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Fossils: The Key to the Past
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harvard Univ Pr
Publication date November 1, 1991
Binding Hardcover
Edition New sub
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780674311350
ISBN-10 0674311353
Dimensions 0.75 by 8.75 by 11.25 in.
Weight 2.20 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $48.50
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Summary
Discusses the formation of fossils, describes how they are used by scientists to reconstruct the history of the earth, and offers guidance on starting a fossil collection
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This introduction offers an explanation of how fossils are a product of our evolving habitat. The emphasis is on what paleontology is really about, how the paleontologist tries to find out the ways in which fossil animals lived and how geological processes have interacted with the history of life.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780674311350 Book cover for 9781588340238
 
3 sub edition from Smithsonian Inst Pr (May 1, 2002); titled "Fossils: The Key to the Past"
9781588340238 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $55.00
About: This thorough introduction to the world of paleontology has been completely revised and updated, reflecting changes in the ways that fossils are viewed and interpreted.
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New sub edition from Harvard Univ Pr (November 1, 1991); titled "Fossils: The Key to the Past"
9780674311350 | details & prices | 8.75 × 11.25 × 0.75 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $48.50
About: Discusses the formation of fossils, describes how they are used by scientists to reconstruct the history of the earth, and offers guidance on starting a fossil collection
Paperback
Book cover for 9780674311367 Book cover for 9781501700538 Book cover for 9781588340481
 
5th edition from Comstock Pub Assoc (October 20, 2015); titled "Fossils: The Key to the Past"
9781501700538 | details & prices | 256 pages | 7.50 × 10.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $24.95
About: "Richard Fortey is without peer among science writers.
3 edition from Smithsonian Inst Pr (April 1, 2002); titled "Fossils: The Key to the Past"
9781588340481 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $27.50
About: This thorough introduction to the world of paleontology has been completely revised and updated, reflecting changes in the ways that fossils are viewed and interpreted.
Reprint edition from Harvard Univ Pr (March 1, 1994); titled "Fossils: The Key to the Past"
9780674311367 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.50 × 0.50 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $18.95
About: This thorough introduction to the world of paleontology has been completely revised and updated, reflecting changes in the ways that fossils are viewed and interpreted.
from William Rudolf Sabbott (June 1, 1983)
9780565008840 | details & prices | List price $15.00
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About: This thorough introduction to the world of paleontology has been completely revised and updated, reflecting changes in the ways that fossils are viewed and interpreted.

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