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We are a specialist publisher and seller of field guides, monographs, text-books and compiled volumes in all areas of natural history with particular reference to entomology and palaeontology
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Published 30 June 2014
Following a foreword by the leading British dinosaur scientist Dr Paul Barrett (Natural History Museum), the authors cover every dinosaur species discovered in the British Isles. They include photographs of hundreds of fossils, supplemented by scientifically accurate skeletal reconstructions and vivid life reconstructions. This book is truly unique, providing the first full account on the dinosaurs of the entire British Isles.

ISBN 978-0-9574530-5-0
416 pp, 240 x 165 mm, soft cover,
800+ colour photographs & illustrations
RRP: £33.00 plus p+p


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Published 25 April 2014
Review: American Museum of Natural History website (2014, abridged). A pleasing and easily digestible display of information and photos carefully assembled by the authors, this is a well-designed volume that deftly covers the nearly 300 million year reign of the world’s favorite fossilized arthropod from the four corners of the globe. The bottom line is that amid the recent flurry of trilo-books, this will serve as a solid addition to any collection.

ISBN 978-0-9574530-3-6 (April 25, 2014)
416 pp, 240 x 165 mm, soft cover,
1001 colour photographs
RRP: £45.00 plus p+p


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B. Zakharov - Nomosystematics: A closer look at the theoretical basis of biological classification.
ISBN 978-0-9574530-0-5 (2013) £21.00
Reviews 
– in preparation ... but anybody who describes new species should read this book!

T. Benton - Alfred Russel Wallace - Explorer, Evolutionist, Public Intellectual: A thinker for our own times? ISBN 978-0-9574530-2-9 (2013) £21.00
Reviews 
– Why Evolution is True blog (September 2013): A fascinating new book on Wallace and his ideas. The author is uniquely positioned to understand the richness of Wallace's ideas. Highly recommended! Current Biology (2014): Wallace’s reputation has been resurrected with the surge over the past decade in Wallace scholarship and with the recent centennial celebrations, but Benton takes this resurrection much further. Benton’s Wallace is not just an admirable past figure unfairly sidelined by history; rather, he is the prototypical socially engaged scientist with a message that remains today alarmingly relevant.

C.H. Smith & M. Derr - Alfred Russel Wallace's 1886-1887 Travel Diary: The North American Lecture Tour.
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SBN 978-0-9567795-8-8 (2013) £21.00

Reviews 
– BioScience (June 2013): For those who consider themselves Wallace aficionados, this book is essential; it is authoritative and trustworthy, and it describes a little known part of the Wallace story.
British Journal for the History of Science (2013): Wallace’s diverse interests produce a work with a broad scope of content. Furthermore, its accessibility, thanks to the additions by the editors, means that this should earn its way onto a number of institutional and individual bookshelves and be read by a number of social, political and cultural historians as well as historians of science.


Monograph series (click cover for details)
J. Zalohar & T. Hitij - Fossil Seahorses & Other Biota from the Tunjice Konservat-Lagerstatte, Slovenia.
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SBN 978-0-9574530-4-3 (2014) £69.99

Reviews 
– Amazon.com 5*: This book gives broad coverage of the paleontology of the Tunjice Hills in Slovenia, a region not covered elsewhere in English (that I am aware of, anyway). This includes both the exceptionally preserved biota of the "coprolitic horizon", which includes numerous fish, insects, and of course the seahorses, and the more typical shelly faunas of the surrounding layers. The text includes historical and geological background of the deposit, and is filled with beautiful color photographs. Highly recommended for those with an interest in unusual fossil localities.

