On sale Nov. 6, 2018; Pre-orders available now, and books will ship by Nov. 6
“A prehistoric journey from the heart, Sam Chiarelli’s travelogue will awaken your inner child and make you fall in love with dinosaurs all over again.”
—Steve Brusatte, paleontologist at University of Edinburgh and New York Times best-selling author of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
Sam Chiarelli’s Dig: A Personal Prehistoric Journey explores why we’re so fascinated with dinosaurs and why some people—dinophiles—never outgrow their Mesozoic obsession.
Dig follows Sam on a cross-country Amtrak trip with a final destination of a fossil dig in Colorado. Buried within these pages are encounters in museums big and small, prep labs, robotic dinosaur parks, and prehistoric themed hotels—and interviews with many of Sam’s childhood heroes: paleontologists, artists, and others who’ve dedicated their lives to revealing the distant past.
Part science and nature adventure and part memoir, this book is all dinosaur.
- ISBN: 978-0-9994299-8-3
- 272 pages; includes photo insert
About the author: Sam Chiarelli has an MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University and blogs at This Day in Dinosaurs. He’s been a dinophile for more than 25 years and has dug for Mesozoic fossils in New Jersey and Colorado. Chiarelli resides in Pittston, Pennsylvania.