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  1. Crusty_Crab

    Anyone Collect First Editions?

    While in Phoenix this past week, I made a couple of finds in a couple of used book stores. I wouldn't consider myself a first edition collector, but I was still surprised that you can still find a true first of Gould's classic Wonderful Life for $10. It is certainly not in perfect condition and there's an inscription on the first page from the previous owner, but I guess there's still not much of a market for these? Trade edition book cover: Unbroken number line:
  2. TOM BUCKLEY

    MARINE REPTILE BOOK

    Could someone recommend a good reference book on prehistoric reptiles? I'm hoping for something along the lines of The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs. Specifically, I want to be able to see and research a particular animal when it is mentioned. Thanks in advance. Tom
  3. leo9999

    Book advice

    Hi, I'm new here. My name is Leo and I'm from Italy. I'm looking for interesting books about paleontology and, in particular, about the transition from water to land. Since I've already read basically everything in Italian (there isn't too much choice actually), I'm looking for something in English. Any advice is welcome
  4. Has anyone purchased Bill Thompson's addendum to his Echinoids of Texas? If so what did you think?
  5. Hi Folks, I am looking for some good books on Florida geology and Florida fossils. I don't need any beginner level books - I have them all. I've done a lot of searching on the web, but Florida appears to be a geological wasteland in terms of rock books - not much to be had. This is not surprising, because all of Florida is nothing but sand and limestone. However, I am thinking that surely I must be missing something, so any recommendations are welcome. I am also looking for books on Florida-specific fossils for identification and distribution purposes. Googl
  6. My Fossil seller show 3 photo of his fossil book but he don't tell what name of this book. I want to know what is this book. Please
  7. Thanks to my recent forays into the depths of paleontology academia, a new contact at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln sent me the link to this free publication. While the art is a bit, um...well, you will see, I had my reservations...but this is a handy guide for fossil hunters, particularly newbies and youngsters in my opinion. While written with Nebraska inverts in mind, it will be a useful reference for just about anyone. I admit, i learned a few things! Record in Rock: A Handbook of the Invertebrate Fossils of Nebraska Roger K. Pabian
  8. Jesuslover340

    What Would You Get?

    For the purposes of my birthday, I would like to get a small collection of early shark teeth. They've always been sort of a neglected interest of mine, so I am finally cataloguing what we have to arrange a small display as one of the subsets of our collection. However, with that, comes a bit of conflict. I have found some select teeth available I can pirchase, but am unsure which I want to follow through with (two separate sellers). I can either: 1) Get a cladodus tooth from Illinois, Stethacanthus tooth from Oklahoma (tip broken and root not complete), and helodus tooth from Indiana (and
  9. EscarpmentMary

    Some Assembly Required

    Ordered this book, arrived today .
  10. I went on a bit of an unusual fossil hunt this morning--in my office closet. I'm getting things packed up for a move next month to Gainesville, FL. We're moving up there from South Florida because I've had my fill of hurricanes (and year-round yardwork). In Gainesville I'll be able to volunteer more with the FLMNH. So I'm slowly repositioning the contents of my house into a growing stack of moving boxes. I got to the bottom corner of my office closet today and found a box that had some childhood memories in them. No favorite stuffed animals, no catcher's mitt and baseball, no che
  11. Tony G.

    Bookcliff Baculite

    Went fossil hunting with my daughter this morning in the Bookcliffs, North of the Grand Junction, CO airport. We found this weathering out of the shale in a wash. The Baculite is about 8" long and 1.5" wide. Can hardly wait to prep this, I think it will make a nice display. My plan is to slice the base of the matrix flat (without damaging the fossil) so it will sit nicely on a table or shelf.
  12. Hello all, A quick question. Do you guys have some recommendations in regards with literature about 'Neogene fossils', that could help me with identification of the finds? All I found was this one, but I don't know the author so I'm skeptical: https://www.amazon.sg/Cenozoic-Fsils-II-Bruce-Stinchcomb/dp/0764335804 Thank you for the answers
  13. Hey guys, I was wondering if there is any good books to help identify dinosaur fossils? Thanks so much, Wyatt
  14. Ebo