M. Boulard - The Cicadas of Thailand: Taxonomy and Sonic Ethology.
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SBN 978-0-9567795-9-5 (2013) £120.00

Reviews 
– Antenna (2014): A comprehensive and very impressive book devoted to the cicadas of Thailand. Despite the book contains lots of taxonomic, ecological and ethological information on cicadas of Thailand only, there is no doubt that it will be useful for anyone studying cicadas of the entire SE Asia.  It is indeed a useful reference volume to have both in a private library and in the library of any natural history museum or university.
FREE P+P (Airmail to Europe, Surface Mail elsewhere [ca. 56 working days]). If you require airmail shipping outside of Europe please email us for a paypal invoice (plus £7.50)

M. Archer - Vespine Wasps of the World: Behaviour, Ecology & Taxonomy of the Vespinae.
I
SBN 978-0-9567795-7-1 (2012) £95.00

Reviews 
– in preparation

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J.A. Dunlop & D. Penney - Fossil Arachnids. ISBN 978-0-9567795-4-0 (2012) £60.00
Reviews – ZooKeys (2012): we highly recommend this book as absolutely unique within the arachnological literature to date. There is barely any overlap with previously published books, which usually only briefly touch on the fossil record. It will fill a long-standing void on the shelves of arachnological libraries, and will be of interest to palaeontologists and neontologists alike, both as a source of reference or merely to browse through the stunning images it contains.

R. Coram & J.E. Jepson - Fossil Insects of the Purbeck Limestone Group of Southern England: palaeoentomology from the dawn of the Cretaceous. ISBN 978-0-9567795-3-3 (2012) £50.00
Reviews – PalAss Newsl. (2012: 81): Drs Rob Coram and James Jepson provide a unique perspective, as viewed through compound eyes, based on two decades of study and revealing an inordinate fondness for insects. This easy to read and well illustrated mini-monograph is an essential palaeontological guide to the semi-arid Jurassic-Cretaceous transition and its immediate aftermath on a basinal and regional scale; Antenna (2012) Drs Rob Coram and James Jepson bring us right up to date with the entomology and ecology of a lost world examined in the light of modern knowledge and new techniques.

D. Penney & P.A. Selden - Fossil Spiders: the evolutionary history of a mega-diverse order.
ISBN: 978-0-9558636-5-3 (2011) £32.00

Reviews – ZooKeys (2011): This is an absolutely unique book in the spider literature to date. It is authoritatively written by two of the leading researchers in this field and provides broad coverage of their combined 50 years experience and expert knowledge. It fills a long standing void in the arachnological literature; Newsl. Brit. Arachnol. Soc. (2011): A long-overdue, volume which ensures that spider palaeontology is also on the bookshelf, alongside other vital aspects of spider biology; Amazon USA (2012): Fantastic book, fills an enormous gap in the field of paleoarachnology. The book serves as an invaluable reference for the arachnologist and palaeoarachnologist alike; PalAss Newsl. (2012: 81): represents a robust publication and a superb starting point for any query related to the taxonomy, phylogeny and palaeoecology of fossil spiders ... this work most certainly deserves a handy spot on the bookshelf of any arachnologist.

Edited volumes (click cover for details)
D. Penney (editor) - Spider Research in the 21st Century: trends and perspectives.
ISBN: 978-0-9574530-1-2 (2013) £75.00
Reviews – Newsl. Brit. Arachnol. Soc. (2013): ...a substantial compendium of spider-related topics covering many aspects of these fascinating animals’ biology. ...produced to a very high standard, with numerous colour images, all printed on good quality paper. The editing is tight and as far as I can tell, error-free. ...an excellent guide to the surprising diversity of research which is possible with spiders today; thanks largely to impressive theoretical and technological advances across a range of biological sciences. ...for those of you actively working in arachnology (or their students), Spider Research in the 21st Century has to be very highly recommended. Yet even for readers whose interest in spiders is more casual, there is plenty to discover here out at the cutting-edge of our subject.
J. Gerlach (editor) - Odonata, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera and other insects of the Seychelles islands.
ISBN: 978-0-9567795-1-9 (2013) £66.00
Reviews – Antenna (2013): The book constitutes a reliable source of taxonomic information on these 14 insect orders of the Seychelles and indeed will be a very useful reference volume in the library of any natural history museum or university.


