TRAPPED IN TAR
FOSSILS FROM THE ICE AGE
Caroline Arnold
Synopsis
Between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago, imperial mammoths, giant ground sloths, and sabertooth cats roamed across the continent of North America. Like the dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago, these Ice Age creatures are extinct today. Only their fossil bones remain.
During the Ice Age, over 400 different kinds of animals lived on the grassy plain that is now Los Angeles. This book, a vicarious visit to the George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries in Los Angeles, California, tells the story of the Rancho La Brea fossils and the paleontologists who excavate and study them there.
About the Book
Author(s)
Caroline Arnold
Illustrator(s)
Arthur Arnold and Caroline Arnold
Publisher
Caroline Arnold
Release Date
Jul 24, 2018
ISBN
9781976862991
Category
Nonfiction
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From the Author
When I was growing up in Minnesota, I spent a lot of time in the out-of-doors. I still remember climbing cliffs along the Mississippi river to collect chunks of limestone, and the thrill of cracking them open to discover the perfectly preserved skeletons of creatures that lived millions of years earlier. When I moved to Los Angeles as an adult and saw the fossilized skeletons of Ice Age animals at the La Brea Tar Pits, I felt this same sense of awe. What particularly fascinated me was the window inside the museum where I could look into the laboratory and actually see paleontologists at work.