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People who inspire me

I want to share with Earth Protect users a list of people and their publications who have inspired me through the years. This is only a partial list - these are the books that I live with, and visit again and again.

Every time I pick up one of these old friends, I find a new angle to marvel about and a new hope about our role on this earth.Read on to find out what inspires me. I hope that maybe one of these individuals will inspire you through their own words.


  • “The Legacy of Luna” Julia Hill Butterfly
  • “The Cyanide Canary” Joseph Hilldorfer and Robert Dugoni
  • “Texas Land Ethics” Pete A.Y. Gunter and Max Oelschlaeger
  • “Seeing Things Whole” John Wesley Powell
  • “The World Without Us” Alan Weisman
  • “In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World” Eliot Porter
  • “The Short History of Nearly Everything” Bill Bryson
  • “The Future of Life” Edward O. Wilson
  • “Rules for Radicals” Saul D. Alinsky
  • “Oaxaca Journal” Oliver Sacks
  • “Let the Mountains Talk, Let the Rivers Run” David Brauer
  • “Confessions of an Eco-Redneck: Or How I Learned How to Gun-Shoot Trout and Save the Wilderness At the Same Time” Steve Chapple
  • “Salt: A World History” Mark Kurlansky
  • “Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World” Mark Kurlansky
  • “Into the Wild” John Krakauer
  • “The Map That Changed the World” Simon Winchester
  • “Dreamers and Defenders” Douglas H. Strong
  • “The Ecology of Commerce” Paul Hawken
  • “Practice of the Wild” Gary Snyder
  • “Laboratory Earth” Stephen H. Schneider, PhD
  • “The Last American Man” Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “One Long Argument” Ernst Mayr
  • “Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things” William McDonough and Michael Braungart
  • "Do Something: Leave Your Mark on the World” Anthony Zolezzi and Kory Swanson
  • “Lapham’s Quarterly: Book of Nature”, Volume I, Number 3, Summer 2008
  • “The Great Naturalists” Robert Huxley, editor
  • “The Pioneers” James Fenimore Cooper
  • “Civil Disobedience” Henry David Thoreau
  • “Leaves of Grass” Walt Whitman
  • “Witness: Endangered Species of North America” Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager
  • “The Living City” Frank Lloyd Wright
  • “The Elegant Universe” Brian Greene
  • “Writings on an Ethical Life” Peter Singer
  • “The Philosophies of Science” Rom Harre
  • “Bioethics” Gilbert Meilaender
  • “A History of the Sciences” Stephen F. Mason



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