The Fossil Detectives

And for those who want to try their hand at some fossil detecting of their own, the book includes an extensive regional gazetteer of fossil-hunting sites and places to visit, and guidance on identifying your fossil finds.

Author: Douglas Palmer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140702499X

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Fossils provide us with a tantalizing glimpse of Britain's prehistoric past and hold the key to unlocking the secrets of life's history and evolution. Since the appearance of primitive organisms in Britain more than a billion years ago, oceans, deserts, swamps and vast mountains have come and gone in our corner of western Europe; forests of long-extinct trees, flowers and grasses have covered the land, and dinosaurs and other strange creatures have roamed across it. How do we know? The evidence is all around us - in the rocks and fossils that lie beneath the landscape. In this highly informative and practical book, which accompanies the BBC series, presenter Hermione Cockburn and renowned palaeontologist Douglas Palmer take an in-depth look at the most exciting fossil stories from around the country. When and why were dinosaur fossils first discovered in Britain? How was the biggest fish ever to have swum in the sea unearthed near Peterborough? What do modern medical techniques have to offer fossil hunters? Packed with colour photographs and illustrations, Fossils Detectives is full of surprising facts and features. And for those who want to try their hand at some fossil detecting of their own, the book includes an extensive regional gazetteer of fossil-hunting sites and places to visit, and guidance on identifying your fossil finds. Get ready for some time travel around Britain, with the Fossil Detectives!

Fossil Detectives

Author: Peter Sheldon

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Category: Evolution (Biology)

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Fossil Detectives and the Mysterious Skull

Dante and Lexy, young volunteers at the local Science Center, which recently acquired a prehistoric skull.

Author: Caren Bonds Hanson

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ISBN: 9781720218906

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

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Dante and Lexy, young volunteers at the local Science Center, which recently acquired a prehistoric skull. But the skull has a hidden spirit which is awakened by an unexpected threat. It escapes with the kids back in time - not by a few years or even a few centuries, but millions of years ago. They would come face to face with dangerous predators that no modern human had even encountered, including the deadliest predator of them all, their own ancestors - the hominids.

Be a Fossil Detective

Author: Dougal Dixon

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ISBN: 9781898784173

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Page: 39

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The Fossil Book

Just under the soil that supports earth's beautiful blanket of life lays a bedrock
record of death and disaster, from dinosaurs to dragonflies. If you were a fossil
detective, you would want to answer questions like these: What killed all these
plants, ...

Author: Dr. Gary Parker

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614581606

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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Fossils have fascinated humans for centuries. From the smallest diatoms to the largest dinosaurs, finding a fossil is an exciting and rewarding experience. But where did they come from, and how long have they been around? These and many other questions are answered in this remarkable book. The Fossil Book will teach you about: The origin of fossils How to start your own fossil Collection What kinds of fossils can be commonly found The age of fossils How scientists find and preserve fossils How to identify kinds of fossils How the flood affected fossil formation The Geologic Column Diagram The difference between evolutionists’ and creationists’ views on fossils The “four Cs” biblical creation The different kinds of rocks fossils are found in coal and oil formation Learning about fossils, their origins, and how to collect them can be both fun and educational. The abundance of both marine and land fossils and the locations they are found in is a fascinating subject for students of all ages and has been studied by scientists and laypersons alike for many years. Learn what all the excitement is about!

The American Biology Teacher

What may be even more sobering for fossil detectives is that the Burgess Shale
contains the remains of 33 genera with hard body parts and 120 genera of soft -
bodies organisms . The latter are what Per Ahlberg ( 1990 ) calls the " hidden ...

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Includes section "Books."

The Archaeology Detectives

A world - renowned fossil reconstructor , Clarke pieced the bones together and
found they made up the inner arch , or instep , of an australopithecine ' s left foot .
There were also two other possible early hominid foot bones , one badly ...

Author: Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Readers Digest

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Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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An introduction to the work of archaeologists offers an inside view of our quest to understand the past, describing the various tools and methods used to reconstruct history, and illuminates some of archaeology's greatest discoveries, including King Tut's tomb and Pompeii.

The Armchair Detective

They have a dozen worlds to draw on for fuel and supplies , humanity but one -
and Earth is almost out of fossil fuels and has only a two - years ' supply of
fissionables left . . . . . Worse , humanity is breaking politically under the strain of
the long ...