J. Gerlach (editor) - Crustacea, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Annelida, Rotifera and Tardigrada of the Seychelles islands. ISBN: 978-0-9558636-9-1 (2011) £40.00
Reviews – Nematology Newsletter (2011): This important new work warrants a place on the shelves of any comprehensive nematode research library, both in terms of the new taxonomic and biogeographic data presented.

J. Gerlach & Y.M. Marusik (editors) - Arachnida and Myriapoda of the Seychelles islands. ISBN: 978-0-9558636-8-4 (2010) £60.00
Reviews – Newsl. Brit. Aracnol. Soc. (2010): This book, beyond doubt, constitutes a reliable source of taxonomic and faunistic information on the Seychelles arachnids and myriapods, being a must have for anyone studying the African fauna and for all arachnological taxonomic libraries. I recommend this book to both amateur and professional arachnologists alike; ZooKeys (2012): the book will be of use to invertebrate taxonomists and biogeographers and deserves a place on the shelves of any serious arachnological or myriapodological taxonomic library.

D. Penney (editor) - Biodiversity of Fossils in Amber from the Major World Deposits.
ISBN: 978-0-9558636-4-6 (2010) £75.00 (discounted for retail sales)
Reviews – Antenna (2011): This impressive book constitutes a reliable source of information on the palaeodiversity of amber arthropods, it will beyond doubt become a reference handbook for all amber students and general entomologists. It is a must have for all entomological libraries.

Field guides (including The Gambia and Fossils of the Whitby Coast) (click cover for details)
J.M. Lawrence - Field Guide to Butterflies of Seychelles: Their natural history and conservation.
ISBN: 978-0-9574530-9-8 (2014) £15.99
Reviews
– In preparation.

D. Penney - Field Guide to Wildlife of The Gambia: an introduction to common flowers and animals 2nd edition. ISBN: 978-0-9567795-2-6 (2012) £18.00
Review for the first edition – Amazon (2009): This is an amazing little book that gives such a range of wildlife as you are likely to see in The Gambia! The pictures are really clear, each one being accompanied by brief but entirely adequate info, with a minimum of the 'technical stuff'! Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast or 'just a regular tourist', this book is a must to take to The Gambia - either as a guide for yourself, a present for a friend who lives there, or ... as a donation to a local school!

V.L. Kazenas & V.A. Kastcheev - Insects of Kazakhstan: a photographic atlas.
ISBN 978-0-9567795-5-7 (1st August 2012) £40.00
Reviews
– Antenna (2012): ...a must-have for all entomologists or naturalists with an interest in the fauna of this region, or for those wishing to visit Kazakhstan, a rather exotic region where lots of entomological discoveries await... The book will also be useful for entomological curators who deal with museum collections...

D.R. Lomax - Fossils of the Whitby Coast: a photographic guide. ISBN 978-0-9567795-0-2 (2011) £15.00
Reviews – Deposits (2011): Given the geology of the beautiful North Yorkshire coast, it is surprising that this is the first decent book on its fossils; The Naturalist (2012): this publication is one for amateurs and professionals, those who are not familiar with the coastal exposures to the north and south of Whitby, and those that are...a must for the library shelf of all naturalists who work along the Yorkshire coast.

D. Penney - Field Guide to Wildlife of The Gambia: an introduction to common flowers and animals.
ISBN: 978-0-9558636-1-5 (2009) £14.99
Reviews – Amazon (2009): This is an amazing little book that gives such a range of wildlife as you are likely to see in The Gambia! The pictures are really clear, each one being accompanied by brief but entirely adequate info, with a minimum of the 'technical stuff'! Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast or 'just a regular tourist', this book is a must to take to The Gambia - either as a guide for yourself, a present for a friend who lives there, or ... as a donation to a local school!

D. Penney - Field Guide to butterflies of The Gambia, West Africa.
ISBN: 978-0-9558636-2-2 (2009) £13.00
Reviews – Amazon (2011): Being relatively light and slim but beautifully illustrated with photographs of most of the species described, it is an essential travelling companion for anyone travelling to Gambia with an interest in the wildlife.

