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Conversations: Summer Rayne Oakes, "How to Make a Plant Love You"

On this edition of Conversations, Summer Rayne Oakes talks about her book, How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart. Oakes is an environmental scientist, sustainability strategist, and entrepreneur whose work focuses on health, wellness and sustainability.


Conversations: Karen Auvinen, "Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living"

Rough Beauty

On this edition of Conversations, Karen Auvinen talks about her book, Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living. Auvinen is is an award-wining poet, mountain woman, and writer. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Real Simple, The Rumpus, and numerous literary journals.


Conversations: Joe Yogerst, "100 Parks 5000 Ideas"

100 Parks 5000 Ideas

On this edition of Conversations, Joe Yogerst talks about his latest book with National Geographic, 100 Parks 5000 Ideas. Yogerst has been an editor, writer and photographer for three decades. His writing has appeared in many publications including National Geographic Traveler, Condé Nast Traveler, CNN Travel, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and 33 National Geographic books.


Conversations: Jonathan Baillie, "The Splendor of Birds: Art and Photographs from National Geographic"

The Splendor of Birds

On this edition of Conversations, Jonathan Baillie talks about the The Splendor of Birds: Art and Photographs from National Geographic. Baillie is the Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist of the National Geographic Society. Baillie joined the Society in 2016 after 20 years at the Zoological Society of London.


Conversations: Joan Marie Galat, "Dark Matters: Natures Reaction to Light Pollution"

Dark Matters

On this edition of Conversations, Joan Marie Galat talks about her book, Dark Matters: Nature’s Reaction to Light Pollution. Galat is an award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children and adults. Her books for children explore astronomy, ancient myths and legends, history, and nature, in both fiction and non-fiction.


Conversations: Jonathan Alderfer, "Bird Guide of North America"

Bird Guide of North America

On this edition of Conversations, Jonathan Alderfer joins us to talk about his most recent book, the second edition of National Geographics Kids Bird Guide of North America. Alderfer is an artist, author, and editor, who has specialized in painting birds and natural history subjects for more than thirty years.

Conversations: Catherine Reid, "The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables"

The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

Are you a fan of Anne of Green Gables? On this edition of Conversations, Catherine Reid talks about The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables: The Enchanting Island that Inspired L.M. Montgomery. Catherine Reid is the author of two previous works of non-fiction and has been a creative writing fellow at numerous writing programs.

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