From the time of my earliest memories, I have been fascinated by world history and geography and captivated by maps. Today I teach global historical geography to as wide of an audience as possible, and I blog on the geography of current global events (see I am a co-author of a college textbook on world geography, and several of my courses, are available to the public as podcasts. My academic research focuses primarily on the history of foundational geographical ideas and secondarily on the geohistory of the Cordillera of Northern Luzon in the Philippines. I also write on environmental philosophy and politics. These varied interests come together in my speculative fiction, which aims to be entertaining, intellectually stimulating, and geohistorically plausible.

History without Geography, like a dead carkasse, hath neither life, nor motion ... History therefore and Geography, like two Fires or Meteors which Philosophers call Castor and Pollux, if joyned together, crown our reading with delight and profit; if parted, threaten both with a certain shiprack.
Peter Heylyn, Cosmographie, second edition, 1657.