Julian Smith is an award-winning writer, editor and photographer.
His latest book, Crossing the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure, will be published by Harper Perennial on December 7, 2010.
He is the author of the guidebooks to El Salvador, Ecuador, Virginia and the American Southwest. His writing and photography have appeared in Smithsonian, Outside, Wired, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, US News & World Report and USA Today.
With a background in the natural sciences, including degrees in biology and wildlife ecology, he helped launch and edit Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, an international peer-reviewed scientific journal. He lives in Portland, OR.
Find more information on his website: www.juliansmith.com