Friday, March 27, 2009

Book-related guests this week on Saturday Morning with Kim Hill
- Radio New Zealand National

9:05 Dr Frans de Waal

Dr Frans B.M. de Waal is a Dutch-born ethnologist and biologist known for his work on the social intelligence of primates. His first book, Chimpanzee Politics (1982, Jonathan Cape, ISBN: 0-224-01874-4), compared chimpanzees involved in power struggles with that of human politicians, and he continued to draw parallels between primate and human behaviour in Our Inner Ape: the Best and Worst of Human Nature (2005, Granta, ISBN 1-86207-795-9) and Primates & Philosophers: How Morality Evolved (2006, Princeton University Press, ISBN: 978-0691141299).
He is the director of the Living Links Center at Atlanta's Emory University, and in 2007 was cited by Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people.
Dr de Waal is in New Zealand to present the 2009 Sir Douglas Robb Lectures; the last of the three lectures takes place from 7:00pm on Tuesday 31 March at the University of Auckland, Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road.

9:45 Kate's Klassic
Kate Camp will discuss John Fowles� 1969 novel, The French Lieutenant's Woman (Vintage, ISBN: 0099478331).

10:05 Dusha Bateson
Lady Dusha Bateson is a historian and food enthusiast married to an eminent British biologist, who is a scientific advisor to the Liggins Institute. She studied history at Cambridge University, and is an expert cook. With Weslie Janeway, she has co-authored a new book, Mrs Charles Darwin's Recipe Book (Glitterati Incorporated, ISBN: 9780980155730). It has been researched from both historical and culinary perspectives and provides a commentary on the man and his era through his wife�s recordings of the food she served to her family and guests. (NB. The book is not currently in stock in New Zealand but may be ordered through Central Book Services, Australia.)

11:05 Anne Thorp

Anne Thorp is the host of the Kai Ora cooking show on Maori Television and The Living Channel. Her new book, Kai Ora: Fresh, Healthy Food Made with Aroha (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-86941-990-5), features recipes from the show, and an introductory essay by her breast cancer surgeon, Trevor Smith, about the benefits of the ingredients and methods used in her cooking.

11:40 Margaret Long
Margaret Long is based in Christchurch, and runs gardening and cultural tours to Europe. She is publisher and editor of the quarterly publication, The Gardeners Journal (ISSN178-5020).

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