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Planetwalker

Author: John Francis
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2008, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: John Francis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Francis
ISBN: 9781426202759 142620275X 9781426204050 1426204051
OCLC Number: 166367912
Notes: "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, p. [3].
Description: 288 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Planet walker
22 years of walking, 17 years of silence
Responsibility: text and illustrations by John Francis.
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Soon after embarking on this quest that would span two decades and two continents, John Francis took a vow of silence that endured for 17 years.  Read more...

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"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 From the Trade Paperback edition.

 
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