Our Mother Earth contains not only treasures such as gems and beautiful mineral specimens, but also serves up a fascinating and often detailed record of life on our planet over the eons, revealed in its rich fossil record. Exploring and understanding this fossil record is aided by having a good guide book. (Or tack up our Fossils & Geologic Time Poster on your wall for a handy at-home reference.)
Also a great choice for the rockhound or fossil enthusiast on your gift list.
You can also learn more about fossils in our "Learn and Explore!" Fossils pages.