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on 4 March 2014
THIS IS AN ADDITION ADDED ON DECEMBER 3 2014. Following my original rating of 3 stars, the author has been harassing me about my rating and comments, and rather that giving me an explanation to my complaints related to his books shortcomings, has instead, simply insisted on justifying its shortcomings. Due to this needless harassment, I have reduced my rating for this rather poor book which does not 'do what it says it can do on the back cover'to 1 star. My original review follows:
Ok for a complete beginner, but not enough detail, well, almost none, about where to look and what to look for.
The author has contacted me about my review, and suggested that a 2 star rating is a bit harsh. This was my reply to the author:
"The problem is Peter, that the book description is misleading. I am in particular referring to "With photographs of the fossils that can be discovered, and tips on how to find them yourself, "British Fossils" is the perfect companion for the novice fossil hunter or enthusiast". This is why I purchased the book, but in actual fact, it was nothing like a 'perfect companion for the novice fossil hunter' (me), so I felt that I had been deceived into making the purchase. Sorry about the 2 star rating. I will happily up it to a 3 star rating if you change the misleading description, refund me my cash, or send me some useful information for what to look for at different beaches on the Jurassic coast".
I am sure this book will be very informative and interesting for general reading, but I reiterate, it does not actually help you to know what to look for or where to look for fossils in any detail that is usable on a practical level.