Paleonet: Memoirs of an adventuresome paleontologist

Olivia Macias olivialea.macias at gmail.com
Tue Jul 25 13:15:23 GMT 2017


I think self published books in our discipline should not be overlooked--
paleontology should keep up with the world and society around it.  We
wouldn't want to become the very fossils we study.

On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 12:59 AM, N. MacLeod <n.macleod9 at gmail.com> wrote:

> This just in. I note here that this is a self-published book by a
> prominent paleontologist. Although it’s being marketed by Amazon, Amazon
> isn’t making any money on book sales. I suspect this type of publication
> will become more popular in future and would welcome comments from PaleoNet
> subscribers regarding how they feel about announcements of such books being
> allowed on PaleoNet.
>
> Regards.
>
> Norm MacLeod
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> As some of you know, my career with the U.S. Geological Survey and the
> California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has been focused on
> Cenozoic marine mollusks of the Arctic and North Pacific oceans. Most of my
> thirty-plus years of summer fieldwork has taken place in remote parts of
> Alaska, as well as in the Canadian Arctic Islands and Kamchatka. Fieldwork
> and research in such remote and wild parts of the world gave me not only
> exciting scientific discoveries but also many hazardous adventures with
> grizzly bears and wolves, bush planes, perishing weather and challenging
> terrain.
>
> I recently published my memoirs to favorable reviews as “True North,
> Hunting Fossils Under the Midnight Sun.” It is available as a paperback or
> Kindle ebook on Amazon at:  http://amzn.to/2pm986h  I am grateful to have
> received favorable pre-publication reviews from Dave Bottjer at the
> University of Southern California, Jim Ingle at Stanford and Warren Allmon
> at the Paleontological Research Institution. An additional reviewer noted
> that “True North brings to mind the great science memoirs of Darwin, the
> transcendental writings of Thoreau, and the tales of Alaska and Everest
> told by Jon Krakauer. Read it and be transported!”
>
> I recount my major accomplishments, such as inferring the age of Bering
> Strait’s earliest opening, documenting middle Miocene climatic warming in
> the Arctic realm, and showing that Cretaceous marine mollusks in the Arctic
> Ocean survived well beyond the K/T extinction event that eliminated them
> elsewhere. The ever-present background, however, is the transcendently
> beautiful and dangerous Arctic that gave me so many adventures to recount,
> such as having to shoot a charging grizzly while collecting Miocene
> mollusks. My Arctic tales are accompanied by sixty field photos.
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>  Happy reading!
>
> Lou
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> Lou Marincovich, PhD
>
> Research Associate, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco http://
> researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/izg/geology/LMarincovich/
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> _____________________________________________________
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> Professor Norman MacLeod
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> (0)207 942-5204 (Office Landline)
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> http://paleonet.org/MacLeod/
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> Department of Earth Sciences, University College
> London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
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> Nanjing Institute of Geology & Palaeontology,
> Chinese Academy of Sciences, 39 Beijing, Donglu, Nanjing, China
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