David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster,
author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is
Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's
Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program
medal, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and Global 500. He is
familiar to television audiences as host of the long-running CBC
television program The Nature of Things. His written work
includes more than fifty-two books, nineteen of them for children.
Suzuki lives with his wife, Tara Cullis, in Vancouver.
Amanda McConnell has written more than 100
documentary films, many of them for The Nature of Things.
She has a Ph.D. in English Literature, and she writes and gardens
in Toronto, Ontario.
Adrienne Mason has lived on Vancouver Island
all her life and spent twenty years on the west coast, first in
Bamfield and then Tofino. As well as writing a local history column
for Tofino Time, she is the author of numerous books and magazine
articles about science, nature, and west coast history. Her most
recent titles include West Coast Adventures, The Green
Classroom, and The Nature of Spiders