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Category: Detective and mystery stories

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The Fossil

Heisner must stay one step ahead of a group of secretive Special Forces soldiers also tracking the strange device, while trying to find an unearthly group of killers that are torturing, burning, and obliterating their victims all the way ...

Author: Greig Beck

Publisher: Severed Press

ISBN: 9781925840605

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

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Klaus and Doris have just made the discovery of their lives - a complete Neanderthal skeleton buried in a newly opened sinkhole. But on removing it, something else tumbles free. Something that switches on, and then calls home.Soon the owners are coming back, and nothing will stop their ruthless search for their lost prize. Gruesome corpses begin to pile up, and Detective Ed Heisner of the Berlin Police is assigned to a case like nothing he has ever experienced before in his life. Heisner must stay one step ahead of a group of secretive Special Forces soldiers also tracking the strange device, while trying to find an unearthly group of killers that are torturing, burning, and obliterating their victims all the way across the city.THE FOSSIL is a time jumping detective novella where humans soon find that time can be the greatest weapon of all.* THE FOSSIL first appeared in SNAFU No.1 (2014) as a short story. Due to numerous requests, it has now been expanded and released here in its complete, stand-alone novella form.

Detective Book Club Selections

Detective Book Club, New York. lock . How was he walking ? Was he staggering
? No. He was sauntering . Sauntering ? He was whistling and snapping on lights
. He was bounding up the stairs . He burst in with a grin of elation . “ Don't tell ...

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The World s Best One Hundred Detective Stories In Ten Values Volume Seven

Furthermore , in terms of its potential impact on global warming , methane as a
greenhouse gas is 10 times stronger than carbon dioxide , which is released in
the burning of traditional fossil fuels . Discussion : Have students make
predictions ...

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The Missing Link

It was not until the 1960s that Elwyn Simons , rummaging about in the fossil
collections at Yale and other places , found some jaw fragments that had been
given another name ... There , for the moment , the human fossil detective story
ends .

Author: Maitland Armstrong Edey

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Category: Fossil hominids

Page: 160

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An account of observations of primate behavior and recent archeological evidence concerning the period of man's evolution when he separated from his ape-like predecessor.

Cells and Heredity

Key Terms fossil , sedimentary rock , petrified fossil , mold , cast , relative crime
has been committed . You and another detective GUIDE FOR READING dating ,
absolute dating , radioactive arrive at the crime scene after the burglar has fled .

Author: Michael J. Padilla

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Category: Biology

Page: 200

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The Publishers Weekly

Fossil Detective releases Woolly Mammoth by Dennis Schatz ( $ 16.95 , 8-12 ) .
Weird Animals by Shar Levine , Leslie Johnstone and Elaine Humphrey is new to
Extreme 3 - D ( $ 14.95 , 8-12 ) . Robotic Animals offers Bat by Paul Beck ...

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The Fossil Monarchies

The Sûreté helped one Okhrana official set up a special Franco - Russian
organization , disguised as a private - detective agency , to spy on the émigrés .
The Okhrana likewise organized , without protest from the French authorities , a
French ...

Author: Edmond Taylor

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Category: Europe

Page: 571

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Cricket

When they go out on a scientific detective trip , paleontologists may first find a few
small bones or teeth or other small fossils or only tiny chips from ... Scientists
often bring back many large pieces of fossil rock from one scientific detective trip .

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Category: Children's literature

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Anthropology the Biocultural View

Similar stories abound about other " fossil detectives ” who have engaged in
lifetimes of hunting for our earliest ancestors and who have produced the
evidence that has captivated our minds as well as furnished the raw data for
scientists ...

Author: Francis E. Johnston

Publisher: William C Brown Pub

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Category: Social Science

Page: 625

View: 189


Reservoir

Payment may be handed to Vaclav or mailed to the APS mailing address , PO
Box 35111 , Sarcee Postal Outlet , Calgary , AB , Canada T3E 7C7 Children's
Workshop # 1 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. How to be a Fossil Detective : Presented
by ...

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Category: Petroleum

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Catalog of Copyright Entries

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

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Category: American drama

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Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

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The record of each copyright registration listed in the Catalog includes a description of the work copyrighted and data relating to the copyright claim (the name of the copyright claimant as given in the application for registration, the copyright date, the copyright registration number, etc.).