Climate change toasts crest of continent says Jonathan Stewart

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New book reveals how rapidly changing climate threatens foundation of civilization

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Walking Away From The Land” (published by Xlibris) is Jonathan Stewart’s firsthand account of his 3,100-mile trek the length of the Continental Divide Trail. From the Mexican border to the Canadian Rockies, he takes readers on an incredible odyssey while shedding light on the dramatic climatic and ecological changes taking place at the crest of the North American Continent.

“Walking Away From The Land” details the natural, historical and cultural landscape of the cultural Divide Trail while highlighting the personal challenges and fascinating people he met over three summers while hiking this national scenic trail. Stewart uses his personal history as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal and as an Oregon forester to underline the dangers climate change presents to an increasingly urbanized society. This book is more than a personal account of a transformative journey through one mountainous region; it is a wake-up call to the rapid collapse of natural systems worldwide.

“The unintended consequences of the cultural and climatic changes taking place are challenging the survival of our forests, grasslands, native wildlife, and our very own civilization,” Stewart says, “I hope this book gives an understanding of the dramatic impacts of global warming and a keen interest in taking personal responsibility for our actions.”

“Walking Away From The Land”
By Jonathan Stewart
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 522 pages | ISBN 9781493180912
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 522 pages | ISBN 9781493180929
E-Book | 522 pages | ISBN 9781493180905
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jonathan Stewart spent three summers walking 3,100 miles of the Continental Divide and the Great Divide trails. This followed three decades working as a backcountry ranger, smokejumper and volunteer coordinator for the U.S. Forest Service. He served six years as the executive director of the Northwest Service Academy, the nation’s first conservation-oriented AmeriCorps program. He is an avid long-distance hiker, having trekked the length of the Pacific Crest Trail, the Long Trail and the Hayduke Trail. The author has a degree in history and journalism from the University of Oregon and spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal He currently volunteers as a crew leader for Conservation International.

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