To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
 
 
United States
£ GBP
All Shops
EU Shipping Update - read more

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £22 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Natural History  Biography, Exploration & Travel

Horsham's Dinosaur Hunter George Bax Holmes (1803-1887)

Biography / Memoir
By: John A Cooper(Author)
89 pages, 12 b/w illustrations
Horsham's Dinosaur Hunter
Click to have a closer look
  • Horsham's Dinosaur Hunter ISBN: 9781902484402 Spiralbound Nov 2008 Out of stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
    £4.99
    #259596
Price: £4.99
About this book Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

This is a biography of George Bax Holmes (1803-1887), who was a wealthy Quaker and fossil collector in Victorian Horsham. Having started life pursuing a medical career he was able to devote more time to his fossil hunting from 1834. It was in that year that his father died and left him considerable property interests. As early as 1836 he contributed to Howard Dudley’s history of Horsham with a paragraph on his work entitled Saurian Remains.

Bax Holmes is perhaps best known for his discovery of the Great Horsham Iguanodon, a plant-eating dinosaur, in the 1840 building works of what later became the St Marks Church in Horsham, a market town in West Sussex, England. Bax Holmes identified them as fossilised iguanodon bones; the largest found since the name was coined by Dr Gideon Mantell of Lewes some 15 years earlier. The bones were used by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins in 1854 when creating the dinosaur models for the Crystal Palace at Sydenham.

Customer Reviews

Biography / Memoir
By: John A Cooper(Author)
89 pages, 12 b/w illustrations
Current promotions
Backlist BargainsCollins Bird Guide (New Edition)British Wildlife MagazineTrees and Woodlands