Fossils: the Key to the Past
Richard Fortey 2002 Smithsonian Institution Press

This book is targeted to the general public and explains geologic time, rocks, and fossils (both in terms of the organisms that made them and how they formed). It also discusses evolution, extinction, and how fossils help science, art, and industry. The book contains many nice illustrations, including color plates.

ISBN 1-58834-048-1
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Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Book
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic TimeKeywords: fossil, evolution, Earth history