Jamie Shreeve is Executive Editor for Science at National Geographic magazine. Before joining the National Geographic staff in 2006, he was a freelance science writer specializing in human evolution and biology. His books include The Genome War; The Neandertal Enigma: Solving the Mystery of Modern Human Origins; Lucy's Child: The Discovery of a Human Ancestor, and Nature: The Other Earthlings, the companion volume to the public television series. Jamie received his B.A. in English from Brown University in 1973. A 1979 graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, he contributed fiction to various literary magazines before turning to science writing. He has been awarded fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Alicia Patterson Foundation, and the Knight Foundation.