Can’t fit Cameroon into your schedule to watch the mandrills? Don’t want to deal with the heat of the Serengeti to safari with the lions? No time machine to hitch a ride to Saratoga, Wyoming to watch the bison crossing the plain? The life-size habitat dioramas of New York City’s American Museum of Natural History peak into the disappearing environments of these animals and many others. Stephen Christopher Quinn features a full-color examination of over forty of the AMNH’s dioramas in Windows on Nature. The genesis of each diorama is presented with never-before-seen archived images of the explorers, painters, sculptors, conservationists and eccentrics who made these educational, compelling artworks.