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This collection of nine performance pieces by naturalists is inspired by the words of Margaret Mead, who said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful individuals can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Together, these individuals provide a diverse story that memorializes the diversity, beauty, and fragility of our planet.

Poet Terry Temptest Williams talks about the peregrine falcon; Larry Cox of the Rainforest Foundation talks about the rainforests; poet Diane Ackerman reads from her The Whale in Moonlight; scientist Dr. David Suzuki lectures on a sense of place; muralist Wyland talks about whales and art; urban environmentalist Gerald Lordhal talks about community gardens in New York City; author Peter Matthiessen reads from his Sand Rivers; biologist Sharon Matola talks about the Belize Zoo; and nine-year-old Annie Olson talks about her two little friends.

Full list of narrators includes Terry Tempest Williams, Larry Cox, and Annie Olson.

©1993 Terry Tempest Williams, Larry Cox, Diane Ackerman, David Suzuki, Gerald Lordhal, Peter Mathiessen, Sharon Matola, Annie Olson (P)1993, 1997, 2017 Gang of Seven-BMG / Audio Literature / Phoenix Books

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"...non-didactic, thought-provoking, at times haunting." ( Wired Magazine)

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