Fossil Books

Fossil Books

I am very much so an amateur when it comes to the world of fossils and paleontology but I am slowly learning more little by little as I expand my collection of books and do occasional field work collecting fossils.

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Title: Exceptional Cambrian Fossils from Utah: A Window into the Age of Trilobites by Val G. Gunther, Richard A. Robison and Loren E. Babcock
ISBN: 978-1557919045
Review: I’m not going to pretend that I know a lot about the subject of trilobite fossils in Utah as it’s not really a subject I have spent extensive time reading about, but I will say that the layout of this book is excellent. One of the things I personally need when reading about fossils is a lot of photos to provide context as to what exactly I’m looking at and to help me interpret what the creature or plant is that I’m looking at. This book does just that. If you want to go trilobite hunting in Utah I would highly recommend this book.


Title: Fossils of the World: A Comprehensive, Practical Guide to Collecting and Studying Fossils by V. Turek
ISBN: ‎978-0517679043
Review: I have found this book to be very helpful being that fossils are somewhat of a side interest for me and I do not dedicate large amounts of time to the subject like I do with rocks and minerals. Its full of large color photos and many line drawings, the layout of the book is very similar to another title I have Minerals of the World by Rudolf Duda which makes looking up different fossils easy. When I purchased this book in 2021 I got it used for $3.95 and it was worth every penny. I would highly recommend this title if your are just getting to the world of fossil.