Born in Ohio, Albert B. Dickas earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Miami University (Oxford, OH). After serving in the US Navy, he obtained a PhD at Michigan State University, then worked in the petroleum industry for awhile before joining the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, where he taught for thirty-one years and founded an environmental research center. Today he lives on the crest of Brush Mountain in southwest Virginia, where he continues to engage in research and plan travel excursion in his quest for new and interesting geo-sites on all seven continents. He is the author of 101 American Fossil Sites You’ve Gotta See and its companion volume 101 Geo-Sites You’ve Gotta See, as well as Ohio Rocks! A Guide to Geologic Sites in the Buckeye State, also from Mountain Press.