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About the Author
Robert Bringhurst trained initially in the sciences at MIT but has made his career in the humanities. He is revered for his translations from Haida and other Native American languages and his studies of cultural history. He is also an Officer of the Order of Canada and a former Guggenheim Fellow in poetry. Two Canadian universities have awarded him honorary doctorates. He lives on Quadra Island, B.C.Jan Zwicky is a Governor General Award winning poet and a philosopher. She earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Toronto and has taught at a number of North American institutions, including Princeton and the University of Alberta. In the 1980s and '90s, she developed the first courses in environmental philosophy offered in Canadian universities. He lives on Quadra Island, B.C.