Going to See

30 Writers on Nature, Inspiration, and the World of Barry Lopez

  • 272 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-661-6
  • Apr 22, 2024

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  • Contributors include Rick Bass, David James Duncan, Gretel Ehrlich, Kate Harris, and Deborah A. Miranda
  • Explores Lopez’s writing about the natural world in the context of current concerns about the planet’s future
  • Shares stories of Lopez’s travels, inspirations, and friendships

Barry Lopez was not only a writer, but also a traveler, visionary, and someone with a deep love for humanity and the natural world. Going to See illuminates how the stories he shared with us were like stones in a pond, sending ripples throughout not just a world of readers, but also a network of writers. Here, 30 of those writers reflect on Lopez’s tremendous influence on their work and their lives.

From stories of intimate conversations with Lopez, to insightful examinations of his writing and outdoor experiences, to deeply heartfelt tributes about his generosity of spirit, what emerges is a "many-sided" portrait of Lopez, as co-editor James Perrin Warren writes. It’s also a celebration of the fellowship of writers that Lopez helped create, writers who are committed to serving the natural world, human and nonhuman communities, and the planet we all share.


  • 272 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-661-6
  • Apr 22, 2024

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