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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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Fossil Factory: A Kid's Guide to Digging up Dinosaurs, Exploring Evolution and Finding Fossils

Fossil Factory: A Kid's Guide to Digging up Dinosaurs, Exploring Evolution and Finding Fossils

by Niles Eldredge

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 112 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

A fun and fact-filled activity book by American Museum of Natural History paleontologist Eldredge and his two teenage sons. Geared for ages 7-12. (GEO28, $12.95)

Switchbacks, True Stories from the Canadian Rockies

Switchbacks, True Stories from the Canadian Rockies

by Sid Marty

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 316 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • >

A native Albertan and park warden in the Canadian Rockies, Marty relates colorful anecdotes from friends, colleagues and his own youth in this collection of tales, which includes A Horse Named Candy. (CND186, $19.95)

Alberta Wildlife

Alberta Wildlife

by James Kavanagh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2005
  • PLASTIC CARD

Identify Rockies wildlife with this handy, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions. (CND279, $6.95)

A Traveller's History of Canada

A Traveller's History of Canada

by Robert Bothwell

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 220 PAGES

A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline. (CND82, $14.99)

Alberta Map

by Map Art Maps

  • MAP

A colorful travel map of Alberta. (CND77, $4.95)

 
The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book

The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book


by Patricia Barnes-Svarney

  • REFERENCE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 274 PAGES

A comprehensive reference for young and old dinosaur lovers, this guide has an easy question- answer format that opens up debates surrounding the origins and fates of these astonishing creatures. (BST231, $21.95)

Barnum Brown, The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus Rex

Barnum Brown, The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus Rex


by Mark Norell | Lowell Dingus

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

Drawing on Brown's field correspondence, unpublished notes and the writings of his two wives, this lively popular biography by two paleontologists at the American Museum of Natural History recreates Brown's colorful personality and adventures. (USW629, $31.95)

Deep Alberta, Fossil Facts and Dinosaur Digs

Deep Alberta, Fossil Facts and Dinosaur Digs


by John Acorn

  • SCIENCE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 186 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
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Explore Alberta, the most paleontological of provinces, with life-long resident John Acorn as he features 80 of the most noteworthy fossils discovered there, many of them from dinosaurs. (NAT284, $26.95)

Dinosaur Provincial Park, A Spectacular Ancient Ecosystem Revealed

Dinosaur Provincial Park, A Spectacular Ancient Ecosystem Revealed


by Philip J. Currie

  • SCIENCE
  • 2005
  • HARD COVER
  • 672 PAGES

Published in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Alberta's Dinosaur Provincial Park, this scientific overview of the park includes depictions of its diverse flora and fauna, ecology and exciting major fossil discoveries. Includes a CD-Rom with additional information and photographs. (BST234, $49.95)

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs


by Steve Brusatte

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES

Over 170 thrillingly detailed computer generated illustrations bring the prehistoric world back to life in this appropriately oversized guide to dinosaurs. Brusatte, a paleontology expert at Columbia and the American Museum of Natural History, accompanies each illustration with information about diet, habitat, appearance, global location and life span. (BST235, $39.95)

Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life

Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life


by Hazel Richardson

  • SCIENCE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

A comprehensive guide to everyone's favorite prehistoric creatures, this book profiles 200 different dinosaur species with full-color illustrations and photographs of excavation sites. (BST233, $22.00)

Dinosaurus, The Complete Guide

Dinosaurus, The Complete Guide


by Steve Parker

  • SCIENCE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

This helpful reference identifies 500 species of dinosaurs -- from flesh-eaters to egg-stealers -- describing their appearance, diet and life habits. With vivid full-color illustrations. (BST232, $29.95)

Life Through the Ages, A Commemorative Edition

Life Through the Ages, A Commemorative Edition


by Charles R. Knight | Stephen Jay Gould | Philip J. Currie

  • SCIENCE
  • 2001
  • HARD COVER
  • 96 PAGES

A classic by influential paleoartist Charles R. Knight, originally published in 1946. Knight's dinosaur reconstructions have fueled the imaginations of several generations of visitors to the American Museum of Natural History and Field Museum. (SCI41, $19.95)

My Beloved Brontosaurus

My Beloved Brontosaurus


by Brian Switek

  • SCIENCE
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

Dino-obsessed science writer Brian Switek takes us on a cross-country odyssey to museums, paleontologists and fossil sites on an infectiously enthusiastic quest to outline what we know about these great beasts. (BST217, $26.00)

Reading The Rocks, A Biography of Ancient Alberts

Reading The Rocks, A Biography of Ancient Alberts


by Monique Keiran

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 121 PAGES

Scientists at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology and natural history writer Keiran worked together to bring about this vividly detailed account of Alberta's rich geological history, beginning with the Big Bang and traveling into the modern era. Includes over 200 full-color photographs and 45 maps, timelines and line drawings. (NAT286, $14.95)

The Complete Dinosaur

The Complete Dinosaur


by James O. Farlow | M.K. Brett-Surman | Robert K. Walters

  • SCIENCE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 752 PAGES

A scholarly survey of dinosaurs, their discovery, study, biology and evolution, geared to the serious dinosaur enthusiast. With hundreds of black-and-white drawings and photographs. (SCI42, $85.00)

The Great Extinctions

The Great Extinctions


by Norman MacLeod

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 208 PAGES

MacLeod explores the history of extinctions and attempts to predict what might happen in the future if Earth's biodiversity is not preserved. (NAT283, $29.95)

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs


by Gregory S. Paul

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 304 PAGES

The first authoritative book on dinosaurs written in the style of a field guide, this comprehensive resource includes over 735 dinosaur species and 600 illustrations. (BST161, $35.00)

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