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Field Guide to Fossils: No. 13 - Fossils from the Lower Lias of the Dorset Coast

No. 13 - Fossils from the Lower Lias of the Dorset Coast - Cover
Authored by: Alan R. Lord (ed.) and Paul G. Davis (ed.)
Series Number: 13
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 444
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ISBN Details

ISBN-10: 1444337742
ISBN-13: 9781444337747

Physical Details

Dimensions: 21.7 × 14 × 2.7 cm
Weight: 0.8 kg


The coastline of Dorset is spectacular and beautiful. It exposes a long squence of Jurassic age sedimentary rocks which, with its wealth of invertebrate, vertebrate and plant fossils, has long attracted palaeontologists amateur, professional, interested holiday–maker, dedicated collector and its international importance has been recognised by the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the pioneering work of early collectors like Mary Anning onwards, the area has been a cradle of palaeontology. The Lower Lias is particularly fossiliferous and this lavishly illustrated Guide covers all the fossil groups to be found by the collector in the field.

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