A Paperback edition by Peter Doyle in English (Sep 10, 2008)
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The fossil-bearing rocks of the British Isles represent life from the last 2,900 million years and the UK is seen by many as the cradle of modern geology. Using the geological map... Read more
The fossil-bearing rocks of the British Isles represent life from the last 2,900 million years and the UK is seen by many as the cradle of modern geology. Using the geological map of Britain, expert palaeontologist Peter Doyle offers a comprehensive guide to fossils in the UK, plotting the main fossil groups around the country, and relating them to the different ages of the rock in which they are found. With photographs of the fossils that can be discovered, and tips on how to find them yourself, British Fossils is the perfect companion for the novice fossil hunter or enthusiast.
Peter Doyle is a freelance palaeontologist and visiting professor at University College London who teaches palaeontology and geology at a number of universities. He is the author of numerous scientific papers and books, including The Key to Earth History and Understanding Fossils. He edits two geological magazines, Geology Today, and, for children, Rockwatch.
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