Richard Conniff's latest book is “House of Lost Worlds: Dinosaurs, Dynasties, and The Story of Life on Earth” (Yale 2016). He is a National Magazine Award-winning writer for Smithsonian, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and other publications, and a past Guggenheim Fellow. His other books include “The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth” (Norton, 2010), “Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time: My Life Doing Dumb Stuff with Animals” (Norton, 2009), “The Natural History of the Rich: A Field Guide” (Norton, 2002) and “The Ape in the Corner Office: How to Make Friends, Win Fights and Work Smarter by Understanding Human Nature” (Crown, 200). He has been a frequent commentator on NPR's Marketplace, and is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. He has written and presented television shows for the National Geographic Channel, TBS, and the BBC, among others.