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Fossil Books

Learn about prehistoric life with these books about fossils!

If you are interested in learning about fossils, these books will make a great addition to your library. Whether you're a fossil hunter, fossil collector, paleontologist, or just getting into the subject, we have a book about fossils that you will enjoy. Please browse our selection below.




The Sternberg Fossil Hunters: A Dinosaur Dynasty
by Katherine Rogers

Only $15.99
Go back in time to the 1800s with the famous Sternberg Fossil Hunters, searching the wilds for treasure!   More information, table of contents.



An Illustrated Guide To Fossil Collecting
by Richard L. Casanova and Ronald P. Ratkevich.

Only $12.95
A how-to fossil collecting book for beginners. Includes tips for starting a collection, information on preparing and displaying specimens, museums with fossil exhibits, and more.   More information, table of contents.


Discovering Fossils:
How to Find and Identify Remains of the Prehistoric Past

by Frank A. Garcia and Donald S. Miller, with illustrations by Jasper Burns

Only $19.95
An introduction to fossils. Discusses how to find, prepare, and care for specimens, with a section on buying and selling fossils.   More information, table of contents.



Guide to Fossils
A Firefly Book.

Only $16.95
"A guide to the identification, understanding and hunting of fossils, which includes all major groups of fossils and an identification key."   More information, table of contents.



Fossils: 300 of Earth's Fossilized Species
General Editor: Carl Mehling. Written by Daniel Gilpin, Paula Hammond and Brenda Ralph Lewis.

Only $12.95
Descriptions and photos for 300 representative specimens of fossils.   More information, table of contents.




Fossils: The History of Life
by Richard Fortey

Only $29.95
Written by an award-winning author/paleontologist, this beautiful hardcover book "provides a fascinating introduction to fossils and their use in reconstructing the history of our planet."   More information, table of contents.


National Audubon Society Field Guide to Fossils
by Ida Thompson

Only $20.95
Audubon field guides are loaded with photos, detailed descriptions and identification information. Great for the field.   More information, table of contents.



Fossils - Smithsonian Handbook
by Cyril Walker and David Ward

Only $20.00
A great book for reading or reference, this handy (6.0" x 8.5") handbook presents interesting facts and full-color photos for hundreds of different fossils. Contains 320 pages with a glossary and fossil index.   More information, table of contents.


Guide To Minerals, Rocks & Fossils
by A. C. Bishop, A. R. Woolley and W. R. Hamilton

Only $19.95
An authoritative and practical identification and reference guide to minerals, rocks and fossils. Hundreds of color photos. The 5" x 7 1/2" size is great for your field bag.   More information, table of contents.


Rock and Gem - Smithsonian Guidebook
by Ronald Louis Bonewitz

Only $24.95
A great book for reading, reference or exploring. This textbook-size (7.0" x 9.25 ") guidebook presents interesting facts about hundreds of different rocks, gems, minerals and fossils. Contains 360 pages with hundreds of full-color illustrations and index. This book is REALLY nice!   More information, table of contents.


Fee Mining and Mineral Adventures in the Eastern U.S.
by James Martin Monaco and Jeannette Hathaway Monaco

Only $17.95
A directory to fee-mining for rocks, minerals, fossils, gold and treasure in the eastern U.S. Mineral sites, caves, gold prospecting, mines, festivals, museums, and more.   More information, table of contents.


Fee Mining and Rockhounding Adventures in the West
by James Martin Monaco and Jeannette Hathaway Monaco.

Only $17.95
A directory to fee-mining for rocks, minerals, fossils, gold and treasure in the western U.S. Rockhounding sites, caves, gold prospecting, mines, festivals, museums, and more.   More information, table of contents.


The Rockhound's Handbook
by James R. Mitchell

Only $17.95
An introduction to rockhounding with basic geology, mineral and fossil identification, color photos, field methods and much more. Revised, expanded second edition. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 304 pages.   More information, table of contents.


Ice Age Mammals of North America: A Guide to the Big, the Hairy, and the Bizarre
by Ian M. Lange

Only $19.99
Colorfully illustrated descriptions of strange and marvelous beasts form the heart of this very informative, great book. What interesting creatures!   More information, table of contents.


The World Encyclopedia of Fossils and Fossil-Collecting
by Steve Parker.

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An illustrated reference guide to over 375 plant and animal fossils from around the globe with over 950 photographs and artworks. Paperback, 6.75" x 8.75" with 256 pages.   More information, table of contents.