Anthony Fiorillo has been exploring the Arctic since 1998. For him, like many others, the Arctic holds the romance of uncharted territory, extreme conditions, and the inevitable epic challenges that arise. For Fiorillo, however, the Arctic also holds the secrets of the history of life on Earth, and its fossils bring him back field season after field season in pursuit of improving human understanding of ancient history. His studies of the rocks and fossils of the Arctic shed light on a world that once was, and provide insight into what might be.
Table of Contents
The Age of the Ancient Arctic. History of Arctic Dinosaur Discoveries. Geologic Overview of Alaska. The Bones. The Footprints. Something about the plants. Aspects of paleobiology and paleoecology. Paleoclimate. Synopsis
Anthony R. Fiorillo is the Vice President of Research and Collection and Chief Curator at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Geology at Southern Methodist University and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He is Fellow of the Geological Society of America and serves as an Academic Editor for PLoS ONE. And he is the author and/or co-author of over 100 peer-review scholarly articles.