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An introduction to fossils and minerals : seeking clues to the earth's past

Author: Jon Erickson
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©1992.
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Chapters include how fossils form, tracks, trails and footprints, rare and unusual finds, existing evidence of evaluation, rock types and much more.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Erickson
ISBN: 0816025878 9780816025879
OCLC Number: 24467476
Description: vii, 184 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The Earth's History. The Precambrian Era. The Paleozoic Era. The Mesozoic Era. The Cenozoic Era. The Ice Age --
2. Clues to the Past. Keys to the History of Life. Evidence for Evolution. Mass Extinctions. Geologic Age Dating --
3. Rock Types. Igneous Rocks. Sedimentary Rocks. Metamorphic Rocks --
4. Fossil Formation. The Fossil Family Tree. The Sedimentary Environment. Fossil Preservation. Tracks, Trails, and Footprints --
5. Marine Fossils. Protozoans. Sponges. Coelenterates. Bryozoans. Brachiopods. Mollusks. Annelids. Arthropods. Echinoderms. Vertebrates --
6. Terrestrial Fossils. Land Plants. Amphibians. Reptiles. Dinosaurs. Birds. Mammals --
7. Crystals and Minerals. Crystals. Identification of Minerals. The Rock-Forming Minerals. Ore Deposits --
8. Gems and Precious Metals. Quartz Gems. Transparent Gems. Opaque Gems. Diamonds. Gold and Silver --
9. The Rare and Unusual. Rocks that Follow the Sun. Minerals that Reverse Themselves. Halos of Stone. Whistling Stones. Minerals That Glow in the Dark. Lightning-Fast Glass. Stones from the Sky --
10. Where Fossils and Minerals are Found. Fossil-Bearing Rocks. Mineral-Bearing Rocks. Collecting Fossils and Minerals.
Responsibility: Jon Erickson.
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Chapters include how fossils form, tracks, trails and footprints, rare and unusual finds, existing evidence of evaluation, rock types and much more.

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