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  1. What are your favorite books on prehistoric topics? Mine are "popular" books.... "Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth " by DK press- I love how logically it is laid out and how beautifully it is illustrated. "The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution" by Donald R. Prothero. This book taught me a lot about transitional fossils. I am looking for other good books. So, what are yours?
  2. 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
  3. 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, well the title says it from 2007 (Dutch) Thank you for reading and for helping me out!
  4. Fossil Books

    Does anyone recommend books books about Mesozoic marine chordates? ( German or English )
  5. 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.
  6. Hello, I have been recently shopping around for fossil books that are more image heavy to look around at on my downtime, the few I have so far seem to be generally focused on all fossils and contain hardly any fossil vertebrates from the mesozoic or tertiary periods. Thus I am on the look out for any books that would be good fits, there was one I cannot remember the name for the life of me that I think is a large recent book that I've seen in B&N that goes over all time periods in full color with fossil photos/creature images, if anyone knows maybe which one that could be I was definitely on the lookout for it but any recommendations are awesome.
  7. Rockhounding Wisconsin

    In late spring the book Rockhounding Wisconsin was released. I had pre ordered it as I was excited they were making one of these books for my home state. I have several of the other ones for other states and love them. I waited several months and when I finally received it, read it cover to cover over 2 days. From a fossil hunter viewpoint I was seriously disappointed. From a fossil standpoint, almost every single site listed can be found on here. There are maybe a couple locales at most I wasn't familiar with, and only 1 of which might allow collecting. The author also is not very knowledgeable as to the laws of collecting as almost every site he said he wasn't sure about collecting status. From a responsible collectors point of view, this is one of the most pertinent parts of information. This information should have been sought out more so than the random filler commentary in the book. From someone seeking out gems and other shiny or fun rocks like agates, it's ok as Wisconsin isn't really known much for that. The sections on those are also quite vague saying things like, you should be able to find this even though I didn't because of the time of year. From a geology standpoint, I thought there was a lot of information on the various formations throughout Wisconsin. If you just want to find a bunch of rocks from different formations, time periods, etc, then this is a great book. There are tons of sites where you can find things like various limestones, banded rocks, etc. Overall I would give it 3 stars mainly because of the geology aspect. I understand it's a rockhounding book, and not a fossils and shiny object book, the latter of which my kids and I enjoy collecting. To me the book just feels forced, like the author just drove the major freeway through the state and picked locales that were close to the road. He even says many times about his family being with him so this undoubtedly influenced him going off the beaten path to find some real good places. His commentary also will rub some Wisconsinites the wrong way talking about poisoning our country with lead producing past and cheese producing now(obesity). Personally unless you're a geology student or someone who just really likes different looking random rocks, I wouldn't recommend purchasing this book. Stick to the advice of the fossil forum and save yourself 20 bucks.
  8. 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!
  9. So today I was excited when this book came in. It is not in print anymore and I was lucky I managed to order this copy. It talks about the gastropods, cephalopods, and vermes of the Georgian Bay formation of Toronto, Ontario. It even has some nice detailed plates of what can be found in the formation. I never even knew vermes (worms?) can be found in the formation.
  10. 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 little bit of everything--trilobites, fish, ammonites, ferns, and plenty more, with the exceptions of dinosaur material and shark teeth. If you're looking for something specific I will let you know what I have and send pictures your way . Reese
  11. 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
  12. 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 anything else science based) that you would recommend? Do you have a favorite? A "must read"? Scott.
  13. Hi, does anyone know a good book on Devonian paleontology, especially the flora? Thanks, Dom
  14. Books Arthropods Canada

    Book Freebies for someone in Canada. Working my way through clutter. I've boxed up some publications on Trilobites and other arthropods...to give away. Some my doubles, others in 'ok' condition. Various ages. Set of journals on German Devonian/Carboniferous trilobites. Used but decent shape. Some notes in margins. No need to compensate me for postage but I ask that you make a equivalent donation of the postage to your local SPCA or Animal shelter. Likely about $30 postage. Note...I will send these as a group to someone with an 'expressed interest' in the subject of Upper paleozoic arthropods or Carboniferous 'stuff''. If I dont respond, they are spoken for. PM only, please.
  15. 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, but there are only 2 books on the Permian period - both by the same author, and both on the same topic - the end Permian extinction. I think there may be a few other periodicals and such that are focused on the geology of the basin, but not on the time period, the fauna, the vertebrates, the predators, etc... Is there just that much of a lack of information on the Permian period (in the fossil record), or is it just that no one is very interested in it? Even Amazon searching for a book on the Permian gets very few results with mostly low rated books. I thought surely that someone would have written a book covering all those strange and interesting creatures - the Gorgonopsia, the Eryops, the Edaphosaurus, the sea creatures and so on.
  16. Best Dinosaur Books

