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I thank the following friends and teachers for their personal contributions and inspiration:

  • Mel Gray, art teacher & polymath
  • Carl Faber, artist & polymath
  • Richard Merriman, pastor
  • Bill Zimmerman, former sociology professor & founder of Science for the People
  • Richard McKeon, philosopher
  • Tom Hackett, physician, athlete, anthropologist & aboriginal skills instructor
  • Cody Lundin, aboriginal skills instructor
  • Jason Sexton, ecologist & musician
  • John Wehausen, biologist & musician
  • Jim Andre, botanist & natural resource manager
  • Jef Jaeger, biologist & writer
  • Jack Alpert, engineer, educator & activist
  • Philippe Cohen, natural resource manager
  • Friend Michael Wells, movie producer & polymath
  • Carson Barnes, horticulturalist, artist & polymath
  • Calvin Meyers, environmental activist & former tribal chairman, Moapa Paiute Tribe
  • Katy Belt, artist & naturalist
  • Henrik Wahren, ecologist

The following publications and authors have been especially inspirational or otherwise helpful:

Philosophy & Psychology:

  • Various works, Wendell Berry
  • Various works, Paul Shepard
  • Person/Planet, Theodore Roszak
  • Technopoly, Neil Postman
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn
  • Becoming Native to This Place, Wes Jackson
  • The Island Within, Richard Nelson
  • The Spell of the Sensuous, David Abram
  • Within the Context of No Context, George W. S. Trow
  • Philosophy in the Flesh, George Lakoff & Mark Johnson
  • The War of Desire and Technology at the Close of the Mechanical Age, Allucqu√®re Rosanne Stone
  • On the Nature of Things, Lucretius
  • Operational Philosophy, Anatol Rapoport
  • Science and Sanity, Alfred Korzybski
  • Various works, Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Classic works of Aristotle, Plato, Gibbon, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Pascal, Nietzsche, Freud, Dewey, Russell, Benjamin, Marcuse, Foucault, Beaudrillard, etc.
  • Classic works on Buddhism
  • and many more

Human Society & Ecology:

  • The Peaceful Societies project of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Anthropology
  • Various Works, Jean Giono
  • Man on Earth & Africa: A Biography of the Continent, John Reader
  • Italian Journey, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Various Works, Gary Paul Nabhan
  • PrairyErth, William Least Heat-Moon
  • Various Works, Jack Weatherford
  • The Irish Countryman, Conrad M. Arensberg
  • Various Works, Freya Stark
  • The Chemehuevis, Carobeth Laird
  • The Harmless People & The Old Way, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
  • Shantyboat & Payne Hollow, Harlan Hubbard
  • Journey Among Men, Jock Marshall & Russell Drysdale
  • The Sheltering Desert, Henno Martin
  • Coral Island, Marston Bates & Donald Abbott
  • Survival Skills of the Primitive Paiutes, Margaret Wheat
  • Southern Paiute: A Portrait, William Logan Hebner & Michael L. Plyler
  • Various Works, Studs Terkel
  • South From Granada: A Sojourn in Southern Spain, Gerald Brenan
  • Sea Room, Adam Nicolson
  • The Book of the Tongass, ed. Carolyn Servid and Donald Snow
  • Amish Society, John A. Hostetler
  • Basin-Plateau Aboriginal Sociopolitical Groups, Julian H. Steward
  • Various Works, Claude Levi-Strauss
  • Various Works, Thor Heyerdahl
  • Various Works, Oliver Sacks
  • Cities of Gold & Talking to the Ground, Douglas Preston
  • The Real Eve: Modern Man's Journey Out of Africa, Stephen Oppenheimer
  • Various Works, Elaine Morgan
  • Australia's Aborigines: Their Life and Culture, Frederick D. McCarthy
  • A Traveller's Guide to Aboriginal Australia, Burnum Burnum
  • Europe in the High Middle Ages, William Chester Gordon
  • Facing East From Indian Country, Daniel K. Richter
  • Human Natures, Paul R. Ehrlich
  • Various Works, Jared Diamond
  • 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Charles C. Mann
  • Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America, David Hackett Fischer
  • The Riddle of Amish Culture, Donald B. Kraybill
  • Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman, Marjorie Shostak
  • Various Works, Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Barbarians to Angels, Peter S. Wells
  • Hunters and Gatherers Today, ed. M. G. Bicchieri
  • Ecology in Ancient Civilizations, J. Donald Hughes
  • Urban Life: Readings in Urban Anthropology, ed. George Gmelch & Walter P. Zenner
  • and many more

Life on Earth:

  • Five Kingdoms, Micro-Cosmos, & Symbiotic Planet, Lynn Margulis
  • The Eternal Frontier, Tim Flannery
  • The Web of Life, Fritjof Capra
  • The Beak of the Finch, Jonathan Weiner
  • The Earth Moved, Amy Stewart
  • Soul Among Lions, Harley Shaw
  • Wandering Lands and Animals, Edwin H. Colbert
  • Life's Solution, Simon Conway Morris
  • Various textbooks
  • and many more

Physical Sciences:

  • Coursework & textbooks on physics, chemistry, geophysics & astrophysics




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