The lives and works of 100 inspiring ecological, social, and spiritual visionaries, from Gandhi to Muhammad Yunus, from Rachel Carson to Wangari Maathai. Inspiring Leaders for a better world.
Visionaries brings together the lives and works of one hundred great men and women who offer inspiration, hope, and healing.
The twentieth century was marked by wars, dictatorship, and environmental destruction, yet many individual kept alive the hope of a sane and sustainable future through their example, ideas, and vision. Their influence helped bring to an end colonialism and imperialism, apartheid, and authoritarian regimes, and they also helped foster the resurgence of an ecological, holistic, and spiritual vision that increasingly resonates in the world today. Many struggled for years in obscurity; at times their leadership has been recognized with the highest honors.
Among those profiled, ten have been awarded the Nobel Prize and nine the Right Livelihood Award.
Visionaries included in this book (along with many others):
World Leaders: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Spiritual Figures: Deepak Chopra, Desmond Tutu, Starhawk, and Thich Nhat Hanh,
Writers: Wendell Berry, Kahlil Gibran, Aldo Leopold, and Arundhati Roy
Scientists: Rachel Carson, Lynn Margulis, and James Lovelock
Social Visionaries: Carlo Petrini, Winona LaDuke, Eric Fromm
Economists: E.F. Schumacher and Muhammad Yunus
Ecological Activistis: Vandana Shiva, Terry Tempest Williams, and Wangari Maathai.
Visionaries is a lesson and a reminder that we are never alone, never without hope, and never powerless even in the face of the world's great problems.
Suggested Retail price: $25.00. Now Sale Priced. 8" X 10" size, 222 pages.