    My advice to any collector who is interested in dinosaurs is to become as much an expert as possible and do not rely solely on others for identification. One way to do so is to start a library of good reference books and pdf papers. This topic will focus on BOOKS There are a few must have books, if you're interested in TEETH and in my opinion this is the bible for North American ones. Dinosaur Systematics Approaches and Perspectives by Carpenter & Currie Addresses : 1)Chapter with detailed illustrations and ID guide of the teeth of Alberta's theropod's that are basically typical of what you see in other localities 2)Chapter on Hadrosaur teeth 3)Chapter on Ankylosaur teeth Retails for around $40 on Amazon The next must have book is the Dinosauria (second edition) by Weishampel, Dodson and Osmolska Great all around reference book. A chaper addresses Dinosaur distribution and you can see what has been discovered in any locality in the world by Formation, State or Province . Addresses all the different groups by Chapter with great illustrations. Not great to ID bones or Teeth. Retails for around $40 on Amazon My next recommendation for those who are starting out is Dinosaurs under the Big Sky by Jack Horner Book covers all of the cretaceous dinosaurs of Montana including the Cloverly, Two Medicine, Judith River and Hell Creek. Bones and teeth are shown again very basic. A bit out of date in the Hell Creek. Good for beginners Retails for around $15 on Amazon My next recommendation is Guide to Common Fossils from the Cretaceous of Alberta by Alberta Palaeontological Society Covers Mosasaur, Turtle, Croc, Fish and Dinosaurs Nice illustrations of bones and teeth but mostly bones. Available from APS info in pdf book.pdf If your into Allosaurus this is a must have book Allosaurus fragilis a revised Osteology by James Madsen Not much shown in teeth shown but very detailed illustrations of skulls, bones, vertebrae, hands and feet. Available at Utah Geological Survey bulletin 109 around $11 Excellent book on Hadrosaurs
  17. http://nostalgia.esmartkid.com/paleont.html Hi everyone, Discovered this website yesterday containing anything you can imagine that is connected to paleontology/fossils! Partial List of Resources: Associations, clubs, societies Books Careers &employment weblinks companies dinosaurs fossil collecting geographical, regional,localities in U.S. &other countries geological ages &formations paleo sites for children &young adults museum & museum exhibits periodical publications, journals,newsletters paleobotany & palynology researchers & collectors personal pages state by state fossil list taxonomy & systematics webrings Enjoy! Jed
  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 off material that I would not be using. You can start with the first or the tenth reference on your own. Narrow down as to WHAT you have an interest. Lets throw out Cretaceous Reptiles of Western Kansas. First. The University of Kansas and the Kansas Geological Survey have papers with locations down to the acre and what is to be found. Maps can be purchased from the US Geological Survey in the scale that suits you... but with GPS you can get close to 19th century original exposures. Second. A local University stocks many of the regional geology and paleontology references. Find the pages that you are interested, take notes or just "xerox" the pages you need. Third. Ask questions on the Fossil Forum. Many members are more than eager to help someone who is looking for information in earnest. If you know enough already to be dangerous... even I am anxious to help... but lets not ask for... "I want to find Lower Cambrian trilobites, so where are you getting those nice multiple complete specimens in eastern Nevada?" Put out a little effort and information on the Forum... and see what might be offered as help. Fourth. New locations are discovered every year! Learn to read a geological map and then with some insight and luck... try to predict where some exposures could possibly be located that are NOT shown on the most up to date maps. Works for me... it will work for you too. Fifth. If you really want to find something... you just need to start looking in the books and papers of that area's geology. Specialize. Become an expert in several areas. Cooperate with knowledgeable collectors that share your similar interests. Sixth. Do not give up. When things seem the most dismal and nothing is to be found anywhere... you actually stumble across the most concentrated exposure of fossils known. (North of Oldenburg, Indiana I found in 1970 some of the best preserved Isotelus and Flexicalymene trilboites in a creek bed. Isotelus at 12 inches and splitting them in the creek bed. I told a person in Indianapolis about them when I was leaving Fort Benjamin Harrison. Twentyfive years later I decided to stop back at the site... and someone had taken a small dozer and cleaned the site out. So... be careful who you give your locations out to.)
  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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