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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Publisher: DK; UK ed. edition (1 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405359870
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405359870
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.8 x 20.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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Beautifully illustrated and produced to the usual DK standards. The handbook provides valuable instruction at all levels of knowledge.
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Excellent pictures and good handbook
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I have bought quite a few children's books on fossils for my eight year old son, and while some are lovely, none are really much good when you are trying to identify a fossil. This is an excellent book with very good detailed photos, a drawing of each species as it may have looked when living, brief information on each species including its size, order, family group, which period it lived in, distribution and occurrence. There is also a short paragraph describing each fossil, notes on habitat and in many cases a few extra titbits on info under remarks.

This book was detailed enough that I really enjoyed it, but easy enough to understand that it was completely accessible to my eight year old son, and quite useful even for my five year old. My oldest was able to identify an unknown fossil in his collection on the first day, and another a few days later making this book a huge success. I especially liked the fact that the main focus was on the most common fossils. Sure my child would love to uncover a Megalosaurus or something, but it isn't terribly likely. This book covers many the fossils the average collector is more apt to be able to find or buy for a reasonable price.

If you are looking for really extensive details on any given species, this book will not suffice. But it will help you discover exactly what you have so you can look up more details later.
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This is one of the best books from DK -at least they didnt make a mess of the illustrations as theey usually do.
After a good introduction section that includes ,what is a fossil,means ofpreservation,a geological time chart,where to look and an identification key.
Fossils are divided into 3 -vertebrates,invertebrates and plants.For each species there is an illustration with size,adiscussion of the fossil,habitat and common and Latin names.
Very well researched and presented.It contains all you will need to know about fossils.
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It is a beautiful book with over 1,000 high-quality pictures. As soon as I bought the book, I was able identify couple of fossils I found accidentally. After an introductory section, there are three sections; namely, invertebrates, vertebrates and plants. The introductory chapter includes where to look for fossils and equipment for fossil collection. In general there are about two to three fossils introduced on one page. As well as the photograph of the fossil, there is a tiny drawing of the complete animal (or plant) at the corner (I managed to find the names of my daughter's toy dinosaurs by looking at these pictures). The order to which the fossil belongs, name of the family, habitats and the informal name, together with the geological range, geographical distribution and the occurrence frequency are all given. Explanations are brief but more than enough for amateurs like me.
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I picked this book up after struggling to find any books about prehistoric animals aimed at adults. This is the best one that I could find and is up to DK's usual standards of being visually impressive. The drawings are nicely annotated with pithy and informative notes. In it's favour, the book also includes thumb-nail sketches of what the various animals would have looked like when the animals were alive. In addition the guide outlines where the fossils can be found, what era they date from and how commonplace they are. The book is organised in ascending phylla but there is a marked bias towards invertebrates with masses of shell fish, sea urchins, trilobites, ammonites and crinoids. The vertebrates first appear on page 194 and reptiles on page 225. There are only 10 pages with dinosaurs on, perhaps reflecting their rarety.

All in all, this is fascinating to read and offers informative details about the kind of prehistoric life that I wanted to learn about. The only downside is the fact that the book is not that practical unless you intend on doing alot of globe trotting. A more UK-centred book would have been more useful although this is a small grumble given that the subject is endlessly fascinating. An absorbing book that is great fun to dip in to.
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This book is an outstanding account of the various fossils to be found worldwide . However , it does cover fossils to be found in the United Kingdom . It is very well produced and the coloured photographs are excellent .
I recommend this book to anyone interested in paleontology , or to fossil collectors .

K. A. Whittington FICE , FGS .
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