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Conversations: Trudi Trueit, "National Geographic Explorer Academy: The Tiger's Nest"

On this edition of Conversations, Trudi Trueit talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest book in the National Geographic “Explorer Academy” series: “The Tiger’s Nest.” Trueit is the author of the “Explorer Academy” series. She's written more than a hundred books for young readers, both fiction and nonfiction. Her fiction novels include “The Sister Solution,” “Stealing Popular,” and the “Secrets of a Lab Rat” series.


Conversations: Shelby Lees, "The Coolest Stuff on Earth: A Closer Look at the Weird, Wild and Wonderful."

On this edition of Conversations, Shelby Lees talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Coolest Stuff on Earth: A Closer Look at the Weird, Wild, and Wonderful.” Lees is the senior editor at National Geographic Kids Books. Her focus is on bringing highly engaging content to all children, to foster a lifelong love of learning. 


Conversations: David Aguilar, "Space Encyclopedia: A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond"

On this edition of Conversations, David Aguilar talks with host Dan Skinner about “Space Encyclopedia: A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond.” Aguilar is an internationally recognized astronomer and the author and space artist of 12 award-winning books about space. He is also the former Director of Science Information for the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. 


Conversations: Harold McGee, "Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells"

On this edition of Conversations, Harold McGee talks with host Dan Skinner about “Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World’s Smells.” He is the author of the award-winning classic “On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen” and “Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes.” 


Conversations: Heather Montgomery, "Who Gives a Poop? - Surprising Science from One End to the Other"

On this edition of Conversations, Heather Montgomery talks with host Dan Skinner about “Who Gives a Poop? Surprising Science from One End to the Other.” Montgomery has been a teacher for more than 20 years. She has written curriculum, trained hundreds of teachers, and helped thousands of children make friends with the natural world. 


Conversations: Valerie Tripp, "Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Absolute Hero"

On this edition of Conversations, Valerie Tripp talks with host Dan Skinner about a new series of books from National Geographic Kids. The series, written by Tripp, begins with “Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Absolute Hero.” Tripp is also part of the creative team behind the American Girl series and has written many of the books in the series. 


Conversations: Stuart Russell, "Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control"

On this edition of Conversations, Stuart Russell talks with host Dan Skinner about his book, "Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control." Russell is a professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

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