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  • Authored by: Gary Raham
  • From the Series: The Restless Earth
  • Trim Size: 7 X 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 079109703X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9703-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 560
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 112


Whether a sea monster’s bones weathering from limestone, a serrated T. rex tooth the size of a banana, or a tiny trilobite staring back with calcite eyes, fossils provide the only tangible evidence of creatures long vanished from our planet. Fossils shows how our understanding of these remains has evolved over time and how fossils are interpreted to resurrect lost worlds. Fledgling paleontologists will learn how professionals collect and display fossils as well as how fossils are used to tell geological time and reveal Earth’s 4.6-billion-year history. The book concludes by surveying the variety of once-missing fossil links in the development of our own species.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Award-winning author and illustrator Gary Raham has written more than a dozen books of science fact and science fiction for adults and children, as well as hundreds of nature articles. He has contributed to Highlights for Children, Cricket, and Discovery Channel Books, and is the author of the science fiction book The Deep Time Diaries. A former science teacher, Raham also works with the Western Interior Paleontological Society, a volunteer organization.

Reviews and Awards

"...chock full of real science yet still entertaining and easy to understand...a real winner...well-documented material...If you have a child in the intermediate grades who is interested in fossils...you can't go wrong with this book."

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