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Richly illustrated work which explores the origins and properties of amber and discusses how the specimens preserved within it provide clues to the origins and extinctions of many species of flora and fauna.
Associate curator and chairman of the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Entomology, David Grimaldi has taken part in field exploration around the world. Through both purchase and fieldwork, he has assembled one of the finest extant collections of fossiliferous amber for the Museum. Dr. Grimaldi is also Adjunct Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The City University of New York and Adjunct Professor, Entomology, Cornell University.