Rocks and Fossilsby Arthur B. Busbey, Robert R. Coenraads, Paul Willis, David Roots
Rocks & Fossils reveals how the study of rocks and minerals enables us to uncover many of that have taken place in that vast timespan. It explains how, by looking at fossils within those rocks, we can discover what organisms were alive at various times. It establishes which fossil families have survived to the present day, and in what form.
In addition, it opens our eyes to the critical role Earth's resources play in our daily lives and the importance of conserving them for future generations.
This book takes you on a journey to the most remarkable geological and paleontological sites in the world, and explains the significance of the material they contain. Stunning photographs and illustrations will inspire you to start you own rock and fossil collections. Detailed information is given in how to identify the specimens you find and there is practical advice on how best to display and care for them.
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Very readable text, broken up into bite-size topical sections. Covers basic geology, rocks, minerals, fossils. One of the best aspects is the outstanding photos. There's one of a mummified baby mammoth that really sticks in my mind. I highly recommend this book for any rock, fossil or natural science enthusiast.