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Earth WisdomEarth Wisdom:
John Muir, Accidental Taoist, Charts Humanity's Only Future on a Changing Planet

by Raymond Barnett

( from the book's back cover )
CreateSpace, 2016)

Available in Paperback or Kindle editions.
ISBN: 1532762372
ISBN: 13:9781532762376

Earth Wisdom charts John Muir's amazing wilderness adventures and explores the worldview that sprang from them: a way of seeing the world unique in the West, with echoes only in the Taoism of ancient China. So challenging is Muir's philosophy, here termed "earth wisdom," that the environmental movement has kept it hidden in Muir's little-known journals for a century. But Muir's worldview now provides the "new way of thinking" called for by Pope Francis to rescue humanity from the existential threat of climate change; Earth Wisdom shows how and why, touching on the needed changes in our economy, society, and way of life.

About the Author

Raymond Barnett graduated from Yale in Chinese History and earned his Ph.D. from Duke in evolutionary ecology (serving a year in Vietnam with the U.S. Army in between). A professor of biology at Chico State University for three decades, Barnett resides in northern California, where he enjoys backpacking in the Sierra Nevada and kayaking California's rivers and coast.

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