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Fossils (Rock Explorer)

Fossils (Rock Explorer)

Author: Claudia Martin
Series: Rock Explorer
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Fossils are the remains of animals and plants that lived thousands or millions of years ago - so they're the best way for us to understand how we, and other species, have evolved over time. This book introduces young readers to the importance of palaeontology and shows the beliefs and myths that have advanced - and inhibited - our understanding of evolution. It's full of facts and photos of real-life excavations from all over the world. It gives advice on where to find fossils and how to treat ancient remains with care. There are brilliant, fun snippets, like the fact that people thought the coelacanth fish had been extinct for 66 million years - then, in 1938, living coelacanths were discovered off the coast of Africa! For thousands of years, people found dinosaur fossils but did not know what they were. The ancient Chinese thought they were dragon bones.

Author description

Claudia Martin is the author of many children's books and has worked in publishing for over 20 years. Her favourite subjects include geography, history, animals and technology. Recent books published are titles in the My Little Book of... series, History Detectives: London, Makerspace Survival and Robot Pioneers.

Table of contents

What is a Fossil? 4
How Fossils Form 6
Hunting for Fossils 8
Sea Creatures 10
Discovering Dinosaurs 12
Strange and Extinct 14
Wonderful Wings 16
Precious Plants 18
Our Family 20
Fossil Guide 22
Glossary 23
Index 24

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781784939663
  • : QED Publishing
  • : QED Publishing
  • : January 2018
  • : 240mm X 210mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 560
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Claudia Martin
  • : 24