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The following scholars, writers, and editors are available to members of the media to talk about their work in this area. Following is information about their background, special interests, and preferred manner of contact. Listed email addresses should be copied into an email client, replacing "at" with "@".

Craig E. Colten
Craig Colten is Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography at Louisiana State University. Colten is the author of An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature, The American Environment, The Road to Love Canal, Transforming New Orleans and Its Environs, and Louisiana Geography, among other books.

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Phone: 225-578-5942
Publicist: Barbara Outland, LSU Press
Phone: 225-578-8282

Ellie Crowe and William Crowe
Ellie Crowe and William Crowe are the authors of Exploring Lost HawaiíI: Places of Power, History, Mystery and Magic. William Crowe is the photographer for the book as well. Ellie Crowe is also the author of Hawaiíi: a Pictorial Celebration (Sterling Publishing, 2007). She has written a number of biographies for the childrenís market. Altogether she is the published author of 16 books - see more on http://www.elliecrowe.com

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William Crowe
Phone: 808 226-9189
will at regentam.com

Jared Farmer
Jared Farmer, author of On Zion's Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape is Assistant Professor of History, The State University of New York at Stony Brook. Professor Farmerís other books are Glen Canyon Dammed: Inventing Lake Powell and the Canyon Country and If Trees Could Speak: Peoples and Plants in California. He received his PhD in history at Stanford in 2005 and also was a fellow of the Stanford Humanities Center and the Henry E. Huntington Library.

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Publicist: Raquel Pidal
Publicist's Email: raquel_pidal at harvard.edu
Publicist's Phone: 617-496-1340

Mary A. Hood
Mary A. Hood is Professor Emerita of Biology at the University of West Florida. She is the author of The Strangler Fig and Other Tales: Field Notes of a Conservationist.

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Publicist: Fran Keneston
Publicistís Email: fran.keneston at sunypress.edu
Publicistís Phone: 518-472-5000

Mac Nelson
Mac Nelson is Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at SUNY Fredonia and coeditor (with Elizabeth Hoffman Nelson) of Telling the Stories: Essays on American Indian Literatures and Cultures and coauthor (with Diana Hume George) of Epitaph and Icon: A Field Guide to the Old Burying Grounds of Cape Cod, Marthaís Vineyard, and Nantucket.

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Publicist: Fran Keneston
Publicistís Email: fran.keneston at sunypress.edu
Publicistís Phone: 518-472-5000

Leila Philip
Leila Philip is the author of The Road through Miyama, a memoir of her apprenticeship to a master potter in Japan, for which she won the 1990 PEN/Martha Albrand Special Citation for Nonfiction. She teaches English at the College of the Holy Cross and lives in Connecticut with her husband, her son, one dog, two cats, two lizards, and a large, unruly garden.

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Publicist: Fran Keneston
Publicistís Email: fran.keneston at sunypress.edu
Publicistís Phone: 518-472-5000

Miriam D. Silverman
Miriam D. Silverman is an independent scholar born and raised in New York City.

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Publicist: Fran Keneston
Publicistís Email: fran.keneston at sunypress.edu
Publicistís Phone: 518-472-5000

Reed Sparling
Former editor-in-chief of Hudson Valley magazine, Reed Sparling is currently a writer for Scenic Hudson, the valleyís largest environmental organization. He is also the editor of the Hudson River Valley Review, has penned a guidebook to Boscobel Restoration, and contributed content to the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Areaís Web site.

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Publicist: Fran Keneston
Publicistís Email: fran.keneston at sunypress.edu
Publicistís Phone: 518-472-5000

Esther M. Sternberg, M.D.
Director, Integrative Neural Immune Program, National Institutes of Health
Esther M. Sternberg, M.D., author of The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions, has done extensive research on brain-immune interactions and the effects of the brain's stress response on health. She was on the faculty at Washington University, St. Louis, prior to joining the National Institutes of Health in 1986.

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Publicist: Raquel Pidal
Publicist's Email: raquel_pidal at harvard.edu
Publicist's Phone: 617-496-1340

J.E.N. Veron
Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland; Senior Principal Research Scientist
J.E.N. Veron is former Chief Scientist with the Australian Institute of Marine Science The recipient of the 2004 Darwin Medal of the International Society for Reef Studies. He is also the author of the three-volume Corals of the World.

Contact
Publicist: Raquel Pidal
Publicist's Email: raquel_pidal at harvard.edu
Publicist's Phone: 617-496-1340

Margaret Wooster
Margaret Wooster is the author of Somewhere to Go on Sunday: A Guide to Natural Treasures in Western New York. She lives in Buffalo, New York.

Contact
Publicist: Fran Keneston
Publicistís Email: fran.keneston at sunypress.edu
Publicistís Phone: 518-472-5000

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