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New book reviews: Dinosaurs of the British Isles AND British Polacanthid Dinosaurs

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We are very pleased to announce a nice new dual review of two of our titles: Dinosaurs of the British Isles by Dean Lomax and Nobumichi Tamura AND British Polacanthid Dinosaurs by William T. Blows, just published in the latest edition (Fall 2017) of Priscum, the newsletter of the Palaeontological Society. Here is a brief snippet from the review: "I really should plan a holiday on the Isle of Wight. That is the strongest impression I received from reading these two recent books from Siri Scientific Press. That little island has an unusually rich concentration of dinosaur fossils, comprising both...

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New book review: So you want to be a palaeontologist? - Practical Advice for Fossil Enthusiasts of All Ages

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We are very pleased to announce a nice new review of our title by David Penney, So You Want to be a Palaeontologist? Practical Advice for Fossil Enthusiasts of All Ages, just published in the latest edition (Fall 2017) of Priscum, the newsletter of the Palaeontological Society. Here is a brief snippet from the review: "So You Want to Palaeontologist, subtitled Practical Advice for Fossil Enthusiasts of All Ages, addresses many of the topics that may be raised by an aspiring paleontologist, in particular, what do paleontologists actually do and where do they do it? Much of this is filtered...

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New book review: Amber Palaeobiology: Research Trends and Perspectives for the 21st Century

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We are very pleased to announce a nice new review of our title by David Penney, Amber Palaeobiology: Research Trends and Perspectives for the 21st Century, just published in the latest edition (Fall 2017) of Priscum, the newsletter of the Palaeontological Society. Here is a brief snippet from the review: "Amber studies is a niche even in paleontology and when I picked up this book I assumed that it was going to be targeted at that small community of researchers or enthusiastic collectors (with the hope of some neat photos). I am glad I was so wrong! ... The book...

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New book review: Ordovician Trilobites of Southern Ontario, Canada, and the Surrounding Region

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We are very pleased to announce a nice new review of our title by Phillip A. Isotalo (with a foreword by David M. Rudkin), Ordovician Trilobites of Southern Ontario, Canada and the Surrounding Region, just published in the latest edition (Fall 2017) of Priscum, the newsletter of the Palaeontological Society. Here is a brief snippet from the review: "The book is written to accommodate non-academics, but is still scholarly and fully referenced. With its reasonable price, the book will be a must-have for trilobite aficionados.... The meat of the book is the trilobite descriptions and pictures, fully accounting for half...

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New book review: Solving the Mystery of the First Animals on Land - The fossils of Blackberry Hill

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We are very pleased to announce a nice new review of our title by Kenneth (Chris) Gass, Solving the Mystery of the First Animals on Land - The fossils of Blackberry Hill, just published in the latest edition (Fall 2017) of Priscum, the newsletter of the Palaeontological Society. Here is a brief snippet from the review: "The photographs of the traces are extraordinary in their definition and clarity, and bring to life most vividly the activities of the animals. These trace fossils are of the greatest importance, as they are direct evidence that the beginnings of animal life leaving the...

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