Father-son writers present slide program on ocean life

Stephen R. Palumbi and his son, Anthony R. Palumbi, present a slide-lecture on their book, “Extreme Life of the Sea,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.

Stephen is the director of the Hopkins Marine Station and is the Harold A. Miller professor of marine science at Stanford University. His previous work has appeared in The New York Times, among other publications, and he has contributed to or been interviewed by the BBC/Animal Planet, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel and National Geographic.

His film projects include the BBC series “The Future Is Wild,” the History channel's “Life after People,” and the Short Attention Span Science Theater. He is also the author of “The Evolution Explosion: How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change.” For more on him, see palumbi.stanford.edu.

Anthony graduated from Stanford University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in English and worked in the film and video game industries before striking out as a writer. He writes about science and video games, has written extensively for Electronic Arts’ video game “The Sims 3,” and consults for the industry.

His nonfiction work about modern culture from the eyes of the next generation has been published by The Atlantic and ThinkProgress, and his fiction has been published by The Peninsula Paper. He maintains a blog titled I Drop Things and is finishing his first novel.

Their illustrated lecture at Village Books explores limits of the aquatic world — the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures. The show the icy Arctic and boiling hydrothermal vents, and expose the eternal darkness of the deepest undersea trenches to show how marine life thrives against the odds.