We are very pleased to announce the following forthcoming title due out in January/February 2017: Fossil Collecting in England and Wales by Steve Snowball and Craig Chapman.
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by Steve Snowball and Craig Chapman
Siri Scientific Press (2017) 978-0-9929979-9-1 RRP £18.00
288 pp, 210 x 148 mm, soft cover, 500+ colour photographs & illustrations
EXPECTED AVAILABILITY JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW FOR LIMITED PERIOD 15% DISCOUNT
“This book fills a long-standing void. There is no other book that covers more than 50 UK fossil hunting localities in such detail. ... The book will no-doubt appeal to amateurs, professionals and students and will likely be a starting point for any future UK palaeontologist.” (Dean R. Lomax)
From the back cover
This is a guide on how and where to collect fossils in England and Wales. It provides invaluable advice for the amateur collector; whether a beginner or a seasoned hand. Each of the many localities described (more than 50) contains up-to-date information regarding the geology, the stratigraphy, the exposures available (including details about safety and access), the best places to look for fossils at the location and what to look for once you are there. It also examines how fossils can be prepared and preserved, labelled and displayed, in addition to a brief history of British fossil collecting.
About the authors
Steve Snowball and Craig Chapman are the driving forces behind UKAFH (UK Amateur Fossil Hunters), the U.K.’s largest fossil hunting organisation. Their experiences have translated into UKAFH’s highly successful program of fossil hunting events, many of which are featured in this book.
Foreword by Dean R. Lomax
What is a Fossil?
How & Where to Look for Fossils
Tools & Equipment
Preparing & Preserving Your Fossils
Identifying & Labelling Your Fossils
Storing & Displaying Your Collection
Safe & Responsible Collecting
– the National Fossil Collecting Code
The Golden Age of Fossil Collecting
Guide to Collecting Palaeozoic Fossils
Guide to Collecting Mesozoic Fossils
Guide to Collecting Cenozoic Fossils
Museums & Galleries
Bibliography – Books
Bibliography – Useful Websites
About the Authors
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