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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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Palaeontology and Entomology Outreach

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Recently we have visited two different schools as part of our outreach work. The first was St. Edwards, Rochdale, where we presented a range of different fossils and explained how they were formed and what they can tell us. We took lots of really cool stuff and the kids really enjoyed it, particularly as their own teaching collection consisted of just six very small specimens of common species. The second visit was to Linden Road Academy as part of National Insect Week. We answered questions from the children that had arisen over the course of their week-long entomological forays. Of...

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National Insect Week 2016: 20% DISCOUNT on all our entomology titles

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National Insect Week 2016 is taking place from today until 26th June and to mark this occasion we are offering a 20% discount off our already reduced prices for all our entomology titles! Just add (and apply) the code: NIW2016 at checkout (code expires on 26 June). To find out more about this event click the image below or scroll down to see some of the entomology titles we have included in this special offer. You can click on the covers to visit the page where you can see more information about each title, including contents, reviews, etc. or to...

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New volume on fossil arthropods in Mexican amber

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This is the second blog post in a series resulting from attending the 7th International Conference on Fossil Insects, Arthropods and Amber and concerns new fossils described from Mexican amber. A fabulous fossil insect preserved in Miocene Mexican amber At the meeting we met up with many of the world’s leading palaeoentomologists who have published their work with Siri Scientific Press. Without doubt the leading authority on fossils preserved in Mexican amber is Monica Solorzano-Kraemer from the Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany. Monica wrote the chapter on Mexican amber in our Biodiversity of Fossils in Amber from the Major...

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