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The Naturalists

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This collection of nine performance pieces by naturalists is inspired by the words of Margaret Mead, who said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful individuals can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Together, these individuals provide a diverse story that memorializes the diversity, beauty, and fragility of our planet.

Poet Terry Temptest Williams talks about the peregrine falcon; Larry Cox of the Rainforest Foundation talks about the rainforests; poet Diane Ackerman reads from her The Whale in Moonlight; scientist Dr. David Suzuki lectures on a sense of place; muralist Wyland talks about whales and art; urban environmentalist Gerald Lordhal talks about community gardens in New York City; author Peter Matthiessen reads from his Sand Rivers; biologist Sharon Matola talks about the Belize Zoo; and nine-year-old Annie Olson talks about her two little friends.

Full list of narrators includes Terry Tempest Williams, Larry Cox, and Annie Olson.

©1993 Terry Tempest Williams, Larry Cox, Diane Ackerman, David Suzuki, Gerald Lordhal, Peter Mathiessen, Sharon Matola, Annie Olson (P)1993, 1997, 2017 Gang of Seven-BMG / Audio Literature / Phoenix Books

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"...non-didactic, thought-provoking, at times haunting." ( Wired Magazine)

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Wonderful insightful hour on our shared planet

The selections for this book take the listener around the globe in snapshots of space and time, highlighting our shared journey to preserve what nature provides us with. A delicate assembly of inspiring ideas worth contemplating.