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PODCAST: A Sense of Place digs into the Venetian lagoon

How water and forest combined to build a city

February 8, 2016
Venetians and tourists traverse the heart of the city during a flood. [Image credit: Roberto Trombetta | CC BY-NC 2.0]

We all have places we love, but we don’t often stop to think about what makes these places special. A Sense of Place is all about exploring how a place’s surroundings shape its history and culture. In this episode, we visit Venice — the sinking city of canals.

 

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About the Author

Meghan Bartels graduated from Georgetown University with a major in classics and a minor in biology. After college, she worked at a small environmental book publisher, where she learned that writing about science is fun when you get to use sentences that include both nouns and verbs. She also enjoys learning about history, drinking tea, and cheering on the Georgetown men’s basketball team.

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