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 SKYE POWERS-KAMINSKI is a National Geographic certified educator with a bachelor’s degree in environmental geography and a master’s in science and social studies education. With more than 20 years in the field of education, she has extensive experience in curriculum design and instruction. She has a passion for biogeography education and enjoys helping others develop an understanding and connection between ourselves, nature, and the cultural and physical world.