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The most comprehensive field guide available to North American fossils--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.
Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 500 stunning identification photographs organized by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Fossils is the perfect companion for any fossil hunting expedition. This easy-to-use handbook is an essential reference for identifying corals, trilobites, shells, teeth, bones, as well as fossil-bearing rocks and outcrop formations. The descriptive text includes information on size, geological period, geographical distribution, and ecology of the animal or plant before it was fossilized. In addition, the book provides lists of Geological Survey offices and major fossil collections, a geological time chart, and a guide to collecting and preserving fossils.
The author, Ida Thompson, is a former Associate Research Professor at the Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies, Rutgers University.