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The Practical Paleontologist Paperback – 1 Jun 1991

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  • Paperback: 159 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall & IBD (1 Jun. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671693077
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671693077
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 19.7 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,120,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Steve Parker has written or contributed to more than 300 books and 100 websites in the areas of science and nature, and visits schools and other centres throughout Britain to hold workshops and fun events. Formerly on the staff at London's Natural History Museum, Steve is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society and winner of several awards. In 2014 his title "Kill or Cure: An Illustrated History of Medicine" (DK) reached the New York Times Bestseller Top 10 and won the British Medical Association Book Award for Public Understanding of Science. In 2013 he received the UK School Libraries Association Information Book for "Science Crazy" (QED). Away from all that, Steve enjoys music, real ales, and also walking, cycling and swimming (but as yet he has not attempted a triathlon).

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An introduction to paleontology explains the basic principles of geology, where and how to locate fossils, and how to extract, clean, and restore them.

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By mrs wilson on 21 Nov. 2014
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my grandson loves it
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A good book for the beginner 4 July 2000
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Like the Practical Geologist, which I purchased at the same time, I bought this book on title alone, forgetting the level of my knowledge base. This book is perhaps slightly more in depth within its alotted space than the geology text is, but is again, a book more for the beginner. It is a lovely, well illustrated and comprehensive volume on working paleontology and includes some nice information on famous fossil sites and on museums with very nice collections in the US and abroad. The latter pieces of information might be especially useful for family vacations. I plan to give this book as well as its companion to a close friend with school aged children.
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Excellent book according to Husband! Exactly what he thought it was and exactly what he wanted!! Thank you!!!!
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Awesome product!!!
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