Paul D. Taylor

Book - 2023

Packed with striking photography, Eyewitness Fossil explores the creatures and plants that lived long ago. Become an eyewitness to the natural treasures found in rocks in this picture-led reference guide that will take you on a visual tour of all things fossils. Children will be mesmerized by the bones, teeth, and plants from long ago that have all been turned to rock. This beautifully illustrated guide for kids aged 9+ gives an insight into how paleontologists learn about ancient life forms. Striking photographs, detailed diagrams, and lots of examples of fossils help you to learn what can be discovered around the world and why some fossils lead to new discoveries about the past.

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Instructional and educational works
New York, NY : DK 2023.
Main Author
Paul D. Taylor (author)
New edition. Revised edition First edition American edition
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Fossils-true and false
  • The making of rocks
  • Turning to stone
  • Changing world
  • Early paleontology
  • Fossil folklore
  • Fossils of the future
  • Remarkable remains
  • Corals
  • Seabed dwellers
  • Shell shapes
  • Mighty mollusks
  • Animals in armor
  • Arms and spines
  • Fish
  • Plants pioneers
  • Fossil fuels
  • Out of the water
  • Onto the land
  • Sea dragons
  • Fossil giants
  • Dinosaur discovery
  • Winged wonders
  • Mammal variety
  • A world apart
  • Human fossils
  • Living fossils
  • Fossil hunting
  • Did you know?
  • Identifying fossils
  • Find out more
  • Glossary
  • Index