National Geographic Society, Paperback, 9781426204050, 288pp.
Publication Date: April 21, 2009
Through his silence and walking, he learned to listen, and along the way, earned college and graduate degrees in science and environmental studies. An amazing human-interest story with a vital message, "Planetwalker" is also an engaging coming-of-age pilgrimage.
John Francis lives in Point Reyes Station, California, with his wife and son. He is the founder and director of Planetwalk, a non-profit environmental education organization (www.planetwalk.org). He travels around the world, speaking on pilgrimage and change and on "Planetlines," an environmental studies curriculum based on the walking pilgrimage, which he is developing for high schools and universities.
"It’s a remarkably insightful, poetic, and inspiring story, one that’s sure to make readers think more carefully about their own styles of living." Booklist