JAN ADKINS is an author, illustrator, designer, storyteller, and explainer. Most of his life he has unraveled snarls, straightened paths, and made a clearer understanding of complex and subtle matters. He has published around 45 books, many of them non-fiction for young people. He was associate art director for National Geographic Magazine, 1980-88, researching and explaining science, medicine, technology and archaeology to its 45 million readers. It was a job described by his editor-in-chief as “getting a doctorate every third month.” He has a regular 8 pp feature, “Getting Started In Boats,” in WoodenBoat Magazine and contributes often to Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Sail, and Maine Boats Homes & Harbors. A great deal of his work is nurturing and herding his grandchildren in Gainesville, Florida, where he lives, and in Washington, DC, from which he fled.
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