Boria Sax & Rob Dunn

January 26, 2020

Why do most children become fascinated with dinosaurs? When ancient cultures discovered fossils, what did they make of them? In this episode of Inquiry we will talk with Boria Sax, a Lecturer in Literature in the graduate programme of Mercy College, as well as at Sing Sing and Taconic Prisons. We will be talking about his new book “Dinomania: Why We Love, Fear and Are Ultimately Enchanted by Dinosaurs.”

 

The guest in this episode is Rob Dunn. He is a professor in the department of applied ecology at North Carolina State University and in the Natural History Museum of Denmark at the University of Copenhagen. Originally, like so many biologists and ecologists, he did his research in far-flung rainforests until he discovered that there is another wild ecology that exists in our own homes. Our cellars, water heaters and showerheads contain an entire ecology of creatures, many understudied. Even the ISS and MIR contain jungles of microorganisms. Learn all about the living world in your own homes tonight when we discuss Dunn’s new book: “Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honey Bees, the Natural History of Where We Live.”



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