A Photographic Field Guide

Book - 2016
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This title offers a new, reformatted and updated edition of this popular title which is suitable for experts and armchair enthusiasts alike. Easy to use, highly informative and illustrated throughout with amazing colour photographs, this title covers all classifications of fossils, with more than 190 fossils from around the world. Information given for each fossil includes its genus name, the main identifying characteristics of the genus, its maximum or average size, information about its occurrence, and general information pertaining to either the genus or the particular specimen featured. A quick reference guide to the geological range of each genus is also included in the form of an icon, which sits beside each genus name. Box features are peppered throughout the book, providing information on a number of topics relevant to a featured fossil's family or order. A geological timescale is also provided, to help the reader to gain a sense of temporal perspective, and also to complete the identification process.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2016.
ISBN: 9781472933331
Branch Call Number: 560 PEL
Characteristics: 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pellant, Helen


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A handy starter's guide and reference guide to those interested in fossils. My only problem with it was with the glossary. It's far too short. I had to look up terms online time and time again because they were not captured in the glossary.

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