ABOUT THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: National Geographic and maps go together like latitude and longitude. For more than 130 years National Geographic maps have helped spread geographic knowledge to people around the world. Eye-catching graphic elements give the maps their distinctive look and enhance their readability. National Geographic combines the latest data gathered by space-age technology with innovative mapping techniques to create state-of-the-art political, physical, and thematic maps. Meticulous research and attention to detail have established a standard of excellence that is recognized worldwide.
WRITER/EXPERT Chris Bickel has been an educator for more than 24 years in New Jersey. He is a former geography and U.S. history teacher and currently works as a supervisor of social studies. He is a National Geographic Certified Educator and has consulted with school districts around his state on best practice teaching strategies that help foster in students a deeper sense of stewardship and awe in the places we call home. He is the author of The Nest Seekers, an upper-elementary picture book on outdoor birding and human and environmental interaction.