George A Erickson 6-20-2006
George Erickson holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota. He is a recent director of the American Humanist Assoc. and has served on the New Brighton, Mn. Environmental Quality Commission. He is the recent Vice President of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots' Association. A native of Virginia, Mn, he is married and has two grown sons.
His first book, True North: Exploring the Great Wilderness by Bush Plane, which is based on experiences gathered during 30 summers of travel in Alaska and the Canadian north, rode the Canadian Bookseller's Coast to Coast bestseller list for 3 months in 2000-1, and was published in the U.S. by Lyons Press in 2002.
In April, 2001, Dr. Erickson was named the Author of the Year 2000 by the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame for True North and for his many articles about aviation.
His second book, Time Traveling with Science & the Saints was published by Prometheus Books in April 2003.
The author's writing and photographs have appeared in MPLS - ST PAUL magazine, ARCTIC IN COLOUR, PRIVATE PILOT, MINNESOTA FLYER, NORTHERN PILOT, AIRWAYS, THE AOPA PILOT, THE HUMANIST, THE MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE, THE ST PAUL PIONEER PRESS, MOTORCYCLE TOUR & CRUISER and a variety of specialty magazines.
Dr. Erickson presents travel and nature slide lectures to a wide range of audiences, including the University of Minnesota's Bell Museum of Natural History, the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Assoc., and repeatedly at the world-famous Experimental Aircraft Association meeting at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
His travels have taken him from the top of the Rocky Mountains to the depths of the Grand Canyon, and from the Arctic coast to the Great Barrier Reefs of Australia and Belize. He has hosted The Voice of Reason, a cable TV program produced by the Humanist Association of Minnesota, and has promoted True North on public and commercial radio and television.