James M. Wise
"Truly an amazing guidebook"
"I laughed out loud at the 'Ductile', 'Pyrope' and 'Submarine Fan' memes...
and they were just on the first pages I opened!"
"This book does what is claims to do... provide high level travel/activity details over an extensive area"
"A detailed and interesting account of geology along the John Muir Trail"
"Not the easiest book I've ever read but interesting as hell. It's my second book about the geology of the Sierras"
James M. Wise was born in San Diego, California, and he holds a Ph.D. in geology. He has written nine books, including guide books, a geology book, a science fiction book, a travel memoir, and novels. He recently published “GeoPuns” cartoon book where he uses basic geology terminology for a visual pun. His latest short fiction book called “Cuzco Gold” is an example of observing the details in Andean life.
James M. Wise is presently developing the 100 Series photography books, featuring collections focused on different cities and countries in the world. Completed to date are Peru 100, Chile 100, and Santiago 100. Jim and his wife published a coffee table book Doors of South America that has a compilation of 300 wooden doors pictures from nine different countries. Example photo galleries are on his website www.jamesmwise.com.
Jim is co-founder of the blog southamericatotheworld.com where he shares short articles in travel, geology, and different topics that show his passion for South America.
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