AOT #355: Simon Winchester Podcasts Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley’s Curious Collection

January 14, 2013 by  
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Simon WinchesterSkulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley's Curious Collection

Simon Winchester is the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, A Crack in the Edge of the World, The Man Who Loved China, and more than a dozen other books. Mr. Winchester was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Elizabeth II in 2006. Winchester discusses his fascinating new book Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley’s Curious Collection. In this captivating and visually stunning book, Winchester explores an array of more than 300 animal skulls, from the aardvark to the red-bellied piranha, and shares the fascinating story of the man who amassed much of the collection: an obsessive Englishman named Alan Dudley.

($29.95) Black Dog & Leventhal ISBN # 9781579129125. You can visit Simon Winchester’s official web site as well.

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