What sets this book apart from the countless other ones about the American West is that it was put together by an amateur – an amateur on a mission. As opposed to almost all other books published by amateurs, this one has been reviewed by professionals whose praises are printed on the back cover.
We all have a moral obligation to leave the Earth to future generations in a condition at least as good as it was when we found it. In many ways, we have already failed, but that is not reason enough to stop trying. Each in our own way can do our part. This book illustrates one of the ways: go see the world,
and show its beauty to others as best you can.
Many of the pictures were taken with equipment considered fancy by amateur standards, but some, like that of the skull on the cover, were taken with “point-and-shoot” cameras; some were taken through airplane windows. While some of the pictures are necessarily fuzzy, their message is clear: any one of us armed with a camera can hike off the beaten path and become a foot soldier in the struggle against the forces that believe they can do with the Earth as they please.
If this book inspires you in any way, then you should listen to your inner voices and go.