High Moon Over the Amazon
October 15, 2013
From New York City in the 1960s to the depths of the Amazon in the 1970s and ‘80s, relive one woman’s transformation from Brooklyn housewife to an accomplished scientist. Before primatologist Patricia Chapple Wright became the world’s foremost expert on lemurs, she was enchanted by another primate—Aotus, the owl monkey, or “monkey of the night.” But along her journey to discover the behavior of these unique nocturnal creatures, Wright found more than she expected about family, human nature, and herself.
The lecture will be followed by a book signing.
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March 26, 2014
Join Tom Baione to hear how he conceived of and edited the first book about the Library's Rare Book Collection.
April 23, 2014
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April 28, 2014
Library Special Collections at the American Museum of Natural History is proud to launch its wide-ranging new online database of digital images from the Library’s collections, featuring many images never before seen outside the Library.
May 4, 2014
Tom Baione, Boeschenstein Director of the Museum's Library, recounts the tale of the Borden Alaska Expedition of 1913, led by Museum scientist and Explorer, Roy Chapman Andrews aboard the sleek new schooner The Adventuress.