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A Beachcomber's Guide to Fossils Spiral-Bound | December 15, 2020

Bob Gale, Pam Gale, Ashby Gale, Rudy Mancke

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Compiled from decades of visiting beaches along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts collecting fossils and conducting extensive research, A Beachcomber’s Guide to Fossils is the definitive guide for amateur collectors and professionals interested in learning more about the deep history they tread on during their vacations. Authored by Bob, Pam, and Ashby Gale, this guide offers over twelve hundred high-quality color photographs and detailed descriptions of more than three hundred fossil specimens found on beaches from Texas, east to Florida, and north to New Jersey.

The book includes descriptions and identifying information for the fossil remains of mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish. Because the tides provide a new beach to explore every day, and beachcombers need immediate comparison for identification, the Beachcomber’s Guide is essential for quick and easy reference. And while the seemingly infinite varieties of shark teeth form much of what beachcombers find on their sandy strolls, this guide also illuminates the fossilized remains of species that walked in a different world. From glyptodonts (a giant, prehistoric armadillo) and giant sloths to the intricately patterned remains of the ancestors of manta rays and pufferfish, this book not only teaches its readers not only what treasures to look for but how to look for them.

Publisher: Longleaf Services
Original Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544 pages
ISBN-10: 0820357324
Item Weight: 2.1 lbs
Dimensions: 6.0 x 1.93 x 9.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars Up to 30 ratings
Having hunted prehistoric sharks for over twenty years around the country and especially on the east coast, I’ve never found such a clear, concise, complete reference for finding and identifying fossilized teeth. Chock full of color photographs designed for the spotter, this guide will improve the eye of a collector at any experience level. -Keith Cowley, curator, Living Sharks Museum
BOB GALE is the Ecologist and Public Lands Director for MountainTrue, an environmental nonprofit organization in the mountain region of North Carolina. He spent fifteen years as a nature photojournalist, and his articles on forest, river, beach, and saltmarsh ecology, as well as paleontology, have appeared in South Carolina Wildlife, American Forests, Islander, and other publications. He also authored the natural history sections for the Highroad Guide to the North Carolina Mountains.