From the Editors, including Masthead; June 1999; Scientific American Magazine; by Rennie; 1 Page(s)
Glenn Zorpette is either going to outlive the rest of Scientific American's Board of Editors, or he's going to perish way ahead of schedule; I can't decide which. He keeps his diet estimably rich in vegetables and spends lunch hours at the gym. When he wrote last year about exercise and body image, his own published statistics ("5' 10 1/2", 167 lbs., 7% body fat") attracted considerable mail, some of it asking for dates.
On the other hand, Glenn also volunteers for assignments that risk raising our insurance premiums. Consider that he dove more than 150 feet down, and suffered severe nitrogen narcosis, in the crater of Bikini Atoll to discover how it has recovered from H-bomb testing [see "Bikini's Nuclear Ghosts"; Scientific American Presents: The Oceans, Fall 1998]. That intrepidness makes him a natural contributor to our Expeditions feature, in which journalists report from the field about researchers' experiences.