Silica Shale Book


The FRIENDS, University of Michigan, Museum of Paleontology have reprinted the original Silica Shale book.

Strata and Megafossils of the Middle Devonian Silica Formation
by Robert V. Kesling and Ruth B. Chilman



The original book was printed in 1975. Content in the 2013 printing is the same. There are no "paleontological" updates. The format of the book has changed to 8.5 X 11 inches. The cover photos are different. The soft cover binding is better quality. The plates look much better than on the original printing. The book is 338 pages. There are 141 pages of plates. The order of the plates has been changed to better match the text. This printing is on glossy paper whereas the original was on flat bond paper. If your original book has a lot of wear and tear, it may be time for a new copy. This book was never digitized and there are currently no plans to make an ebook. The latest printing was for only 400 copies. Prices are as follows:


In person cash: $40.00
US: Media mail including packaging: $46.00
Canada: $65.00
All other countries: $75.00
PayPal payment is accepted. Send payment to: fummp.treasurer@gmail.com
Address any questions or if you wish to pay by check to: paleojk@gmail.com

Note: I ship the books in kraft bubble mailers which would be normal for a book. I cannot assure you that the post office will not man handle the package and the book arrive in pristine condition. If you want to be assured of a pristine book contact me and we can make arrangements to have the book shipped in a box. Cost will be about $10 higher. Also if you want to be notified when the book ships, you must include an email address in your paypal payment.

Photos of some of the inside pages. Photos are not great as there is too much reflection of light off the paper.