Wildebeest in a Rainstorm: Profiles of Our Most Intriguing Adventurers, Conservationists, Shagbags and Wanderers

Over the last 20 years, Jon Bowermaster has traveled with and written about some of the world s most intriguing environmentalists and explorers Wildebeest in a Rainstorm collects his most fascinating pieces into a single book Profiles of Bobby Kennedy Jr Peter Beard, Winona LaDuke, George Schaller, David Brower, Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, and others blend tales ofOver the last 20 years, Jon Bowermaster has traveled with and written about some of the world s most intriguing environmentalists and explorers Wildebeest in a Rainstorm collects his most fascinating pieces into a single book Profiles of Bobby Kennedy Jr Peter Beard, Winona LaDuke, George Schaller, David Brower, Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, and others blend tales of global exploration with a one of a kind look at how environmental policy impacts the planet and its natural resources.
Wildebeest in a Rainstorm Profiles of Our Most Intriguing Adventurers Conservationists Shagbags and Wanderers Over the last years Jon Bowermaster has traveled with and written about some of the world s most intriguing environmentalists and explorers Wildebeest in a Rainstorm collects his most fascinating

  • Title: Wildebeest in a Rainstorm: Profiles of Our Most Intriguing Adventurers, Conservationists, Shagbags and Wanderers
  • Author: Jon Bowermaster
  • ISBN: 9780897326896
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Wildebeest in a Rainstorm: Profiles of Our Most Intriguing Adventurers, Conservationists, Shagbags and Wanderers”

    1. Wildebeest in a Rainstom is a collection of profiles of conservationists, artists, and sportsmen that were previously published in various magazines over that past twenty years. Some are well known (Sir Richard Branson), and some are not (Winona LaDuke), but all are remarkable people who are dedicated to the environment and taking risks.With such a unique cross-section of “environmentalists,” from the conservationists to the adventurers, the subject matter is fascinating, but the book’s fo [...]

    2. Wildebeest in a Rainstorm is a collection of biographical articles; profiles as the author calls them that are grouped as conservationists, artistes, and sportsmen. The common theme to all is a bit elusive; however each person has a connection to outdoors, nature, spaces and places. Reading this was a good way to add insights into the subjects lives - - some that I already knew of and others whom I was largely unaware; an eclectic mix that ranges from David Brower, Robert F. Kennedy, Peter Beard [...]

    3. Wildebeest in a Rainstorm is a collection of short biographical pieces on people that have had a special relationship with the environment: conservationists, artists, and sportsmen.[return][return]Many of the pieces were originally completed 15 to 20 years ago, so it can be a little disjointed jumping from a piece from 1989 to one in 2007. However, the collection provides glimpses into the people and personalities that have been involved in environmental issues that may have otherwise been overl [...]

    4. This would be a fine collection for anyone who is already interested in high profile conservationists and adventurers/explorers. Unfortunately it fails to make the leap to make its subjects interesting to those of us not already inclined to care about some guy who wants to cross Antarctica by dog sled.

    5. Bowermaster brings together a set of essays about adventurers, scientists and sportsmen and their exploits in and on the environment. While many are bothered by the lack of cohesiveness in the work, I find the chapter long essays offer enough of a glimpse into places and personalities to serve as a jumping off point for further explorations. On this level, the work succeeds handsomely.

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