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A Field Guide to Fossils

by W. Scott Persons, photographs by Amanda Kelley
edition: Paperback
tagged: fossils, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, rocks & minerals

From dinosaur bones to petrified wood and from primordial seashells to archaic oddballs, this handy field guide makes identification of fossils a cinch. Learn how to identify a fossil and discover the most up-to-date tips on where and when to hunt for them. Featuring gorgeous full-coloured photos and paired with short and informative descriptions, …

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East Coast Fossils

A visual guide to fossils, rocks and minerals in the Maritime Provinces

by Jeffrey C. Domm
edition: Paperback
tagged: fossils, rocks & minerals, personal & practical guides, atlantic provinces

Many areas in the Maritime provinces are rich in fossilized plants, insects, and animals. With their complicated geological history Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island were ideal locations for fossils to form. This concise pocketguide helps you identify fossils, rocks and minerals found in Canada's Maritime provinces.

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The Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Coal Age Galapagos

by John Calder, introduction by Bill DiMichele
edition: Paperback
tagged: geology, natural history, fossils

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Joggins Fossil Cliffs offer an unprecedented glimpse into the Earth's history. Bearing fossils of organisms from the lush, tropical forests that existed in the Coal Age — when the continents were assembled into one huge land mass or supercontinent, Pangea — Joggins traces, through layers of sediment, the mas …

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Hadrosaurs

by David A. Eberth, contributions by Ricardo Servin-Pichardo; Da-Qing Li; Andrew A. Farke; Karl T. Bates; Kohei Tanaka; Albert Prieto-Márquez; Angel A. Ramírez-Velasco; Jonathan R. Wagner; Bruce M. Rothschild; Samuel M. Webb; David B. Norman; Carolyn G. Levitt; Fabio M. Dalla Vecchia; Walter Scott PersonsIV; Hai-Lu You; Michael J. Ryan; Michael E. Burns; Robin Sissons; Roy A. Wogelius; Caleb Marshall Brown; Zhao Qi; Rodrigo Gaete; Albert Garcia Sellés; Merrilee F. Guenther; René Hernández-Rivera; Ivan Y. Bolotsky; Spencer G. Lucas; Phil R. Bell; Michael A. Getty; Kirstin S. Brink; David W. E. Hone; Donald B. Brinkman; Violeta Riera; Derek W. Larson; Francois Therrien; Wang Kebai; Corwin Sullivan; Frankie D. Jackson; Rodolfo A. Coria; Victoria Egerton; Bart E. van Dongen; Christopher R. Noto; Wendy Sloboda; Nicolás E. Campione; Oriol Oms Llobet; Bernat Vila; Ali Nabavizadeh; Peter Dodson; David W. H. Lloyd; David B. Weishampel; Susannah C. R. Maidment; Mahito Watabe; Andrew T. McDonald; James G. Schmitt; Darren H. Tanke; Paul M. Barrett; Jason Head; William I. Sellers; Xing Xu; Christopher T. McGarrity; Andrey Atuchin; Michael Buckley; Philip J. Currie; Zubair Ali Jinnah; Robert M. Sullivan; Donald M. Henderson; Khishigjav Tsogtbaatar; Federico Fanti; Phillip L. Manning; Jack Horner; Àngel Galobart; Gregory M. Erickson; Pascal Godefroit; Uwe Bergmann; Tyler R. Lyson; Yuri L. Bolotsky; Lucia Herrero; Rebecca R. Hanna; Terry A. Gates & Darla K. Zelenitsky, edited by David C. Evans
edition: Hardcover
tagged: paleontology, natural history, fossils

Hadrosaurs—also known as duck-billed dinosaurs—are abundant in the fossil record. With their unique complex jaws and teeth perfectly suited to shred and chew plants, they flourished on Earth in remarkable diversity during the Late Cretaceous. So ubiquitous are their remains that we have learned more about dinosaurian paleobiology and paleoecolo …

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Gem Trails of British Columbia

by Cam Bacon
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: rocks & minerals, nature crafts, fossils

