The 'Guide to Common Fossils' is an excellent laminated fold-out chart produced by the Field Studies council, it will help with fossil identification either in museums or out in the field. It includes high quality photos of 71 fossils, explains how fossils are formed and their geological importance on one side of the chart, while on the opposite side, more information can be found such as a geological time line, further details about fossil groups, such as ammanoids, brachiopods, bivalves and more. A rough introduction to fossils as well as their importance. A great guide, so compact, yet full of so much information, when folded it is only 24 x 17 cm in size, yet measures 100 cm in length when completely unfolded. An ideal aid for students, amateurs and professionals when information is needed quickly when working in the field.