Program 534: Crete; Alaska's Tip of the Iceberg; Darwin Comes to Town

Release Date: 08-11-2018


Hear how Crete offers travelers a uniquely fascinating Greek island experience. Then travel writer Mark Adams describes his 3,000-mile voyage along the coasts of Alaska in the path of the Harriman Expedition of 1899. And a Dutch biologist explains how urban evolution around the world is happening faster than we used to think.


  • Anastasia Gaitanou, Greek tour guide and historian
  • David Willett, tour guide and expert on ancient Greece
  • Mark Adams, author of "Tip of the Iceberg" (Dutton)
  • Biologist Menno Schilthuizen, author of "Darwin Comes to Town" (Picador)

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More with Menno Schilthuizen - Menno Schilthuizen, an evolutionary biology professor from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and author of "Darwin Comes to Town," tells Rick what he looks and listens for when visiting a city. He also observes how species and plants from all over the world have adapted to the urbanized environment in the Netherlands, and discusses the impacts of invasive species. (runs 6:29)