Global Warming and the Dinosaurs

By Arnold, Caroline

Publishers Summary:
Dinosaurs are usually pictured in warm, tropical environments, but fossils found at the poles are filling in the gap of knowledge about how and where these creatures lived. Evidence from bones and teeth to trackways and skin impressions raises important questions: How did dinosaurs cope with three months of total darkness in winter? What plants grew in the polar regions? How cold was it? What are the implications for today, as glaciers retreat, ice shelves melt, and permafrost thaws? The polar regions are a unique "library" of the past, and Caroline Arnold introduces readers to the gigantic prehistoric creatures that inhabited them.

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ISBN
978-0-61880-338-5
Publisher
Clarion


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2010

Gr 2-5 Arnold has done a solid job of presenting the fossil evidence that dinosaurs lived at or near the poles during the Mesozoic Era. She outlines the various species that have been found in Alaska, the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. One of her most interesting points is that dinosaurs lived in much cooler environments than we typical...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

Arnold introduces dinosaur species that lived during the Cretaceous Period in the polar regions of Earth, locations once thought too cold for dinosaur survival. In a brief introductory section she explains the paleoclimatology and fossil finds that led scientists to these discoveries, then visits finds in C...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Arnold introduces dinosaur species that lived during the Cretaceous Period in the polar regions, once thought too cold for dinosaur survival. After an intr...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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