Deep Alberta

Deep Alberta

Fossil Facts and Dinosaur Digs

Book - 2007
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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.
Noted naturalist and author John Acorn showcases Alberta’s palaeontological history in 80 succinct essays. With collaboration of Royal Tyrrell Museum.

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A writer, broadcaster, and biologist based in Edmonton, Acorn presented a radio series on the palaeontology of the prairie province beginning in 2005. From the 80 programs, he has chosen topics that he felt would make an interesting book about the dinosaur legacy, the recent Ice Age, and other prehistoric periods, as well as the people and institutions that have investigated them. He also got to use all those great color photographs of landscapes and reconstructed skeletons that did not go over so well on radio. Distributed in the US by Michigan State University Press. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Drumheller, Alta. : Royal Tyrrell Museum, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xii, 186 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780888644817
Branch Call Number: 560.97123 Aco
Additional Contributors: Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology


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