Dinosaurs in the Attic: An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History
  • Dinosaurs in the Attic: An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History
  • Dinosaurs in the Attic: An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History

Dinosaurs in the Attic: An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History

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by Douglas J. Preston
     
 

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Dinosaurs in the Attic is a chronicle of the expeditions, discoveries, and scientists behind the greatest natural history collection every assembled. Written by former Natural History columnist Douglas Preston, who worked at the American Museum of Natural History for seven years, this is a celebration of the best-known and best-loved museum in the

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Dinosaurs in the Attic is a chronicle of the expeditions, discoveries, and scientists behind the greatest natural history collection every assembled. Written by former Natural History columnist Douglas Preston, who worked at the American Museum of Natural History for seven years, this is a celebration of the best-known and best-loved museum in the United States.

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New York's American Museum of Natural History, one of the outstanding science museums in the world, contains an extraordinary collection of objects: dinosaur skeletons, human mummies, tiny beetles, birds of paradise, and massive totem poles. Only a tiny fraction of the millions of catalogued specimens is on public view, and Douglas, with a series of judicious choices, takes us on a tour of the great labyrinth of storerooms and vaults that houses the bulk of the collection. Of equal interest are the people who built up and continue to maintain this extraordinary collection. This is a delightful book filled with fascinating stories, anecdotes, and personalities. Highly recommended. Walter P. Coombs, Jr., Biology Dept., Western New Engalnd Coll., Springfield, Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312104566
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
414,152
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.75(d)

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