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World Encyclopedia of Fossils

World Encyclopedia of Fossils

by Steve Parker

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The World Encyclopedia of Fossils and Fossil-Collecting: An illustrated reference guide to over 375 plant and animal fossils from around the globe and how to identify them, with over 950 photographs and artworks. A paperback book, 6.75" x 8.75" with 256 pages.

World Encyclopedia of Fossils
and Fossil-Collecting
Table of Contents

Introduction
6
Fossils and Fossil-Hunting
8
    Fossils Through Time
10
    The Geological Time Scale
12
    Major Fossil Sites - The Americas
14
    Major Fossil Sites - Europe, Africa
16
    Major Fossil Sites - Asia, Australasia
18
    What Becomes a Fossil?
20
    How Fossils Form
22
    Fossils in the Sea
24
    Fossils in Swamps
26
    Fossils in Freshwater
28
    Fossils on Land
30
    Great Fossil-Hunters
32
    Who Owns Fossils?
36
    Where to Look for Fossils
38
    Planning the Trip
40
    Digging Up Fossils
42
    Collector's Code and Fossils
44
    Cleaning Fossils
46
    Identifying and Storing Fossils
48
    Displaying Fossils
50
    Reconstructing from Fossils
52
    Dating Fossils
54
    Fossils and Evolution
56
    Classification of Fossils
58
    Famous Fossils
60
    Living Fossils
62
    Fossils and Us
64
Directory of Fossils
66
   How to Use the Directory
68
Microfossils
70
Plants
72
    Early Plants
74
    Early Land Plants
76
    Rhyniophytes, Horsetails
78
    Horsetails, Liverworts and Ferns
80
    Ferns, Seed Ferns
82
    Clubmosses (Lycopods)
88
    Early Trees - Cycads
92
    Early Trees - Progymnosperms, Ginkgos
94
    Conifers (Gymnosperms)
96
    Flowering Plants (Angiosperms)
98
Animals - Invertebrates
106
    Early Invertebrates
108
    Sponges
110
    Cnidarians - Jellyfish, Corals and Relatives
114
    Corals
116
    Worms
120
    Bryozoans
122
    Brachiopods
124
    Arthropods - Trilobites
128
    Arthropods - Crustaceans
134
    Arthropods - Eurypterids, Xiphosurans
140
    Arthropods - Spiders, Scorpions
142
    Arthropods - Insects
144
    Molluscs
150
    Molluscs - Bivalves
152
    Molluscs - Gastropods
160
    Molluscs - Goniatites, Ceratites
164
    Molluscs - Ammonites
166
    Molluscs - Nautiloids
174
    Molluscs - Nautiloids, Belemnoids
176
    Echinoderms - Crinoids (Sea Lilies, Feather Stars)
180
    Echinoderms - Asteroids (Starfish), Ophiuroids (Brittlestars)
182
    Echinoderms - Echinoids (Sea Urchins)
184
    Other Echinoderms
188
    Graptolites
190
Animals - Vertebrates
192
    Fish - Sharks
194
    Fish - Lobe-Finned Bony Fish
196
    Fish - Primitive and Ray-Finned Bony Fish
198
    Fish - Teleosts
200
    Tetrapods - Amphibians
204
    Reptiles
208
    Reptiles - Chelonians, Phytosaurs
210
    Reptiles - Crocodilians
212
    Reptiles - Nothosaurs, Lizards and Snakes
214
    Marine Reptiles - Ichthyosaurs
216
    Marine Reptiles - Plesiosaurs and Their Kin
218
    Dinosaurs and Their Kin
220
    Predatory Dinosaurs
222
    Ostrich- and Bird-foot Dinosaurs
224
    Dinosaurs and Pterosaurs
226
    Birds
228
    Synapsids (Mammal-like Reptiles)
230
    Early Mammals
232
    Small Mammals
234
    Rodents and Creodonts
236
    Carnivores (Mammalian)
238
    Herbivorous Mammals
240
    Primates
248
 
 
Glossary
250
Picture Acknowledgements
251
Index
252