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Dean Kuipers

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Dean Kuipers' new memoir, The Deer Camp, recounts how a wildlife habitat project saved his relationship to his father by getting their hands in the dirt. He is an award-winning journalist and writes on nature, environmental politics, and the arts. He is the author of several non-fiction books, including Burning Rainbow Farm, which was a 2007 Library of Michigan Foundation Notable Book; Operation Bite Back, about eco-activist Rod Coronado; and I Am A Bullet, a study of cultural acceleration with fine artist Doug Aitken. Kuipers and his wife, Lauri Kranz, co-authored A Garden Can Be Anywhere, a personal and stylish...

Arthur V. Evans

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Dr. Arthur V. Evans studied at the California State University at Long Beach where he received his bachelor's degree (1981) in entomology and master's degree (1984) in biology. He then attended the University of Pretoria, South Africa and earned his doctoral degree (1988) in entomology. Evans is a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution, Virginia Natural History Museum, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

He lectures widely on arthropod biology, especially beetles. Evans has published 25 scientific papers on the systematics, biology and identification of scarab beetles, as well...