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by Professor Jasper Burns

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ISBN:
0801841216
Author:
Professor Jasper Burns
Category:
Biological Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Johns Hopkins University Press; A Robert G Merrick ed. edition (April 1, 1991)
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216 pages
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This book lists many places to collect fossils But it is a great book about a topic that isn't nearly represented well enough in the book stores. 3 people found this helpful.

This book lists many places to collect fossils. I have been to some areas but check with property owners to see if collecting is still allowed. But it is a great book about a topic that isn't nearly represented well enough in the book stores. in this book and about 25% of those had good fossils.

Fossil Collecting in the. has been added to your Cart. This fossil-bearing clay is common, so common that at times it has been mined for its high calcium content (from the fossil shells) and spread on agricultural plots to "sweeten" the soil, where soil acidity is higher than desired for crops.

In all, Fossil Collection in the Mid-Atlantic States describes forty-six specific sites in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Published April 1st 1991 by Johns Hopkins University Press. Fossil Collecting in the Mid-Atlantic States: With Localities, Collecting Tips, and Illustrations of More than 450 Fossil Specimens. 0801841453 (ISBN13: 9780801841453).

A lovely and loving piece of work, both an introduction to the hobby of fossil collecting and a beautifully illustrated field guide, with the author's drawings of some 450 fossil specimens and descriptions of 46 specific sites in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia where they can be found. A lovely and loving piece of work, both an introduction to the hobby of fossil collecting and a beautifully illustrated field guide, with the author's drawings of some 450 fossil specimens and descriptions of 46 specific sites in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia where they can be found.

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States: With Localities, Collecting Tips, and Illustrations of More than 450 Fossil Specimens (Paperback)

Fossil Collecting in the Mid-Atlantic States: With Localities, Collecting Tips, and Illustrations of More than 450 Fossil Specimens (Paperback). Jasper Burns (author). Advancing from a rock history of the Chesapeake region, the book includes specific sites for fossil hunting, tips on proper tools, and advice on identifying and displaying a collection. Chesapeake Bay Magazine Includes everything from scientific explanation of the nature of fossils and rock formations to a practical guide for finding the necessary tools, sizing up sites, identifying fossils and displaying them back home

Mid-Atlantic States : With Localities, Collecting Tips, and Illustrations of More than 450 Fossil Specimens. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 20 years ago. I went to many of the fossil locations mentioned in the book and came home with a load of fossils

Fossil Collecting in the Mid-Atlantic States : With Localities, Collecting Tips, and Illustrations of More than 450 Fossil Specimens. I went to many of the fossil locations mentioned in the book and came home with a load of fossils. It was a great book, one of the best fossil books i've ever seen. I would recommend this book to any fossil collector. Excellent guide book to fossil localities. com User, 21 years ago. The book is laid out well and is easy for the layman to understand.

Fossil Collecting in the Mid-Atlantic States: With Localities, Collecting Tips, and Illustrations of More than 450 .

Fossil Collecting in the Mid-Atlantic States: With Localities, Collecting Tips, and Illustrations of More than 450 Fossil Specimens. This book is a classic! Although some of the fossil hunting site listed in this book no longer exist, it shows what fossils can be found in the same area. What makes this book a classic is Jasper Burns incredible sketches of the locations and the fossils found at each location. It is a very descriptive and useful guide book. Even after all these years, I still find myself referencing it! Fossil Collecting Locations in this book are from the Mid-Atlantic States

There is a book called Fossil Collecting in the Mid-Atlantic States: With Localities, Collecting Tips, and Illustrations of More than 450 Fossil Specimens by Jasper Burns which lists locales with directions for many spots.

There is a book called Fossil Collecting in the Mid-Atlantic States: With Localities, Collecting Tips, and Illustrations of More than 450 Fossil Specimens by Jasper Burns which lists locales with directions for many spots. There are some nice little streams in the vicinity of Holmdel NJ that are good spots to look for shark teeth. Collected there 25+ years ago. Reply With Quote.

Fossil Collecting in the Mid-Atlantic States: With Localities, Collecting Tips, and Illustrations of More than 450 Fossil Specimens Jasper Burns. 2. Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press Release Date

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Describes the fossils of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, and how and where to hunt for them
  • Simple fellow
At times it has a pulpy, amateurish feel to it, and some of the underlying paleontologyl discussion is dated, but it does exactly what it sets out to do and the drawings are wonderful.
  • Ceroelyu
I visited about a third of the locations in this book and about 25% of those had good fossils. Other locations had been picked clean or it was too dangerous to stand along the side of a busy road to collect.
  • salivan
I knew I was going to travel to the mid-Atlantic states, so I ordered thia book from an Amazon vendor. Then my trip got fast-tracked, and I had to go before the book arrived. Luckily I had a few weekend hours to see the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum, and there I found the same book for twice the price, so I had a copy while I was there. My acquaintances in Virginia share my interest in fossils, and we easily picked out a few weekend field trips from the many collecting sites in the book.

I've executed one of them already--the road cut on Rte 60, a couple of miles east of Lexington, VA. The Shenandoah Valley in mid-October is sublime, and the section of road-cut with the fossiliferous face exposed was dead-on right where the author described it. Based on my limited experience hunting mid-Atlantic fossils, I'd say this book is worth the price because it is right about the location information it gives. If you read carefully and go, things will probably be just like the book says. The book did everything for me except holding my hand--it organized sites by area, identified parking places, showed detailed sketches of common finds, ... Not any maps to speak of, but the author's good communication skills, and power of observation, make the book pretty darned easy to follow to a collecting site. The sketches provides good visual information to prime your eyes with, to know in advance what you're looking for. The drawings of fossils are instructive with lots of examples showing the textures and shapes of fossils found in the sites. Here is a fossil coral I found in the road cut outside of Lexington:[...]

Next field trip: The Harrisburg, PA area for trilobites, as described in the book, it sounds promising and easy to reach and collect from.

I do wish the book provided a concise discussion of Miocene fossil sites, I know there are many incredible things, like dinnerplate-sized scallop shells, and Megalodon teeth, found in grey marl clay of tidewater Virginia and Maryland. This fossil-bearing clay is common, so common that at times it has been mined for its high calcium content (from the fossil shells) and spread on agricultural plots to "sweeten" the soil, where soil acidity is higher than desired for crops.

Perhaps USGS mineral maps or state-sponsored geological/mineral surveys would help me, but this book didn't go very far in that direction. But it is a great book about a topic that isn't nearly represented well enough in the book stores. I will use over and over!
  • Bloodfire
A good reference for fossil hunters.
  • Agalas
This book was helpful for me because of the life-like illustrations. While I have only visited one site discussed by the author, his drawings have been a great comparison point against the typical fossil guides' pictures.
The author's interest in his hobby is contagious - I recommend you read the book and share his passion.
  • Kanek
just what I wanted. Explicit directions and descriptions. Have just moved to VA and
can hardly wait until spring comes when we go exploring.
Both parents and children enjoy this outdoor activity and learn basic facts about
geography and geology.
  • Mopimicr
Very informative book. I used the book to take my son fossil hunting.
If you plan on collecting fossils in the mid-Atlantic area you will need this book. Good directions and sample drawings.