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New book review: Field Guide to Butterflies of the Philippines

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We are pleased to announce a new nice book review of our recent title: Field Guide to Butterflies of the Philippines, just published in the journal Tropical Lepidoptera Research (2017, 27(2): 28). The review concludes as follows: "This book is certainly very useful for schools, research institutions, and universities, especially in the Philippines. As a person who grew up in the country, there is definitely a need for schools to have natural history books in their libraries and P. Hardy and J. Lawrence’s book should be in those libraries to help students, teachers, researchers, and citizen scientists in their subjects in biology...

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New Release for 2018: Fossils of Folkestone, Kent

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We are very pleased to announce our first release of 2018, formally published as of today: Fossils of Folkestone, Kent by Philip Hadland. Click cover below to go to the product page for more info (or see below) and order your copy.   Folkestone is arguably one of the best fossil-hunting grounds in the UK and is especially famed for its great diversity of exceptionally well preserved ammonites. In this family friendly photographic field guide the author covers the major different fossil groups likely to be found in the Lower Greensand, Gault Clay, Chalk and Pleistocene settings. More than 200 fossil species are illustrated...

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New Release: Escape the Fat Trap: It's not rocket science!

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We are very pleased to announce the release of our latest title: Escape the Fat Trap: It's not rocket science! (The obesity problem solved) by David Penney. Admittedly, this is somewhat outside of our normal remit, but this title is the result of an amazing body transformation by the owner of Siri Scientific Press, who (aged 46) dropped from an obese 46-inch waist to a normal 34-inch waist in just 7 months and who is now a competitive strength athlete at the age of 49 and with a six-pack of abs that would put many body-builders to shame. The most surprising thing...

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600+ citations! Biodiversity of Fossils in Amber - £25 off RRP

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It is always a pleasure to hear that our books are valued and used by our customers, whether they be general readers, students or academics. It is also encouraging to see an increasing number of overseas institutional libraries stocking our titles for research purposes. A quick search of academic citation records shows that many of our titles have been cited in the scientific literature to date, but by far the best in this regard is our title: Biodiversity of Fossils in Amber from the Major World Deposits, edited by David Penney and published in 2010.  It was reviewed in the...

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Philippines Butterflies: Advance copies now available

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We have just received our advance copies of Field Guide to Butterflies of The Philippines by Peter B. Hardy and James M. Lawrence and they look GREAT! All the 947 known Philippine butterfly species are listed in this book, with two-thirds of them illustrated in 1,080 photographs on 157 colour plates, representing the most comprehensive treatment of the fauna to date. “This work will undoubtedly generate a new era in the study of butterflies of this region, an accessible guide that will underpin many a serious study to come in butterfly biology, ecology and, most importantly, conservation.”Prof Roger L.H. Dennis...

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