TIME TRAVELER: IN SEARCH OF DINOSAURS AND ANCIENT MAMMALS FROM MONTANA TO MONGOLIA, by Michael Novacek (FSG 2002). Published for adults, but also excellent for any teen with an interest in science in general and paleontology in particular. TIME TRAVELER is an enormously readable memoir by the Senior Vice President and Provost of Science at the American Museum of Natural History. Dr. Novacek carries the reader into the field, from the late 1960s when he was a lowly graduate student, to the turn of the century, when he led ground-breaking expeditions into formerly off-limits sites in Mongolia.
Fascinating and compelling, TIME TRAVELER is a tale of adventure, science, occasional disappointment, and the triumph of curiosity.