Rock Explorer: Fossils

Rock Explorer: Fossils by Claudia Martin

Format: Paperback / softback, 24 Pages
ISBN: 9781784939663
Publisher: QED Publishing
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Fossils are the remains of animals and plants that lived thousands or millions of years ago – so they’re the best way for us to understand how we, and other species, have evolved over time.  This book introduces young readers to the importance of palaeontology and shows the beliefs and myths that have advanced – and inhibited – our understanding of evolution. It’s full of facts and photos of real-life excavations from all over the world. It gives advice on where to find fossils and how to treat ancient remains with care. There are brilliant, fun snippets, like the fact that people thought the coelacanth fish had been extinct for 66 million years – then, in 1938, living coelacanths were discovered off the coast of Africa! For thousands of years, people found dinosaur fossils but did not know what they were. The ancient Chinese thought they were dragon bones.

Claudia Martin is the author of many children's books and has worked in publishing for over 20 years. Her favourite subjects include geography, history, animals and technology. Recent books published are titles in the My Little Book of... series,  History Detectives: London, Makerspace Survival and Robot Pioneers.

Format: Paperback / softback, 24 Pages
ISBN: 9781784939663
Size: 8.268 in x 9.449 in / 210 mm x 240 mm

Wh at is a Fossil? 4

How Fossils Form 6

Hunting for Fossils 8 

Sea Creatures 10

Discovering Dinosaurs 12

Strange and Extinct 14

Wonderful Wings 16

Precious Plants 18

Our Family 20

Fossil Guide 22

Glossary 23

Index 24