Diane Cook and Len Jenshel are two of America foremost landscape photographers. Their previous books include Aquarium (2003), Hot Spots: America Volcanic Landscape (1996), and Travels in the American West (1992). Their work is represented in more than one hundred major collections worldwide and they have been contributing photographers to National Geographic for twenty years. They live in New York City. Verlyn Klinkenborg is the author of The Rural Life. His articles and essays have appeared nearly everywhere. He was a member of the editorial board of the New York Times from 1997 to 2013.