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The Audubon Society field guide to North American fossils

Author: Ida Thompson; National Audubon Society.
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, [1982]
Series: Audubon Society field guide series.
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This, the first all-photographic field guide to cover fossils found throughout North America north of Mexico, includes nearly 500 full-color photographs 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  Read more...
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Thompson, Ida.
Audubon Society field guide to North American fossils.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, [1982]
(OCoLC)647392505
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ida Thompson; National Audubon Society.
ISBN: 0394524128 9780394524122
OCLC Number: 8466170
Notes: "A Chanticleer Press edition."
Includes index.
Description: 846 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
Contents: Life and Geologic Time 23 --
Geologic Time Chart 24 --
Fossil-bearing Rocks 87 --
How to Use This Guide 99 --
Key to the Maps Maps 103 --
Fossiliferous Rocks and Outcroppings 1 --
Key to the Color Plates 149 --
Thumb Tab Guide 150 --
Scallop-shaped Fossils 34 --
Clam-shaped Fossils 103 --
Snail-shaped Fossils 166 --
Gastropods 217 --
Arthropods 268 --
Cystoids, Blastoids, and Crinoids 316 --
Cone-shaped Fossils 337 --
Disc-shaped Fossils 358 --
Sponges, Corals, and Bryozoans 376 --
Trace Fossils and Graptolites 457 --
Vertebrates 472 --
Plants 487 --
Part II Text --
Sponges 339 --
Cnidarians 353 --
Mollusks 389 --
Annelids 537 --
Small Tubes of Uncertain Affinities 541 --
Arthropods 547 --
Bryozoans 597 --
Brachiopods 625 --
Echinoderms 687 --
Hemichordates 723 --
Trace Fossils 731 --
Plants 738 --
Insects 751 --
Vertebrates 755 --
Phylum Illustrations 771 --
How to Collect and Preserve Fossils 779 --
List of Major Fossil Displays 805 --
List of Geological Surveys 813 --
List of Specimen Localities 817.
Series Title: Audubon Society field guide series.
Responsibility: Ida Thompson ; with photographs by Townsend P. Dickinson ; visual key by Carol Nehring.
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This, the first all-photographic field guide to cover fossils found throughout North America north of Mexico, includes nearly 500 full-color photographs 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.

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