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An Introduction to Fossils and Minerals, Revised Edition
  • Authored by: Jon Erickson; Foreword by Donald R. Coates, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Living Earth
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816042365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-4236-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $55.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 10/01/2000
  • Dewey Number: 560
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 288


Praise for the previous edition:
"Outstanding, clear diagrams and various charts and maps clarify the material under discussion."—School Library Journal

An Introduction to Fossils and Minerals introduces the fascinating science of geology and how it reveals the history of the Earth as told by its rocks.

The revised edition features:

  • A systematic treatment of Earth history, rock types, marine fossils, terrestrial fossils, crystals, gems, and precious metals that provides insights into Earth's character
  • The most current data available on such topics as global tectonics and faunal extinctions, including a wealth of information about the demise of dinosaurs
  • New technologies in detecting and preserving rocks and minerals
  • The effects of erosion and climate changes.


Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations, maps, and diagrams. Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Tables.

About the Author(s)

Jon Erickson has written numerous books on Earth science and geology, many for Facts On File. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he received a B.S. in physical science from Arkansas Polytechnic College and an M.S. in natural science from the University of Arkansas. He has worked as a geologist for major oil and mining companies and as an engineer for an aerospace company. He currently resides in western Colorado, working as an independent geologist and writer.

Reviews and Awards

"...clearly written and illustrated..."
Reference & Research Book News

"...numerous illustrations and Erickson's clear, straightforward prose make [it] a wellspring of information..."

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