Stones and Bones

Fossils and the stories they tell


Excavating four billion years of history from the ground beneath our feet!


ISBN: 9781800660427 Category:

Rob Wilshaw


Excavating four billion years of history from the ground beneath our feet!

This book looks at the fossil record and all that we can learn from it. From bacteria to sponges to fish to tetrapods to reptiles to dinosaurs to mammals and finally to humans, it excavates the story of four billion years of life on this planet. The science of paleontology is clearly broken down by fossil expert, Rob Wilshaw, and easily understood by children as young as six.

Sophie Williams’ warm, engaging illustrations bring the fascinating texts to life. Following on from the success of Earth-Shattering Events, this is a lively and vital book that will delight not just dinosaur enthusiasts but anyone interested in evolution and the incredible history of this very special planet that we inhabit.

Additional information

Weight 755 g
Dimensions 24 x 30 cm
Publisher name Cicada Books Ltd
Publication date 20 January 2024
Number of pages 88
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Sophie Williams
Dimensions 24 x 30 cm
Weight 755 g


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Sophie Williams is a Cornish illustrator with a bright, informative style that is inspired by illustrators such as Nick Sharratt and Gemma Correll. She is the author of Map of You (Cicada, 2021) and the illustrator of Earth- Shattering Events (Cicada, 2019).

Rob Wilshaw studied geology at the University of Southampton, graduating in 2018 with a masters degree focussing on how microfossils might predict future impacts of climate change. This is his first book.