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Dinosaurs under the Aurora


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1. The Arctic Setting
2. Tracks Lead the Way: Circumarctic Discoveries from Svalbard to Chukotka
3. A Black Gold Rush Sets the Stage for Discovery in Alaska
4. Peregrines, Permafrost, and Bonebeds: Digging Dinosaurs on the Colville River
5. Texas, Teachers, and Chinooks: Taking Field Work to a New Level
6. The Arctic during the Cretaceous: The Western Interior Seaway
7. Cretaceous Dinosaur Pathways in the Paleo-Arctic and along the Western Interior Seaway
8. Applying New Technologies to the Ancient Past
9. Natural Resources, Climate Change, and Arctic Dinosaurs
10. Future Expansion of the Arctic Dinosaur Record
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Takes readers on a delightful and instructive journey into the world of palaeontology as it is conducted in the land under the aurora

About the Author

Roland A. Gangloff is Emeritus Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics and former Curator of Earth Science at the University of Alaska Museum of the North. He is presently a Visiting Scholar at the University of California Museum of Paleontology.


"Whether it is the logistics of conducting fieldwork in tune with the life cycle of the peregrine falcons on the McKenzie River, extracting bones from the permafrost, dealing with Arctic mosquitoes, or envisioning the high Arctic world during the Cretaceous, Gangloff takes you there as only a true field paleontologist can. His vivid narrative brings this research to life." Jim Kirkland, State Paleontologist of Utah "Gangloff makes both modern and ancient Alaska come alive for the armchair palaeontologist far from the madding bugs. He praises volunteers who visited the remote northern site to dig dinosaur bones from a layer of soft rock deposited by an ancient flood... It's a fascinating story, but far from complete. Now retired, Gangloff exhorts the new generation: "Go north young men and women, the field is wide open and there is so much to be discovered." - Jeff Hecht, The New Scientist, June 9th 2012

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