About the Author
Brian Switek is a collection of 206-some-odd bones and associated soft tissues. He’s also the author of the books My Beloved Brontosaurus and Written in Stone, as well as the Scientific American blog Laelaps. His bylines have appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Wired, Slate, The Wall Street Journal, Nature, and other publications, with a focus on the stories old skeletons can tell. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Tracey, where he’s bossed around by their three cats and tries to maintain the title of Best Dog Dad for his German shepherd Jet.