Museum displays as education, entertainment, and preservers of artifacts: Learn the history behind how science exhibits around the world developed from the time of England's Crystal Palace to the late 20th century.
What do you discover when you collect over 1,000 rodent specimens from a fossil site in North Dakota? You discover that there are four, previously undocumented species of rodents there, and gain insight into the age of the area in which they were excavated. Read our newest publication, Rodents (Mammalia) from Fitterer Ranch, Brule Formation (Oligocene), North Dakota, to learn more about these paleobiologists' fascinating findings.
Anacapa is the second smallest of California's eight Channel Islands, and we now know that humans occupied it for at least 5,500 years during the Historic Period. That was a long time ago! Learn about the tools people made of chert (a sedimentary rock), the fishhooks they fashioned from bone, varieties of harvested shellfish, and a surprising dearth of seagull bones, suggestive of a significant ecosystem shift on the island. This book will immerse you in the mysteries of ancient human life, and teach you why Anacapa is referred to as "Deception" island.