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An Introduction to Fossils and Minerals
     

An Introduction to Fossils and Minerals

by Jon Erickson, Erickson, Donald R. Coates (Foreword by)
 

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The study of fossils, minerals, and gems has played crucial roles in increasing our knowledge about the Earth, the changes the planet has gone through, and the species that have inhabited it. This volume introduces the fascinating disciplines of geology, paleontology, and mineralogy, and how they reveal secrets of the Earth's history.Coverage includes:A

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The study of fossils, minerals, and gems has played crucial roles in increasing our knowledge about the Earth, the changes the planet has gone through, and the species that have inhabited it. This volume introduces the fascinating disciplines of geology, paleontology, and mineralogy, and how they reveal secrets of the Earth's history.Coverage includes:A systematic treatment of Earth history, rock types, marine fossils, terrestrial fossils, crystals, gems, and precious metals that provide insights into Earth's character; the most current data available on such topics as global tectonics and faunal extinctions, including a wealth of information about the demise of dinosaurs; new technologies in detecting and preserving rocks and minerals; and the effects of erosion and climate changes.<%END%>

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For high school and general readers, a guide to the science of geology and how it helps reveal the Earth's history. The revised edition includes current data on topics such as global tectonics and animal extinctions, new technologies for detecting and preserving rocks and minerals, and the effects of erosion and climate changes. Erickson, a geologist in Colorado, is the author of several books on Earth science and geology, including four in the Facts on File Changing Earth series. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816042371
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Series:
Living Earth Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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