Julian Smith

Julian Smith’s writing and photography have appeared in Smithsonian, Wired, Outside, Men’s Journal, National Geographic Traveler and the Washington Post, among many others. He is the author of “Crossing the Heart of Africa,” about retracing the route of a love-struck British explorer across the continent, and co-author of “Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America's Most Select Airborne Firefighters.” Smith’s science background includes degrees in biology and ecology (the latter studying grizzly bears on the coast of BC), as well as launching and editing the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

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