Fossils Inside Out Book


A fascinating book for anyone interested in paleontology or dinosaurs, a brilliant addition to your Science Cave and ideal for home-schooling!

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A fascinating book for anyone interested in paleontology or dinosaurs!  This is also a brilliant addition to your Science Cave!  Ideal for home-schooling!

This book brings fossils, paleontology, paleoecology, and the fossil industry to life in a beautiful and easy-to-understand format suitable for young adult and older science enthusiasts.  This lavishly illustrated, large-format book reaches beyond the basics, covering historical perspectives on fossil collecting, new imaging technologies, the art of fossil preparation, and how to spot a fake.  The pages are packed with information connecting the past, present, and future of life on Earth.

The author has a PhD in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from Cornell, and 90% of the imagery has been selected from his personal photographic archive amassed over the past 35 years, enhanced by some exceptional artwork from outside sources.  Paleontologists, collectors, dealers, museums, and artists worldwide have generously helped to make this book possible.

Chapters include:

  • Dealers to Dinosaurs: Evolution of the World’s Greatest Fossil Show
  • Fossils: Messengers From the Past
  • Fossils Lost and Found
  • Geological Time and Drifting Continents
  • Collecting Fossils
  • Gallery of Life
  • Extinction Events
  • Seeing the Unseen: Probing the Past With New Imaging Technologies
  • Art of Fossil Preparation and Display.

Concise text
329 color images
14 maps, graphs, diagrams