For Younger Readers
- Bell, R.A., 1992, Science Close-Up: Fossils: Golden Books, New York, 24 p.
Introduction to fossils for young people.
- Carrick, Carol, and Carrick, Donald, 1989, Big Old Bones: Clarion Books,
New York, 32 p. The story ot collecting and mounting dinosaur bones in the Old
- Elting, Mary, 1988, The Big Golden Book of Dinosaurs: Golden Books, New
York, 61 p. Part of the Golden Book series dealing with natural history for
- Horner, J.R., and Gorman, James, 1985, Maia: A Dinosaur Grows Up: Museum
of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana, 36 p. A nice story about dinosaur parenting.
For General Audience
- Arduini, Paolo and Teruzzi, Giorgio, 1986, Simon & Schuster's Guide to
Fossils: Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, 37 p. Beginner's guide to
- Czerkas, S.J., and Czerkas, S.A., 1991, Dinosaurs: A Global View: Mallard
Press, New York, 247 p. This book deals with dinosaurs and the plants and
animals that preceded them and followed them.
- Fenton, C.L., Fenton, M.A., Rich, P.V., and Rich, T.H., 1989, The Fossil
Book: A Record of Prehistoric Life: Doubleday, New York, 740 p. Popular
treatment of all major fossil groups--animals with and without backbones,
plants, and microfossils. Revision of a book widely used by amateur
paleontologists since 1958.
- Parker, Steve, and Benor, R.L., 1990, The Practical Paleontologist: Simon
and Schuster/Fireside, New York, 160 p. Popular guide to all things
paleontological, from collecting to displaying fossils
For Advanced Audience
- Benton, M.J., 1990, Vertebrate Palaeontology: Unwin Hyman, Boston, 377 p.
Highly readable account of the history of animals with backbones.
- Boardman, R.S., Cheetham, A.H., and Rowell, A.J., editors, 1987, Fossil
Invertebrates: Blackwell, Boston, 713 p. Basic college-level text from which
to learn about fossils of animals without backbones.
- Lipps, J.H.,editor, 1992, Fossil Prokaryotes and Protists: Blackwell
Scientific Publications, Boston, 342 p. Introduction to the world of
- Stanley, S.M., 1986, Earth and Life Through Time: Freeman, New York, 690
p. Well illustrated textbook dealing with our planet and its life through
- Stern C.W., and Carroll, R.L., 1989, Paleontology: The Record of Life:
Wiley, New York, 453 p. Introduction to all fossil groups through
time--plants, microfossils, invertebrates, and vertebrates.
- Taylor, T.N., and Taylor, E.L., 1993, The Biology and Evolution of Fossil
Plants: Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 561 p. College-level text dealing with
Fossils, Rocks, and Time
By Lucy E. Edwards and John Pojeta, Jr.
Contents & Introduction
Events in Order
The Relative Time
The Numeric Time
|Many fossils are
too small to be studied without a microscope.
||The rocks that seem
to be coming out of the man's head, part of the Minaret Formation in the
Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica, are a 7.5-m-thick bed of limestone that
stands vertically. The limestone is made up of the shells of Cambrian