Mark Hertsgaard is a journalist, broadcaster, and author whose books have been translated into sixteen languages. His most recent titles are Earth Odyssey: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future (1999) and The Eagle's Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World (2002). He has contributed hundreds of articles to leading publications the world over including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Time, The New York Times, the Washington Post, Salon, the Guardian, Die Zeit, and La Repubblica.
Hertsgaard is the environment correspondent for The Nation, a columnist for the Italian newsweekly L'espresso, the political correspondent for the national satellite channel Link TV, and a commentator for Public Radio International's Marketplace. He has taught writing and journalism at John Hopkins University and the University of California Berkeley School of Journalism. His forthcoming book, Living Through the Storm: Our Future Under Global Warming, will be published by Houghton-Mifflin.