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Eyewitness: Fossil

Eyewitness: Fossil



  • Paul Taylor


  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN; 1st edition (June 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789458403
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789458407
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


Book Description

Featuring an extra-sturdy library binding!

Here is an original and exciting new look at fossils — the remains of long-vanished animals and plants. Stunning real-life photographs of the spectacular remains of ancient lives offer a unique "eyewitness" view of what fossils are, how they were formed, and how they lived millions of years ago. See pearls that are 50 million years old, a dinosaur’s toe, a troublesome "snake" that was turned to stone, a fossilized human being, and a snail made of precious stones. Learn how fossils are formed, how trilobites have been preserved for 590 million years, where to look for a belemnite, and how fossils helped the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Discover which are the most precious fossils in the world, where ammonites lived, how big mammoths were, what a devil’s toenail looks like, and much, much more. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Card catalog description

A photo essay about different types of fossils, from bacteria and algae to birds and mammals. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside Flap Copy

Full-color photos. "A fine addition to the series, combining stunning photos and a brief, lucid, logically organized text filled with fascinating details. Discussions of fossilization, moving continents, and fossils of the future will be particularly helpful for young scientists. Brief biographical sketches of prominent scientists, as well as information on plant and animal fossils (including early man), are also included."–Kirkus.   –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.  



Excellent Pictures and Descriptions, November 27, 2000

As with the other "Eyewitness" books published by DK Publishing, this one is right on the mark for a beginner and seasoned fossil collector with pictures and descriptions that correllate very well with each other. Includes information of most all common fossils and a few of harder to find fossils. Not for researching significant hard-to-find or rare fossils. Worth the price and is also available in paperback binding.

10 year-old loved it., July 20, 2007

This review is from: Fossil (DK Eyewitness Books) (Hardcover)

I purchased this book for my niece’s 10th birthday. She loved it but had already received one just like it. She couldn’t stop talking about how great it was and was looking at the list on the back of other books in the series that she could get in exchange for this. Perfect for the kid who is interested in science and the outdoors.