Introduction to Grand Canyon Fossils

Introduction to Grand Canyon Fossils

by David Thayer

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Introduction to Grand Canyon Fossils by David Thayer

Grand Canyon National Park has spectacular geology on display like no place on earth. And within many of the canyon's rock layers lie fossils, evidence of organisms that lived in the region as the rock layers formed. Through expert text accompanied by spectacular photographs and illustrations, Dave Thayer's An Introduction to Grand Canyon Fossils brings these ancient stone creatures and plants to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780938216957
Publisher: Grand Canyon Association
Publication date: 10/15/2009
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author


Dave Thayer is the author of A Guide to Grand Canyon Geology along the Bright Angel Trail, Field Guide to Geology along the Bright Angel Trail, and Checklist of the Wildlife of the Grand Canyon. He lives with his wife, Dora, in Williams, Arizona.

Table of Contents

Prologue: A Discovery 6

Introduction to Fossils and Paleontology 8

Precambrian Time in the Grand Canyon 18

The Cambrian and Devonian Periods 24

The Late Paleozoic Era 34

The Seas Return 44

The Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras 52

Epilogue: The Condor Returns 58

Glossary 60

Suggested Reading 62

Index 63

About the Author 64

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