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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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The story of how bugs and slugs crawled out of the slime ...

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If you are interested in the story of how bugs and slugs crawled out of the slime to look for more slime and make more bugs and slugs ... then check out this great video by Kenneth (Chris) Gass, author of our title Solving the Mystery of the First Animals on Land: The Fossils of Blackberry Hill.     The video presentation is based on his recent book (click the cover below to go to the product page where you can see more information about this title or order a copy) ReviewsNewsletter of the Palaeontological Association (2016, number 91, pages...

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Our sponsorship in the news

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We are proud to be official sponsors of Queensway ABC (Rochdale) and are pleased to announce this has been covered in the local media. We sponsored the production of the team tracksuits and are very happy with the result! Head coach David Hodkinson worked very hard to achieve the highest standard of production and should be proud of the result. Queensway ABC is part of the Full Contact Performance Centre on Queensway, Castleton, Rochdale and provides an opportunity for the local community, including kids to get involved in an active sport. It is a great opportunity to get them away...

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Author Interview: Raj Jaisinghani on life in 2050

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Yesterday, the author of our recent title: Homo sapiens: An appraisal of modern humans appeared on WRIR radio talking about his remarkable new book, including why he wrote it and what inspired him to do so. One very important point he makes is that we need a realistic view of what is happening and what is going to happen in terms of the collective effects of human activities on our planet. Raj's book is unique in this regard because other books on this topic do not consider the synergistic effects of the full range of variables that impact on the...

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Ever Wondered about the First Animals on Land - Listen to our author radio interview

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Have you ever wondered about what the first animals to move from the oceans onto the land looked like? How about whether or not there is any evidence of them in the fossil record and if so where does it come from and what are the key fossils that provide the clues? The answers to these questions have been provided in our beautifully illustrated book: Solving the Mystery of the First Animals on Land: The Fossils of Blackberry Hill, published in July. To find out more about the remarkable fossil trackways and body fossils of the first forays onto land...

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