Cameron Smith

wildernesssurvFDWorking from his home in Portland, Oregon, Cameron writes popular science and true outdoor-adventure narratives. He recently published The Top Ten Myths About Evolution (Prometheus 2006), a book endorsed by the National Center for Science Education and Ann Druyan, frequent collaborator with the late Carl Sagan. His articles have appeared in many magazines, including Scientific American MIND, Playboy, Archaeology, The Writer, South American Explorer, Spaceflight, The Next Step, Skeptical Inquirer, Hang Gliding and Paragliding and Cultural Survival. His true adventure narratives Escape From Darien (about sailing a 20-ton log raft off Colombia) and Ice Ghost (about trekking alone on Alaska’s north shore in Winter) have been published in They Lived to Tell The Tale: True Stories of Adventure from the Legendary Explorers Club and The Best Travel Writing 2008The Best Travel Writing 2009 will re-publish Escape From Darien as the opening chapter. Cameron, who most recently published Anthropology for Dummies (Wiley, 2008), and Wilderness Survival for Dummies (Wiley, 2009) is currently writing several items including The Frost Giants, the wild tale of his four Winter expeditions to Iceland. Cameron, who holds a PhD in Archaeology from Canada’s Simon Fraser University, is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Portland State University’s Department of Anthropology. His current expedition plans include paragliding and SCUBA diving in the Arctic in the next few Winters. His blog, Immanyarok, covers his recent travels and writings.