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.
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
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