Discusses the different types of rocks and minerals found on the Earth and how they are formed, describes how fossils are formed, and explains how each can be used to discover more about Earth's geological past.
Juvenile Nonfiction by John P. Rafferty Associate Editor, Earth Sciences
Author: John P. Rafferty Associate Editor, Earth Sciences
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Examines the mysteries of the Precambrian period by considering available geologic evidence while exploring the geochronology from early recognition of sequential layering in rocks to mass spectrometry.
Provides comprehensive capsule profiles of every important dinosaur find from the past two centuries, in a lavishly illustrated compendium that includes coverage of dinosaur eras, habitats, and life cycles. Original.
This comprehensive A to Z encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of important scientific terms related to improving our understanding of how we evolved. Specifically, the 5,000 entries in this two-volume set cover evidence and methods used to investigate the relationships among the living great apes, evidence about what makes the behavior of modern humans distinctive, and evidence about the evolutionary history of that distinctiveness, as well as information about modern methods used to trace the recent evolutionary history of modern human populations. This text provides a resource for everyone studying the emergence of Homo sapiens. Visit the companion site www.woodhumanevolution.com to browse additional references and updates from this comprehensive encyclopedia.