The Biology Of Extremes

May 1, 2019

Utah writer Matthew LaPlante is with us to talk about the world's biggest, tiniest and deadliest creatures. He says they survived the process of evolution, so they must have something to teach us.

Wednesday, Utah writer Matthew LaPlante joins us to talk about the biggest, fastest, tiniest and deadliest creatures in the world. There's a lot scientists are learning by studying extreme evolution. They’re finding out new things about immunity, cellular regeneration and the biology of the planet to name a few. LaPlante says the take-away for him though was a sense of awe about the world and he hopes that readers come away seeing things differently than they had before. His book is called Superlative.

Matthew LaPlante is an associate professor of journalism at Utah State University. His new book is called Superlative: The Biology of Extremes [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]

Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m., LaPlante will read from and sign his book at The King's English Bookshop, 1511 South 1500 East in Salt Lake City. The event is free and open to the public.