" Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact". - Thomas Huxley
John Geiger is the bestselling author of The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible, and four other books of non-fiction, including the international bestseller Frozen In Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition, which describes the results of the Franklin Forensic Project. He also authored, with Dr Peter Suedfeld, the scholarly study, ‘The Sensed Presence as a Coping Resource in Extreme Environments.' His work has been translated into ten languages.
He has lectured widely, including presenting talks at the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine - University of London; School of Analytic Studies and Information Technology - York University; the Royal Ontario Museum; the Vancouver Maritime Museum; the Explorers Club, New York; and the National Library. He is a presenter at the 2009 ideaCity conference. His documentary film appearances include Channel 4 (UK), and PBS NOVA (US) in “Arctic Passage”, BBC4 in “Wilderness Explored: Arctic”, The Discovery Channel (US) in “Islands of Mystery: Dead Silence”, and on Bravo! (Canada) in “FLicKeR.”
Geiger was born in Ithaca, New York, and studied history at the University of Alberta. He spent three field seasons in the Arctic as historical investigator for the Knight Archeological Project, a scientific investigation of the 1719 James Knight Expedition disaster. He is Editorial Board Editor at The Globe and Mail, and a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto, as well as being a Governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorer's Club and a Member of the Advisory Board of Wings Worldquest. He received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal.
First broadcast on 17th July 2009.