Stones and Bones: Fossils and the stories they tell

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Earth is a repository for evidence of its long history of life. This record is made up of fossils, more and more being found every day as scientists dig down to find the story of earlier times. This wonderful book will fascinate youngsters ages six to ten or eleven with pages jam-packed with scientific information written in a very accessible, conversational manner explaining things like what fossils are and how they are formed, what paleontology is, and so much more. It is broken into sections covering the Precambrian and Paleozoic Eras, the Mesozoic Era, the Cenozoic Era, and Paleontology today. The information is broken into small chunks of text presented in a graphically pleasing way with fun illustrations by Sophie Williams that support the text. The layout will draw youngsters’ eyes through the pages and the chunks of text as presented are inviting and not at all intimidating, as science information often can be. Rob Wilshaw, the author, does not shy away from scientific terms, but there is a good glossary at the end. Readers are invited to become scientists with information about how to hunt for fossils and how to make a fossil hunting kit. Don’t miss this one!

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Author Rob Wilshaw, Sophie Williams
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 80 pages
Publisher Cicada Books
Publish Date 07-May-2024
ISBN 9781800660427 Buy this Book
Issue March 2024
Category Science & Nature