Earth Day: “A Brief History of Earth,” Andrew H. Knoll in conversation with Adam Maloof
Author Andrew H. Knoll will discuss his upcoming book, “A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters,” in a conversation with Adam Maloof, Princeton professor of geosciences and HMEI associated faculty, via Crowdcast.
We have only recently begun to piece together the whole twisting and mysterious story of our home planet and the organisms spread across its surface into a coherent narrative. Odds are, where you’re standing was once cooking under a roiling sea of lava, crushed by a towering sheet of ice, rocked by a nearby meteor strike, or perhaps choked by poison gases, drowned beneath ocean, perched atop a mountain range or roamed by fearsome creatures. Or even all of the above.
In his book, Knoll, who is the Fisher Professor of Natural History at Harvard University, draws on his decades of field research and the latest science to provide a thorough yet accessible biography of Earth, charting our home planet’s epic 4.6 billion-year story and placing 21st-century climate change in deep context.
This event is free and open to the public — register here in advance to join the event.
This event is organized by the Princeton Public Library in partnership with the High Meadows Environmental Institute.