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  1. So guys I’ve been wondering about what y’all think are the best books for reference and for art books, paleo art is really cool to me and I’d love to add some. 2nd does anyone here have any ideas on where I should look for fossils, Central Fl Region?
  2. Managed to get another small/baby Keichousaurus for my small but growing fossil collection, I quite like it I also managed to find a couple of nice books too
  3. somebody asked about books on fossils, so I thought why not list my favorites and maybe get to discover something unknown on somebody else's book shelf. Here are two of my favorites. The Walking Whales: From Land to Water in Eight Million Years by J. G. M. Hans Thewissen (Author) , and The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution by Donald R. Prothero (Author). I enjoyed the writing style and learned a fair amount of how the science of paleobiology has developed and some of the amazing findings can be determined.
  4. Does anyone have a recommendation for published keys to help identify tree species from petrified wood? I'm finding a lot of it and would like to not pester everyone here constantly, but would also really like to know more about the ancient environments I'm exploring. Any tips much appreciated! Happy New Year everyone. TFF definitely a highlight!
  5. Does anyone have recommended beginner books to help identify Ordovician-age fossils on the East Coast? Or identifying common fossils of all ages on the East Coast? I'm a beginner when it comes to identifying fossils and in need of help.
  6. Bone Daddy

    Recommended Books for ID?

    Are there any recommended books for ID'ing vertebrate fossils? Specifically, Miocene/Pliocene/Pleistocene fauna from the Southeast US or Florida? I am aware of Hurlburt's Fossil Vertebrates of Florida and it's on my acquisition list, but are there any others? Thanks! MikeG
  7. Yan11

    How to ID Fossils

    So I've been collecting fossils for a few years now, i have a bunch of ammonites, sea urchins, mollusks and plants but I have no idea where can i learn what exact species they are. I'm wandering if there is any books or sites to which you can point me so I can gather some knowledge . I know there is an ID section in this site but I want to be able to tell what species I have found, myself. By the way I'm from Europe.
  8. Hi, I've just struck up a new interest in fossils (thanks Thermopolis, WY!) and I want to share it with my nephews (6 of them!). I know the fossil sorting kits you buy don't have the most exciting of specimens (Ammonite, brachiopod, clam, coprolite, coral, crinoid stem, crinoid star, dinosaur bone, gastropod, orthoceras, petrified wood, sea urchin, shark teeth, stingray teeth, and fish vertebrae), but I thought it would be a fun start if I bought a pack of them to make some DIY dig kits. The recipe I found for it is 1 part plaster of paris, 1 part water, 2 parts sand, though I'm open to other
  9. DevonianDigger

    Looking for a few texts

    I'm trying to find : A Manual of Practical Laboratory and Field Techniques in Palaeobiology By O.R. Green And the paper "The use of plastics in the "transfer method" of preparing fossils" (can't remember the author, and can't find it listed now.) Anyone have any leads? Thanks in advance!
  10. RJB

    Need Help

    Hi my friends. I need some help with this. I have these books carved from moroccan limestone. What I want to do is find a place where I can make some lables and stick them onto these so that they look even more like real books. You know, things like a title, the auther and even a library number and such thing like that. Ive got my fingers crossed. I have absolutly no idea to where I can find something like this? Thank you RB
  11. Hi! my question here is about books, I want to know where I can buy fossil books to learn more about the subject of fossils, geology and prehistoric creatures. The books preferrably in English but Dutch is good as well and Also available with shipping to the Netherlands! I already own a trio of books about fossils and dinosaurs but all of these books are from different times and feature different things. List of books: Dinosaurs, A big book about prehistoric animals from 2009 (English) Fossielen, An encyclopedia from 1988 (Dutch) The fossil enyclopedia, we
  12. What are the recommended books or online resources on dinosaur egg fossils? I heard of a few book titles - both are written by the same author Kenneth Carpenter. What are your recommendation? 1. Dinosaur eggs and fossils. 2. Eggs, Nests and Baby Dinosaurs. Thanks.
  13. Archaeopteris

    Book for my birthday!

    My brother sent me this rather nice book on fossils today for my birthday. Its not new but it is cool, and very heavy!
  14. Hello all, Despite three years of 'slimming down my collection' (no such thing has remotely occurred--the end goal is a nicer collection but fewer pieces), I am pretty slim on fossil literature! I am looking to expand my library, and I am happy to trade for books--I will look into purchasing them, but ideally I can hit two birds one stone . I am mainly looking for books on paleozoic invertebrates, but I would take a look at anything! English, Spanish, and Russian (my' edem v Rossiyu, leto 2018!), but English is primarily what I'm hunting. To trade, I have a littl
  15. Strepsodus

    Dinosaur fossils

    Hi. I have decided to start collecting dinosaur fossils from as many UK locations as possible. After doing research on the Internet I understand how to tell the difference between dinosaur and non dinosaur bones but can anyone suggest any books which explain the difference between the bones of each type of dinosaur, such as Theropods and Sauropods? Thanks, Daniel
  16. I'm currently reading Fossils: The Key to the Past by Richard Fortey. So far it's very good - very informative. I'm about half way through, and up to this point I'd give it 5/5 stars. Others may not care for it. Just my opinion. I've read several nonfiction science books over the past several months on everything from embryology to plant diversity to the end-Permian extinction to river and stream ecology. My favorite so far was The Story of Earth by Robert M. Hazen. Brilliant man, Brilliant book. Have you any nonfiction science related books (on paleontology or anythi
  17. Hello. I haven't been to this site for a while, and I've been doing a lot of paleontology reading and studying. I've been through 6 or 7 books over the past couple of months that focus on different aspects of paleontology. It seems that one of the areas I'm most interested in is the Permian period, but it's really difficult to find the kind of information I'm looking for. There seems to be a swath of books at my local library covering dinosaurs, the Cambrian explosion, Mammoths, and even several books on the origin of life itself. These books fill up one and a half 8 foot tall book shelves, bu
  18. I have read a number of posts that are asking others WHERE CAN I FIND FOSSILS? Very few collectors who have spent months, if not years to find that one special spot should be expected to give out the location publicly. But... can I offer some advice of experience? My library, if I may call it that, consists of maybe 40,000 volumes... maybe more. You must research the current and old literature to locate old fossil locations and use the newer publications for modern terminology of the fossils you do find. My hunting down private libraries exceeded my expectations that I even began to sell
  19. Im sure most of you folks have a reference library or books on Paleontology and I was curious to see one of your favorite books and why. I just added some photos of my favorite book 'Naturgeschichte, Geologie, Mineralreich, Palaontologie' by Dr. Schubert 1888 to my gallery. Its a cool Victorian book printed in Bavaria that I cant read but I love the prints inside and some are hand painted. Its also a little humorous to see what the naturalist of the day thought a dinosaur looked like and the caveman was very brave.
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