Fossils for Kids: How to Find, Identify, and Collect
As incredible as it sounds, fossils are all around us, waiting to be discovered. Become a young paleontologist. Learn to find, identify, and even collect the petrified forms of ancient organisms. Dan R. Lynch, author of many field guides, presents an introduction to paleontology in his easy-to-understand guide Fossils for Kids.
Begin by learning about the early Earth and the process of fossilization. That’s followed by an identification guide to the most common and collectible fossils: crinoids, snail shells, shark teeth, and more. With full-color photographs, illustrations, and range maps, you’ll always know what to look for and where to look. A “how to” section includes the details your family needs to begin a successful
As an added bonus, you’ll get information on everything from rock shop fossils and rules of collecting to dinosaur fossils and more. Dan will even share tips on what to do with your fossil collection. This fun guide has everything you need. It’s engaging and informative as it starts children on a path toward becoming successful rock, mineral, and fossil collectors!
About the author: Dan R. Lynch has a degree in graphic design with emphasis on photography from the University of Minnesota Duluth. But before his love of art and writing came a passion for rocks and minerals, developed during his lifetime growing up in his parents’ rock shop in Two Harbors, Minnesota. Combining the two aspects of his life seemed a natural choice, and he enjoys researching, writing about, and taking photographs of rocks and minerals. Working with his father, Bob Lynch, a respected veteran of Lake Superior’s agate-collecting community, Dan spearheads their series of rock and mineral field guides―definitive guidebooks that help amateurs “decode” the complexities of geology and mineralogy. He also takes special care to ensure that his photographs complement the text and always represent each rock or mineral exactly as it appears in person. He currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife, Julie, where he works as a writer and photographer.