December 2019

Collectors, Collections and the geology of South West Britain

  • Cuvier and Brongiart's map of Paris and Conybeare and De la Beche's map of Bath
  • Francis Basset, and his mineral specimens
  • Charles Moore and Late Triassic Vertebrates
  • Mr Sander's Map of Bristol

Making the most a move

  • Compactor Storage for fossil marine reptiles
  • A tale of heavy fossils
  • One very long slow move

Other articles in this issue

  • 44th and 45th AGM reports
  • Presentation of the A.G. Brighton Medal to Monica Price

 

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