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Celebrating Britain's most famous dinosaur coming to Rochdale!

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Dippy the famous Diplodocus dinosaur that has been on display at the Natural History Museum, London since 1905 will shortly be on the move and one of the stops will be Rochdale, where Siri Scientific Press is based. David Penney (black t-shirt) with Dippy at the NHM, London (photo by Dean Lomax) Indeed, the founder of Siri Scientific Press, Dr David Penney was contacted by Rochdale Council during the early stages of the bid preparation and asked to provide assistance with his palaeontological expertise, so we are very happy to have been a part of this successful bid and look...

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Recent advances in British palaeontology

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These are exciting times for British palaeontology, with new important discoveries being documented in the scientific literature on a reasonably frequent basis. Some recent examples that spring to mind include the new Welsh theropod dinosaur Dracoraptor hanigani, the new ichthyosaur species Eileanchelys waldmani from the Isle of Skye, Scotland and most recently the description of two new species of Ichthyosaurus, by Dean Lomax and Judy Massare, in a paper just published in the journal Papers in Palaeontology. Dean is well known as the co-presenter of the TV documentary Dinosaur Britain and also as co-author of our highly acclaimed book: Dinosaurs of...

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New museum exhibit and book review: Solving the Mystery of the First Animals on Land - the Fossils of Blackberry Hill

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We are pleased to announce the following excellent review of our book Solving the Mystery of the First Animals on Land - the Fossils of Blackberry Hill by Kenneth (Chris) Gass, just published in the latest edition of Fossil News: Fossil News (Fall 2016: 51, abridged snippets): "...a beautiful, extensively illustrated book on one of the more important Middle Cambrian trace fossil deposits in the United States (the book contains 81 high-quality figures, most of them in colour and published only in this volume). …a great addition to the library of anyone interested in trace fossils, Cambrian life, or the...

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Bakewell Fossil Show 2016 this weekend!

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On Saturday we are looking forward to visiting the Bakewell Rock Exchange. It is recognized internationally as the UK’s best loved mineral show, with dealers from around the UK and Europe congregating in the heart of England’s Peak District National Park. The show, held at Lady Manners High School, Bakewell, is organized by the Peak Lapidary and Mineral Society and is now in its 36th year. With more than 70 different stalls exhibiting a huge variety of rocks, minerals, fossils and gemstones, there is something for everyone, from the specialist to the family day out. Pete Lawrence, one of our...

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The Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2016 this weekend!

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It is that time again ... the Yorkshire Fossil Festival will be witnessing its third incarnation this weekend. Last year we had a wonderful time at this event. It was great fun for all the family and well worth a visit. Remember also that we currently have a 10% discount off the RRP of our title: So you want to be a palaeontologist - practical advice for fossil enthusiasts of all ages by David Penney, but the discount code (Deposits2016) expires on Saturday! Click here to go to the product page. Some photos of last year's festival follow: More information...

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