National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fossils

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This, the first all-photographic field guide to cover fossils found throughout North America north of Mexico, includes nearly 500 full-color photographs identifying corals, trilobites, shells, teeth, bones, as well as fossil-bearing rocks and outcrop formations. The descriptive text includes information on size, geological period, geographical distribution, and ecology of the animal or plant before it was fossilized. In addition, the book provides lists of Geological Survey offices and major fossil collections, a...
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Overview

This, the first all-photographic field guide to cover fossils found throughout North America north of Mexico, includes nearly 500 full-color photographs identifying corals, trilobites, shells, teeth, bones, as well as fossil-bearing rocks and outcrop formations. The descriptive text includes information on size, geological period, geographical distribution, and ecology of the animal or plant before it was fossilized. In addition, the book provides lists of Geological Survey offices and major fossil collections, a geological time chart, and a guide to collecting and preserving fossils.

The first all-photographic field guide to fossils found throughout North America north of Mexico contains 474 identification pictures of fossils--sponges, corals, trilobites, shells, and many others. Includes 15 maps and a visual key. Flexible binding.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394524122
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1982
  • Series: Audubon Society Field Guide Series
  • Pages: 846
  • Sales rank: 212,020
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 7.67 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Life and Geologic Time 23
Geologic Time Chart 24
Fossil-bearing Rocks 87
Part I Color Plates
How to Use This Guide 99
Key to the Maps Maps 103
Color Plates 137
Fossiliferous Rocks and Outcroppings 1
Key to the Color Plates 149
Thumb Tab Guide 150
Scallop-shaped Fossils 34
Clam-shaped Fossils 103
Snail-shaped Fossils 166
Gastropods 217
Arthropods 268
Cystoids, Blastoids, and Crinoids 316
Cone-shaped Fossils 337
Disc-shaped Fossils 358
Sponges, Corals, and Bryozoans 376
Trace Fossils and Graptolites 457
Vertebrates 472
Plants 487
Part II Text
Sponges 339
Cnidarians 353
Mollusks 389
Annelids 537
Small Tubes of Uncertain Affinities 541
Arthropods 547
Bryozoans 597
Brachiopods 625
Echinoderms 687
Hemichordates 723
Trace Fossils 731
Plants 738
Insects 751
Vertebrates 755
Part III Appendices
Phylum Illustrations 771
How to Collect and Preserve Fossils 779
Glossary 789
List of Major Fossil Displays 805
List of Geological Surveys 813
List of Specimen Localities 817
Picture Credits 828
Index 829
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2000

    EXCELLENT VERY INFORMATIVE

    This book was great. I read it to find out how to find fossils and this book helped me do just that. You cant read this book like a novel you have to use the different parts for what you need thats what makes the book so great it makes it so easy to find exactly what you need and the color plates are very good also.

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