Martin John Brown

About me

“Frighteningly talented,” wrote an anonymous judge who recommended me for an award once. I’m dutifully trying to live up to that. :)

I’m a writer and researcher specializing in environmental and historical topics. I like asking good questions, and answering them with clear analyses and dogged reporting.  My work has been published in both peer-reviewed journals, like American Naturalist, and popular magazines, like Sierra, Alternet, MAKE, Air & Space/SmithsonianGOOD, and E: the Environmental Magazine. I also coauthored the book Knitalong, a study of the social aspects of craft.

Hopefully the samples on these pages will speak for themselves. If you need more bio or contact info, read on. (more…)