About the Author
Kevin Scott is among the fraction of geologists who’ve spent their careers in the field, traveling internationally, venturing up and down mountains, observing altered landscapes, and studying volcanic history stored in the rock record. After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Scott pursued his doctoral degree at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Curiosity and adrenaline seem to have fueled his lengthy career, surviving a helicopter crash in Alaska, escaping from a near-kidnapping in South America, and emerging alive from a close call with a flowing lahar in the Philippines. Scott is a respected member of the Geological Society of America and has published often with the United States Geological Survey.