A guide to fossil collecting on the South Dorset Coast

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This is the second in a series of guides on the safe and responsible collection of fossils along the coast of Dorset. This sumptuously illustrated book, in full colour throughout, focusses on the central section of the coast, extending from the start of the Fleet lagoon and then eastwards to the Chalk headland of White Nothe at Ringstead Bay.

All information on the geology and fossil exposures is fully up-to-date, with stunning photographs throughout of the beautiful coastal landscape and the fossils to be found there. It makes this a fantastic book for browsing at leisure or for using as an invaluable reference for field trips to the area.
The book’s beautiful format is complimented by superb reconstructions of Jurassic scenes and prehistoric life by paleo-artist, Andreas Kurpisz, who also collaborated with the authors in their previous publication.
Steve Snowball and Craig Chivers are also the authors of ‘A Guide to Fossil Collecting on the West Dorset Coast’ published by Siri Scientific Press. This book again reflects their considerable experience, in both the collection and preservation of fossils, found in the area in which they live.
Contents
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
FOREWORD BY THE AUTHORS
1. INTRODUCING THE SOUTH DORSET COAST
    A World Heritage Site
    The Eroding & Protected Coast
2. FOSSIL COLLECTING CODE OF CONDUCT
3. THE SOUTH DORSET SUCCESSION
    Geology & Landscape: An Overview
    Making Sense of the Fossil Record
    The Jurassic Period
    The Cretaceous Period
4. FOSSIL COLLECTING EXCURSIONS IN SOUTH DORSET
    EXCURSIONS ON THE FLEET LAGOON
    West Fleet to Tidmoor Cove
    Fuller’s Earth Formation, Forest Marble Formation
    Cornbrash Formation, Oxford Clay Formation
    EXCURSIONS AROUND FERRYBRIDGE & PORTLAND HARBOUR
    Harbour Mouth to Nothe Castle
    Kimmeridge Clay Formation, Corallian Group
    EXCURSIONS AROUND BOWLEAZE COVE, REDCLIFF POINT& BLACK HEAD
    Oxford Clay Formation, Corallian Group, Gault Formation
    EXCURSIONS AROUND OSMINGTON MILLS
    Corallian Group, Kimmeridge Clay Formation, Gault Formation
    EXCURSIONS AROUND RINGSTEAD BAY
    Kimmeridge Clay Formation, Gault Formation,
    Upper Greensand Formation, Grey Chalk Subgroup
    White Chalk Subgroup
    EXCURSIONS ON THE ISLE OF PORTLAND
    Kimmeridge Clay Formation, Portland Sand Formation,
    Portland Stone Formation, Purbeck Limestone Group
5. ABOUT THE AUTHORS
6. INDEX OF PHOTOGRAPHS
7. BIBLIOGRAPHY

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