Peter Skinner was born and raised in Great Britain and holds a M.A. in modern history from Oxford University. He currently lives in New York City, where he is a writer, reviewer, and editor. He specializes in public affairs and in travel literature. He is the author of World Trade Center and High Above New York.
Jim Wark is an aerial photographer who specializes in capturing unusual landscape and cultural images throughout North and Central America. His vision of America from on high reflects both his experience as a naval aviator, and his reverence for the Earth’s geography gained during a career in mining and geology. Wark utilizes a high-wing bush type plane with a large side opening for unobstructed camera work. His Christen Husky aircraft has the capacity to operate in rough areas, allowing remote sites to be used as operating bases.