How Does a Bone Become a Fossil?

How Does a Bone Become a Fossil?

by Melissa Stewart


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How do minerals collect in ancient bones? Why are fish fossils sometimes found on land? How can some feathers be preserved for millions of years? This series explores the causes and effects that shape our world. From the underwater volcanoes that sprout into islands, to the rushing waterfalls that spark electric currents, this series demonstrates how both natural and man-made phenomena occur.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410985293
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/15/2016
Series: How Does It Happen
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 828,161
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.38(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Melissa Stewart earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Union College and a master’s degree in science and environmental journalism from New York University. She has written more than thirty books for children and has contributed articles to a variety of magazines for adults and children. In her free time, Melissa enjoys hiking and canoeing near her home in Northborough, MA.

Table of Contents

Signs of Past Life 4

Two Kinds of Fossil 6

From Fish to Fossil 8

Buried Treasure 10

Where Fossils Form 12

Common Body Fossils 14

Dinosaur Fossils 16

Molds and Casts 18

Traces of the Past 20

Trapped in Tar and Ice 22

What Is Amber? 24

Scientists at Work 26

Be a Fossil Hunter 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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