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Alan Cutler has a Ph.D. in geosciences and has taught and written about geology and the natural sciences for over twenty years. He was a contributing editor to Forces of Change: A New View of Nature, a joint publication of the Smithsonian and the National Geographic Society, and his writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, Science magazine, and other publications. He is a science writer at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C. and lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland, with his wife and two children.

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Seashell on the Mountaintop was a Summer 2003 pick for Barnes and Noble's Discover Great New Writers program. Click here to read an interview with Alan on their "Meet the Writers" page.

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