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Fossils of Folkestone, Kent: PRE-ORDER NOW and SAVE 20%

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We are very pleased to announce that our forthcoming title: Fossils of Folkestone, Kent by Philip Hadland is almost ready to go to the printer.   Folkestone is arguably one of the best fossil-hunting grounds in the UK and is especially famed for its great diversity of exceptionally well preserved ammonites. In this family friendly photographic field guide the author covers the major different fossil groups likely to be found in the Lower Greensand, Gault Clay, Chalk and Pleistocene settings. More than 200 fossil species are illustrated in a series of 100 full-page, colour plates. The author has been collecting fossils at Folkestone...

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Philippines Butterflies: Advance copies now available

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We have just received our advance copies of Field Guide to Butterflies of The Philippines by Peter B. Hardy and James M. Lawrence and they look GREAT! All the 947 known Philippine butterfly species are listed in this book, with two-thirds of them illustrated in 1,080 photographs on 157 colour plates, representing the most comprehensive treatment of the fauna to date. “This work will undoubtedly generate a new era in the study of butterflies of this region, an accessible guide that will underpin many a serious study to come in butterfly biology, ecology and, most importantly, conservation.”Prof Roger L.H. Dennis...

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Philippines Butterflies: Preorder now at 20% discount!

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We are pleased to announce that our latest title: Field Guide to Butterflies of the Philippines is due for formal release on 1st May (though we expect to have some advance copies available for distribution before then) and is now available for pre-order at a discount of 20%. Just click the cover image below to go to the product page where you can find out more about this title and pre-order your copy. This discount will be available for a limited time only, so take a look now to make sure you don't miss out.

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Field Testing our new title: A Guide to Fossil Collecting in England and Wales

Posted by David Penney on

We now have advance copies of our forthcoming title: A Guide to Fossil Collecting in England and Wales, written by Steve Snowball and Craig Chapman of UKAFH (UK Amateur Fossil Hunters - the UK's largest fossil hunting organization), so we decided to give it a field test by visiting one of the sites described in the book that was local to us here in Rochdale. The site we visited was Newhey Quarry, which we found easily following the directions given in the book. This is a Carboniferous locality famous for its plant fossils with a four (out of five) star...

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BOOK REVIEW: So you want to be a PALAEONTOLOGIST?

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Following closely on the heels of the newly named Welsh dinosaur, we are pleased to announce the first reviews of our latest title: So you want to be a PALAEONTOLOGIST by David Penney, which were recently published on the Everything Dinosaur blog. The review consisted to two parts: A general review (click here) and one aimed more at the teaching profession (click here). Some snippets follow: From the general review "This well written publication defines palaeontology before setting out the various roles and activities that palaeontologists undertake.  Dr. David Penney, expertly guides the reader through the wide variety of career...

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