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  • emEarth in Human Handsem
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    Earth in Human Hands

    David Grinspoon talked about his book Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet’s Future, in which he reports on the “anthropocene” phase of Earth’s history and describes the impact humans…

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    The U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-42, Part 2

    Specimens were shown as the scientific work of the United States Exploring Expedition was explained. The 19th century government expedition commanded by Lieutenant Charles Wilkes would…

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  • The US Exploring Expedition of 183842 Part 1
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    The U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-42, Part 1

    Specimens were shown as the history of the United States Exploring Expedition was explained. The 19th century government expedition commanded by Lieutenant Charles Wilkes would circumnavigate the…

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  • emUnbowed A Memoirem
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    Unbowed: A Memoir

    Wangari Maathai talked about her book Unbowed: A Memoir, published by Anchor. She was interviewed on stage about her life and the work she did that led to her being awarded the Nobel Peace…

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    In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits

    Three photographers discussed a selection of their own works that have appeared in National Geographic publications. The panelists gave a behind-the-scene’s look at the magazine’s photographic…

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    Nature Revealed: Selected Writings, 1949-2006

    Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and biologist Edward O. Wilson talked about his book Nature Revealed: Selected Writings, 1949-2006, published by The Johns Hopkins University Press.…

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    No Bone Unturned

    Mr. Benedict talked about his book No Bone Unturned: The Adventures of a Top Smithsonian Forensic Scientist and the Legal Battle for America’s Oldest Skeletons, published by HarperCollins.…

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    Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded

    Mr. Winchester talked about his book Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883, published by HarperCollins. When the Volcano named Krakatoa exploded it killed 40,000 people on…

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    The Endurance

    Ms. Alexander talked about her book, The Endurance: Shackelton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition published by Knopf. The book details the failed expedition to cross the Antarctic and the harrowing…

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