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Children's Nonfiction Fossils

Deep Alberta

Fossil Facts and Dinosaur Digs

by (author) John Acorn

Publisher
The University of Alberta Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2007
Category
Fossils, Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780888648518
    Publish Date
    Feb 2007
    List Price
    $21.99

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Description

Alberta is well known for its fossil treasures, and author John Acorn is as keen on the long-dead creatures of Alberta as he is on the living. Here, John features 80 of the most noteworthy fossils, fossil locations, and fossil hunters from this most palaeontological of provinces. There's more to the story of "deep Alberta" than dinosaurs, but dinosaur fans will find all their favourite beasts here as well -- from Edmontosaurus to Tyrannosaurus rex, and everything in-between. Then there are the surprises, such as the world's oldest pike, the discovery of a venomous mammal, and the fossils found in such unlikely places as Edmonton and Calgary. Prepared with the collaboration of palaeontologists around Alberta, and the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum, this is a book that is long overdue, and that deserves a place on everyone's bookshelf.

About the author

CHRIS FISHER is a university-educated naturalist with a research background in endangered species management and wildlife interpretation. He has conducted extensive birding expeditions throughout Canada, the United States and Thailand, and he has authored or co-authored several bird books.

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