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A Guide to Fossil Collecting on the East Dorset Coast

Geology Guide
By: Steve Snowball(Author), Craig Chivers(Author), Andreas Kurpisz(Illustrator)
192 pages, 200+ colour photos and colour illustrations
A Guide to Fossil Collecting on the East Dorset Coast
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  • A Guide to Fossil Collecting on the East Dorset Coast ISBN: 9781838152826 Paperback May 2021 In stock
Price: £19.99
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About this book

This is the third in a series of highly acclaimed and informative guides to the safe and responsible collection of fossils along the Dorset coast. The focus in this book is on the eastern section, from the Chalk cliffs at Bat's Head, across some of Dorset's more remote coastal locations and to the final stage of the journey at Hengistbury Head.

The information contained is fully up-to-date, with detailed descriptions of fossil-bearing sites, the geology and the fossils to be found there. Each page is sumptuously illustrated in full colour, with stunning photographs of the beautiful East Dorset landscape and of the fossils.

This guide will prove invaluable to those wishing to visit the Dorset coast and to engage in an increasingly popular hobby. It will appeal to the amateur, as well as the more experienced collector. The book is further complimented by superb reconstructions of life in Jurassic and Cretaceous times by palaeo-artist, Andreas Kurpisz, who has continued his collaboration with the authors.


Foreword by the authors
1.    introducing the Jurassic Coast: A World Heritage Site
2.    Dorset fossil collecting code of conduct
3.    The East Dorset succession: The geology & landscape of East Dorset
4.    Making sense of the fossil record
5.    Fossil collecting excursions in East Dorset:
 I. Excursions near Durdle Door: Bat's Head to St. Oswald's Bay, Dungy Head & Lulworth Cove
 II. Excursions near Worbarrow Bay: Mupe Bay, Worbarrow Bay, Brandy Bay & Gad Cliff
 III. Excursions near Kimmeridge Bay: Broad Bench towards Chapman's Pool
 IV. Excursions near St. Aldhelm's Head: St. Aldhelm's Head & the Purbeck Quarries
 V. Excursions near Durlston Bay: Durlston Bay, Peveril Point & Swanage
 VI. Excursions near Hengistbury Head: Studland Bay & Hengistbury Head
6.    About the authors
7.    Bibliography


Customer Reviews


Steve Snowball and Craig Chivers are the authors of both A Guide to Fossil Collecting on the West Dorset Coast and A Guide to Fossil Collecting on the South Dorset Coast, also published by Siri Scientific Press. Their considerable experience in the collection and preservation of fossils found in the area in which they live, are reflected within the pages of these books.