Alaska Dinosaurs: An Ancient Arctic World

Anthony R. Fiorillo

December 15, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 224 Pages - 46 Color & 56 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138060876 - CAT# K33316

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  • Reviews the geological history of the Arctic, especially Alaska
  • Describes the dinosaurs known from Alaskan Mesozoic sediments
  • Examines evidence for a warmer Polar Region, including the evidence of the paleoecology and paleoclimatology of Alaska
  • Reports on extensive fieldwork conducted over many years


The Arctic was not always cold and inhospitable. Millions of years ago dinosaurs roamed under tree ferns in a warmer world. This book 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 the book 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.


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