This is a guide on how and where to collect fossils in England and Wales. It provides invaluable advice for the amateur collector; whether a beginner or a seasoned hand. Each of the many localities described (more than 50) contains up-to-date information regarding the geology, the stratigraphy, the exposures available (including details about safety and access), the best places to look for fossils at the location and what to look for once you are there. It also examines how fossils can be prepared and preserved, labelled and displayed, in addition to a brief history of British fossil collecting.
Every one of the 50+ locations described contains a useful summary, with postcode of the nearest parking, directions to the site, suggested equipment, accessibility and child suitability. All locations also have a star rating, giving a fossil find frequency. It's a useful summary for a safe and productive day out.
Steve Snowball and Craig Chapman are the authors of this book and also the driving forces behind UKAFH (UK Amateur Fossil Hunters), the largest fossil hunting organisation.Their experiences have translated into UKAFH's highly successful program of fossil hunting events, many of which are featured in the book.