Norman Myers is a Fellow at the Said Business School, Oxford University, and an Adjunct Professor at Duke University. He is a foreign associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and an Ambassador for WWF/UK.He has received the Volvo Environment Prize, the UNEP/Sasakawa Environment Prize, the Blue Planet Prize, and a Queen's Honour for "services to the global environment." His eighteen books span a wide range of disciplines. Jennifer Kent is an environmental researcher and analyst specializing in interdisciplinary studies. Norman Myers and Jennifer Kent have coauthored Environmental Exodus: An Emergent Crisis in the Global Arena (1995), Perverse Subsidies: How Tax $s Can Undercut the Environment and Economy (2001), and New Consumers: The Influence of Affluence on the Environment (2004).
Scott Spoolman is a writer and textbook editor with more than 30 years of experience in educational publishing. He has worked with Tyler Miller since 2003 as a contributing author on editions of LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, and SUSTAINING THE EARTH. With Norman Myers, he also coauthored ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS: A MODULAR APPROACH. Spoolman holds a master's degree in science journalism from the University of Minnesota. He has authored numerous articles in the fields of science, environmental engineering, politics, and business. He worked as an acquisitions editor on a series of college forestry textbooks. He has also worked as a consulting editor in the development of over 70 college and high school textbooks in fields of the natural and social sciences. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the forests and waters of his native Wisconsin along with his family-- his wife, environmental educator Gail Martinelli, and his children, Will and Katie.