Impact!: Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World(Scientists in the Field Series)

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Karin Anderson Discusses Impact!: Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World

Hey there, as promised we’re back with another entertaining and insightful episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast. In today’s episode, we had the chance to meet and interview Karin Anderson, a passionate storyteller, photography editor and a writer of her first non-fiction title with author Elizabeth Rusch – Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World – debuted November 2017.

Impact is a fascinating book that look at the technologies proposed to protect Earth from a major impact with vivid photographs by Karin. In our exciting interview, Karin discusses her collaboration with  award-winning nonfiction author and her childhood friend Elizabeth Rusch for a meteorite hunt, to the edge of an impact crater to survey past damage, into a geology lab to examine space rocks, and to an observatory where telescopes probe the vastness of space, searching for asteroids on a collision course with Earth. We’re sure you’ll enjoy listening to Karin and her fascinating story as we much enjoyed hearing about it!


Get to know Karin Anderson

Karin AndersonKarin Anderson is an award winning picture editor and photographer who has worked for the New York Times, Washington Post, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Sun Newspapers, San Francisco Chronicle, and CNN, among others.
Anderson is a graduate of New York University, the Goethe Institute, and the Culinary Institute of America where she became a Certified Wine Professional.
She coaches photographers in story-telling, speaks on photography and picture editing (because most people don’t understand what that is), makes pictures everywhere she travels, helps people choose good wine, speaks German when she has the opportunity, and enjoys life with her dog.


More about Impact!: Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World (Scientists in the Field Series)

Asteroids bombard our atmosphere all the time. Some are harmless, burning up in a flash of light. But others explode with a great sonic boom, smashing windows and throwing people to the ground. Worst of all, some asteroids strike our planet, blasting out massive craters and destroying everything nearby on impact.
Follow the award-winning author Elizabeth Rusch into the field with scientists as they search for dangerous asteroids in space, study asteroids that have smashed into the ground, and make plans to prevent an asteroid strike if one ever threatens our planet.

In this episode, we discuss

  • More about Impact, Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World
  • Karin shares her experience of applying her skills to the children’s book industry, as both a photographer and picture editor and is currently developing several writing projects
  • How Impact makes complicated concepts understandable for younger readers without oversimplifying, and the accompanying photos and graphics are both informative and appealing.
  • How powerful images are and it’s impact on people and her advise to parent and kids to be careful while posting images on social media
  • More about her upcoming projects and some interesting researched facts about her book. Be sure to tune in to catch this educational episode!


Finally, where can we find Karin on the internet?

Her website:






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