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Ancient Earth Journal


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Juan Carlos Alonso is a Cuban American graphic designer, creative director, and illustrator. He has over 30 years experience in the graphic design/illustration field. In 1992, he founded Alonso & Company, a creative boutique specializing in branding, design, and advertising. He has been working with clients of all sizes from Fortune 500 to local businesses and has forged strong relationships with companies including the NBA franchise The Miami Heat, Bacardi Rum, Ryder System, Pitney Bowes, and Capitol Records. Alonso & Company has attained international acclaim for work in advertising and graphic design. His passion for nature has taken him around the world from Australia to the Galapagos Islands to study animals. Along with his work in the graphic arts, he is also an accomplished wildlife sculptor focusing mostly on prehistoric animals. Gregory S. Paul is an American freelance researcher, author, and illustrator who works in paleontology. He is best known for his work and research on theropod dinosaurs and his detailed illustrations, both live and skeletal. Professionally investigating and restoring dinosaurs for three decades, Paul received an on-screen credit as a dinosaur specialist onJurassic Park and Discovery Channel's When Dinosaurs Roamed America and Dinosaur Planet. He is the author and illustrator of Predatory Dinosaurs of the World (1988), The Complete Illustrated Guide to Dinosaur Skeletons (1996), Dinosaurs of the Air (2001), The Princeton Field Guide To Dinosaurs (2010), Gregory S. Paul's Dinosaur Coffee Table Book (2010), and editor ofThe Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs (2000). From 1977 to 1984, Paul was an informal research associate and illustrator for Robert Bakker in the Earth and Planetary Sciences department at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He has been a member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology since 1979, the National Center for Science Education since 1992, and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators since 1986.


A NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 for 2017 * NSTA-CBC *

"The Late Jurassic was a time when dinosaurs were at their peak weirdness, and it looks like you've done a great job of covering their vast diversity. The detailed anatomical close-ups really help drive home the link between form and function. Kudos on another awesome contribution!"

* Jordan Mallon, Ph.D., Research scientist, Paleobiology, Canadian Museum of Nature *

"Beautifully detailed and realistically colored line illustrations gave me a vivid feel for what the creatures of the Jurassic world looked like. Add an enlightening and educational narrative with each animal and I was drawn right into how life was so many millions of years ago. Both alien and yet naturalistic, Juan Carlos Alonso and Gregory Paul's prehistoric animals in "The Late Jurassic" are amazing."

* Mike Fredericks, Prehistoric Times magazine *

"Your new book on the Late Jurassic in the Ancient Journal series is a splendid follow up to your previous book on the Early Cretaceous. Both you and Gregory Paul are to be complimented and commended for the brilliant artistic and scientifically accurate presentation of the subject."

* Sylvia Czerkas, Author and Director, The Dinosaur Museum, Utah *

"The artwork is fantastic...really impressive work."

* Christopher N. Jass, Ph.D., Curator, Quaternary Paleontology, Royal Alberta Museum, Canada *

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