Big Picture Science – We Can Rebuild It

by Gary Niederhoff on May 18, 2014

Big Picture Science – We Can Rebuild It

What goes up must come down. But it’s human nature to want to put things back together again. It can even be a matter of survival in the wake of some natural or manmade disasters.

First, a portrait of disaster: the eruption of Tambora in 1815 is the biggest volcanic explosion in 5,000 years. It changed the course of history, although few people have heard of it.

Then, stories of reconstruction: assembling, disassembling, moving and reassembling one of the nation’s largest T. Rex skeletons, and what we learn about dinos in the process.

Also, the reanimation of Gorongosa National Park in Africa, after years of civil war destroyed nearly all the wildlife.

And a handbook for rebuilding civilization itself from scratch.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Gillen D’Arcy Wood – World Changing Volcano
Part 2: Patrick Leiggi – Most Complete T-Rex
Part 3: Matt Carrano – Transporting T-Rex
Part 4: Greg Carr – Restoring Nature
Part 5: Lewis Dartnell – Restarting the World

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