This handy guide covers everything you need to know when looking for fossils in any part of Britain and Europe. Many different types of fossilized objects are included, from plants and coral, to insects, birds and dinosaurs.
Collecting fossils is a popular pastime that offers an exciting glimpse of life before man while at the same time takes you to some of the most beautiful landscapes and coastlines.
This practical introductory guide provides general fossil identifications with information on their geological age and distribution. Additionally, it also covers some of the aspects involved in the process of fossilization and how to collect fossils.
Major groups of fossils are illustrated and some of the important anatomical features to keep in mind when identifying them are shown and explained.
The book includes advice and safety tips for fossil hunters and all those eager to make exciting discoveries about the ancient past.
About the Author
Douglas Palmer is a freelance science writer who has written 10 books on prehistory and has been a major contributor to another 6. He teaches for Robinson College of Cambridge University on the Natural Science Tripos and is a lecturer for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education. He spent two years as an exhibition co-ordinator at the National Museum of Wales and presently lives with his wife in Cambridge.