The former reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and author of The Heartless Stone -- a sociopolitical examination of the diamond industry -- now turns his attention to an even deadlier concoction of nature in Uranium: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World. Zoellner hopped the globe to create the "biography" of the mineral and its impact on everything from nation-building to the very fate of the world.
Mon., March 16, 7 p.m., 2009
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