Trailblazers Talks: The dinosaur hunters
Incredible stories of fossil hunters and the creatures they have dug up from the depths of prehistory, with Australian Geographic editor John Pickrell.
Speaker: John Pickrell, AG editor
Date: Thursday, 7 July 2016
Location: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
Admission: $25 Members and Australian Geographic subscribers | $35 general
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN outback to Patagonia, Antarctica and the Sahara, the discovery of weird and wonderful dinosaurs has often gone hand-in-hand with thrilling tales of adventure.
We are currently in a golden age of dinosaur discovery, like nothing the world has ever seen before. Around one new species is currently discovered each week, not only in China, but in South America, Mongolia, Madagascar, Antarctica and Africa. And as the truly astounding finds roll in, we realise dinosaurs, where stranger than we could ever have imagined. Hear about the larger-than-life explorers who have unearthed these creatures and the fascinating historic tales of adventure that returned incredible new dinosaurs from harsh and previously unexplored parts of the planet.
John will be available to sign books after the talk.
About the speaker
John Pickrell is the author of Flying Dinosaurs and forthcoming Weird Dinosaurs. When he is not out on fossil digs in the Gobi Desert or the Australian outback, he spends his time as an award-winning journalist and the editor of Australian Geographic magazine.