detail at least one amazing fossil site in every state, Albert Dickas clearly explains the critters preserved in the rocks, from sharks and rhinoceroses to trilobites and horn corals.
Dickas also provides a short history of life on Earth, from microbes in 3-billion-year-old chert to massive mammals of the Pleistocene ice ages. Contained within the last 541 million years are the Cambrian explosion, the age of crinoids, and five mass extinctions, including the one that wiped out the dinosaurs.
101 American Fossil Sites You've Gotta See - This compendium of 101 fossil sites is the companion volume to the hugely popular 101 American Geo-Sites You've Gotta See, published in 2012. The entertaining introduction discusses the history of paleontology, including nineteenth-century arguments about the age of Earth. Amply illustrated with photographs and written in a clear yet playful prose, 101 American Fossil Sites You'veGotta See will entertain and inform amateur and seasoned fossil buffs, whether from an armchair or in the field.
Fossils: A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide A Golden Guide from St. Martin's PressGolden Guides from St. Martin's Press - This introduction to the life of the past as revealed through fossils includes:-Descriptions of the typical plants and animals of major geological eras-Maps showing where fossils can be found-The history of the development of life on earthFull-color illustrations and concise information make this an invaluable and enjoyable guide to a fascinating subject.
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Fossil Collecting in the Mid-Atlantic States: With Localities, Collecting Tips, and Illustrations of More than 450 Fossil SpecimensJohns Hopkins University Press - Used book in Good Condition. Describes the fossils of pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia, Delaware, and how and where to hunt for them Used book in Good Condition.
The World Encyclopedia of Fossils & Fossil-Collecting:: An Illustrated Reference Guide To Over 375 Plant And Animal Fossils From Around The Globe And ... Them, With Over 950 Photographs And ArtworksSouthwater - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. How to find, classify and date fossils, and assess their geological context, together with an illustrated directory of more than 375 fossil examples.
The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs: Second Edition Princeton Field GuidesPrinceton University Press - Princeton University Press. Used book in Good Condition. The best-selling princeton field Guide to Dinosaurs remains the must-have book for anyone who loves dinosaurs, from amateur enthusiasts to professional paleontologists. Paul's extensively revised introduction delves into dinosaur history and biology, and the history of dinosaur paleontology, the origin of birds, the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs, as well as giving a taste of what it might be like to travel back in time to the era when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
Now extensively revised and expandedcovers nearly 750 dinosaur species, including life studies, and growth of dinosaurs, locomotion, physiology, including scores of newly discovered onesProvides startling new perspectives on the famed Brontosaurus and TyrannosaurusFeatures nearly 700 color and black-and-white drawings and figures, and skull and muscle drawingsIncludes color paleo-distribution maps and a color time lineDescribes anatomy, reproduction, scenic views, as well as the origin of birds and the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs Used book in Good Condition.
The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs: Second Edition Princeton Field Guides - Now extensively revised and expanded, this dazzlingly illustrated large-format edition features some 100 new dinosaur species and 200 new and updated illustrations, bringing readers up to the minute on the latest discoveries and research that are radically transforming what we know about dinosaurs and their world.
Written and illustrated by acclaimed dinosaur expert gregory paul, scenic views, "life" studies, this stunningly beautiful book includes detailed species accounts of all the major dinosaur groups as well as nearly 700 color and black-and-white images―skeletal drawings, and other illustrations that depict the full range of dinosaurs, from small feathered creatures to whale-sized supersauropods.
Fossils: How to Find and Identify Over 300 Genera MacMillan Field GuidesJohn Wiley & Sons Inc - Used book in Good Condition. Provides guidance on collecting fossils and describes the identifying characteristics of a variety of fossils of animals and plants Used book in Good Condition. Princeton University Press.
Fossil Collector's Handbook: Finding, Identifying, Preparing, DisplayingSterling Pub Co Inc - Used book in Good Condition. Princeton University Press. Used book in Good Condition. Describes methods for locating, extracting, and preparing fossils and discusses appropriate tools and materials Used book in Good Condition.
After the Dinosaurs: The Age of Mammals Life of the PastIndiana University Press - Life in the sea also underwent striking evolution reflecting global climate change, sea lions, dolphins, seals, including the emergence of such creatures as giant sharks, and whales. After the dinosaurs is a book for everyone who has an abiding fascination with the remarkable life of the past. In their place evolved an enormous variety of land creatures, especially the mammals, which in their way were every bit as remarkable as their Mesozoic cousins.
The age of mammals, but it was an amazing time in earth’s history, the Cenozoic Era, has never had its Jurassic Park, populated by a wonderful assortment of bizarre animals. The earth’s vegetation went through equally dramatic changes, from tropical jungles in Montana and forests at the poles, to grasslands and savannas across the entire world.
After the Dinosaurs: The Age of Mammals Life of the Past - Used book in Good Condition. The rapid evolution of thousands of species of mammals brought forth gigantic hornless rhinos, sabertooth cats, mastodonts and mammoths, and many other creatures―including our own ancestors. Their story is part of a larger story of a world emerging from the greenhouse conditions of the Mesozoic, warming up dramatically about 55 million years ago, and then cooling rapidly so that 33 million years ago the glacial ice returned.
. Princeton University Press. Perhaps nudged over the evolutionary cliff by a giant boloid striking the earth, the incredible and fascinating group of animals called dinosaurs became extinct some 65 million years ago except for their feathered descendants. Used book in Good Condition.