Scott Thybony has traveled throughout North America on assignments for major magazines, including National Geographic, Smithsonian and Outside. He wrote a cover story on the Grand Canyon for Men’s Journal and a piece on canyon exploration for National Geographic magazine, translated into a dozen languages. His book, "Canyon Country," sold hundreds of thousands of copies. He is an anthropologist by education and a writer by profession. The former river guide and archaeologist writes books and articles for major magazines and newspapers. His interviews have ranged from astronauts to medicine men, and his travels through North America have resulted in award-winning stories. Having lived with Navajo Indians in the American Southwest and the Inuit in the Canadian Arctic, he brings to his writing an enthusiasm for the natural world and those living close to it.