Dig into the History of Life! Become a young paleontologist. Learn all about ancient lifeforms preserved in rock. Dan R. Lynch, author of many Rocks & Minerals field guides, presents a kids’ introduction to fossils. Whether children see their first fossil at a museum or find their own fossil seashells from an ancient ocean, this easy-to-understand book is a perfect guide for beginners. Inside you’ll find; “How to” section, including details on what to look for and where to look. The basics of paleontology and how fossils formed. Rules about what you can and can’t collect. Identification guide to common and collectible invertebrate fossils, such as trilobites, as well as common rock shop finds.