Includes bibliographical references (p. 56-57) and index.
1. Yesterday's world -- 2. Fossil birth -- 3. Digging into the past -- 4. Fascinating fossils -- 5. The search for dinosaurs and mammals -- 6. Treasure hunters.
Presents information on fossils, including how different types are formed, how they have been used to date periods in Earth's history, and major areas of the world where fossil hunting is going on today.