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New Review: Why Nature Conservation isn't Working: Understanding Wildlife in the Modern World

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We are pleased to announce a new review of our recent title: Why Nature Conservation Isn't Working: Understanding Wildlife in the Modern World by Dr Adrian Spalding has just been published in the latest volume of Atropos (2021: 69, 70-71). Snippets: "British species are the central focus, their recorded history and their relationship with human beings.  Extensive and numerous examples are succinctly outlined, demonstrating the commonest, and some of the rarer, origins of species that currently inhabit the UK, and sometimes places further afield. There is frequent reference to both naturally arising means of establishment and various people-assisted pathways. …...

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Forthcoming title: Discovery and Collection of the Brandon Bridge Konservat-Lagerstätte

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We are pleased to announce that the following new title is now in production: Discovery and Collection of the Brandon Bridge Konservat-Lagerstätte: A Remarkable Soft-bodied Biota from the Silurian of Wisconsin, USA by Gerald O Gunderson† and Ronald C Meyer. In the early 1980s Gerald Gunderson and Ronald Meyer, two amateur paleontologists, made one of the great fossil discoveries of all time. Known as the Brandon Bridge soft-bodied biota from the lower Silurian of southeastern Wisconsin, it provided a unique look at early organisms missing from the fossil record. Because of its extraordinary preservation the Brandon Bridge presents many of...

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New Book Review: A guide to fossil collecting on the East Dorset coast

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We are very pleased to announce the publication of a new book review by Everything Dinosaur of our recent title: A guide to fossil collecting on the East Dorset coast, by Steve Snowball and Craig Chivers. Click cover for more info, contents etc. or to order your copy Edited snippets from the review: This highly acclaimed guidebook is beautifully illustrated with more than 200 colour photographs not only showing fossil finds but also highlighting the stunning landscape and geology of this part of the southern coast of England. It is aimed at amateur as well as the more serious fossil...

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Book Review: Fossils of the Milwaukee Formation: A Diverse Middle Devonian Biota from Wisconsin, USA

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We are very pleased to announce the recent review of our title: Gass,  K.C.,  J.  Kluessendorf,  D.G.  Mikulic,  and  C.E.  Brett.  2019. Fossils  of  the  Milwaukee  Formation:  A  Diverse  Middle  Devonian Biota from Wisconsin, USA, just published in Priscum, the Newsletter of the Paleontological Society (May, 2021: 26). Click cover to go to product page for more info or to order your copy Edited snippets: This book is a window into the past in two ways: a window into a rich Devonian ecosystem, and a window into paleontology at the turn of the last century. The book is richly illustrated...

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JUST RELEASED: An Illustrated History of Butterflies of the Afrotropical Indian Ocean Islands: Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues and Socotra

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We are very pleased to announce that our new title: An Illustrated History of Butterflies of the Afrotropical Indian Ocean Islands: Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues and Socotra by James M. Lawrence and Mark C. Williams has now been formal released. To grab your copy of this book click here to go to the product information page, where you can order your copy. Siri Scientific Press, 978-1-8381528-3-3 256 pp, 240 x 165 mm, soft cover, 73 colour plates Foreword by Steve Collins (African Butterfly Research Institute, ABRI) What a delight and wonderful opportunity to see the scientific paintings of...

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