Program 580: Villages of Tuscany; Megafauna
Release Date: 10-12-2019
American-born tour guides who've settled in Tuscany tell us why it's an ideal region for experiencing the essence of Italy. And the curator of mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History tells us what scientists are learning about the fantastic beasts that used to roam the Earth — as they investigate why they went extinct.
- Karen Kibby, tour guide based in Livorno, Italy
- Anna Piperato, tour guide based in Siena, Italy
- Paleo-mammalogist Ross MacPhee, curator for the American Museum of Natural History and author of "End of the Megafauna" (W. W. Norton)
- The Life in Italy weblog lists some of the more popular sagre festivals throughout the year in Italy.
- A list of farmhouse agriturismo bed and breakfasts in Tuscany.
- Anna Piperato provides custom tours of Italy from her home base in Siena, Tuscany. Contact information for her is on her website.
- Ross MacPhee is curator for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He explores the fate of the world's largest, fiercest and strangest animals in his book "End of the Megafauna."
More with Ross MacPhee - Ross MacPhee, the curator of mammals at the American Museum of Natural History, explains to Rick what scientists mean when they refer to us entering into a sixth major extinction event on earth. (runs 5:41)