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Children's Books, Reviewed

Dinosaurs Walked Here and Other Stories Fossils Tell (Patricia Lauber, Bradbury/Macmillan, 1987, 64 pp., $15.95, ages 8 and up) is an excellent introduction to paleontology that discusses how fossilized remains of plants and animals reveal characteristics of the prehistoric world. Fossil bones, teeth, shells, leaf prints, eggs, insects and animal tracks reveal stories of plant and animal extinction or adaptation and changes in the Earth’s surface and climate. The text is accompanied by

George B. Kauffman

Dinosaurs Walked Here and Other Stories Fossils Tell

(Patricia Lauber, Bradbury/Macmillan, 1987, 64 pp.,
$15.95, ages 8 and up)

is an excellent introduction to paleontology that discusses how fossilized remains of plants and animals reveal characteristics of the prehistoric world. Fossil bones, teeth, shells, leaf prints, eggs, insects and animal tracks reveal stories of plant and animal extinction or adaptation and changes in the Earth’s surface and climate. The text is accompanied by a generous selection of full-color photographs.

The Living World


(Tony Seddon and Jill Bailey, Doubleday,
1987, 160 pp., $12.95, ages 8 and
up)
is packed with fascinating facts and illustrations. It gives a comprehensive view of the mysterious world of plants and animals, ranging from one-celled organisms to giant whales.

The Physical World


(Tony Seddon and Jill Bailey, Doubleday,
1987, 160 pp., $12.95, ages 8 and up)
explains in simple, straightforward terms the formation of the Earth,...

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