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crossy69
Thanks for that Ryan , you've been a big help , the fossiling community deserves a big thumbs up Thumbs Up
 

Cheers Julian .
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crossy69
Can anyone recommend a good reference book for fossiling , images , I.D , etc , nothing too in depth , something for the budding enthusiast
 

        Cheers Julian .
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dinogary
hi julian the ones i first got was  british palaeozoic fossils and mesozoic and cenozoic they were done by british museum and very good
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Naze Dave
The above suggestions are excellent, for a less in depth book, try http://www.ukge.co.uk/UK/product.asp?numRecordPosition=7&P_ID=2869&strPageHistory=&strKeywords=&SearchFor=&PT_ID=95

I have the fossil one and its pretty good.
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Dave
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crossy69
Thanks Dinogary , is that something i can get through Amazon .
 

Cheers Julian .
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crossy69

Thanks NazeDave , that looks like the one for me , I can't believe how addictive this hobby is , it makes you look at the world a little differently .


Cheers Julian .
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dinogary
yeah you could of try a auction site or play . com
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dinogary
and i agree with you on how addictive fossils are
or the hamyln guide to minerals rocks and fossils is good tooThumbs Up
Edited by dinogary 2011-08-29 22:35:09
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crossy69

I can't believe how much that D.K FOSSILS book is , It ranges from ƒâ€š‚£50.00 to ƒâ€š‚£116.00 , unbelievable .


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Naze Dave
Just Pm'ed you.
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Dave
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ThomasM
I have to say, although the DK book is okay, it is pretty much useless for identifying stuff. The most you could get from it is probably "ammonite" or "belemnite", just the type of fossil, it is very difficult to identify down to genus and impossible to pinpoint the species. That said, for a beginner it is quite good. I'd advise just getting the BMNH British Fossils series as at least you will be able to get a more accurate id from it.
Thomas

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ChrisJH
Depends as well on where you are looking

I found Fossils of the Chalk by The Palaeontological Assn very useful when on the Kent chalk coast

I think this has recently been updated (2002)

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ThomasM
I agree, the PalAss books are some of the best, a bit technical at first, but you'll soon get used to it. The Lower Lias one is very good, I'd definitely recommend it if you ever go to Dorset.
Thomas

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ryanc
I agree - the PalAss guide books are very good but extremely focused in order to cover their subject area in enough depth. They are pretty much the last guidebooks - after that your looking at expensive monographs and scientific journals.
 

Regards,

 

Ryan
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crossy69
   Thomas thanks for your info , I am very much a beginner so it might give me a good grounding .
 

   Cheers Julian .
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crossy69
Chris and Ryan , I am looking mainly on the East coast of Yorkshire for now , with a young family
living in Huddersfield we find It a nice area to holiday and have day trips out .

As I read more and learn more we'll  venture further , i've found quite a lot of different looking 

ammonites it would be nice to I.D them one day .

 

Cheers Julian .
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ryanc
crossy69 wrote:
Chris and Ryan , I am looking mainly on the East coast of Yorkshire for now , with a young family
living in Huddersfield we find It a nice area to holiday and have day trips out.

 

That's a great area! If your hunting the Jurassic North Yorkshire coast I would reccomend 'Fossils of the Whitby coast - a photographic guide' that came out earlier this month.

 

It's full of photo's of specimens and also has a general beginners guide to fossil hunting.

 

Also I believe the next PalAss guide to be published will be on the Yorkshire coast so worth getting that one when it arrives :)

 

Happy hunting!

 

Ryan
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