In 1961, while mapping rock exposures along the Colville River in Alaska, an oilcompany geologist would unknowingly find the evidence for a startling discovery. Long before theNorth Slope of Alaska was being exploited for its petroleum resources it was a place where dinosaursroamed. Dinosaurs under the Aurora immerses readers in the challenges, stark beauty, andhard-earned rewards of conducting paleontological field work in the Arctic. Roland A. Gangloffrecounts the significant discoveries of field and museum research on Arctic dinosaurs, most notablyof the last 25 years when the remarkable record of dinosaurs from Alaska was compiled. This researchhas changed the way we think about dinosaurs and their world. Examining long-standingcontroversies, such as the end-Cretaceous extinction of dinosaurs and whether dinosaurs wereresidents or just seasonal visitors to polar latitudes, Gangloff takes readers on a delightful andinstructive journey into the world of paleontology as it is conducted in the land under theaurora.