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Firefly Guide to Fossils (Firefly Guides)
Synopses & Reviews
A guide to the identification, understanding and hunting of fossils, which includes all major groups of fossils and an identification key.
Book News Annotation:
Featuring color photos of some 400 specimens, plus color illustrations, this pocket (5x8<">) guide to identifying and hunting all types of fossils explains how fossilization occurs, where and how to find fossils, and how to care for and display specimens. Fossil identification is aided by identification keys and color coding. A glossary of some 80 geological terms is included. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A practical guide to identifying, understanding and hunting for fossils.
The Firefly Guide to Fossils is a practical, pocket-sized and beautifully illustrated field guide. Its introduction explains how fossils form and the history of ancient life. Fossil classification and distribution are described, providing essential background information for students and collectors.
Fossil hunting is described in detail with practical advice on everything from finding sites to displaying specimens.The main part of the book presents major groups of fossils, from trilobites to tree ferns in a wide international range, from the common and easy-to-find, to dinosaur bones that would crown any collection. The entries are illustrated with color images accompanied by clear descriptive text.
A quick reference identification key organizes the 400 specimens by the major fossil classification, making it easier to find detailed information for each one.
Table of Contents
Geology — Evolution — Fossil collecting — Classification guide — Foraminiferans — Sponges — Corals — Tabulata — Rugosa — Scleratina — Jelly fish — Bryozoans — Cryptostomata — Fenestrata — Trepostomata — Cystoporata — Cyclostomata — Cheilostomata — Brachipods — 'Inarticulate' — 'Articulate' — Mollusks — Bellerophonts — Gastropods — Cephalopods — Scaphopods — Bivalves — Arthopods — Trilobites — Europterids — Crustaceans — Insects — Echinoderms — Sea lillies — Starfished — Brittle stars — Edrioasteroids — Blastoids — Sea urchins — Graptolites — Vertebrates — Fishes — Reptiles — Birds — Mammals — Fossil land plants — Coal measure plants — Mesozoic & tertiary plants — Trace fossils — Fossil sites.
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