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Blackberry Hill Fossils: Author talk and book signing event

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If you missed seeing our author of Solving the Mystery of the First Animals on Land: The Fossils of Blackberry Hill, Kenneth (Chris) Gass giving his talk at the Heart of Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society show recently, you now have another chance to hear about this remarkable fossil locality. Chris with sample fossils prior to giving his talk at the Heart of Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society show in Marshfield, Wisconsin on 1 May, 2016. Photo courtesy of Donald Kelman.His talk was well received at the HWGMS and the presentation drew a full house, which according to the show...

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Forthcoming title: Fossils of Folkestone, Kent

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We are pleased to announce the latest addition to our titles currently in preparation: Fossils of Folkestone, Kent by Philip Hadland, due for publication in 2017. Phil studied geology at Liverpool, followed by a Masters degree in Palaeobiology at Bristol, graduating ten years ago. Since then he has volunteered in the geology department of Bristol City Museum and worked at Canterbury City Council Museums. He has also worked in the Earth Sciences collections department at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. He is chairman of GeoconservationKent and does a lot of voluntary work for local museums. He had the...

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Visit from Dean Lomax - March 2016

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It was very nice to meet up with one of our authors, Dean Lomax, during his recent research visit to the University of Manchester and Manchester Museum last week. David Penney and Dean Lomax examining ichthyosaur specimens at the University of Manchester Dean is currently researching ichthyosaurs, but also chatted about other fossils from Whitby, one of his favourite collecting sites and for which he wrote the very popular guide book: Fossils of the Whitby Coast (click the cover for more info about this title). Dean's book along with some fossil fish from Whitby Dean discussing extinct marine reptiles with...

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Author Interview: Raj Jaisinghani on life in 2050

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Yesterday, the author of our recent title: Homo sapiens: An appraisal of modern humans appeared on WRIR radio talking about his remarkable new book, including why he wrote it and what inspired him to do so. One very important point he makes is that we need a realistic view of what is happening and what is going to happen in terms of the collective effects of human activities on our planet. Raj's book is unique in this regard because other books on this topic do not consider the synergistic effects of the full range of variables that impact on the...

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Ever Wondered about the First Animals on Land - Listen to our author radio interview

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Have you ever wondered about what the first animals to move from the oceans onto the land looked like? How about whether or not there is any evidence of them in the fossil record and if so where does it come from and what are the key fossils that provide the clues? The answers to these questions have been provided in our beautifully illustrated book: Solving the Mystery of the First Animals on Land: The Fossils of Blackberry Hill, published in July. To find out more about the remarkable fossil trackways and body fossils of the first forays onto land...

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