Fossils

Whether you’re a fossil expert, budding amateur, or enthusiastic fossil hunter, this range of titles will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of life.

Find out more about our fossils books below.

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    99% Ape

    In 99% Ape: How evolution adds up leading experts explain this fundamental yet often complex subject and guide the general reader through the latest evidence.

  • A History of Life in 100 Fossils cover
    A History of Life in 100 Fossils

    This is the epic story of life on Earth, uniquely retold through some of the most significant fossils ever found.

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    Amber

    Amber gives a fascinating overview of this prehistoric substance and its fossilized inclusions, describing how amber is formed from the resin of ancient trees, and where in the world this remarkable material can be found.

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    Ammonites

    In Ammonites Neale Monks and Phil Palmer pool their expertise into recreating the life and times of the ammonite.

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    British Caenozoic Fossils

    This handbook illustrates 354 fossil specimens of animals and plants that have inhabited Britain during the past 70 million years

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    British Mesozoic Fossils

    A comprehensive identification guide to 365 fossil species from the Mesozoic era that can be found in Britain.

  • British Palaeozoic Fossils
    British Palaeozoic Fossils

    A comprehensive identification guide to over 400 Palaeozoic fossil species found in Britain. This essential work of reference has been in print for more than 45 years and is now fully revised and updated.

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    Cladistics

    This CD-ROM and accompanying short textbook provide the perfect introduction to cladistics and phylogenetic reconstruction for biology students.

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    Dino-Birds

    Explore the ever-growing evidence supporting the evolution of dinosaurs to birds.

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    Evolution

    Using all the available fossil record as evidence, this book presents the four-billion-year story of life on Earth. It features a 50m-long artwork displayed across 200 pages, supported by hundreds of photographs and illustrations.

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    Eyewitness: Fossil

    Discover all you need to know about fossils in this introductory guide.

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    Fossil Invertebrates

    This book is a marvellously detailed and accessible resource designed to unravel and interpret this rich fossil record.

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    Fossil Plants

    Discover the fascinating story of plants, one of the most spectacularly diverse groups of organisms on Earth.

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    Fossils

    Extensively illustrated in full colour throughout, with many new photographs from the collections at the Natural History Museum, Fossils: The Key to the Past will appeal to all those with an interest in the very history of life.

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    Fossils Sticker Book

    Become a real fossil expert with this fun activity book for children. It's crammed with 100 re-useable stickers, fascinating facts and fun puzzles and games.

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    Fossil Vertebrates of Arabia

    This volume presents the results of research on Arabian continental vertebrates discovered in the United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman, and the Republic of Yemen.

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    From the Beginning

    From the Beginning describes the history of Earth from its very beginnings to the planet we know today.

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    History of the Coelacanth Fishes

    This book evaluates the reputation of the coelacanth and suggests a family history to show that there have been subtle but significant changes in coelacanth history.

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    Mammoths

    Mammoths is an engaging guide to these iconic animals including the latest research about how they lived.

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    PaleoBase

    PalaeoBase gives educators, students and researchers access to a virtual collection of 1,500 fossil genera from the Natural History Museum collections. Part one includes arthropods (non-Trilobite), brachiopods, bryozoans, graptolites, trace fossils and trilobites.

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    PaleoBase

    PalaeoBase gives educators, students and researchers access to a virtual collection of 1,500 fossil genera from the Natural History Museum collections. Part two features gastropods, bivalves, ammonites and belemnites.

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    PaleoBase

    PalaeoBase gives educators, students and researchers access to a virtual collection of 1,500 fossil genera from the Natural History Museum collections. Part two features gastropods, bivalves, ammonites and belemnites.

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    Travels with the Fossil Hunters

    Travels with the Fossil Hunters tells twelve stories of expeditions to remote parts of the world in search of diverse fossils such as dinosaurs and human ancestors.

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    Westbury Cave

    The definitive report on this Middle Pleistocene site in England's Mendip Hills, covering its formation processes, palaeontology, archaeology, taphonomy and palaeoecology.

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