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Holidays 2014 Fossilicious
December 01, 2014
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THE YOUNG PALEONTOLOGIST SERIES
BOOKS AND FOSSILS PACKAGED TOGETHER FOR AN INTERACTIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE!
A REAL Fossil illustrates every book!
The BEST way to learn about something is to hold the REAL item in the palm of your hand.
Imagine holding a 450 million-year-old creature or a beautiful stone that was formed by algae 2.5 BILLION years ago!
COLLECT ALL 4 SETS and Create your very own timeline of REAL Fossils!
Thinking you already have these books and fossils? THINK AGAIN!
THE YOUNG PALEONTOLOGIST COLLECTIONS ARE 3 STEPS BETTER THAN OUR BASIC SETS!
While the illustrations and format may look the same, there are some BIG differences in this collection.
#1: TWO NEW BOOKS!
The Fossil Record, Set 1 of the Young Paleontologist Series
Now includes two new titles and 6 REAL fossils.
Book 1: Do You Know Fossils? Everything your budding paleontologist needs to know to be an expert fossil identifier.
Book 2: Coral The beautiful gardens of the sea. Learn types, parts, and habits of these amazing creatures.
Still included in this set are Ammonites, Crinoids, Trilobites, and Brachiopods, but...
#2: ALL BOOKS REVISED FOR DEEPER LEARNING & UNDERSTANDING!
#3: 24 FOSSILS IN ALL!
With 6 more fossils than our 18-piece Time Line of Life Fossil Collection, your young paleontologist will create a timeline of fossils that begins with the bacteria that started it all 2.5 billion years ago: cycanobacteria. (See the article right column.) There's a specimen for every time period...even those hard-to-find Permian and Triassic Periods.
Inspire your youngsters to the world of the Paleontologist with the Young Paleontologist Collection TODAY! Special Pricing ONLY through December 22
What's a Fossil Pie?
A Fossil Dig in a Pie Tin!
Practice the skills used by real paleontologists while you unearth 12 REAL fossils!
When paleontologists discover a possible fossil bed, they lay out a grid and record the location of their finds. Now, with the fossilicious Fossil Pie, you can do this, too!
Your fossil pie comes with a small tool for brushing the sand away, some thread for setting up your grid, and instructions for identifying the fossils as you find them.
Bury your fossils over and over to simulate a real Fossil Dig again and again!
FOSSIL FUN IS NOT JUST FOR KIDS!
Fossilicious carries literally 100's of great gifts for adults!
From magnificent fossilized Megalodon teeth to beautiful bowls sculpted from fossil-filled stone or stunning crystals and salt lamps, our unique gifts are sure to solve the problem of the truly hard-to-find gift!
Here are links to a few of our favorites:
CYANOBACTERIA: THE GIVER OF LIFE
It's truly incredible that a one-celled bacteria could be responsible for life as we know it on our planet, but that's the gift of the cyanobacteria. This microscopic bacteria lived in the seas of the Archaean and Proterozoic Eras. Sometimes the colonies were so large that they were visible on the top of the water. How do we know this? Because cyanobacteria are still working on our planet today!
When the cyanobacteria first came into being, the atmosphere on the earth was filled with poisonous gases. These tiny one-celled wonders were filled with chlorophyll and, like modern-day plants, expelled oxygen as they used carbon dioxide and water to make food. There were so many cyanobacteria that they transformed the noxious gases into an oxygen-rich atmosphere.
While once called “blue-green algae” because they lived in the water and could produce their own food, these organisms are not algae. They are truly a bacteria and the only way they are related to algae is the green chloroplasts that find their way inside the one-celled algae plant. For a more detailed description and information on these valuable little organisms, see the University of California Museum of Paleontology website at:
Written by Doug and Claudia Mann
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