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True Bugs of the World nominated for the Royal Ent Soc Westwood Medal

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We are very proud to announce that our recent title True Bugs of the World (Hemiptera: Heteroptera): classification and natural history (Second Edition) by Randall T. Schuh & Christiane Weirauch has been nominated for the highly prestigious Westwood Medal, issued by the Royal Entomological Society and which aims to recognise excellence in taxonomy. The criteria for selection are stated as follows: "The best comprehensive taxonomic work on a group of insects, or, related arthropods (including terrestrial and freshwater hexapods, myriapods, arachnids and their relatives). Typically, this will be a taxonomic revision or monograph. Open to authors from any country who...

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New title in production: Fossils of the Big Hill Konservat-Lagerstatte: A Remarkable Late Ordovician Paleobiota from Michigan, USA

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For #fossilfriday, we are very pleased to announce that the following title has been accepted for production: Fossils of the Big Hill Konservat-Lagerstatte: A Remarkable Late Ordovician Paleobiota from Michigan, USA by Ronald C. Meyer & Gerald O. Gunderson. The authors originally stumbled on to an outcrop that caught their eye while collecting in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. A portion of this exposure is made up of fine textured dolostone, and is separated by a few layers of dolomitic shale. The geologic setting at this site is close to the Silurian Period, but is actually near the top of...

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New Release: Fossil Spiders in Baltic Amber

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We are very pleased to announce the formal publication of our latest title: Fossil Spiders in Baltic Amber: An annotated systematic catalogue by Dr David Penney. Click cover to go to product page and order your discounted copy now From the back cover With 557 named spider species in 202 genera and 58 families, Baltic amber represents the richest source of fossil spiders anywhere on the planet, with research describing this remarkable fossil fauna dating back more than 200 years. The identification of numerous species is problematic because many of the older descriptions are inadequate by current taxonomic standards. To...

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A virtual field trip to the fossil site at Blackberry Hill

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For #FossilFriday why not take a virtual field trip to Blackberry Hill with Chris Gass, the author of our Solving the Mystery of the First Animals on Land: The Fossils of Blackberry Hill, and witness some of the remarkable trace and body fossils of the first animals to have walked on land. Click the image above for the ten minute field trip or click on the image below for more information about the book.  

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Forthcoming title: Fossil Spiders in Baltic Amber: An annotated systematic catalogue

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We are very pleased to announce our forthcoming title: Fossil Spiders in Baltic Amber: An annotated systematic catalogue by Dr David Penney. The title is due for release on 2 Nov 2020, but can be pre-ordered before 31 August 2020 at 15% discount! Click cover to go to product page and order your discounted copy now From the back cover With 557 named spider species in 202 genera and 58 families, Baltic amber represents the richest source of fossil spiders anywhere on the planet, with research describing this remarkable fossil fauna dating back more than 200 years. The identification of...

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