The Fossil Factory: A Kid's Guide to Digging up Dinosaurs, Exploring Evolution and Finding Fossils

The Fossil Factory: A Kid's Guide to Digging up Dinosaurs, Exploring Evolution and Finding Fossils

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570984174
Publisher: Rinehart, Roberts Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,092,649
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Niles Eldredge is curator of invertebrates at the American Museum of Natural History. Douglas and Gregory Eldredge are his two sons.

Table of Contents

Dig In!8
How Animals Disappear10
A Grave Matter10
Hard Rock, Soft Rock11
Making a Good Impression12
Cast Party13
Out in the Field14
Collecting Dos and Don'ts16
Bumper Outcrops18
Bubble, Bubble, Soil and Rubble18
Fossil Spotting19
Digging Up More Facts19
Taking Care of Your Fossils20
The Elusive Dinosaur21
A Lucky Trip21
Once Upon a Time22
Here, Dino!22
Right from the Start24
Fossil Riddles (As Old as the Hills)26
Gondwana What?28
Bump and Grind30
Which Came First?31
Carbon Dating31
A Sedimental Journey34
Make Your Own Grand Canyon35
Cool Times36
The Continental38
Dinosaur Hunting40
Living Fossils41
Double Treat on the Beach42
Caught in the Act43
What, No Fossils Near You?44
Assembly Required45
In the Living World46
Skin and Bones47
Dinosaur Detectives48
Iggy Pop49
Stuck on Fossils50
The World's Biggest Model Airplane51
The First Fossils52
Climbing Our Family Tree53
Pure Shellfishness54
A Squirt of a Squid55
Trilobites56
Ex-animals57
Danger!57
It's Easy Being Green58
Green Slime60
Something Fishy61
Amphibious Landings62
Frog Babies63
Thick-skinned64
The Naked Egg65
The Oldest Trees66
The Age of Reptiles67
The Great68
The Terrible69
Neither Fish nor Fowl70
Meet the Duckbills72
Walking Tanks73
Say It with Flowers74
Were Dinosaurs Dumb?76
Gone!78
Meteors and Meat-eaters79
Going, Going ...80
What If?81
Mammal Time82
Our Nearest Relatives84
Lucy and the Fossil People85
Thrice the Rice85
Standing Tall86
Land of the Giants88
The First Americans90
Future Humans92
Appendix 1Time Line94
Appendix 2Hunting on Holiday100
Index109

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