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Mummies, dinosaurs, moon rocks : how we know how old things are

Author: James Jespersen; Jane Fitz-Randolph; Bruce Hiscock; Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes various techniques used by scientists to date objects from the recent and distant past, including dinosaur bones, rocks, and works of art.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Jespersen; Jane Fitz-Randolph; Bruce Hiscock; Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
ISBN: 0689318480 9780689318481
OCLC Number: 34243336
Description: 92 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Mysteries everywhere --
Real teeth and fake art --
From potsherds to carbon atoms --
Calendars in trees --
Libraries in caves --
Treasure hunting from outer space --
Mummies and skeletons --
Fingerprints and ancient blood --
The mystery of the monsters --
Moon rocks and meteors.
Responsibility: by James Jespersen and Jane Fitz-Randolph ; illustrated by Bruce Hiscock and with photographs.

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Describes various techniques used by scientists to date objects from the recent and distant past, including dinosaur bones, rocks, and works of art.

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