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Title: "Leaves and Stems from Fossil Forests"
Author: Raymond E. Janssen
Leaves and Stems Book $15.00
Title: "Keys to identify Pennsylvanian Fossil Animals of the Mazon Creek Area"
Author: Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois
Mazon Creek Animal Book $25.00
Title: "The Mazon Creek Fossil Flora"
Author: Jack Wittry
Pages: Soft Covers 313 color pictures, 113 taxa, 145 drawings
Mazon Creek Fossil Flora Book $45.00
Title: Araucaria Book
Author: Ulrich Dernbach, photography by Konrad Gotz © 1992
Pages: 160 pages, 9 3/4" x 13.5"
Notes: This is the story about the most incredible fossil cones in the world: the cones of the Jurassic aged Araucariaceae trees from the petrified forests of Patagonia (Argentina, South America). Mr. Dernbach takes you through the history of petrified wood, collecting in Patagonia, and also talks about the similarities between Cerro Cuadrado and the Arizona petrified forest. There is a great glossary in the back to help you understand some of the words. The text, German and English, is very enjoyable reading and the photos are just stunning. Anyone will find this book as effortless as it is entertaining to read. Wrapped Hard Cover w Dust Jacket. Mostly color with B/W photos.
Araucaria Book $75.00
Title: Petrified Forests; The World's 31 Most Beautiful Petrified Forests
Author: Written by Ulrich Dernbach, photos by Kurt and Robert Noll © 1996
Pages: 188 pages, 9.5" x 13.5"
Notes: If you have ever wondered about the great prehistoric forests of the earth and where they are located, you must pick up this beautiful book. The author is obsessed with fossil plants, and in his quest to learn more about them he traveled the world photographing and writing about all of its major fossil forests. Mr. Dernbach was aided in the writing of this book by several of the top experts in paleobotony to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date. If you are a collector of fossil woods or just interested, you owe it to yourself to have this superb book. You will not be disappointed. It is gorgeous! Hard Cover w Dust Jacket. Full color photos and illustrations.
Petrified Forests Book $80.00
Title: Petrified Wood; The World of Fossilized Wood, Cones, Ferns and Cycads.
Author: Written by Frank Daniels, photography and illustrations by Elido Turco © 1998
Pages: 170 pages, 9.5" x 12 1/4"
Notes: Did you ever wonder what petrified wood is, where it comes from and from what kind of tree? This book takes a giant step forward, for the enthusiast, in identification of many types of petrified wood from around the world. Mr. Daniels discusses the mineralogy of wood, why the colors and preservation are different, and the geology of the deposits (why some wood preserves and some doesn't). Most of the book deals with petrified wood from all around the world. Each example is cut, polished and labeled with country, age and type of tree. Hard Cover w Dust Jacket. Full Color photos.
Petrified Wood Book $80.00
Title: Secrets of Petrified Plants
Author: Ulrich Dernback, William D. Tidwell, et. al. © 2002
Pages: 232 pages, approx. 13.5 in x 9.75 in
Notes: "For the first time ever, Ulrich Dernback succeeded in bringing together leading American and European palaeobotanists. Their contributions transport the reader into the mysterious world of plants which thrived millions of years ago. Some of these plant species have since vanished from the face of the Earth. Exciting reports and never-before-seen photos make this lavishly illustrated volume a captivating work of nonfiction."
Secrets of Petrified Plants Book $85.00