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Smithsonian Handbooks: Fossils

Smithsonian Handbooks: Fossils

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. High School and up.

Smithsonian Handbooks: Fossils
Table of Contents

Introduction
6
    Author's Introduction
6
    How this Book Works
9
    What is a Fossil?
10
    Modes of Preservation
12
    Geological time Chart
14
    Where To Look
16
    Collecting Fossils
18
    Preparing Your Collection
20
    From Hobby to Science
22
    Fossil Identification Key
24
Invertebrates
32
    Foraminifera
32
    Sponges
33
    Bryozoa
36
    Worms
40
    Trace Fossils
42
    Problematica
43
    Graptolites
45
    Corals
50
    Trilobites
56
    Crustacea
66
    Chelicerata
73
    Insects
76
    Brachiopods
79
    Bivalves
94
    Scaphopods & Chitons
114
    Gastropods
115
    Nautiloids
134
    Ammonoidea
141
    Ammonites
145
    Belemnites & Squids
161
    Crinoids
166
    Echinoids
175
    Asteroids
186
    Ophiuroidea
189
    Blastoids
190
    Cystoids
191
    Carpoids
193
Vertebrates
194
    Agnathans
194
    Placoderms
196
    Chondrichthyans
198
    Acanthodians
208
    Osteichthyans
209
    Amphibians
221
    Anapsid Reptiles
225
    Diapsid Reptiles
231
    Dinosaurs
245
    Synapsid Reptiles
255
    Birds
258
    Mammals
263
Plants
286
    Algae
286
    Early Land Plants
289
    Hepatophytes
290
    Sphenopsids
290
    Ferns
292
    Lycopods
294
    Pteridosperms
295
    Bennettites
300
    Progymnosperms
300
    Cordaitales
301
    Conifers
301
    Ginkgos
307
    Dicotyledonous Angiosperms
307
    Monocotyledonous Angiosperms
311
Glossary
312
Index
317
Acknowledgements
320