Charles Pellegrino is the author of twenty books, including the New York Times bestseller Her Name, Titanic and Ghosts of the Titanic, which James Cameron used as sources for his movie Titanic and his Imax film Ghosts of the Abyss. Pellegrino has contributed articles to many scientific journals based on his work in paleobiology, nuclear propulsion systems for space exploration, and forensic archaeology at sites ranging from Pompeii and the Titanic to the World Trade Center. He served as a scientific consultant on James Cameron's Titanic expeditions and his film Avatar. He is best known as the scientist whose " dinosaur biomorph recipe" became the scientific basis for the Jurassic Park series. He lives in New York City.