D. Penney - Common Spiders and other Arachnids of The Gambia, West Africa.
ISBN: 978-0-9558636-3-9 (2009) £12.00
Reviews – Newsl. Brit. Arachnol. Soc. (2010): 35 spider families are included, all of which are illustrated by beautiful sharp, close-up macro-photographs. The unusual geographic location and the interesting notes on natural history make this book a valuable contribution to any arachnological book collection.

Invertebrates (including insects, arachnids and other groups) (click cover for details)
David Penney & James E Jepson - Fossil Insects: An introduction to palaeoentomology.
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SBN 978-0-9574530-6-7 (2014) £24.99

Reviews 
– in preparation


J.M. Lawrence - Field Guide to Butterflies of Seychelles: Their natural history and conservation.
ISBN: 978-0-9574530-9-8 (2014) £15.99
Reviews
– In preparation.

Pete Lawrance & Sinclair Stammers - Trilobites of the World: An atlas of 1000 photographs.
I
SBN 978-0-9574530-3-6 (2014) £45.00

Reviews 
– 
American Museum of Natural History website (2014, abridged). A pleasing and easily digestible display of information and photos that has been carefully assembled by the authors, this is a well-designed volume that deftly covers the nearly 300 million year reign of the world’s favorite fossilized arthropod from the four corners of the globe. The bottom line is that amid the recent flurry of trilo-books, this one will serve as a solid addition to anyone’s collection.

M. Boulard - The Cicadas of Thailand: Taxonomy and Sonic Ethology.
I
SBN 978-0-9567795-9-5 (2013) £120.00

Reviews 
– Antenna (2014): A comprehensive and very impressive book devoted to the cicadas of Thailand. Despite the book contains lots of taxonomic, ecological and ethological information on cicadas of Thailand only, there is no doubt that it will be useful for anyone studying cicadas of the entire SE Asia.  It is indeed a useful reference volume to have both in a private library and in the library of any natural history museum or university.
FREE P+P (Airmail to Europe, Surface Mail elsewhere [ca. 56 working days]). If you require airmail shipping outside of Europe please email us for a paypal invoice (plus £7.50)
D. Penney (editor) - Spider Research in the 21st Century: trends and perspectives.
ISBN: 978-0-9574530-1-2 (2013) £75.00

Reviews –
Newsl. Brit. Arachnol. Soc. (2013): ...a substantial compendium of spider-related topics covering many aspects of these fascinating animals’ biology. ...produced to a very high standard, with numerous colour images, all printed on good quality paper. The editing is tight and as far as I can tell, error-free. ...an excellent guide to the surprising diversity of research which is possible with spiders today; thanks largely to impressive theoretical and technological advances across a range of biological sciences. ...for those of you actively working in arachnology (or their students), Spider Research in the 21st Century has to be very highly recommended. Yet even for readers whose interest in spiders is more casual, there is plenty to discover here out at the cutting-edge of our subject.

J. Gerlach (editor) - Odonata, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera and other insects of the Seychelles islands.
ISBN: 978-0-9567795-1-9 (2013) £66.00
Reviews –
Antenna (2013): The book constitutes a reliable source of taxonomic information on these 14 insect orders of the Seychelles and indeed will be a very useful reference volume in the library of any natural history museum or university.
 M. Archer - Vespine Wasps of the World: Behaviour, Ecology & Taxonomy of the Vespinae.
I
SBN 978-0-9567795-7-1 (2012) £95.00

Reviews 
– in preparation
FREE P+P (Airmail to Europe, Surface Mail elsewhere [ca. 56 working days]). If you require airmail shipping outside of Europe please email us for a paypal invoice (plus £7.50)


D.V. Logunov, A.V. Gromov & V.A. Timokhanov - Spiders of Kazakhstan. ISBN 978-0-9567795-6-4 (2012) £40.00
ReviewsNewsl. British Arachnol. Soc. (2013): ...Based on the fabulous artwork and unusual geographic location most arachnologists who see this book will want a copy for their library. It will also appeal to anybody with a general interest in the natural history of Central Asia.


