If you have ever wondered about the great prehistoric forests of the earth and where they are located, you must pick up this beautiful book. The author is obsessed with fossil plants, and in his quest to learn more about them he traveled the world photographing and writing about all of its major fossil forests. Mr. Dernbach was aided in the writing of this book by several of the top experts in paleobotony to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date. If you are a collector of fossil woods or just interested, you owe it to yourself to have this superb book. You will not be disappointed. It is georgeous!