Nick Pyenson, author of Spying on Whales, is the curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. His work has taken him to every continent, and his scientific discoveries appear frequently in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Los Angeles Times, The Economist, Popular Mechanics, and USA Today, as well as on NPR, NBC, CBC, and the BBC. Along with the highest research awards from the Smithsonian, he has also received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the Obama White House. He lives with his family in Maryland.

Published Works

Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth’s Most Awesome Creatures
The Whale Who Swam Through Time (forthcoming)

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