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Dr. Richard Alley

Dr. Richard Alley

Planet Ice - Essayist
Dr. Richard Alley is the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University and author of The Two Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future. He chaired the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council panel on Abrupt Climate Change, which yielded ...
Rick Bass

Rick Bass

Yellowstone to Yukon - Essayist
Rick Bass is the author of twenty-one books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Ninemile Wolves, The Roadless Yaak: Reflections and Observations About One of Our Last Wilderness Areas, The Diezmo, The Lives of Rocks, and most recently, Why I Came West: A Memoir. His stories have been awarded ...
Frances Beinecke

Frances Beinecke

The Last Polar Bear - Essayist
Frances Beinecke is president of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), one of the nation's most influential environmental action groups, which uses law, science, and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. ...
Stephen Brown, Ph.D.

Stephen Brown, Ph.D.

Arctic Wings - Editor
Stephen Brown, Ph.D., is the director of the Shorebird Conservation Research Program at the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences and has studied shorebirds and their wetland habitats for twenty years. He received his doctorate from Cornell University, where he studied restoration of wetland ...
Tom Campion

Tom Campion

To The Arctic - Afterword
Tom Campion has served on the board of Alaska Wilderness League since 1999. His fierce commitment to protecting wild public land in Alaska has inspired him to organize many trips to this remote region. Over the course of the past decade, he has made Alaska “come alive” to politicians, ...
Richard Carstensen

Richard Carstensen

Salmon in the Trees -
Richard Carstensen is one the Tongass's leading naturalists, with extensive experience noting the unexpected details of the forest’s creatures, trees, and topography. He assists the Sitka Conservation Society with landscape analysis and GIS. He is the lead naturalist behind their Landmark Tree ...
Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Arctic Wings - Foreword
Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States (1977-1981), advocated and signed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, which celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2005. Carter has consistently opposed drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as ...
Gino Casassa

Gino Casassa

Planet Ice - Essayist
Born and raised in Chile, Gino Casassa received a hydraulics engineering degree from Universidad de Chile in 1984. During his early university years he became actively involved in mountaineering and developed a greater interest in frozen—rather than liquid—water. Consequently, he completed a ...
Douglas H. Chadwick

Douglas H. Chadwick

Salmon in the Trees - Essayist
Wildlife biologist Douglas H. Chadwick has traveled the globe reporting on wildlife and conservation, from the Congo headwaters to Siberia to the Great Barrier Reef. He is the critically acclaimed author of The Fate of the Elephant, A Beast the Color of Winter, and True Grizz, as well as The ...
Yvon Chouinard

Yvon Chouinard

Planet Ice - Essayist
Yvon Chouinard, the founder of the outdoor equipment company Patagonia, is one of the pioneers of big wall and ice climbing and the author of Climbing Ice, the book that introduced modern ice-climbing technique to America. He is also an avid surfer, kayaker, fisherman, and falconer, as well as an ...