From Dinosaurs to Mammals
Sunday 10th September
2pm @ Gaelic College, Bowmore
If there’s one thing that palaeontologist Steve Brusatte loves almost as much as discovering new fossils, it’s sharing his enthusiasm for his discipline with the wider public. Steve will present his two ground-breaking popular science books The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs and The Rise and the Reign of Mammals. And it turns out the two volumes have a strong island connection, as the fossil discoveries Steve’s team has made on Skye over the past decade are central to both.
Chaired by David Webster
This event costs £5 with a concession price of £3.50.
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About the speaker
Professor Steve Brusatte is a palaeontologist on the faculty of the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh and is widely recognised as one of the leading palaeontologists of his generation. He grew up in the Midwestern United States and has a BS in Geophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago, an MSc in Palaeobiology from the University of Bristol and a PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Columbia University in New York. His 2018 book, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, was a Sunday Times bestseller. He was the science consultant for Jurassic World: Dominion, the latest film in the Jurassic Park franchise which was released in June 2022. His most recent book, The Rise and Reign of the Mammals, was published by Picador in paperback in May 2023. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife and young son.
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