About the Author
Dr. Steven Austin received his doctorate in geology from Pennsylvania State University. His specialty is the sedimentary processes that form rock strata, fossils, and fossil fuels. While a student at the University of Washington before the 1980 eruptions, Dr. Austin walked on the slopes of Mount St. Helens seeking to understand the processes that formed the Earth. He has led 15 research expeditions to the Grand Canyon, written numerous research papers, and lectured widely on creation. Footprints in the Ash is his third published book.