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Adventures of the argonaut

If for no other reason, I love the American Museum of Natural History because it contains a web of seemingly endless nooks and crannies to explore. One, just far enough away from the main exhibit halls to go unnoticed by most visitors (it is not even denoted on the museum map anymore), is a collection…

The jaws of C. megalodon as restored by Bashford Dean for the AMNH in 1909. Image from the American Museum Journal. My early elementary reading school choices often got me into trouble. Every week I would pass over the recommended, grade-appropriate sections for the few shelves containing the books about dinosaurs, sharks, and alligators –…

Richard Gilder Graduate School

The fiberglass skull of Barnum Brown’s second Tyrannosaurus rex fitted on the revised mount now standing on the 4th floor of the AMNH. The AMNH in New York is home to some of the most impressive biological collections in the world, the institution playing host to various students of natural history. This tradition of allowing…

Happy Halloween, everyone! In searching for a somewhat frightening image (I already recently used Prestosuchus and Amphicyon), I recalled this photo of the AMNH Tyrannosaurus rex mount. Most of the photos I have of the reconstruction are of the whole head or body, but I especially like this one for far more subtle reasons; the…

So many lectures, so little time…

I try to visit the AMNH in New York City as often as I can, but it looks like I’ll be making a few extra trips this coming November. While the exhibits alone are worth a visit, the museum often plays host to various scientists and authors as well, and it appears that they’ll be…