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Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution

Trilobites were shelled animals that lived in the oceans over five hundred million years ago. As bewilderingly diverse then as the beetle is today, they survived in the arctic or the tropics, were spiky or smooth, were large as lobsters or small as fleas. And because they flourished for three hundred million years, they can be used to glimpse a less evolved world of ancient continents and vanished oceans.


The beautiful spiral shells of these long-extinct marine invertebrates are among the most sought after and recognizable of fossils, yet little has been published about ammonites outside of geological journals. Neale Monks and Philip Palmer look at the latest ideas on ammonite biology and ecology to present this detailed picture of a once diverse and widespread group of animals.

Ammonites and the Other Cephalopods of the Pierre Seaway: Identification Guide

This volume provides easily-understood descriptions of some 90 species, 32 genera, and 13 families of cephalopods that lived for 12 million years in the Pierre Seaway, which extended through the interior of North America connecting the Arctic Ocean with the Gulf of Mexico. B&w photographs. Geoscience Press, Inc. is at PO Box 42948, Tucson, AZ 85733-2948. Distributed to the trade by Mountain Press. Book News, Inc. review

Collecting Fossils: Hold Prehistory in the Palm of Your Hand

Step into the past. Here are all the basics on the fossilization process and collecting them: recognizing rocks that contain fossils, what tools and techniques to use, and how to collect in a safe and environmentally-safe way. Tips cover cleaning, preserving, and displaying your finds. Document and identify your collection properly using the handy guide, arranged in three sections.

Discovering Fossils: How to Find and Identify Remains of the Prehistoric Past

160 drawings 6 x 9 Complete beginners guide to fossil collecting Includes lesser-studied vertebrate fossils Detailed illustrations for identification and comparison Earlier life forms are buried all over the earths surfacein oceans, on mountain slopes, in our backyards. Discovering Fossils provides an essential background on where to search for fossils, how to scan for the right textures and shapes, and how to properly extract and protect ones finds, a perfect reference for new collectors young and old.


Fossil Shark Teeth of the World

A collector's guide

An easy to understand book on fossil shark tooth identification. Clear photos and simple terminology. This book is a must for any fossil collector.

Fossils: The Key to the Past

In his accessible introduction to the study and meaning of fossils, the world-renowned paleontologist Richard Fortey provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of fossils and their use in reconstructing the history of life on Earth. Extensively illustrated in full color throughout, this fifth edition of Fossils includes the most recent advances in our understanding of the fossil record and the significance of new fossil finds.

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DVD serie about dinosaurs
Finally all three programs from the Emmy Award-winning Walking with... series--Walking with Dinosaurs, Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special, and Walking with Prehistoric Beasts--are available for the first time as a collector's set on DVD. The epic begins with a journey back 65 million years ago to a virtual lost world which has been recreated with spectacular digital effects and animatronics. The series continues as we follow the life and death struggles of "Big Al," the most complete allosaurus skeleton ever found. And finally, we explore our planet after the reign of the dinosaur and the succession of extraordinary creatures that came and went over the following millennia. The end of the dinosaur was only the beginning!

Books on fossils and dinosaurs for children