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Peter Bobrowsky

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Peter Bobrowsky is a professional archaeologist and geologist with 30 years of experience working as a consultant, scholar and researcher in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He obtained his PhD in 1989 from the University of Alberta and is currently an Adjunct Full Professor at both Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. An author of some 350 scientific publications including several technical books such as the Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, he was elected as an International Fellow of the Explorers Club of New York and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Eugene Shoemaker Communications Award for Best Book in 2009, the Edward B. Burwell Jr. Award for Engineering Geology in 2011 and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Dr. Bobrowsky has a prominent history of international positions and appointments including former Secretary General of the International Union of Geological Sciences an NGO representing some 1 million earth scientists around the world, former President of the Canadian Quaternary Association, and former President of the Geological Association of Canada. A popular lecturer for the Smithsonian, he is a passionate traveler who has visited some 100 countries. Known for his scholarly insights and enthusiastic and easygoing speaking style, he will bring to life the crucial link between landscapes and society.

What Our Travelers Say

He is very knowledgeable, a real expert. Always available and friendly

- Marvin A. Expedition to Antarctica

Peter was very knowledgeable and personable! We enjoyed him immensely. He made a point of spending time and socializing with all of us!

- Jane G. Alaska's Glaciers and Inside Passage

Upcoming Tours

Splendors of Australia and New Zealand

22 days | Starting at: $10,184
Apr 5, 2021 - Apr 26, 2021
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Adventure in Iceland

11 days | Starting at: $5,395
May 20, 2021 - May 30, 2021
Sep 30, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
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Iceland Voyage

9 days
Jul 29, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021

A Circumnavigation Cruise
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Journey Through New Zealand

16 days | Starting at: $7,874
Oct 21, 2021 - Nov 5, 2021

From Auckland to Queenstown
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