Peter Christie

Peter Christie is a science writer and editor whose work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including the Globe and Mail, the South China Morning Post, the Ottawa Citizen, On Nature magazine, and Canadian Geographic. He is a member of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association and a Science in Society Journalism Award winner.

These days, Peter spends much of his writing time working for national environmental groups to help get their message out. An avid birder and naturalist, Peter is the author of Reptiles and Amphibians of Prince Edward County and enjoys painting and paddling when he can.

Peter lives with his wife and two young daughters in Kingston, Ontario. His books for children—Animal Snoops: The Wondrous World of Wildlife Spies (2010), Well-schooled Fish and Feathered Bandits: The Wondrous Ways Animals Learn from Animals (2006) and Naturally Wild Musicians:The Wondrous World of Animal Song (2007)—explore the science of animal behavior. The Curse of Akkad: Climate Upheavals That Rocked Human History (2008) is for teen readers and describes catastrophic climate changes through human history. Peter’s latest book for young readers is 50 Climate Questions: A Blizzard of Blistering Facts (2012).

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by Peter Christie