Program 325: The Desert Wisdom of Terry Tempest Williams; Sahara by Motorbike
Release Date: 05-11-2013
Naturalist Terry Tempest Williams tells us why her dedication to the rugged beauty of the Utah wilderness where she lives requires her to speak out on its behalf. Also, a tour guide from Italy describes how he gets away from it all, riding a motorbike across the vast expanses of the Sahara desert in North Africa.
- Naturalist Terry Tempest Williams, author of When Women Were Birds (Picador)
- Riccardo Panareo, tour guide based in Gradara, Italy
- Terry Tempest Williams' website is www.CoyoteClan.com
- The publisher's website for Terry Tempest Williams' book When Women Were Birds includes reviews and a short excerpt from the open to her book.
- Terry Tempest Williams says she has relied on the Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds since her grandmother introduced her to it as a guide to the outdoors in Utah.
- The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance has information about the proposed Red Rocks Wilderness Act.
- Terry mentions Wild Earth Guardians as one of the organizations trying to protect endangered species, such as prairie dogs in Utah.
- Terry recommends the Edward Abbey autobiography Desert Solitaire to better understand the culture and environment of the US desert southwest, and the writings of Wallace Stegner.
- Riccardo Panareo and his wife Sabine Jacobs have contact information for personalized tours on their Traveling Friends website.
- Riccardo Panareo writes about his town in Italy, and has many other observations about life and food in Italy on his Piano-Piano website.
- Riccardo posts travel tips for Europe on the Grand European Tours website.