Blue Dot: A History of the World in 100 Animals: a conversation with Simon Becker
Dave visits with award-winning journalist and author Simon Barnes. For decades Barnes was one of the main sportswriters for the Times of London and also penned a column on wildlife conservation issues.
In his latest book, Barnes turns his attention fully to the world of animals -- specifically 100 animals that have been part of shaping the history of the planet and human civilization. From well-known subjects like lions, horses, dogs, and cats to lesser appreciated critters like barnacles, each essay in his book delves into why each has shaped the human experience and enriched the tapestry of life on Earth. It's a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation that takes us all over the world and often back in time.