V.L. Kazenas & V.A. Kastcheev - Insects of Kazakhstan: a photographic atlas.
ISBN 978-0-9567795-5-7 (1st August 2012) £40.00
Reviews – Antenna (2012): ...a must-have for all entomologists or naturalists with an interest in the fauna of this region, or for those wishing to visit Kazakhstan, a rather exotic region where lots of entomological discoveries await... The book will also be useful for entomological curators who deal with museum collections...
J.A. Dunlop & D. Penney - Fossil Arachnids. ISBN 978-0-9567795-4-0 (6th April 2012) (2012) £60.00
Reviews – ZooKeys (2012): we highly recommend this book as absolutely unique within the arachnological literature to date. There is barely any overlap with previously published books, which usually only briefly touch on the fossil record. It will fill a long-standing void on the shelves of arachnological libraries, and will be of interest to palaeontologists and neontologists alike, both as a source of reference or merely to browse through the stunning images it contains.

R. Coram & J.E. Jepson - Fossil Insects of the Purbeck Limestone Group of Southern England: palaeoentomology from the dawn of the Cretaceous.ISBN 978-0-9567795-3-3 (2012) £50.00
Reviews – PalAss Newsl. (2012: 81): Drs Rob Coram and James Jepson provide a unique perspective, as viewed through compound eyes, based on two decades of study and revealing an inordinate fondness for insects. This easy to read and well illustrated mini-monograph is an essential palaeontological guide to the semi-arid Jurassic-Cretaceous transition and its immediate aftermath on a basinal and regional scale; Antenna (2012) Drs Rob Coram and James Jepson bring us right up to date with the entomology and ecology of a lost world examined in the light of modern knowledge and new techniques.

D. Penney & D.I. Green - Fossils in Amber: remarkable snapshots of prehistoric forest life.
ISBN: 978-0-9558636-6-0 (2011) £30.00 (discounted for retail sales)

Reviews – Antenna (2011): There are many books on fossils in amber but very few have such visually stunning photographs which is where the current work stands out from the rest. It is a well written and spectacular visual guide to amber palaeontology.

D. Penney & P.A. Selden - Fossil Spiders: the evolutionary history of a mega-diverse order.
ISBN: 978-0-9558636-5-3 (2011) £32.00

Reviews – ZooKeys (2011): This is an absolutely unique book in the spider literature to date. It is authoritatively written by two of the leading researchers in this field and provides broad coverage of their combined 50 years experience and expert knowledge. It fills a long standing void in the arachnological literature; Newsl. Brit. Aracnol. Soc. (2011): A long-overdue, volume which ensures that spider palaeontology is also on the bookshelf, alongside other vital aspects of spider biology; Amazon USA (2012): Fantastic book, fills an enormous gap in the field of paleoarachnology. The book serves as an invaluable reference for the arachnologist and palaeoarachnologist alike; PalAss Newsl. (2012: 81): represents a robust publication and a superb starting point for any query related to the taxonomy, phylogeny and palaeoecology of fossil spiders ... this work most certainly deserves a handy spot on the bookshelf of any arachnologist.

J. Gerlach (editor) - Crustacea, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Annelida, Rotifera and Tardigrada of the Seychelles islands. ISBN: 978-0-9558636-9-1 (2011) £40.00
Reviews – Nematology Newsletter (2011): This important new work warrants a place on the shelves of any comprehensive nematode research library, both in terms of the new taxonomic and biogeographic data presented.

D. Penney (editor) - Biodiversity of Fossils in Amber from the Major World Deposits.
ISBN: 978-0-9558636-4-6 (2010) £75.00 (discounted for retail sales)

Reviews – Antenna (2011): This impressive book constitutes a reliable source of information on the palaeodiversity of amber arthropods, it will beyond doubt become a reference handbook for all amber students and general entomologists. It is a must have for all entomological libraries.

