Welcome to the website of author and editor Karen M. Kostyal.

Karen’s many books and articles have covered the heroics of people and animals, the subtleties of place, and the richness of ideas and aspirations that propel human behavior. A longtime writer and editor for National Geographic publications, she has also worked for numerous other publishers.

Great Migrations

Great Migrations book

The official companion to the National Geographic Channel global television event

This book complements National Geographic’s groundbreaking television series, adding more depth and detail to the extraordinary animal odysseys that take place across the planet. It covers the wanderings of lone male sperm whales through the world’s polar oceans; the determined march of army ants (far more sophisticated and cooperative than...

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