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Smithsonian Handbook of Fossils


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Authoritative text, crystal-clear photography and a systematic approach make the DK Handbook Fossils the most comprehensive and concise pocket to fossils of the world. Packed withmore than 1,000 full-colour photographs of over 500 species, this handbook is designed to cut through the complicated identification process and enable you to recognize a species instantly.
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