Paleozoic Fossils

Paleozoic Fossils

by Bruce L. Stinchcomb


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Explore the rich fossil record of the Paleozoic Era, from the Cambrian (545 million years ago) through the Permian (almost 300 million years ago) with 650 high quality color photos and detailed, highly readable text. Following his successful work on the earliest fossils, the author now starts at that time in earths history when life blossomed into a variety of body plans (phyla), and explores the successive periods of the Paleozoic Era. These include the Cambrian; the early, mid-, and late Ordovician; the Silurian and Devonian with their numerous marine fossils and some of the earths first land plants and early fish; the diverse land plants and peculiar marine life of the Carboniferous (Mississippian and Pennsylvanian periods); and the fossils of the Permian, including many fossils of life forms that would go extinct in the worlds greatest extinction event.\nThis is a great book for fossil hunters of all ilks and anyone interested in the early remnants of life. Those who collect or trade fossils will find a useful guide to the values of the fossils.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764329173
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 02/01/2008
Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors Ser.
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bruce Stinchcomb has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Missouri-Rolla and is retired professor of geology at St. Louis Community College. An avid paleontologist, this is his second book for Schiffer Publishing, following the success of his Worlds Oldest Fossils.

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