Melanie McCalmont is the author of “A Wilderness of Rocks.” She is a national expert on historic geographic relief models.
Her first book “A Wilderness of Rocks: The Impact of Relief Models on Data Science” (2015) explores the role of relief models in the early formation of modern data science. Her second book (in progress) is a biography of relief map modeler Edwin E. Howell (1845-1911). Other current projects include research with articles for the Library of Congress Map Division, the National Park Service, museum collections, and individual map collectors.
Melanie is a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate with a M.Sci. in Geography and a M.Sci. in Life Science Communication. She is internationally certified in UX, or user experience research and analysis. Additionally, Melanie has over 25 years of practical work experience as a technology designer and science writer in fields of aerospace, utilities, education, and geographic information systems.
Melanie currently lives and works in Wisconsin.
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