Drawing & Understanding Fossils

Drawing & Understanding Fossils

A Theoretical and Practical Guide for Beginners with Self-assessment

1st Edition - June 29, 1987

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  • Author: E. W. Nield
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483286525

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A practical manual for the student of palaeontology, giving a grounding in theory, in addition to teaching graphical skills needed to make clear, representative and pleasing drawings of fossil specimens. As most early practical work in palaeontology is graphical the author has sought to teach the basics of graphic art as relevant to each fossil group. Puzzles, exercises and experiments are included, also self-assessment tests to allow students to check their progress.


For first-year undergraduates and 'A' level geology students.

Table of Contents

  • (partial) Vanished worlds: Ancient life. The science of palaeontology. Starting to draw fossils. Trilobites. Graptolites. Brachiopods. Bivalves. Gastropods. Cephalopods. Echinoids. Crinoids. Corals. Plants. Trace fossils. Appendices. Suggested further reading. Index.

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1987
  • Published: June 29, 1987
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483286525

About the Author

E. W. Nield

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Universities Information Unit, London, UK

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