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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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Jenny
Jul 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Golden guides! They are so neat to read and fun to look at with my kids.
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 Parts are out of date now, but even at this remove that book gave me some nostalgic pleasur ...more
Kooshmeister
A nice guide for the amateur geologist, still sold in rock and gem shops to this day (I got it this past weekend in Gatlinburg when I got my fossil trilobite). Only things are it's slightly out of date, referring to Tyrannosaurus rex as the largest carnivorous dinosaur, despite having (apparently) been published in 2002 (!), and also much of the artwork is clearly copied (admittedly with some skill) from the paintings of Charles R. Knight, who goes uncredited in the book.
Foxtower
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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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.
John
One of my favorite books of childhood.
SmarterLilac
A nice retread through my Geology 101 days.
Amanda
Nov 09, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A guide to the different types of fossils.
Don Gubler
Good simple introduction.
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Helped me through a phase in childhood.
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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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