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The Arctic was not always cold and inhospitable. Millions of years ago dinosaurs roamed under tree ferns in a warmer world. Alaska Dinosaurs is a survey of the dinosaurs found in the rocks of this now frigid landscape. The author has spent decades exploring fossil bearing sediments of the Mesozoic and has written a lively and readable account of this ancient world. But Alaska Dinosaurs is more than dinosaurs. It is also a geological overview of Alaska; a report on the fossils that have been found; descriptions of footprints of long dead animals; and a review of the fossil plants and the paleoclimate and paleoecology of the Arctic.
- The Age of the Ancient Arctic
- History of Arctic Dinosaur Discoveries
- Geologic Overview of Alaska
- The Bones
- The Footprints
- Something about the plants
- Aspects of paleobiology and paleoecology
Anthony R. Fiorillo is the Vice President of Research and Collection and Chief Curator at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Geology at Southern Methodist University and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He is Fellow of the Geological Society of America and serves as an Academic Editor for PLoS ONE. And he is the author and/or co-author of over 100 peer review schloarly articles.