Wendy Williams has written for many major publications, including Scientific American, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, The Providence Journal and The Baltimore Sun. She has been journalist-in-residence at Duke University and at the Hasting centre a fellow at the centre for environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado and at the Marine Biological labouratory. The author of several books, she lives on Cape Cod. Robert Whitcomb is a vice president and editorial page editor of The Providence Journal. Before that he served as the financial editor of The International Herald Tribune and as editor and writer for The Wall Street Journal.