David W. Tschanz
David W. Tschanz is an historian, epidemiologist and travel writer who lived in the Middle East from 1989-2012 where he worked for an oil company, taught, researched, wrote and learned.
Convinced that "specialization is for insects," he has advanced degrees in history, public health and archaeology, as well as 9 computer certifications including an MCSE, MCDBA, and CIW.
He has written over 1000 published articles on a wide variety of topics including infectious disease control, military affairs, demography, patch management, Kerberos security, product review, history, Middle East affairs and travel.
He has authored or co-authored eight books, including Designing an Exchange Server 2007 Infrastructure: A Business Oriented Approach which was published by John Wiley & Sons.
His work has appeared in Ahlan Wasahlan; Against the Odds; Aramco World; Archaeology; Battle Flag; C3i; California Liberty; Caravan; Cert Cities; Command; Desert Rambler; Dimensions; Gaya; Golden Falcon; Herbs for Health; Islam on Line; Line of Departure; Mensa Bulletin; MCP Magazine; Military History; Al Muftah; Odyssey; Redmond Magazine; Relevance; Sojourn; Sons of Texas Journal; Strategy & Tactics; StrategyPage; TCP Magazine, White Star Burma and Wild West. He also serves as editor of several international publications as well as the military history journal Cry "Havoc!" and the Journal of Islamic Medical History. He is also author of many IT industry white papers.
He served as president and on the board of the Arabian Natural History Association for 18 years, as well as national historian of China Post 1 (American Legion) and Coordinator of the Military History Special Interest Group of American Mensa, Ltd.
A well regarded speaker he has been the Anne Nicholson Guest Lecturer at Pinewood College; a speaker at the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi as well as other venues.
Petra: A Brief History
by David W. Tschanz
Petra: A Brief History is an easy-to-read, popular history of one of the world’s most fabled cities and the mysterious people who built it.
This is the ideal book for anyone who wants to know the entire story behind the "rose red city half as old as time," and the little known Nabataeans, who carved Petra from the living rock of Jordan's Sharah Mountains.