Smithsonian Handbook of Fossils
By Cyril Walker and David Ward
From the back cover:
Published in association with America's preeminent authority, the Smithsonian Institution.
Authoritative text, crystal-clear photography, and a systematic approach make DK's Smithsonian Handbook of Fossils the most comprehensive and concise pocket guide to fossils of the world. Packed with more than 1,000 full-color photographs of over 500 fossils, this handbook is designed to cut through the complex process of identification to provide instant species recognition.
Expertly written and thoroughly vetted, each entry combines a precise description with annotated photography to highlight a fossil's chief characteristics and distinguishing features. A full-color illustration, showing the fossil as a living animal or plant, and color-coded bands, providing at-a-glance facts for quick reference, complete every entry. Also included is a comprehensive glossary.
Identification Made Easy
Packed with detailed information on recognition, classification, and more, DK's Smithsonian Handbook of Fossils is the clearest identification guide to fossils for beginners and established enthusiasts alike.