Andrews became world-famous after leading five central Asiatic expeditions between 1922 and 1930 for the American Museum of Natural History. Perhaps the model for Indiana Jones, he explored the uncharted Gobi Desert of Outer and Inner Mongolia in a successful search for extinct mammals. Andrews not only found dinosaur eggs and the first Velociraptor (animated in Jurassic Park), he also publicized and popularized his finds to an eager audience. How Andrews raised funds and overcame extreme physical and political obstacles are also fascinating. The author is extremely perceptive regarding the motivation of the expeditions and the current significance of their scientific contributions. Narrator Scott Brick preserves the sense of awe and wonder of the text; highly recommended for teens and adults alike. James L. Dudley, Westhampton Beach, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.