Dinosaurs in the Attic: An Excursion Into the American Museum of Natural History (Paperback)
An Excursion Into the American Museum of Natural History
St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312104566, 272pp.
Publication Date: November 15, 1993
"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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Praise For Dinosaurs in the Attic: An Excursion Into the American Museum of Natural History…
"A rare treat...utterly wonderful to museum buffs." --Publishers Weekly
"Conveys the feeling of excitement and unflagging curiosity of those working behind the scenes to add to mankind's knowledge of the natural world." --Lorin Nevling, Jr., Director Emeritus, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
"Dinosaurs in the Attic is not just chronicle, or even history-it is literature, and a damn good read!" --Charles R. Crumly, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
"The raucous and heroic history of one of America's best-loved museums...a beguiling book." --Chicago Tribune
"Preston writes...with breezy wit and insight." --Boston Globe
"A delightful book filled with fascinating stories, anecdotes, and personalities." --Library Journal