General Books on the Fossil Record & Evolution

  • Allmon, W. D., 2009, Evolution & Creationism: A Very Short Guide, 2nd edition, Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, NY, 128 pp.
  • Benton, M. J., 2008, The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 170 pp.
  • Fenton, C. L., M. A. & Fenton, 1958, The Fossil Book: A Record of Prehistoric Life, Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 482 pp. (A well-illustrated classic.)
  • Fortey, R. A., 1998, Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 346 pp.
  • Knoll, A. H., 2003, Life On a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 277 pp.
  • Switek, B., 2010, Written In Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place In Nature, Bellevue Literary Press, New York, 320 pp.
  • Thomson, K. S., 2005, Fossils: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 147 pp.

Books and Articles on Fossils of Specific Areas

  • Allison, R. C., 1978, Late Oligocene through Pleistocene molluscan faunas in the Gulf of Alaska region, The Veliger, 21(2): 171 - 188.
  • Bishop, E. M., 2003, In Search of Ancient Oregon: A Geological and Natural History, Timber Press, Portland, OR, 288 pp.
  • Blodgett, R. B., & G. D. Stanley, eds., 2008, The Terrane Puzzle: new perspectives on paleontology and stratigraphy from the North American Cordillera, Geological Society of America Special Paper 442, 326 pp.
  • Burney, D. A., H. F. James, L. P. Burney, S. L. Olson, W. Kikuchi, W. L. Wagner, M. Burney, D. McCloskey, D. Kikuchi, F. V. Grady, R. Gage, & R. Nishek, 2001, Fossil evidence for a diverse biota from Kaua’i and its transformation since human arrival, Ecological Monographs, 71(4): 615 - 641.
  • Chappell, W. M., J. W. Durham, & D. E. Savage, 1951, Mold of a rhinoceros in basalt, Lower Grand Coulee, Washington, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 62(8): 907 - 918.
  • English, A. M., & L. E. Babcock, 2010, Census of the Indian Springs Lagerstätte, Poleta Formation (Cambrian), western Nevada, USA, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 295(1 - 2): 236 - 244.
  • Fletcher, C. H., C. Bochicchio, C. L. Conger, M. Engels, E. Feirstein, E. Grossman, R. Grigg, J. N. Harney, J. B. Rooney, C. E. Sherman, S. Vitousek, K. Rubin, & C. V. Murray-Wallace, 2008, Geology of Hawaii reefs, pp. 435 - 488, in: B. M. Riegl & R. E. Dodge, Coral Reefs of the USA, Springer, London, 803 pp.
  • Gangloff, R. A., 2012, Dinosaurs Under the Aurora, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, 176 pp.
  • Hilton, R. P., 2003, Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 356 pp.
  • Kohn, A. J., 1980, Conus kahiko, a new Pleistocene gastropod from Oahu, Hawaii, Journal of Paleontology, 54(3): 534 - 541.
  • Manchester, S. R., 1987, Oligocene fossil plants of the John Day Formation, Fossil, Oregon, Oregon Geology, 49(10): 115 - 127.
  • Manchester, S. R., 1994, Fruits and seeds of the Middle Eocene Nut Beds flora, Clarno Formation, Oregon, Palaeontographica Americana 58, 205 pp.
  • Orr, E. L., & W. N. Orr, 1999, Oregon Fossils. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, IA, 381 pp.
  • Raynolds, B., 1999, Rhino revelation.
  • Retallack, G. J., E. A. Bestland, & T. J. Fremd, 1996, Reconstructions of Eocene and Oligocene plants and animals of central Oregon, Oregon Geology, 58(3): 51 - 69.

Websites on Fossils of Specific Areas

Guides to Collecting and Identifying Fossils

  • Arduini, P., G. Teruzzi, & S. S. Horenstein, 1986, Simon & Schuster’s Guide to Fossils, Simon and Schuster, New York, 317 pp.
  • Garcia, F. A., & D. S. Miller, 1998, Discovering Fossils: How To Find and Identify Remains of the Prehistoric Past, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA, 212 pp.
  • Lichter, G., 1993, Fossil Collector’s Handbook: Finding, Identifying, Preparing, Displaying, Sterling Publishing Company, New York, 160 pp.
  • Macdonald, J. R., 1983, The Fossil Collector’s Handbook: A Paleontology Field Guide, Prentice- Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 193 pp.
  • Murray, M., 1967, Hunting for Fossils: A Guide to Finding and Collecting Fossils in All Fifty States, Macmillan Company, Toronto, Canada, 348 pp.
  • Nudds, J. R., & P. A. Selden, 2008, Fossil Ecosystems of North America: A Guide to the Sites and their Extraordinary Biotas, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 288 pp.
  • Parker, S., 1990, The Practical Paleontologist. A Step-By-Step Guide To Finding, Studying, and Interpreting Fossils, Simon and Schuster, New York, 159 pp.
  • Parker, S., 2007, Fossil Hunting: An Expert Guide to Finding and Identifying Fossils and Creating a Collection, Southwater, London, 96 pp.
  • Ransom, J. E., 1964, Fossils In America: Their Nature, Origin, Identification and Classification and a Range Guide To Collecting Sites, Harper and Row, New York, 402 pp.
  • Thompson, I., 1982, The Audubon Society Field Guide To North American Fossils, Knopf, New York, 846 pp.
  • Walker, C., D. Ward, & C. Keates, 2009, Fossils, Dorling Kindersley (Smithsonian Handbooks), New York, 320 pp.