The other day, my Twitter feed told me that I should download and listen to a podcast with which I was unfamiliar. As I have spent quite a lot of time and effort curating my Twitter feed so that it provides me with useful information, I took it’s advice and downloaded the most recent episode of “The Naturalist Podcast.”
I could spend paragraphs explaining how significant the recent publication of “Plants of the World; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Vascular Plants” is to the history of the literature of botany; how it’s “the first book to systematically explore every vascular plant family on earth,” and how it’s “organized in a modern phylogenetic order [with] detailed entries for each family.”
…it was a refreshing breath of fresh air indeed to turn on the recently published Episode 477 of Astronomy Cast: “State of Exploration: Once and Future Moon” and hear Dr. Pamela Gay’s intelligent, insightful, and delightfully candid assessment of the history of lunar exploration.
Episode 85 of Palaeocast takes up the topic of ichthyosaurs. Included is both a very interesting discussion between host Dave Marshall, and Dr. Ben Moon and Fiann Smithwick about these fascinating creatures, and a bit of behind-the-scenes recollection of the production of the recently released BBC documentary “Attenborough and the Sea Dragon”