Arctic Dinosaurs

Links & Books


Journey to Alaska
Visit paleontologist Tony Fiorillo's page hosted by the Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas, Texas. Explore his work and view his online journal from a prior Alaskan expedition.

A Scientific Career
Learn more about the professional adventures of paleontologist Thomas Rich on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation site.

Museum of the North
This University of Alaska museum currently has active research projects on the Colville River, and boasts the world's largest collection of polar dinosaur fossils.

Climate Leaf Analysis Multivariate Program
Learn about paleobotonist Robert Spicer's work studying plants to track worldwide climate change at this site from Open University.

Alaska Dinosaurs?!
Learn more about the first polar dinosaur findings on this page from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Smithsonian: Department of Paleobiology
Go on a virtual dinosaur dig and learn some basic dinosaur facts on the National Museum of Natural History site.

Prehistoric World
Investigate the dinosaurs' mass extinction and the Cretaceous Period on this National Geographic site.

Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Creatures
This site features a directory of over 260 dinosaurs. Watch videos recreating dinosaur life and browse The Natural History Museum in London's virtual collection of specimens.

All About Dinosaurs
See a gallery of dinosaur-inspired art and read the latest fossil discovery news on this Live Science website.

Royal Tyrrell Museum
Follow the fascinating story of one team's expedition to collect vertebrate fossils in Antarctica on this site hosted by a renowned paleontological museum in Alberta, Canada.


Dinosaurs: The Science Behind the Stories
Judith Scotchmoor, Anthony Fiorillo et al. American Geological Institute, 2002.

Polar Dinosaurs of Australia
Thomas Rich. Museum Victoria, 2008.

The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs
David Fastovsky and David Weishampel. 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2005.

The Microstructure of Dinosaur Bone: Deciphering Biology With Fine-Scale Techniques
Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.

Dinosaurs of Darkness
Thomas Rich and Patricia Vickers-Rich et al. Indiana University Press, 2000.


"The Strange Lives of Polar Dinosaurs"
by Mitch Leslie. Smithsonian Magazine, December 2007.

"Alaska's Jurassic Park"
by Robert King. BLM Alaska Frontiers, Winter 2003-2004.

"Dinosaurs on Alaska's North Slope"
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, 2003.

"Arctic Dinosaurs"
by Arctic Science Journeys. Sea Grant Alaska, 1998.

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