    TRILOBITI

    Dear all, just to announce that I've published a new edition of the Trilobite book "Back to the Past" in Italian version... (yes I know lot of disappointed people...) This new release has an updated classification, following the last trilobite orders (but surely not definitive!) defined by Adrain 2011, 2013 and other authors, composed by more than 480 pages, an A2 folded poster included, new plates, updated wonderful images and new chapters (ontology, colors, origins...). Feel free to ask if someone is interested; you can have access to other information from here:
  15. Not sure where this belongs, but for those of you that are shark fanciers I recently found that the definitive guide, "Sharks of the World: a fully illustrated guide" by David A Ebert, Leonard Compagno and Sarah L Fowler with illustrations by Marc Dando is being published with 80 additional pages in October. If you have been looking for a copy you may be aware that the 2013 edition currently sells for a ridiculous $600 to well over $1000. (Best I can find right now is $591) You can preorder a copy of the new expanded version now
  16. So I seem to have developed an interest in Stromatolites recently. Can someone suggest good / reliable books, websites or pdf papers where I can do further research Thanks
  17. Italo40

    The Ecology of fossils

    Hello everybody! Today I want to introduce you to a book that I really found fascinating. It is quite aged and probably some of you have already read it, but I think it's worth anyway! The book is called "The Ecology of Fossils", an illustrated guide edited by W.S. McKerrow and published by Duckworth in 1978. Essentialy it depicts the life assemblage of dozens of communities of the past, focusing on the British record. The marine habitats are extensively covered, whilst the terrestrial habitats are much less in number, but the same is true for our knowledge of them.
  18. Color Guide to Pennsylvanian Fossils of North Texas by Mark McKinzie (Author), John McLeod (Author) Just ordered my copy from Amazon. Has anyone else on the forum looked thru this yet. Wondering what the first impressions are for this much awaited sequel. I would purchase it either way but, well, this is a forum and opinions are appreciated.
  19. Cyril's Walkers useful knowledge about fossils has brought us a book he made for fossil hunters like us. This book contains hundreds of pages of fossils and everything about and how to identify,rarity,time period,etc. It is very useful and I have identified some fossils such as sand dollars,trilobites,and shark teeth I have bought. It also gives us info for earths history,where to look for fossils,equipment,and many more.
  20. Hi everybody, I have a question about this book. There are two versions of it. One of them has an ammonite on the cover and the other has a Meg tooth on it. What are the differences between the two books and which one is more recommended? Thanks!
  21. Yoda

    Ammonite Books??

    Does anyone know of some decent books published on Ammonites? I have the one by Neale Monks already. But a search online hasn't revealed much. It's strange really, as they are such a popular group of fossils.
  22. Hi TFF friends, Do you have any book suggestion about the mosasauridae? Few month ago, I started to deeply learn about Mosasauridae and after reading a tons of papers about them, I would like to get my hands on some book about this matter. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you very much.
  23. Hello, I'm looking for a book to understand the evolutions of the birds, something easy to understand. I've found 3 books, anyone here ever read these books? https://www.amazon.com/Feathered-Dinosaurs-Origin-John-Long/dp/0195372662/ref=sr_1_16?keywords=evolution+of+the+birds&qid=1558129346&s=gateway&sr=8-16 https://www.amazon.com/Flying-Dinosaurs-Fearsome-Reptiles-Became/dp/0231171781/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=evolution+of+the+birds&qid=1558129346&s=gateway&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1421415909/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p
  24. Raggedy Man

    The Milwaukee Formation

    We are very pleased to announce the latest title that is currently in the early stages of preparation, so probably will not be ready for release until late 2018 or early 2019. The title is: Fossils of the Milwaukee Formation: A Middle Devonian Paleoecosystem from Wisconsin, USA by Kenneth (Chris) Gass. This will be a pictorial guide to the animals and plants that lived during the Devonian Period in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, over 380 million years ago, as told by the fossils they left behind. This heavily illustrated book (600 colour photos and line drawings) is supp
  25. Book I’m currently reading (just started it). Dinosaurs: The most complete, up to date encyclopedia for dinosaur lovers of all ages, by Dr. Thomas R. Holtz. I am enjoying this book so much because it’s easy to follow, it’s organized, and it breaks down the different types of dinosaurs. Very educational. Check out the beautiful illustrations.
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