By David Spalding
Dinosaur remains were discovered in Canada more than a century ago. But dinosaurs are expensive to collect, study and exhibit and, at first, research was dominated by more prosperous countries. For decades Canada’s dinosaurs were subject to a sort of cultural colonialism, with fossils carried out of the country by foreign researchers.
Canadian dinosaurs are only now becoming better known nationally and internationally. In the last two decades, there has been a boom in world interest in dinosaurs, with important new discoveries and interpretations by Canadian palaeontologists working here and abroad. This utterly absorbing book celebrates Canada’s contributions to dinosaur lore.