In this week’s podcast we welcome professor and author Dr. Charles Bergman. Imagine being able to travel to some of the most remote regions on the planet to see some of your favorite animals. Well, Dr. Bergman has done that and more. He is a fascinating story teller and articulates his many travels to see every species of penguin on Earth. Dr. Bergman is a long time professor at Pacific Lutheran University in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. He has authored many other books on conservation and has traveled extensively. It was a real treat to have Dr. Bergman on and we are sure you will enjoy this one.
You can find his book Every Penguin in the World on Amazon
Dr. Charles Bergman
Taken from Dr. Bergman’s website he states:
A writer, photographer, and speaker, I have been a long-time professor at Pacific Lutheran University. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and I love living here now, in the midst of such natural beauty.
I’ve been a Fulbright Senior Scholar two times, both in Latin America—Mexico and Ecuador. I love speaking Spanish (I taught in Spanish!) and love the immersion in Latin cultures. I travel extensively around the world, and have a special affection for South and Central America. My love of animals has fueled a passion for travel in Africa, the High Arctic, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and more. And of course my training in the Renaissance for my Ph.D. stirred me to travel throughout Europe.
I write extensively about nature and animals and sustainability. I have many cover stories in magazines like Smithsonian, Audubon, All Animals (U.S. Humane Society), BirdWatching, and more. I wrote a feature story for National Geographic on trumpeter swans. I love to put words and images, stories and photos together on behalf of a threatened planet, our fragile and failing Earth. My books—five of them—have won a number of awards: Washington State Book Award, Southwest Book Award, the Benjamin Franklin Book Award. One book was a finalist for a PEN USA Literary Award
You can get a good idea of my personal values and the purposes that drive my work from this recent article on me and Susan by Dori Gillam: Northwest Couple Lead Environmental Literature Expeditions