The Resource Planetwalker, text and illustrations by John Francis, (electronic resource)

Planetwalker, text and illustrations by John Francis, (electronic resource)

Label
Planetwalker
Title
Planetwalker
Statement of responsibility
text and illustrations by John Francis
Title variation
  • Planet walker
  • 22 years of walking, 17 years of silence
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When the struggle to save oil-soaked birds and restore blackened beaches left him feeling frustrated and helpless, John Francis decided to take a more fundamental and personal stand-he stopped using all forms of motorized transportation. Soon after embarking on this quest that would span two decades and two continents, the young man took a vow of silence that endured for 17 years. It began as a silent environmental protest, but as a young African-American man, walking across the country in the early 1970s, his idea of "the environmen" expanded beyond concern about pollution and loss of habitat to include how we humans treat each other and how we can better communicate and work together to benefit the earth. Through his silence and walking, he learned to listen, and along the way, earned college and graduate degrees in science and environmental studies. The United Nations appointed him goodwill ambassador to the world's grassroots communities and the U.S. government recruited him to help address the Exxon Valdez disaster. Was he crazy? How did he live and earn all those degrees without talking? An amazing human-interest story, with a vital message, Planetwalker is also a deeply personal and engaging coming-of-age odyssey-the positive experiences, the challenging times, the characters encountered, and the learning gained along the way.-Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BH0
Dewey number
333.72092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GE195.7
LC item number
.F74 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Planetwalker, text and illustrations by John Francis, (electronic resource)
Label
Planetwalker, text and illustrations by John Francis, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.ae.talonline.ca/login?url=http://find.galegroup.com/openurl/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&res_id=info:sid/gale:NGMA&ctx_enc=info:ofi:enc:UTF-8&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:unknown&rft.artnum=WXAHMK316670783&req_dat=info:sid/gale:ugnid:edmo95361
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in 2005 by Elephant Mountain Press."--Title page verso
  • "Visit www. planetwalker.org for more photographs and information about Dr. Francis and an on-line reading guide for Planetwalker."--Dust jacket, page [3]
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1000472689
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Extent
1 online resource (288 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) on1000472689
  • on1000472689
  • (OCoLC)1000472689

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