Authors' Reception, April 17, 2009University of Alaska Fairbanks

0 Ronald Smith

Ronald Smith

Ronald Smith

Smith, Ronald L. Interior and Northern Alaska: A Natural History. Bothell, WA: Book Publishers Network, 2008. [Ronald L. Smith, Professor of Zoology, Emeritus]

Meet the native species of Alaska—the animals and plants that have been around for ages, as well as those that died out eons ago. How did these creatures manage to survive the extremes of Alaska’s environment and how were the Alaskan dinosaurs different from their counterparts elsewhere in the world? How have present-day animals and plants adapted to the harsh winters? Building upon the discoveries of Alaska’s extinct dinosaurs and plants and the interrelationship of current species, Smith looks to the future. What are the trends and which of these specially adapted flora and fauna are likely to survive or even flourish?

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