Before They're Gone
A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks
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|Format:||Hardcover, 224 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 April 2012|
About the Author
Michael Lanza is a veteran freelance outdoors writer and photographer. He is the northwest editor of "Backpacker" magazine, where his articles about the impacts of climate change on Montana's Glacier National Park and other wild lands helped "Backpacker" win a National Magazine Award. He runs the website TheBigOutside.
"This is a terrific blend of adventure ('Seeing a bison gallop thirty miles an hour--as they can--is like seeing a grand piano suddenly sprout horns and charge you with the speed of a horse.') and ecological forecasting (and forewarning) that aptly conveys the passion of a devoted outdoorsman, and serves as a wake-up call to the state of our planet."--"Publishers Weekly
"An informative, heartwarming and, at times, heart-stopping read."--Colleen McBrinn, "Today"'s "Travel" blog
"The season's must-read new memoir."--"Outside"'s "Raising Rippers" blog
"A beautifully written, moving meditation."--Richard Louv, author of "The Nature Principle"
""Before They're Gone" is a beautifully written, moving meditation on the meaning of parenthood, our parks, and the first generation of children to grow up in the age of global warming."--Richard Louv, author of "The Nature Principle" and "Last Child in the Woods
"Intriguing premise; decent execution--certainly of interest to environmentalists and other eco-minded readers."--"Kirkus Review"
"Michael Lanza braids a story of family, wilderness, and climate that's at once heartwarming and terrifying. I envy his kids for the incredible year they spent exploring America's finest wild places. And I mourn that they--and my own daughter--will have to endure the devastating consequences of our heating planet. Lanza makes abundantly clear that our children deserve better than the legacy we're leaving them."--John Harlin, author of "The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain that Killed My Father"
"I grew up in a national park, worked in twelve others and have visited well over two hundred of them. Their values, for people like me, often are taken for granted. In this wonderful book, Michael Lanza's children learn and experience what is most important about our national parks - the necessity to leave them 'unimpaired for future generations' - and why."--Bill Wade, Chair, Executive Council, Co
|Publisher: ||Beacon Press (MA)|
|Dimensions: ||21.84 x 14.48 x 2.29 centimeters (0.41 kg)|