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eBay auction - Index Fossils of North America

Solius

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That is a deal! I have a couple of copies, but at that price, I might as well have another. Now, if only the Treatise... I saw a complete set, in a university basement, covered in mildew. It turns out that it was the set that belonged to my mentor(she has since passed). I pleaded with the professor to save the set.
 

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My copy was a great price but this is also an auction so it depends upon how many people realize it is available and bid. I hope someone on the site takes an interest as I really never expected to own a copy.
 

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Another good reference, by Shimer too, is "North American Index Fossils". It was published in 1909, so some of the names have changed, but it is full of diagrams. Generally, used copies can be found for 30 or 40 bucks.

This link will take you to a free download of the book from the California Academy of Sciences.
 

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They also have a Kindle version that I am trying to download. Not having much luck but will try again later when the servers are not as busy. Worked on the third try so don't give up if you would prefer this version.
 

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NEXT time, PM me that you are going to bid and I'll give you a private lesson in eBaying :sagrin:. I have not cancelled my watch for the book so I will PM you if I see it again. FYI, you may have been outbid by far more than $.50. That is the "bid increment" and the winning bidder will get the item for that much more than the next highest (your) bid. The ACTUAL bid may have been far more so don't feel badly about the $.50.
 

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Well, I actually had to create an account to bid on this. Believe it or not (and you probably will) I've never bought anything on ebay. :oops:
 

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The things a hobby will require you to learn :roll:.

On that subject. I destroyed my beloved Canon G9 a couple of weeks ago. My last few pictures were with a very old Minolta (3 mega pixel old) and I have been miserable about the loss. For valentines Neal decided I could go ahead and get a camera even though I have no current contract and don't have anything in the wind (meaning I had to stay tightly budgeted). I had been looking (of course) and the budget kept creeping up :roll: In addition to wanting something just like my G9, one BIG luxury I wanted was the ability to fire using a remote control only to find Canon is not the only manufacturer that has discontinued (the G9 was the first in this series NOT to have the ability) offering wireless remote operation. Initially, I was thinking about a high end "brownie" style (fixed focus) point and shoot that could be put in the water but the reviews were very bad for anything in the better picture arena. Either they leaked (many warranties were not honored and lots of complaints for Nikon, Panasonic, Fuji, and Canon) or they took low quality out of the water stills (Go-Pro, Intova) or were far too expensive right now so I dropped the sport camera thinking and started the arduous hunt, adding and subtracting what I wanted after seeing all the new features. In the end, I THINK I got what I would have bought if money was not part of the criteria (I spent about twice what I felt I could afford right now). It is not a current camera so I was able to get a good price by taking in an internet ad to Fry's. It does not have the "new cool stuff" BUT I can add two of the things I would have liked with an Eye-Fi card later on. We will see how well my Nikon P7100 and I get along soon. Hopefully I will have new acclimation pictures on Wednesday.
 

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The things a hobby will require you to learn

..and to purchase...I hope you like your camera, I'm still learning with mine, I'm trying to focus just on fossil photography which seems to be the hardest but I think I'm getting a little better.
 

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