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Rock Explorer: Fossils

by Claudia Martin

Part of the Rock Explorer Series

Rock Explorer: Fossils Synopsis

Did you know that thousands of years ago the ancient Chinese found dinosaur fossils and thought they were dragon bones? Or that everyone thought the coelacanth fish had been extinct for 66 million years, and then in 1938 living coelacanths were discovered off the coast of Africa? Fossils are the remains of animals and plants that lived thousands or millions of years ago and are the best way for us to understand how we, and other species, have evolved over time. This comprehensive and accessible introduction to palaeontology shows the beliefs and myths that have advanced - and inhibited - our understanding of evolution. 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. A brilliant first introduction to palaeontology, featuring awesome photography that captures ancient fossils.

Rock Explorer: Fossils Press Reviews

Fossils are the remains of animals and plants that lived thousands or millions of years ago and what makes them especially fascinating is the fact that we may all have the chance to find them. And this book shows where to find them, if we do, how to treat them with care. It is a complex subject, introduced here in a clear way that children will find accessible; the information is basic but plenty for lower KS2 children and it will encourage further research. The photographs are excellent and good text accompanies them; fact are shown in fact boxes that are distinct and easy to use. There is also a useful index. -- Parents in Touch * Parents in Touch * Despite being targeted at a younger audience, I feel all children would appreciate these books as it would allow older children to conduct independent research and information retrieval...The text is presented clearly and is easy to read, with clear sub headings allowing the reader to find specific information. The photos used are of high quality and use landscapes from around the world, allowing the children to understand where the rocks could be found. -- The Reading Zone * The Reading Zone *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784939663
Publication date: 21st February 2018
Author: Claudia Martin
Publisher: QED Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 24 pages
Categories: Dinosaurs & prehistoric world (Children's / Teenage), Reference works (Children's / Teenage),

About Claudia Martin

CLAUDIA MARTIN specialises in non-fiction books for children of pre- and primary school age. Her favourite subjects are animals, history, geography and culture. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Aventis Junior Science Prize, and won a dozen Practical Pre-School Gold Awards. When she's not writing, Claudia likes spending time with her family, taking long walks, going to the theatre and watching contemporary dance - her favourite dancer is Akram Khan. 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 ...

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