Living Fossils: Survivors from Earth's Distant Past

Living Fossils: Survivors from Earth's Distant Past

by Rebecca E. Hirsch


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In the history of life on this planet, 99.9 percent of all species have gone extinct. But a few have survived almost unchanged. Author Rebecca E. Hirsch introduces readers to six living fossils, including the chambered nautilus, the horseshoe crab with its sticky blue blood, and venomous platypuses that sting, as well as a comprehensive explanation of evolution and extinction for readers who may not be familiar with the terms yet. Readers will also discover a a spectacular timeline of the history of animal life on Earth. Dive into the stories of these incredible animals and find out how they help scientists piece together evolutionary history.

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ISBN-13: 9781541581272
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2020
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,165,750
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 11 Years

About the Author

Rebecca E. Hirsch, PhD, is the author of numerous books about science, nature, and geography for children. She lives with her husband and three children in State College, Pennsylvania. You can visit her online at

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