Program 534a: Crete; Alaska's Tip of the Iceberg; Darwin Comes to Town
Release Date: 02-20-2021
A Dutch biologist explains how urban evolution is happening faster than we used to think all over the world. Plus, travel writer Mark Adams describes his 3,000-mile voyage along the coasts of Alaska to follow what the Harriman Expedition saw in 1899. And we'll hear how the Greek island of Crete offers a natural experience unlike any other.
- Anastasia Gaitanou, Greek tour guide
- David Willett, tour guide expert on ancient Greece
- Mark Adams, author of "Tip of the Iceberg" (Dutton)
- Biologist Menno Schilthuizen, author of "Darwin Comes to Town" (Picador)
- Rick writes about visiting the Gorge of Samaria on Crete.
- David Willett can be reached about his custom guiding through his LinkedIn page.
- Anastasia Gaitanou is a member of the World Federation of Tourist Guides Association.
- Mark Adams describes his 3,000 mile journey on the Alaska State Ferry system, to retrace the route of the 1899 Harriman Expedition, in his book "Tip of the Iceberg."
- Mark Adams discusses the challenges of hiking to Machu Picchu on Travel with Rick Steves program #480, and his search for evidence of the legendary lost city of Atlantis on program #501.
- Biologist Menno Schilthuizen is the author of "Darwin Comes to Town."
- Menno also leads eco-tourist adventures with Taxon Expeditions, in which “citizen scientists” discover and name new wildlife species in the jungles of Borneo
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 densely urbanized environment in the Netherlands, and discusses the impacts of invasive species. (runs 6:29)