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Dinosaur Plague: Links & Books


Amber: Window to the Past
Learn all about the substance that entombed the insects that may have caused a deadly dinosaur plague—amber. You can read about different varieties of amber and even see how it was used in ancient art at this interactive website from the American Museum of Natural History.

BBC—Radio 4—Amber
Listen to a radio program on insects found in amber and learn more about Dominican amber at this website from the BBC.

Fossils Across Geological Time and Evolution
See a photo gallery of insects found in fossilized amber and read more about "the perfect fossil preservative" at The Virtual Fossil Museum.


What Bugged the Dinosaurs? Insects, Disease, and Death in the Cretaceous
by George Poinar, Jr. and Roberta Poinar. Princeton University Press, 2007.

Amber: Window to the Past
by David A. Grimaldi. Harry N. Abrams, 2003.

by Andrew Ross. Harvard University Press, 1999.

The Quest for Life in Amber
by George Poinar. Basic Books, 1995.


"Insect Attack May Have Finished Off Dinosaurs"
ScienceDaily, January 4, 2008.

"Did Insects Kill the Dinosaurs?"
by Michael D. Lemonick. Time, January 10, 2008.,8599,1702501,00.html

"Golden Window on a Lost World"
by Virginia Morell. Discover, August 1, 1993.


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