André Rossfelder, an award-winning writer and retired marine geologist, served in the French Resistance and was a paratrooper cadet in WWII. He was awarded the French Military Medal and the War Cross. He earned a Master and a Doctorate in Sciences (Geology) and has explored North Africa and the Mediterranean.
After moving to California, he pursued marine research for thirty years, first on the deep ocean and then in the subtropical Pacific where he led exploration surveys of more than sixty atolls and islands. He is a Fellow of the Explorers Club and a member emeritus of the Marine Technology Society. In addition to a number of scientific and technical papers and several patents, he has published in French four novels, an essay, a geological treatise, and a volume of recollections. The Academy Goncourt awarded him France's most prestigious literary prize in the Historical Novel category. "In Pursuit of Longitude, Magellan and the Antimeridian" is his first book in English. The author resides with his wife Marjorie in California.
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