New Book Release

SOUTH-CENTRAL ONTARIO FOSSILS
A Guide to the Ancient Marine Life of the Region

by
William A. Hessin, paleontologist
2009

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CD-ROM (PDF)
ISBN 978-0-9813428-2-5

Free with  purchase of the Main Guide @ $85.00
Available individually for
$15.00 Cdn./$15.00 U.S.
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8 1/2" x 11", Coil Bound, 50 pages
ISBN 978-0-9813428-3-2

$30.00 Cdn./$30.00 U.S.
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CD-ROM (PDF)
ISBN 978-0-9813428-0-1

$85.00 Cdn./$85.00 U.S.includes the Supplement of Quick Reference Fossil Identification Plates
The Main Guide is available individually for $75.00 Cdn./$75.00 U.S.
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8 1/2" x 11", Coil Bound, 286 pages
ISBN 978-0-9813428-1-8

$125.00 Cdn./$125.00 U.S.
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       This new comprehensive guide book is a must for all fossil collectors who live in the area or might visit the south-central Ontario region. Over 300 different fossils belonging to at least 27 major groups are identified in the 286 page book (PDF) on CD-ROM and Coil Bound Book. These fossils represent the once living creatures that lived in the warm, shallow seas of Ordovician times (ca. 450 million years ago) of the region. The work also summarizes the rock formations the fossils are found in and covers over 100 fossil collecting localities. The guide is richly illustrated with over 300 text figures including the fossils themselves, maps and charts. In many cases several views of each fossil type are included to aid in fossil identification. The text provides useful descriptions to accompany the illustrations as well as information about the biology of the once living organisms. You will find everything from the shells of brachiopods to the ever so popular trilobite to straight cephalopods the size of a log.
       $85.00 gets you the Main Guide CD and the Supplement CD. It is entitled: “Quick Reference Fossil Identification Plates” and consists of 47 full page plates composed of 519 individual photographs of fossils. It is an excellent way to visually compare your unidentified fossil then look it up in the index of the main book to find detailed information on the fossil. For the first time this guide brings together information on the Ordovician fossils of Ontario in one easy to use book. The book covers at least 95% of the fossils in the region that are likely to be encountered by the collector as well as some rarer forms that are once in a lifetime discoveries. Collectors of Ordovician fossils outside of the region such as New York State and Ohio will also find the guide indispensable. For the educator at any level the guide would also make a useful lab or field guide for courses related to the study of paleontology in the region.

THE BOOK AND AUTHOR IN THE NEWS: http://www.northumberlandnews.com/article/134903
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TESTIMONIALS

 

FOSSIL GROUPS COVERED IN THIS BOOK
and just a few examples of genera ... complete coverage in book


SPONGES including Stromatoporoids: Hindia, Labechia, Aulacera, Stromatocerium
CONULARIANS: Conularia, Metaconularia
SPHENOTHALLIDS: Sphenothallus
CORALS (Anthozoans): Favistina, Streptelasma, Tetradium, Protaraea
BRYOZOANS: Monticulipora, Prasopora, Mesotrypa, Parvohallopora, Nicholsonella, Constellaria, Escharopora, Stomatopora, Homotrypa, Eridotrypa, Stictopora, Arthroclema
BRACHIOPODS: Lingula, Trematis, Hesperorthis, Rafinesquina, Camerella, Rhynchotrema, Cyclospira, Strophomena, Platystrophia
MONOPLACOPHORANS: Archinacella
GASTROPODS: Sinuites, Phragmolites, Trochonema, Lophospira, Hormotoma, Fusispira
BIVALVES: Ctenodonta, Cymatonota, Colpomya, Ambonychia, Modiolopsis
CEPHALOPODS: Endoceras, Actinoceras, Sactoceras, Gonioceras, Beloitoceras
"WORMS" including Scolecodonts: "Lecthaylus", Oenonites
CORNULITIDS: Cornulites
TRILOBITES: Isotelus, Ceraurus, Thaleops, Kawina, Dolichoharpes, Sphaerocoryphe, Flexicalymene, Bufoceraurus, Erratencrinurus, Bumastoides, Failleana, Cybeloides
OSTRACODS: Eoleperditia, Eurychilina, Aparchites, Ulrichia, Tetradella, Tallinnella
MACHAERIDIANS: Lepidocoleus
CYSTOIDS: Glyptocystites, Homocystites, Pleurocystites, Amecystis
PARACRINOIDS: Amygdalocystites, Comarocystites
EDRIOBLASTOIDS: Astrocystites
"CARPOIDS": Ateleocystites, Syringocrinus, Myeinocystites
CRINOIDS: Archaeocrinus, Reteocrinus, Cleiocrinus, Ectenocrinus, "Metabolocrinus"
STARFISH: Salteraster, Macroporaster, Schuchertia, Stenaster, Taeniaster, Protaster
EDRIOASTEROIDS: Foerstediscus, Cryptogoleus, Isorophusella, Edrioaster, Edriophus
CYCLOCYSTOIDS: Cyclocystoides
ECHINOIDS: Ectinechinus
GRAPTOLITES: Glossograptus, Diplograptus, Climacograptus, Melanostrophus, Inocaulis
CONODONTS: Phragmodus, Panderodus
CALCAREOUS GREEN ALGAE: Cyclocrinites, Receptaculites
TRACE FOSSILS (Ichnofossils): Chondrites, Cruziana, Rusophycus, Phycodes, Trypanites

