Fossils of the Whitby Coast: A Photographic Guide
by Dean R. Lomax (with photography by Benjamin Hyde and illustrations by Nobumichi Tamura)
Siri Scientific Press (2011) 978-0-9567795-0-2 RRP £15.99
132 pp, 210 x 150 mm, soft cover, 200+ colour photos/illustrations
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Deposits Magazine, 27: page 20: This is a lovely little book – the sort I would want to write. It is beautifully illustrated and well researched, with more than 200 glossy photographs and always interesting comments on the subject matters it touches upon. In short, it is a delight. Given the geology of the beautiful North Yorkshire coast, it is surprising that this is the first decent book on its fossils. ... I would recommend this little book to even the most experienced fossil collectors.
The Naturalist (2012): This publication is one for amateurs and professionals, those who are not familiar with the coastal exposures to the north and south of Whitby, and those that are ... a must for the library shelf of all naturalists who work along the Yorkshire coast.From the back cover
The small coastal town of Whitby is located in North Yorkshire, England. It has been associated with fossils for hundreds of years. From the common ammonites to the spectacular marine reptiles, a variety of fossils is waiting to be discovered. This book will help you to identify, understand and learn about the fossils encountered while fossil hunting along this stretch of coastline, bringing prehistoric Whitby back to life. It is illustrated in colour throughout with many photographs of fossil specimens held in museum and private collections, in addition to detailed reconstructions of what some of the extinct organisms may have looked like in life. As well as the more common species, there are also sections on remarkable finds, such as giant plesiosaurs, marine crocodiles and even pterosaurs. The book provides information on access to the sites, how to identify true fossils from pseudo fossils and even explains the best way of extracting and preparing fossils that may be encountered. This guide will be of use to both the experienced fossil collector and the absolute beginner. Take a step back in time at Whitby and see what animals once thrived here during the Jurassic Period. Photography by Benjamin Hyde and illustrations by Nobumichi Tamura.
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