We are pleased to announce the following new title currently in preparation: The Geology and Fossils of the North West Coast of the Isle of Wight by Megan Jacobs, due for release in 2017.
About the book:
The Isle of Wight is a small island located in the south of England. Its northern part consists of Eocene to Oligocene strata, and its southern part is lower Cretaceous. Its association with dinosaurs from the early Cretaceous strata is famous, earning it the nickname of ‘Dinosaur Island’. This book aims to put the Eocene–Oligocene fossils into the limelight!
The North West coast is a stretch of beautiful fast eroding coastline, yielding exquisite fossils from alligators to the smallest insects. It also displays some of the most unique geology, such as the popular coloured sands of Alum Bay.
This book will take you on a trip along the coastline, using coloured illustrations (diagrams and photographs) to aid your understanding, and to learn about the geological settings, along with the large variety of fossils that can be found.
This book will be of interest to the complete beginner and the more experienced. It will provide information and maps on how to access the sites along the coast, along with identifying fossils that can be found there. It will also provide information on the proper extraction and preparation techniques for the fossils you may find.
About the author:
Megan Jacobs studies palaeontology at the University of Portsmouth. Her main interests are in vertebrate palaeontology, especially the dinosaur remains of the Wealden Formation. She lives on the Isle of Wight and can often be found on the various beaches on the island collecting fossils.
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