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Indiana Before the Age of Dinosaurs - Bibliography Indiana Before the Age of Dinosaurs - Bibliography

A Note Regarding Resources: Items are listed on this page that enhance work with the topic discussed. Some older items, especially, may include dated practices and ideas that are no longer generally accepted. Resources reflecting current practices are noted whenever possible

Selected Reading

Audubon Society Staff and Thompson, Ida. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fossils. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1982.

Baird, Clay. A Journey To The Falls. Louisville: Prairie Lithographing Corp. 1976.
A brief overview of the history beginning with prehistoric times.

Eldredge, Niles, and Gregory Douglas. The Fossil Factory. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. 1989.
Wonderful book designed for children and teachers, highly recommended.

Fenton, Carroll Lane. Tales Told By Fossils. New York: Doubleday & Co. 1966.
Good basic information for the student interested in fossils.

Fenton, Carroll Lane and Mildred Adams Fenton, et al. The Fossil Book: A Record of Prehistoric Life. New York: Doubleday. Revised 1989.
Classic book with 1500 illustrations in this revised edition.

Koch, Albert C. Journey Through a Part of the United States of North America in the Years 1844 to 1846. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. 1972.
Provides a daily account of Koch’s travel in America.

Perry, T.G. Fossils: Prehistoric Animals in Hoosier Rocks. Bloomington, IN: Indiana Department of Conservation, Geological Survey, Circular No. 7, December 1959.
Excellent source for the serious student.

Powell, Richard L. Geology of the Falls of the Ohio River. Bloomington, IN: Department of Natural Resources, Geological Circular 10.
Designed for readers with knowledge of geology.

Rhoades, Frank H.T., Herbert S. Zim, and Paul R. Shaffer, A Golden Guide: Fossils. New York: Golden Press. 1962.
This is an old standby for children. Newer scientific findings are not included in this volume.

Stidworthy, John. More Science Projects: Fossils. New York: Marshall Cavendish. 1989.
This book offers fossil facts and projects for students.

Taylor, Paul D. Eyewitness Books: Fossils. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1990.
This is a very interesting book, a good way to interest students in the study of fossils.

Other Resources

The Falls of the Ohio State Park; see page 2 of the issue.

Special Thanks
Ronald Richards, Curator of Paleobiology and Chief Curator of Natural History, Indiana State Museum, for his assistance in the preparation of this issue.

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