Craig Welch has worked as the environment reporter at The Seattle Times since 2000. A journalist for two decades, his work has appeared in Smithsonian magazine, the Washington Post, and Newsweek. He has tagged along with tribal fishermen who hunted seals in Alaska, hitched helicopter rides with scientists in the melting Arctic, prowled the Oregon woods for endangered owls, and tracked the development of Wyoming’s oil fields. The national Society of Environmental Journalists twice named him Outstanding Beat Reporter of the Year, most recently in 2010. He was a 2007 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and lives in Washington State. Shell Games is his first book.

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Craig Welch

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