That’s Brian Switek. He describes himself as a fossil fanatic and as “a collection of 206-some-odd bones and associated soft tissues.” He writes the Scientific American paleontology blog Laelaps. That’s the mythological dog who always caught what he was chasing. And he’s the author of the new book Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone. He recently visited Scientific American, where we talked about the book.
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