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The following list contains links to many of the most interesting and informative Web sites related to topics explored in the chapter. Check them out, but make sure you come back to do more investigating when you're done.
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Burgess Shale Fossils (University of Calgary, Canada)
The Burgess Shale is an exceptional Middle Cambrian age (about 540 million years ago) fossil locality located in Yoho National Park in the Rocky Mountains, near Field, British Columbia, Canada. The locality is special because of the soft-bodied preservation of a wide variety of fossil invertebrate animals. The locality has been intensely studied since its discovery in 1909 by Charles Walcott, and has been declared a World Heritage Site. Links to several other interesting and related sites are included.
Dinosaur Database
A comprehensive listing of the most well-known dinosaurs by geological time period, geographic location, and species from the Natural History Museum, London, England.
Dinosaur Exhibit, Chicago's Field Museum
The dinosaur exhibit at Chicago's Field Museum.
Dinosaurs (
The Discovery-Dinosaur site features a variety of interesting information, reports, and links on dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.
Earth History Links (Houghton Mifflin)
Links to several Earth history sites, including class lecture notes, arranged by topic.
Excellent virtual field trips through Earth history from the Paleontological Research Institution.
Evolution (University of California, Berkeley)
Specifically designed as a teacher's guide for teaching evolution, this comprehensive site includes activities and lesson plans for many evolutionary concepts.
An excellent fossil Web site. Billed as the world's largest online fossil company, the Extinctions Fossil Company is a business dedicated to supplying fossils to museums and collectors around the world.
Global Earth History
The Global Earth history site uses a series of plate-tectonic reconstructions to show the broad patterns of Phanerozoic Earth history.
Geologic Time Scale
Here is a great tour through the geologic time scale by ES Designs.
Grand Canyon Explorer Home Page
An excellent unofficial Grand Canyon National Park home page that offers information on geology, virtual tours, images, etc. related to the canyon.
Ice Age (University of Minnesota)
A well-illustrated, comprehensive learning module on glaciers and the Ice Age.
Jurassic Reef Park
A virtual field trip through a Jurassic Period reef.
Mazon Creek Fossils, Illinois
Mazon Creek Fossils exhibit from the Illinois State Museum. The plants and animals found in concretions recovered from the Francis Creek Shale (Pennsylvanian Period) are some of the most exciting and important fossils that have been found in the state of Illinois.
Midwestern U.S. 16,000 Years Ago
An exhibit from the Illinois State Museum featuring the midwestern United States 16,000 years ago.
Natural History Museum, London
London's Natural History Museum's Earth galleries, paleontology, and mineralogy exhibits are especially interesting.
Paleontological Research Institution
The Paleontological Research Institution was founded in 1932 to house Gilbert Dennison Harris' collection of fossils and to publish research in paleontology. Harris (1864-1952) was a professor of geology at Cornell University from 1894 to 1934. The present facility holds over 2 million fossils and shells, and a 50,000-volume research library.
Paleontological Society Home Page
The Paleontological Society is an international organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of the science of paleontology through the dissemination of research by publication and meetings.
Paleontology: University of California Museum
The very interesting and informative University of California Museum of Paleontology.
Paleontology: Yahoo!
An extensive listing of links to sites on paleontology from Yahoo!
Quaternary Mammals
An electronic database for the late Quaternary distribution of mammal species in the United States from the Illinois State Museum.
Royal Tyrrell Museum, Canada
The Royal Tyrell Museum's (Alberta, Canada) Virtual Tour includes a wealth of information on fossils, including dinosaurs.
Time Machine (University of California, Berkeley)
An excellent tour of geological time from the University of California.
Vertebrate Fossils, Bibliography
Access to the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology's Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates.
Worldwide Museum of Natural History
An online museum featuring photo galleries and quality educational products for homes, schools, and museums.
Zoom Dinosaurs
A great site that includes information on more than a hundred different dinosaur species as well as many other dinosaur-related resources.

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