To accompany our review of Written in Stone, a couple of weeks ago Anne and I sat down with its author, our good friend and fellow blogger Brian Switek, for what turned into a fascinating discussion of his book, the process of writing it, and the ongoing revolution in palaeontology that he so expertly describes. We were enjoying ourselves so much that we talked for almost an hour, but fortunately for the listener, for most of that we were happy to sit back and let Brian demonstrate the amazing depth and breadth of his palaeontological knowledge.
Notes: This discussion was a Skype conference call, and although the audio is perfectly useable (and, well, audible), the connection was not always perfect. I certainly come out as a bit quiet for some reason. The other books that Brian suggests for further reading towards the end of the interview are:
- Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life by Scott Sampson
- The Great Dinosaur Discoveries by Darren Naish
- The New Dinosaurs by William Stout
- The Feathered Dinosaurs by John Long and Peter Schouten