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Name:  Stanley A. Changnon  

Pen Name: Stanley Alcide Changnon

Genre: C:CHILD

Born: 1928 in Donovan, Illinois

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Stanley A. Changnon was born in Donovan, Illinois and taught at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Changnon has authored several scientific books, and combined his skills as a scientist and his passion for the railroad. America's Rural Hub, published by Mayhaven, was the first of his three railroad books. He graduated from the University of Illinois and stayed on as Chief of the Illinois State Water Survey. He also taught basketball. Changnon is retired from the University of Illinois, and now travels the world as a meteorologist. He was on the research team for Al Gore's work on the environment, which won the Nobel Prize. He and his wife reside in central Illinois.


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