Nicholas Clapp

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Nicholas Clapp is a Borrego Springs, California based writer, film-maker, and amateur archaeologist. He has often been called the "real Indiana Jones"[citation needed] and he has received 70 film awards (including Emmys), and several films that he edited have received Academy Award nominations. He is a graduate of both Brown University and the University of Southern California, and he has worked for Disney, National Geographic Society, Columbia Pictures, PBS and the White House.

Nicholas Clapp is married to Bonnie Loizos, now Bonnie Clapp. He has two daughters, Jennifer and Cristina.


  • The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands (1999)
  • Sheba: Through the Desert in Search of the Legendary Queen (2002)
  • Who Killed Chester Pray? A Death Valley Mystery (2007)
  • Gold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier (2012)


  • Let My People Go (1965)
  • The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau (1968)
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1968)
  • Journey to the Outer Limits (1973)
  • National Geographic Specials: The Haunted West (1973)
  • The Incredible Machine (1975)
  • National Geographic Specials: The Great Mojave Desert (1975)

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