What would it be like to experience the end of the world? My guest tonight is Craig Childs, writer, journalist and commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition. Childs decided to investigate for him self the feeling of the apocalypse. This entailed visiting some of the most dangerous and remote parts of the earth while also sitting down with climatologists, biologists and other scientists concerned about the end of life, as we know it. Childs book is Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to The Everending Earth.
The Green River Formation of the former Fossil Lake in Wyoming contains some of the most detailed and beautiful fossils you have ever seen. These are fossils of fish, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and plants that have the quality of a fine work of art. Lance Grande, paleontologist and a curator at the Field Museum for Natural History, Chicago has spent over 30 years working on uncovering some of these prehistoric treasures. His new book The Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots from Deep Time is a stunning visual showcase of these fossils. Tune in and learn about what makes these fossils so special and about life in prehistoric Wyoming.