The North of England is world famous for its once rich deposits of coal. On a trip down a disused mine, Hermione explains that coal is another fossil, compressed planet matter - traces of vast and magnificent forests. Fossil fuels like coat are just one of the many ways that fossils touch our everyday lives. You can also see fossils in the most surprising places. An airport isn't the first place you would think of looking for fossils but at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, that is just what you can find. The stone quarried for the flooring and the walls throughout the airport is jam packed with beautiful fossils. No area of comparative size in the world has more varied geology than Scotland. Hermione's Scottish adventure starts in her home town, Edinburgh. It was in the 18th century that James Hutton first developed his theories on the ages of the earth.