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Fossil history revealed in Anza-Borrego Desert

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Aired 4/19/09


Giant camels, massive tortoises and sabertoothed cats lived in the Anza-Borrego Desert region about 7 million years ago. Host Tom Fudge speaks to editors of a book that chronicles 7 million years of evolution in our regional desert.

This Sunday the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park will celebrate Charles Darwin's 197th birthday by releasing this book to the public. A lecture will be take place at the park's visitor center. For more information call 760-767-0446.

Guests:

  • Lowell Lindsay , co-editor of Fossil Treasures of the Anza-Borrego Desert: The Last Seven Million Years. He is past president of the Association of Geologists. He's also a member of the Association of Earth Science Editors.
  • Thomas Demere , curator of the Department of Paleontology at the San Diego Natural History Museum. He is also a contributor of Fossil Treasures of the Anza Borrego Desert.

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