Walking the High Ridge
As a boy in Colorado, Robert Michael Pyle fell in love with alpine heights and the butterflies that float above the tree line. This early passion sparked a career in conservation that took Pyle across the globe—until he realized that he was no longer as intimate with the natural world that first spurred him to action.
Walking the High Ridge is a journey through Pyle’s “unruly pack of interests”—biology, nature conservation, and literature—to his decision finally to choose the life that would give free reign to his scientific and creative impulses and keep him “as much as possible, out of doors.”
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Praise and Prizes
“A peek into the thought process of a man who not only passionately loves nature but is determined to immerse himself within it as much as possible . . . Robert Michael Pyle can’t imagine life any other way, and fortunately for us, he is talented enough to write about it.”