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Fossils: A Guide to Prehistoric Life (A Golden Nature Guide)

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LC# 62-21640
This introduction to the life of the past as revealed through fossils includes:Descriptions of the typical plants and animals of major geological erasMaps showing where fossils can be foundThe history of the development of life on earthFull-color illustrations and concise information make this an invaluable and enjoyable guide to a fascinating subject.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published 1962 by Golden
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James Violand
Jul 08, 2014 James Violand rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: nature lovers.
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Only for those who want an introduction to fossils. The very basic, everyman guide.
Mike Jensen
I coveted this book as a child, so I had to read it when a copy finally fell into my hands. It is a catalogue of prehistoric life that starts with fossils and moves up to the once-living animal. Though serious minded, and I’m sure it was true to the science as it was known at the time, this book is nonetheless very much a children’s guide, written in language a smart, science curious child can understand. Parts are out of date now, but even at this remove that book gave me some nostalgic pleasur ...more
Who says Golden Books are just for kids? I had great fun identifying a variety of fossils I found around the country... maybe not perfectly accurate all the time, but close enough for a hobbyist to add extra enjoyment and appreciation of the treasures out there.
I love Golden guides! They are so neat to read and fun to look at with my kids.
A guide to the different types of fossils.
A nice retread through my Geology 101 days.
Benjamin Plume
Helped me through a phase in childhood.
Don Gubler
Good simple introduction.
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Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes (born October 29, 1926 in Warwickshire, The United Kingdom), a professor of geology and mineralogy, was the ninth president of Cornell University from 1977 to 1995.

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