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BLDGBLOG and Wired Science have teamed up with Swissnex to host a live interview – free and open to the public – with geologist Jan Zalasiewicz, author of The Earth After Us: What Legacy Will Humans Leave in the Rocks?, from Oxford University Press.

Please RSVP at the Swissnex site, so that they can keep track of expected visitors.

Zalasiewicz's book offers a fascinating and sustained look at what will happen to the material artifacts of human civilization 100 million years from now, when cities like Manhattan are mere trace fossils in flooded submarinescapes, Amsterdam is an indecipherably fragmentary presence in the lithified mudflats of a new, future continent, and cities like Los Angeles and Zurich have been eroded away entirely by a hundred million years of rockslides and weather.

Official Website: http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/fossil-cities.html

Added by lhl on December 14, 2008

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