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ISBN 13: 978-1-55017-821-0
ISBN 10: 1-55017-821-0
75 colour photos and illustrations
6 x 9 - 144 pp
March 2018
CAD$14.95 • USD$14.95

Dinosaurs of the Alberta Badlands

Alberta抯 prehistoric world comes alive in this informative and accessible volume, perfect for middle school readers.
Winner: Independent Publisher Book Awards (Juvenile/Young Adult Non-Fiction) - GOLD MEDAL (2019)

Book Description

Home to the?,500-km Fossil Trail, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, and Dinosaur Provincial Park梐燯NESCO燱orld Heritage site梩he Alberta Badlands have unearthed more species of dinosaurs than anywhere else in the world and hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the fossil beds annually. Despite being star attractions in museums around the world, the dinosaurs of Alberta have never before been the subject of a book that explores their unique interrelationships and scientific importance, while still being accessible to young爎eaders.

In?i>Dinosaurs of the Alberta Badlands, paleontologist Dr. Persons travels back in time?6爉illion years to the Late Cretaceous period, when pterosaurs soared through the skies, prehistoric sea monsters as long as school buses swam in Alberta抯 shallow sea, and ankylosaurs and ceratopsians roamed the swamps and flood plains that would eventually become the badlands of today. Meet the terrifying?i>Albertosaurus, a relative of?i>Tyrannosaurus, and the plant-eating, duck-billed?i>Edmontosaurus. Bet on the winner of a race between a tyrannosaur and a hadrosaur梬ho抯 quick and deadly, who抯 slow and steady? Explore some of Alberta抯 most notable dig sites, including the Danek Bonebed, and learn how fossils form and what paleontologists do when they find them. And discover dinosaurs?avian legacy and Alberta抯 official provincial 揹inosaur敆the great horned爋wl.

Featuring paleoart by Julius Csotonyi, over seventy-five photos and illustrations, and profiles of leading paleontologists,?i>Dinosaurs of the Alberta Badlands爏howcases Alberta抯 prehistoric beasts, not as participants in a parade of isolated monsters, but as animals adapted to be part of a long-lost爀cosystem.