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  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Dinosaurs in the Attic An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History
  • Douglas Preston
  • English
  • 21 February 2018
  • 9780312104566

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review ´ Dinosaurs in the Attic An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Dinosaurs in the Attic is a chronicle of the expeditions discoveries and scientists behind the greatest natural history I have a whole new appreciation for the museum now First of all they is so much there than I ever realized There are 2 million butterflies the skeletons of 100 elephants 60000 fish in jars of alcohol a grasshopper found on the observation deck of the Empire State building 4000 Asian shadow puppets 8 million anthropological artifacts and the list goes on and on A tiny fraction of all that s housed in the museum is out on display which is shocking considering how much is on displayNot only is there an overwhelming amount of items at the museum but I had no idea just how much work and devotion went into the collections The dirt on the ground of any one of the many stuffed animal displays is the actual dirt from where than animal was collected The entire scene is an exact replication down to the way the tree branch is bent and the way the smoke from the volcano is billowing in the background I had also always assumed that the museum just gather up collections from other people I didn t realize just how much of the collection was gathered by the museum itself The first half of the book is filled with tales of adventure from museum sponsored expeditionsIn short this is a fun read with lots of random tidbits If you ve been too or plan to visit the American Natural History Museum it s well worth a read

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review ´ Dinosaurs in the Attic An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Collection every assembled Written by former Natural History columnist Douglas Preston who worked at the American Muse Dinosaurs in the Attic is split into two parts The first part gives an overview of the history of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City The second part is a collection of random stories about some of the museum s artifacts The writing style is excellent I found it hard to put the book down which is uite unusual for me reading a nonfiction book It made me want to go visit the museum one day which I just may be able to arrange very soon during a long layover in NYC on my way to Ireland I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the behind the scenes of museums

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review ´ Dinosaurs in the Attic An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History º PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Um of Natural History for seven years this is a celebration of the best known and best loved museum in the United State A really interesting and enjoyable look at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City This was written by Douglas Preston who worked at the museum for seven years and is also the author along with Lincoln Child of one of my favorite series of thriller novels the Pendergast stories I can see now where Preston obtained a lot of his background information for the series and for some of his other novels such as Tyrannosaur Canyon and The Ice Limit Of course many of the Pendergast stories took place in the museum including Relic Reliuary Dance of Death and Book of the Dead The museum is also the setting for the popular movie Night at the Museum starring Ben Stiller and Robin WilliamsThe book chronicles how the museum came to be and how its many collections were obtained In its early years the museum sponsored expeditions to obtain dinosaur fossils acuire specimens from all over the world including Africa South America and Asia and to explore uncharted areas of the earth like the Arctic Much insightful and interesting information about the explorers and museum curators is included One of the most interesting was Roy Chapman Andrews who was the real person who Indiana Jones was modeled after He led an expedition for the museum to Outer Mongolia in search of dinosaur fossils and the missing link which was uite successful Along the way he had to fight off banditshe dressed with a gun at his hip and a rifle at the readyThe book goes on to describe the museum s many collections including fossils mammals insects birds reptiles anthropological exhibits meteorites and gems Another interesting story related tells of the great jewel robbery of 1964 where many of the museum s priceless jewels were stolen very reminiscent of Dance of Death by Preston Child Overall I really enjoyed this and would recommend it to anyone interested in natural history or any fan of the PrestonChild novels