J. Gerlach & Y.M. Marusik (editors) - Arachnida and Myriapoda of the Seychelles islands. ISBN: 978-0-9558636-8-4 (2010) £60.00
Reviews – Newsl. Brit. Aracnol. Soc. (2010): This book, beyond doubt, constitutes a reliable source of taxonomic and faunistic information on the Seychelles arachnids and myriapods, being a must have for anyone studying the African fauna and for all arachnological taxonomic libraries. I recommend this book to both amateur and professional arachnologists alike; ZooKeys (2012): the book will be of use to invertebrate taxonomists and biogeographers and deserves a place on the shelves of any serious arachnological or myriapodological taxonomic library.

D. Penney - Common Spiders and other Arachnids of The Gambia, West Africa.
ISBN: 978-0-9558636-3-9 (2009) £12.00
Reviews – Newsl. Brit. Arachnol. Soc. (2010): 35 spider families are included, all of which are illustrated by beautiful sharp, close-up macro-photographs. The unusual geographic location and the interesting notes on natural history make this book a valuable contribution to any arachnological book collection.

D. Penney - Field Guide to butterflies of The Gambia, West Africa.
ISBN: 978-0-9558636-2-2 (2009) £13.00

Reviews – Amazon (2011): Being relatively light and slim but beautifully illustrated with photographs of most of the species described, it is an essential travelling companion for anyone travelling to Gambia with an interest in the wildlife.

D. Penney - Dominican Amber Spiders: a comparative palaeontological-neontological approach to identification, faunistics, ecology and biogeography.
ISBN: 978-0-9558636-0-8 (2008) £35.00 (discounted price for retail sales)
Reviews – PalAss Newsl. (2010): This volume is an excellent introduction to what can be learned from fossil amber, in this case Dominican amber. It will no doubt serve as a standard reference for some time to come. It ably surveys a wide field, and paints, in a broad brush, the biogeographic origins of Dominican spiders. It can also be usefully consulted by anyone with a general interest in fossils as well as issues of tropical biogeography.

Palaeontology (including fossils in amber) (click cover for details)
David Penney & James E Jepson - Fossil Insects: An introduction to palaeoentomology.
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SBN 978-0-9574530-6-7 (2014) £24.99

Reviews 
– in preparation


Dean Lomax & Nobumichi Tamura - Dinosaurs of the British Isles.
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SBN 978-0-9574530-5-0 (2014) £33.00

Reviews 
– in preparation

Pete Lawrance & Sinclair Stammers - Trilobites of the World: An atlas of 1000 photographs.
I
SBN 978-0-9574530-3-6 (2014) £45.00

Reviews 
– 
American Museum of Natural History website (2014, abridged). A pleasing and easily digestible display of information and photos that has been carefully assembled by the authors, this is a well-designed volume that deftly covers the nearly 300 million year reign of the world’s favorite fossilized arthropod from the four corners of the globe. The bottom line is that amid the recent flurry of trilo-books, this one will serve as a solid addition to anyone’s collection.

J. Zalohar & T. Hitij - Fossil Seahorses & Other Biota from the Tunjice Konservat-Lagerstatte, Slovenia.
I
SBN 978-0-9574530-4-3 (2014) £69.99

Reviews 
Amazon.com 5*: This book gives broad coverage of the paleontology of the Tunjice Hills in Slovenia, a region not covered elsewhere in English (that I am aware of, anyway). This includes both the exceptionally preserved biota of the "coprolitic horizon", which includes numerous fish, insects, and of course the seahorses, and the more typical shelly faunas of the surrounding layers. The text includes historical and geological background of the deposit, and is filled with beautiful color photographs. Highly recommended for those with an interest in unusual fossil localities.
J.A. Dunlop & D. Penney - Fossil Arachnids. ISBN 978-0-9567795-4-0 (6th April 2012) (2012) £60.00
Reviews – ZooKeys (2012): we highly recommend this book as absolutely unique within the arachnological literature to date. There is barely any overlap with previously published books, which usually only briefly touch on the fossil record. It will fill a long-standing void on the shelves of arachnological libraries, and will be of interest to palaeontologists and neontologists alike, both as a source of reference or merely to browse through the stunning images it contains.

