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Wednesday, Jul 17 2013

Most of us rarely venture out of cellphone range. Our idea of a nature walk is Golden Gate Park, and our idea of a far-flung adventure is New York City. We wouldn't last a minute in the places that Craig Childs goes. A regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition, and recent author of Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth, Childs has made a career out of exploring the planet's extremes. He travels to genetic wastelands, barren deserts, and regions coated in ice to search for clues about life in such conditions. Childs holds a particular fascination with life forms that thrive in these areas, and sees their survival as a harbinger of our future on Earth if we don't solve our climate change problem. While his warnings about the future planet can be alarming, Childs' stories alternate between scientific exploration, environmental wake-up call, and good old-fashioned campfire tales.

Craig Childs' Apocalyptic Planet starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Marines Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter St., S.F. Admission is $15; call 673-6672 or visit

Mon., July 29, 7:30 p.m., 2013

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