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by Steve Snowball and Craig Chivers
With prehistoric life and scene reconstructions by Andreas KurpiszSiri Scientific Press (2021) | 978-1-8381528-2-6 | RRP £18.99 |192 pp, 240 x 165 mm | soft cover | 200+ colour photographs & illustrations
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 in this book is on the eastern section, from the Chalk cliffs at Bat’s Head, across some of Dorset’s more remote coastal locations and to the final stage of the journey at Hengistbury Head.
The information contained is fully up-to-date, with detailed descriptions of fossil-bearing sites, the geology and the fossils to be found there. Each page is sumptuously illustrated in full colour, with stunning photographs of the beautiful East Dorset landscape and of the fossils.
This guide will prove invaluable to those wishing to visit the Dorset coast and to engage in an increasingly popular hobby. It will appeal to the amateur, as well as the more experienced collector. The book is further complimented by superb reconstructions of life in Jurassic and Cretaceous times by palaeo-artist, Andreas Kurpisz, who has continued his collaboration with the authors.
Steve Snowball and Craig Chivers are the authors of both ‘A Guide to Fossil Collecting on the West Dorset Coast’ and ‘A Guide to Fossil Collecting on the South Dorset Coast’, also published by Siri Scientific Press. Their considerable experience in the collection and preservation of fossils found in the area in which they live, are reflected within the pages of these books.
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