An entertaining chronicle of the expeditions, discoveries, and scientists behind the American Museum of Natural History. Written by Douglas Preston, a former columnist for Natural History magazine and AMNH employee, this book celebrates one of the best-known museums in the United States. Paperback, 256 pages.
Preston began his career at the American Museum of Natural History in New York as an editor, writer, and eventually manager of publications. (Preston also taught writing at Princeton University and was managing editor of Curator.) His eight-year stint at the Museum resulted in the non-fiction book, Dinosaurs in the Attic.