A guide to mineral and fossil locations in 10 BC regions, including maps, photos, locale descriptions, and collecting tips for novices and experts alike. Gem Trails of British Columbia is certain to get you to pick up a shovel and pan and get out to the backcountry and up to your knees in sand and rocks looking for gems, minerals and fossils. Cover …

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Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology

edited by J. Michael Parrish; Ralph E. Molnar; Philip J. Currie; Eva B. Koppelhus, contributions by Bruce M. Rothschild; Tyler Keillor; Peter L. Larson; Ralph E. Chapman; James O. Farlow; Kenneth Carpenter; Nate Murphy; William L. Abler & Lawrence M. Witmer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 18
  • Grade: 12
tagged: paleontology, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, fossils, evolution

The opening of an exhibit focused on "Jane," a beautifully preserved tyrannosaur collected by the Burpee Museum of Natural History, was the occasion for an international symposium on tyrannosaur paleobiology. This volume, drawn from the symposium, includes studies of the tyrannosaurids Chingkankousaurus fragilis and "Sir William" and the generic st …

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The Complete Dinosaur

contributions by Michael K. Brett-Surman; Donald M. Henderson; Peter J. Makovicky; James O. Farlow; Hugh Torrens; David A.E. Spalding; Edwin H. Colbert; Jeffrey A. Wilson; Thomas R. Holtz; Daniel J. Chure; David W. E. Hone; Ralph E. Molnar; John R. Hutchinson; Gregory S. Paul; Casey M. Holliday; Matthew T. Carrano; John Ruben; Emily Buchholtz; Amy E. Harwell; Ralph E. Chapman; Kristina Curry Rogers; Brent H. Breithaupt; Peter M. Galton; Mary H. Schweitzer; Kenneth J. McNamara; Kenneth Carpenter; Richard J. Butler; J. Michael Parrish; Paul M. Barrett; Bruce H. Tiffney; Karen Chin; Michael J. Benton; Jack Horner; David Dilkes; William A. S. Sarjeant; Hans-Dieter Sues; Kevin Padian; Darren Naish; J. David Archibald; Corwin Sullivan; David D. Gillette; Xing Xu; Devon E. Quick; Nicholas Fraser; Terry D. Jones; John Long; Lawrence M. Witmer; Willem J. Hillenius; James I. Kirkland; Elizabeth Rega; Art Andersen; R. E. H. Reid; Neffra Matthews; Adam M. Yates; Mark Marshall; Darla K. Zelenitsky; Douglas Henderson; Nicholas R. Geist & Elizabeth K. Burton, illustrated by Bob Walters
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 18
  • Grade: 12
tagged: paleontology, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, evolution, fossils

Praise for the first edition:

"A gift to serious dinosaur enthusiasts" —Science

"The amount of information in [these] pages is amazing. This book should be on the shelves of dinosaur freaks as well as those who need to know more about the paleobiology of extinct animals. It will be an invaluable library reference." —American Reference Books Annu …

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Formac Pocketguide to Fossils

Fossils, Rocks & Minerals in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

illustrated by Jeffrey C. Domm
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook eBook
tagged: fossils, atlantic provinces, reference

Joggins, Nova Scotia, is home to the world's oldest fossilized reptile (Hylonomous lyelli). Many other areas in the Maritimes are also rich in fossilized plants, insects and animals. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have a complicated geological history, which means lots of interesting rocks and minerals are to be found.

This full …

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Life in Stone

A Natural History of British Columbia's Fossils

edited by Rolf Ludvigsen
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
tagged: fossils

Life in Stone is the first book to focus on British Columbia's fossils. Each of its chapters is written by a specialist for a general audience, and each is devoted to a separate fossil group that is particularly well represented in the province. Richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, Life in Stone will provide fascinating reading for any …

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Identification Guide to the Fossil Plants of the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Drumheller, Alberta

by Kevin Aulenback
edition: Paperback
tagged: fossils

Plant fossils have helped scientists reconstruct the natural surroundings that supported the growth and evolution of dinosaurs - their food sources and habitat. While there are many scientific and general books on the dinosaurs and dinosaur fossils of the Horseshoe Canyon Formation, this is the first general publication on fossil plants within the …