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An Illustrated Guide to Fossil Collecting

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. Answers questions like, 'What is a fossil?' and 'How are fossils classified?' Includes tips for starting a collection, information on preparing and displaying specimens, museums with fossil exhibits, and much more. Paperback, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and 240 pages. Third revised edition.

An Illustrated Guide to Fossil Collecting
Table of Contents

    List of Illustrations
6
1. The Romance of Fossil Collecting
7
2. Fossils - What Are They?
30
3. Classification of Fossil Forms
33
4. A Short History of Life on Earth
68
5. How to Collect Fossils
103
6. Cataloging, Preparing, and Displaying Your Fossils
122
7. Fossil Collecting Localities in North America
136
8. Museums With Major Fossil Exhibits
180
9. Geological Surveys and Their Publications
194
10. Paleontological Libraries and Societies
207
    Glossary of Paleontological Terms
213
    Recommended Reading
231
    General Index
235
    Index of Scientific Names of Genera and Species
238