The Illustrated Handbook of Fossils: A Practical Directory and Identification Aid to More Than 300 Plant and Animal Fossils

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This is a practical directory and identification aid to more than 300 plant and animal fossils. This is the ultimate photographic guide to recognizing fossils of plants and animals. It features more than 300 named specimens of plant, invertebrate creatures, and vertebrate animals are grouped with similar species that shared their habitat. 350 superb photographs capture the beauty and intricacy of the fossilization process, with 250 additional artworks and clear annotations to aid identification. Concise factfile panels explain the origins of fossil names, when the organisms first appeared, and where the fossil hunter is likely to find them. This superb visual directory profiles some of the most fascinating fossils on the planet, with fine photographs of some of the world's best specimens. Over 300 generic groups are named, described and dated. These fossilized organisms are divided into three biological groups: plants, invertebrate animals, and vertebrate animals. With over 600 illustrations showing the complex, intricate process of fossilization as well as the appearance of the living organisms, here is a book to inspire and educate. This handbook provides an informative and accessible approach to the subject that will encourage budding fossil-hunters to trace the remnants of ancient life.

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Steve Parker is a highly experienced author, editor and consultant specializing in information books on the natural world, biology, technology and general sciences. Steve has a First Class Honours BSc in Zoology and is a Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. He has worked on the staff of London's Natural History Museum, and also at leading book publishers. Steve has written more than 200 books and edited or consulted on many other titles, from small, light-hearted one-offs to encyclopedias and multi-volume series, for a wide range of international publishers. He also appears on television and radio and regularly presents talks, workshops and other events for schools, libraries, clubs and organizations.

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