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Top 5 tips for would-be fossil collectors

Posted by David Penney on

Yesterday, Craig Chapman of UKAFH (UK Amateur Fossil Hunters) was interviewed by Wynne Evans on BBC Radio Wales about how to get started with fossil collecting in the UK, and in Wales in particular. The 10 minute interview starts at around 35 mins 45 secs in and can be heard by clicking here (but is only available for the next 29 days). Craig is a co-author of our new title, due out one week today, but advance copies are available via our website. Click the cover below to find out more and see what people are saying about this great...

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Field Testing our new title: A Guide to Fossil Collecting in England and Wales

Posted by David Penney on

We now have advance copies of our forthcoming title: A Guide to Fossil Collecting in England and Wales, written by Steve Snowball and Craig Chapman of UKAFH (UK Amateur Fossil Hunters - the UK's largest fossil hunting organization), so we decided to give it a field test by visiting one of the sites described in the book that was local to us here in Rochdale. The site we visited was Newhey Quarry, which we found easily following the directions given in the book. This is a Carboniferous locality famous for its plant fossils with a four (out of five) star...

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FORTHCOMING TITLE: FOSSIL COLLECTING IN ENGLAND AND WALES - 15% discount on pre-orders for limited period

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We are very pleased to announce the following forthcoming title due out in January/February 2017: Fossil Collecting in England and Wales by Steve Snowball and Craig Chapman. Click the cover to go to the product page and pre-order your copy now. by Steve Snowball and Craig ChapmanSiri Scientific Press (2017) 978-0-9929979-9-1 RRP £18.00288 pp, 210 x 148 mm, soft cover, 500+ colour photographs & illustrations EXPECTED AVAILABILITY JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW FOR LIMITED PERIOD 15% DISCOUNTReviews“This book fills a long-standing void. There is no other book that covers more than 50 UK fossil hunting localities in such detail. ... The...

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Forthcoming title: Ichthyosaurs from the Early Jurassic of Britain

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We are pleased to announce the following new title in our Monograph Series currently in production for 2017: Ichthyosaurs from the Early Jurassic of Britain by Graham P. Weedon and Sandra D. Chapman. Ichthyosaurs were marine reptiles that date from the Mesozoic Era when the dinosaurs dominated the land. Although now extinct, occasionally the preservation of fully articulated skeletons including, exceptionally, their soft-parts allow the reconstruction of many details of ichthyosaur biology. In Britain the largest collection of ichthyosaur fossils is held by the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London with many beautiful specimens on display. This collection, which continues...

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7th International Conference on Fossil Insects, Arthropods and Amber

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We are looking forward to attending the 7th International Conference on Fossil Insects, Arthropods and Amber at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh at the end of this month. We will be displaying our palaeoentomology/arachnology titles, and the founder of Siri Scientific Press (David Penney) will be giving a Keynote Lecture on Amber Research in the 21st Century: Trends and Perspectives. Delegates of the same meeting held in South Africa, 2005. Dave Penney of Siri Scientific Press is 7th from left in the front row This topic is explored in depth in the forthcoming book Amber Palaeobiology: research trends and...

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