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Fossils (Collins Gem) [Kindle Edition]

Douglas Palmer
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This handy guide covers everything you need to know when looking for fossils in any part of Britain and Europe. Many different types of fossilized objects are included, from plants and coral, to insects, birds and dinosaurs.

Collecting fossils is a popular pastime that offers an exciting glimpse of life before man while at the same time takes you to some of the most beautiful landscapes and coastlines.

This practical introductory guide provides general fossil identifications with information on their geological age and distribution. Additionally, it also covers some of the aspects involved in the process of fossilization and how to collect fossils.

Major groups of fossils are illustrated and some of the important anatomical features to keep in mind when identifying them are shown and explained.

The book includes advice and safety tips for fossil hunters and all those eager to make exciting discoveries about the ancient past.

About the Author

Douglas Palmer is a freelance science writer who has written 10 books on prehistory and has been a major contributor to another 6. He teaches for Robinson College of Cambridge University on the Natural Science Tripos and is a lecturer for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education. He spent two years as an exhibition co-ordinator at the National Museum of Wales and presently lives with his wife in Cambridge.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6537 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (19 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GQV14T8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,897 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Douglas Palmer is a science writer, journalist and lecturer based in Cambridge, England who specializes in the history of life, especially human evolution and Earth's environments. He is also a consultant for BBC Wildlife Magazine. Over 20 of his books have been published over the last 14 years with 'FOSSIL DETECTIVES' and 'NEANDERTHAL' accompanying TV series. His latest published works are 'ORIGINS :human evolution revealed' and 'EVOLUTION: the story of life', a uniquely illustrated panoramic view of life over the last 600 million years.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb book 6 Mar 2014
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This is a handy pocket sized reference book for anyone interested in fossils. I would definately recommend it , it's a great book at a great price!
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