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Dr. Robert H. Fuson

Deceased in 2004, Robert H. Fuson was a historical geographer who lived in Temple Terrace, Florida. He was one of America's foremost experts on 15th- and 16th-century exploration and discovery. He held degrees from Indiana University (AB), Florida State University (MA), and Louisiana State University (PhD), and is Professor Emeritus at the University of South Florida. He has authored more than 140 publications, including ten books, among which are the classic Fundamentals of Place-Name Geography (1966: 9th edition - 1999), Legendary Islands of the Ocean Sea (1995), and the award-winning The Log of Christopher Columbus (1997). He has frequently appeared on television and radio both in the United States and abroad, and has received numerous awards and other special recognition for his work.

Dr. Fuson's only book with McDonald & Woodward Publishing is Juan Ponce de León - and the Spanish Discovery of Puerto Rico and Florida.