Pete has spent most of the last 15 years studying and working in the environmental sphere. A graduate of the Presidio Graduate School's MBA in Sustainable Solutions, he has worked with various environmentally inspired entities in both the for and non-profit sectors. When not at work, he spends as much time as possible in nature — chasing waves, fish and the occasional ski day.
Why Pete Chose This Book:
Original watercolor illustrations of wildlife, maps, flowers and fauna combined with Kaufmann's unique meandering and penetrating prose really set him on a pedestal for naturalists/authors/artists. He also is seemingly getting better with each new book. Forests of California, his third (of six) installment, is a real masterpiece of visual and literary pleasure and an invaluable source of information about the current state and potential future of the forest ecosystems in California. The resilience of nature is a recurrent theme in his work, which is refreshing and important, as many often criticize the "doomsday" nature of many other environmental activists. I am very much looking forward to number four, "Coasts," due out next month.