SOUTH-CENTRAL ONTARIO ROCK FORMATIONS COVERED IN THIS BOOK: Shadow Lake, Gull River, Bobcaygeon, Verulam, Cobourg (Lindsay), Whitby, Georgian Bay and Queenston formations.

COLLECTORS IN OTHER AREAS WILL FIND THIS BOOK USEFUL FOR FOSSIL IDENTIFICATION (List below includes groups, formations and members including some older stratigraphic terminology)

OTTAWA AREA: Black River (Pamelia, Lowville, Leray), Trenton (Rockland, Hull, Sherman Fall, Cobourg), Eastview, Billings, Gloucester ... these are some of the classic terms applied to the rocks of this area but most of the "modern" terminology can be applied for the Ottawa area.
LAKE TIMISKAMING: Bucke, Farr, Dawson Point
MANITOULIN ISLAND: Cloche Island, Kagawong, Meaford
HUDSON BAY: Bad Cache Rapids, Boas River, Churchill River, Red Head Rapids
SOUTHERN MANITOBA: Winnipeg, Red River (Dog Head, Cat Head, Selkirk, Fort Garry), Stony Mountain, Stonewall
NEW YORK STATE: Black River, Selby, Napanee, Kings Falls, Sugar River, Denley, Steuben, Hillier, Utica, Osweg, Pulaski, Queenston
PENNSYLVANIA: Martinsburg
OHIO/KENTUCKY: Oregon, Tyrone, Lexington, Cynthiana (Greendale, Point Pleasant), Eden (Kope, Economy, Southgate, McMicken, Grand Avenue), Fairview, Grant Lake, Bull Fork, Drakes
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA: Platteville, Decorah, Galena (Cummingsville, Prosser, Stewartville, Dubuque), Maquoketa
MISSOURI: Plattin, Decorah, Kimmswick, Cape, Thebes, Maquoketa, Giradeau
MICHIGAN: Bony Falls, Chandler Falls, Groos Quarry, Haymeadow Creek, Bill's Creek, Stonington, Big Hill

OTHER INFORMATION IN THIS BOOK

INTRODUCTION TO FOSSILS:
Fossils
Types of Fossils
Classifying Fossils
Determining Age of Rocks (relative and numerical ages)
FOSSIL COLLECTING LOCALITIES BY FORMATION
PALEOECOLOGY (Fossil Communities and Associations)
COLLECTING FOSSILS
PREPARING FOSSILS
ORGANIZING A FOSSIL COLLECTION
FOSSIL IDENTIFICATION SECTION

ORDER FORM

CD-ROM (pdf): South-Central Ontario Fossils, 286 pages

$85.00 includes Supplement CD,
Available Individually for $75.00

 
PRINTED BOOK: South-Central Ontario Fossils, Coil Bound, 8 1/2" x 11", 286 pages

$125.00

 
CD-ROM (pdf): Supplement-Quick Reference Fossil Identification Plates, 50 pages

$15.00 individually

 
PRINTED BOOK: Supplement, Coil Bound, 8 1/2" x 11", 50 pages

$30.00

 
  SHIPPING (IF APPLICABLE) ... Please note shipping is free for any order of CDs
PLEASE INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COST OF PRINTED BOOKS
 
 

TOTAL:

 

Payable by Check or International Money Order to William Hessin.
Mail to:
William A. Hessin
9214 Danforth Road East
Cobourg, Ontario
K9A 4J8   Canada

For inquiries email: geo-biologist@hotmail.com

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Links to OTHER FOSSIL BOOKS ON CD-ROM

THE TRILOBITE PAPERS 1 - 19

TRILOBITES AND TRILOBITOLOGY IN CANADA

TRILOBITES OF THE COBOURG FORMATION

BURGESS SHALE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC ATLAS

FOSSILS OF THE WHITBY FORMATION

SOUTH-CENTRAL ONTARIO FOSSILS

PICTORIAL GUIDE TO FOSSIL SHARK TEETH OF HORNBY ISLAND

   

Links to TRILOBITE FOSSIL REPLICAS FOR SALE

BRISTOLIA REPLICA
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FREMONTIA REPLICA
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ISOTELUS MAXIMUS REPLICA
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PARADOXIDES REPLICA
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CAMBROPALLAS REPLICA
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