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Non-Fiction

Conversations: Anita Silvey, "Undaunted: The Wild Life of Birute Gadikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans"

On this edition of Conversations, Anita Silvey talks about her latest book, Undaunted: The Wild Life of Biruté Mary Galdikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans. In a unique 40-year career in the children's book field, Silvey has divided her time equally between publishing, evaluating children's books, and writing. This latest book is published by National Geographic kids.


Conversations: Ellen Winner, "How Art Works - A Pyschological Exploration"

On this edition of Conversations, Ellen Winner talks about How Art Works: A Psychological Exploration. Winner is a professor of psychology at Boston College and Senior Research Associate at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education. She directs the Arts and Mind Lab, which focuses on cognition in the arts in typical and gifted children as well as adults.


Conversations: Edward Posnett, "Strange Harvests - The Hidden Stories of Seven Natural Objects"

On this edition of Conversations, Edward Posnett talks about Strange Harvests: The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects. After working in finance, Edward Posnett started writing about nature, markets and trade. His fascination with the Icelandic tradition of eiderdown harvesting sparked this book.


Conversations: William McCallum, "How to Give Up Plastic"

On this edition of Conversations, William McCallum talks about How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time. McCallum has been at the heart of the anti-plastics movement for the past three years, in his role as Head of Oceans at Greenpeace in the UK. He regularly meets with the government and companies to implore them to help tackle the plastic crisis.


Conversations: Saul Austerlitz, "Generation Friends - An Inside Look at the Show that Defined a Television Era"

On this edition of Conversations, Saul Austerlitz talks about Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show that Defined a Television Era. Austerlitz is a freelance writer whose work has been appeared in numerous publications including the Boston Globe, New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Slate, and the Los Angeles Times. He is also an adjunct professor of writing and comedy history at NYU.


Conversations: Jim Cashel, "The Great Connecting"

Cover art for the book, The Great Connecting

On this edition of Conversations, Jim Cashel talks about The Great Connecting: The Emergence of Global Broadband, and How That Changes Everything. Cashel has worked in the fields of international development, philanthropy, and technology. He is currently researching the extension of the internet in developing countries.


 

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