Synopses & Reviews
Packed with crisp photography, engaging activities, and clear explanations, Rocks and Fossils is an authoritative and fun guide to this favorite subject.
About the Author
Chris Pellant's vast collection of photographs of rocks, minerals, and fossils is used by publishers worldwide. His titles include Kingfisher's The Best Book of Fossils, Rocks, and Minerals.
Table of Contents
What is a rock? -- Rocks from fire -- Rough and smooth -- Secondhand rocks -- Layer by layer -- Rocks that change -- Under pressure -- Wear and tear -- Rain, roots, and ice -- Rocks from space -- Uses of rocks -- What is a fossil? -- How fossils form -- Ancient sea creatures -- Age of dinosaurs -- Fossil plants -- Fossil fuels -- Clues from fossils -- How to find fossils -- Fun with fossils -- Rocks around you.