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Steve Chapple

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Steve Chapple is the author of eight books and two screenplays. Kayaking the Full Moon: A Journey Down the Yellowstone River to the Soul of Montana (HarperCollins) was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year in the Travel and Science Category, by the New York Times. It also won a Lowell Thomas Award for best travel book of the year.

Let the Mountains Talk, Let the Rivers Run: A Call to Those Who Would Save the Earth, was written with David Brower, the father of the American conservation movement, and published by HarperCollins.

He is currently under contract to Universal Press Syndicate for Last Days on the Zambezi and also to HarperCollins/Tchabi for a coffee-table book on wilderness Hawaii, Hawaiian Genesis. His new collection of travel and sporting essays, Confessions of an Eco-Redneck, was published in the spring of 1998, by Plenum. Advances from Last Days on the Zambezi won Malden Mill's 1996 Polar-Tek Challenge award.

A former staff columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, he writes on politics and the environment, adventure and travel for National Geographic, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Travel and Leisure, Outside, Rolling Stone, Premiere, Audubon, Men's Journal, and many other magazines, including Salon and Microsoft's Mungo Park, on the Internet. Chapple is a contributing editor of the San Francisco Examiner Sunday Magazine and of Sports Afield.

In recent years he has lectured on non-fiction and fiction writing at Stanford, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Southern California, and on mass communications at Sanford, UC Santa Cruz, and San Francisco State. He has appeared o n many talk shows including Larry King, Donahue, Tom Snyder, and Charlie Rose. He has also traveled to Brazil, China, Australia, Sri Lanka, Central America, Iceland, and Africa to cover various events for media organizations. From time to time he speaks of his travels to audiences at the Smithsonian, in Washington D.C. , and at the California Academy of Sciences, in San Francisco.

Born in Billings, Montana, and educated at Yale University, Chapple currently lives in Paradise Valley, Montana, with Brazilian photographer Maria Ines Pentagna Salgado and their two boys Cody and Jack.

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