David Spalding's first dinosaur discovery was a "Lambeosaurus, which he found in three separate packing cases in a museum basement. In 1967, he assumed the position of Head Curator of National History at the Provincial Museum of Alberta. There, he established a fossil program that went on to become the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, one of the world's largest fossil museums. David Spalding's books include" Dinosaur Hunters: A World-Wide History of Discovery. He lives and works on Pender Island, British Columbia.