Reading References


Geologic Time William L. Newman - and Our Changing Continent, John Schlee (available free from:  U.S. Geological Survey, Information Services; Box 25288, DSC, MS30E; Denver, Colorado80225): 1993   

Fossils: A Guide To Prehistoric Life, A Golden Guide Rhodes, Zim & Shaffer; Golden Press, Western Publishing Co., Inc.: Racine, WI   

Rocks & Fossils, The Nature Company Guides  Busbey, Coenraads, Willis & Roots; Time Life Books:Sydney/San Francisco, 1996.   

Fossils And the History of Life  George G. Simpson; Scientific American Library: New York, 1983.   

The Ecology of Fossils, an illustrated guide  W.S. McKerrow, Editor; The MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, 1981.   

*Evolution of the Vertebrates  Fourth Edition Edwin Colbert & Michael Morales; Wiley-Liss: New York, 1992. 


Record In Rock: A Handbook of the Invertebrate Fossils of Nebraska  Educ. Cir. No. 1; Roger K. Pabian; University of Nebraska Conservation & Survey Div.: Lincoln1 NB 1970.   

Fossils, Illinois State Museum Story of Illinois Series  No. 14; by James E. King; State of Illinois: Springfield, IL, 1982   

Fossils: Prehistoric Animals in Hoosier Rocks Circular No. 7  T. G. Perry; Indiana Geological Survey: Bloomington, Indiana, 1959.   

The Common Fossils of Missouri, Missouri Handbook Series, No. 4  A. G. Unklesbay; University of Missouri Press: Columbia, MO, 1985   

Fossil Vertebrates - Beach and Bank Collecting for Amateurs  M. C. Thomas; Venice, Florida, 1970 (or as revised)   

*Fossil Invertebrates  Boardman, Cheetham, Rowell, Editors; Blackwell Scientific Publications: Palo Alto, California, 1987   

*Vertebrate Palaeontology  Michael J. Benton; Unwin Hyman Ltd. & Inc.: London, UK and Cambridge, MA, USA, 1990   

*Paleobotany and the Evolution of Plants (Second Edition)  Stewart and Rothwell; Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, Mass., 1993.   

Fossil Collector’s Handbook: Finding.Identifying.Preparing.Displaying  Gerhard Lichter; Sterling Publishing Co.: New York, 1993.  

COFFEETABLE FOSSIL BOOKS (color pictures, some identification):

Fact Finder: Looking For Fossils  Dr. David Norman; Crescent Books: New York, 1990.    Eyewitness Books: Prehistoric Life  William Lindsay; Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 1994   

Eyewitness Books: Fossils  Paul D. Taylor; Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 1990    Fossils Of The World  Turek, Marek & Benes, Edited by Julian Brown; Arch Cape Press: New York, 1989.   

Fossils: The Evolution and Extinction of Species  Niles Eldredge; Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: New York, 1991.   

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fossils, Giovanni Pina  Translated by Jay Hyams; Factas On File: New York & Oxford, 1990.   

Prehistoric Animals: The Extraordinary Story of Life before Man  Elis Owen; Cathay Books: London, 1988.  


*Fossils of Ohio, Bulletin 70  Feldmann & Hackathorn, Editors; State of Ohio Division of Geological Survey: Columbus, OH, 1996   

Identifying Wood  R. Bruce Hoadley; Taunton Press: Newtown, CT 06470-5506, 1990.   

Guide to Pennsylvanian Fossil Plants of Illinois, Educational Series Number 13  James R. Jennings; Illinois State Geological Survey: Champaign, Illinois 1990   

Keys To Fossil Plants of the Mazon Creek Area  Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois; ESCONI: Downers Grove, Illinois, 1986   

Handbook of Oregon Plant and Animal Fossils  William & Elizabeth Orr; University of Oregon Dept. of Geology: Eugene, Oregon, 1981.   

Richardson’s Guide to The Fossil Fauna of Mazon Creek  Shabica & Hay Editors; Northeastern Illinois University: Chicago IL, 1997.   


The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fossils  Thompson, Dickenson, Nehring; Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.: New York, 1982    S

imon & Schusters Guide To Fossils  Arduini. and Teruzzi; Horenstein (U.S. Editor); Simon & Schuster, Inc.: New York, 1986   

Atlas of Invertebrate Macrofossils  John W. Murray, Editor; Longman— The Palaeontological Association; U.S., John Wiley & Sons, Inc.:1985   

North-Central Section of Geological Society of America, Centennial Field Guide Volume 3, Donald L. Biggs, Editor; The Geological Society of America: Ames, Iowa, 1987.   

Collecting Fossils in Maryland, Educational Series No. 4  by John D. Glaser; Maryland Geological Survey: Baltimore, Maryland, 1986   

Fossil Plants From The Anthracite Coal Fields Of Eastern Pennsylvania  Pennsylvania Geological Survey General Geology Report 72, Fourth Series; John Oleksyshyn; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Harrisburg Second Printing, 1988.   

Fossil Collecting In Pennsylvania  Pennsylvania Geological Survey General Geology Report 40, Fourth Series; D. Hoskins, J.Inners & J. Harper; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Harrisburg, PA, Third Ed 1983.   

Fossil Mammals of Florida, Florida Geological Survey Special Pub. #6  Stanley J. Olsen; Florida Geological Survey: Tallahassee, Florida (corrected copy) Third Printing, 1963   

Invertebrate Palaeontology And Evolution  E.N.K. Clarkson; Allen & Unwin: London and Boston, Second Edition, 1987.   

Earth And Life Through Time  Steven M. Stanley; W. H. Freeman and Company: New York, Second Edition, 1989   

The Burgess Shale  Harry B. Whittington; Yale University Press in association with the Geological Survey of Canada: New Haven and London, 1985.   

Strata and Magafossils of the Middle Devonian Silica Formation  Museum of Paleontology Papers on Paleontology No. 8; Friends of Museum of Paleontology, Univ. of Michigan: Ann Arbor, MI, 1975.   

Geology of Michigan  John Dorr, Jr., & Donald Eschman; The University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1993.   

 Composition of Scientific Words  Roland Wilbur Brown; Reese Press: Baltimore, MD, 1956.