02/06/2015

The SciFri Book Club Talks ‘The Lost City of Z’

22:15 minutes

WrapUp_SegmentJoin novelist Jeff VanderMeer and archaeologist Sarah Parcak for the SciFri Book Club’s discussion of David Grann’s tale of Amazonian exploration, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon. What really happened to Victorian-era explorer Percy Fawcett after he disappeared into the Amazon’s “Green Hell”? Is Fawcett’s “lost city of Z” a figment of his imagination or an archaeological reality? It’s all up for debate when the SciFri Book Club talks The Lost City of Z.

Segment Guests

Sarah Parcak

Sarah Parcak is a space archaeologist, National Geographic Fellow, and anthropology professor at the University of Alabama, Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama.

Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer is a writer, editor, author of “The Southern Reach Trilogy” (FSG Originals, 2014), and co-director of the Shared Worlds Writing Workshop in Tallahassee, Florida.

Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is co-host and producer of Undiscovered. She also plays the banjo.

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About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is co-host and producer of Undiscovered. She also plays the banjo.

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