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SSP founder receives Marsh Award for Palaeontology

Posted by David Penney on

Well, we must be doing something right here at Siri Scientific Press, as it is a great pleasure to announce that founder, Dr David Penney, was awarded the Marsh Award for Palaeontology 2019 at a formal ceremony held at the Natural History Museum, London on 13 December. David Penney receiving the award from John Bennett The Marsh Awards recognise unsung heroes who have made a major contribution to the promotion of palaeontology, mineralogy or earth sciences. At the event, a short biography of David was read out as follows: "David was born in Manchester in 1968, and like most children,...

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Author lecture: Fossils of the Devonian Milwaukee Fm., Wisconsin, USA

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K. Chris Gass, the lead author of our recent title: Fossils of the Milwaukee Formation: A Diverse Middle Devonian Biota from Wisconsin, USA by Kenneth C. Gass, Joanne Kluessendorf, Donald G. Mikulic & Carlton E. Brett, recently gave a talk about his book at the University of Wisconsin Geology Museum for a meeting of the Madison Geology Club. Those who were unable to attend can see the talk by clicking the photo below and you can see more about the book by clicking the cover image which follows.  

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Book Signing Event: A Guide to Fossil Collecting on the West Dorset Coast

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If you are luck enough to be  attending the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival this year (this coming weekend), Steve Snowball and Craig Chivers will be signing copies of their new book: A Guide to Fossil Collecting on the West Dorset Coast, which will be available at the special festival price of £15. Steve will also have copies of his other book: A Guide to Fossil Collecting in England and Wales at the same discounted price. There will be limited copies available so if you really want a signed copy then please seek them out early on ... and enjoy the...

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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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