R. Coram & J.E. Jepson - Fossil Insects of the Purbeck Limestone Group of Southern England: palaeoentomology from the dawn of the Cretaceous.
ISBN 978-0-9567795-3-3 (2012) £50.00
Reviews – PalAss Newsl. (2012: 81): Drs Rob Coram and James Jepson provide a unique perspective, as viewed through compound eyes, based on two decades of study and revealing an inordinate fondness for insects. This easy to read and well illustrated mini-monograph is an essential palaeontological guide to the semi-arid Jurassic-Cretaceous transition and its immediate aftermath on a basinal and regional scale; Antenna (2012) Drs Rob Coram and James Jepson bring us right up to date with the entomology and ecology of a lost world examined in the light of modern knowledge and new techniques.

D. Penney & D.I. Green - Fossils in Amber: remarkable snapshots of prehistoric forest life.
ISBN: 978-0-9558636-6-0 (2011) £30.00 (discounted for retail sales)

Reviews – Antenna (2011): There are many books on fossils in amber but very few have such visually stunning photographs which is where the current work stands out from the rest. It is a well written and spectacular visual guide to amber palaeontology.

D. Penney & P.A. Selden - Fossil Spiders: the evolutionary history of a mega-diverse order.
ISBN: 978-0-9558636-5-3 (2011) £32.00

Reviews – ZooKeys (2011): This is an absolutely unique book in the spider literature to date. It is authoritatively written by two of the leading researchers in this field and provides broad coverage of their combined 50 years experience and expert knowledge. It fills a long standing void in the arachnological literature; Newsl. Brit. Arachnol. Soc. (2011): A long-overdue, volume which ensures that spider palaeontology is also on the bookshelf, alongside other vital aspects of spider biology; Amazon USA (2012): Fantastic book, fills an enormous gap in the field of paleoarachnology. The book serves as an invaluable reference for the arachnologist and palaeoarachnologist alike; PalAss Newsl. (2012: 81): represents a robust publication and a superb starting point for any query related to the taxonomy, phylogeny and palaeoecology of fossil spiders ... this work most certainly deserves a handy spot on the bookshelf of any arachnologist.

D.R. Lomax - Fossils of the Whitby Coast: a photographic guide. ISBN 978-0-9567795-0-2 (2011) £15.00
Reviews –Deposits (2011): Given the geology of the beautiful North Yorkshire coast, it is surprising that this is the first decent book on its fossils; The Naturalist (2012): this publication is one for amateurs and professionals, those who are not familiar with the coastal exposures to the north and south of Whitby, and those that are...a must for the library shelf of all naturalists who work along the Yorkshire coast.

D. Penney (editor) - Biodiversity of Fossils in Amber from the Major World Deposits. ISBN: 978-0-9558636-4-6 (2010) £75.00 (discounted for retail sales)
Reviews – Antenna (2011): This impressive book constitutes a reliable source of information on the palaeodiversity of amber arthropods, it will beyond doubt become a reference handbook for all amber students and general entomologists. It is a must have for all entomological libraries.

D. Penney - Amber. ISBN: 978-0-9558636-7-7 (2010) £3.00 a small 28-page  booklet with basic information and nice photographs. Perfect as a gift with a piece of amber.

D. Penney - Dominican Amber Spiders: a comparative palaeontological-neontological approach to identification, faunistics, ecology and biogeography.
ISBN: 978-0-9558636-0-8 (2008) £35.00 (discounted for retail sales)
Reviews – PalAss Newsl. (2010): This volume is an excellent introduction to what can be learned from fossil amber, in this case Dominican amber. It will no doubt serve as a standard reference for some time to come. It ably surveys a wide field, and paints, in a broad brush, the biogeographic origins of Dominican spiders. It can also be usefully consulted by anyone with a general interest in fossils as well as issues of tropical biogeography.



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