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Coming soon: An Illustrated History of Butterflies of the Afrotropical Indian Ocean Islands

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We are very pleased to announce our forthcoming 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. The title is due for release on 1st May, 2021 and the product page will appear in our online store from early April. Siri Scientific Press, 978-1-8381528-3-3, RRP £29.99 256 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 which many are...

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Coming soon: A Guide to Fossil Collecting on the East Dorset Coast

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We are very pleased to announce that the final title by Steve Snowball and Craig Chivers in the Dorset Fossil Coast series will be available at the beginning of May, 2021. Once again, it will be full of stunning photography and the remarkable prehistoric life and scene reconstructions by Andreas Kurpisz. Siri Scientific Press (2021) 978-1-8381528-2-6, 192 pp, 240 x 165 mm, soft cover, 200+ colour photographs & illustrations. From the back cover This is the third in a series of highly acclaimed and informative guides to the safe and responsible collection of fossils along the Dorset coast. The focus...

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True Bugs of the World nominated for the Royal Ent Soc Westwood Medal

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We are very proud to announce that our recent title True Bugs of the World (Hemiptera: Heteroptera): classification and natural history (Second Edition) by Randall T. Schuh & Christiane Weirauch has been nominated for the highly prestigious Westwood Medal, issued by the Royal Entomological Society and which aims to recognise excellence in taxonomy. The criteria for selection are stated as follows: "The best comprehensive taxonomic work on a group of insects, or, related arthropods (including terrestrial and freshwater hexapods, myriapods, arachnids and their relatives). Typically, this will be a taxonomic revision or monograph. Open to authors from any country who...

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New title in production: Fossils of the Big Hill Konservat-Lagerstatte: A Remarkable Late Ordovician Paleobiota from Michigan, USA

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For #fossilfriday, we are very pleased to announce that the following title has been accepted for production: Fossils of the Big Hill Konservat-Lagerstatte: A Remarkable Late Ordovician Paleobiota from Michigan, USA by Ronald C. Meyer & Gerald O. Gunderson. The authors originally stumbled on to an outcrop that caught their eye while collecting in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. A portion of this exposure is made up of fine textured dolostone, and is separated by a few layers of dolomitic shale. The geologic setting at this site is close to the Silurian Period, but is actually near the top of...

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New Release: Fossil Spiders in Baltic Amber

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We are very pleased to announce the formal publication of our latest title: Fossil Spiders in Baltic Amber: An annotated systematic catalogue by Dr David Penney. Click cover to go to product page and order your discounted copy now From the back cover With 557 named spider species in 202 genera and 58 families, Baltic amber represents the richest source of fossil spiders anywhere on the planet, with research describing this remarkable fossil fauna dating back more than 200 years. The identification of numerous species is problematic because many of the older descriptions are inadequate by current taxonomic standards. To...

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