Stephen R. Bown
tephen R. Bown was born in Ottawa and graduated in history from the University of Alberta. He has a special interest in the history of science and exploration. His books include Signtseers and Scholars: Scientific Travelers in the Golden Age of Natural History and the internationally successful Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail. He lives in the Canadian Rockies with his wife and two young children.