By Jasper Burns
An illustrated collection of musings about fossils and fossil collecting.
Fossil Collecting in the Mid-Atlantic States
Trilobites: Common Trilobites of North America
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"In Fossil Dreams, Mr. Burns takes you on a new journey. You're not quite sure as he explains the mystery of this new tour, this new way of looking at things. But his pictures of fossils are familiar and reassuring. They are what you've discovered in the rocks before and what you hold your hope of discovering next time out.
"You find yourself in the ancient seas, at the dawn of time. You find yourself at play with creatures that fill those long away places. You are lost in the wonder of this creation. You are humbled as a creature in that creation.
"That wonder carries you through sun-baked days in the shale pit in search of the perfect brach ... and through the icy chill as you wade in January waves in search for the evasive meg tooth.
Mr. Burns is right. It's not just about what you find, the collection
you are building. It's about what you might find. It's about the hunt.
It's about the anticipation. About fulfilling a part of your own ...
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