Book List

The following book titles make exciting reading for those interested in natural history and paleontology.  The list is short for now, but stay tuned for more titles that are coming soon!

 

Discovering Fossils: How to Find and Identify Remains of the Prehistoric Past

by Frank Garcia, Donald Miller, Professor Jasper Burns (Illustrator)

Earlier life forms are buried all over the earth's surface, in oceans, on mountain slopes, in our back gardens. Discovering Fossils provides an essential background on where to search for these fossils, how to scan for the right texture and shapes, and how to properly extract and protect one's finds. With practical advice on what to wear and which tools to carry, expert illustrations for identifying and comparing common fossil finds, and listings of fossil exhibits, clubs, and sites, this complete reference will help collectors of any age discover the thrill of paleontology.

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Dragons: Predators of the Prehistoric Oceans

by Richard Ellis

In the days when dinosaurs dominated the earth, their marine counterparts - every bit as big and ferocious - reigned supreme in prehistoric seas. In this book, Richard Ellis takes us back to the Mesozoic era to resurrect the fascinating lives of these giant seagoing reptiles. Working from the fossil record, Ellis explores the natural history of these fierce predators, speculates on their habits, and tells how they eventually became extinct - or did they? He traces the 200-million-year history of the great ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and mosasaurs who swam the ancient oceans - and who may, according to some, still frequent the likes of Loch Ness. The text is also accompanied by Ellis' own illustrations of how these creatures probably appeared and, through these likenesses, we are invited to speculate on their locomotion, their predatory habits and their lifestyles.