Dave Foreman's Books of the Big Outside, Fall 1991

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Dave Foreman’s Books of the Big Outside. Fall 1991. Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library. http://www.environmentandsociety.org/node/8119.


Foreman uses the “Big Outside” as a metaphor for nature and the loneliness it brings, where wisdom can be acquired. This catalog lists books, music, poetry and other material produced by individuals “who are able to eloquently articulate the wisdom from the wild, or to draw profound lessons from human history and that are in harmony with that wisdom.”

Without wilderness, we’re all rats in a nerd psychologist’s sick experiment. Give me wilderness or give me death.

— Dave Foreman

© 1991 Dave Foreman. All rights reserved. This issue is available at the library of the Rachel Carson Center at the LMU Munich. To request digital access for research purposes, contact us at portal@carsoncenter.lmu.de.

The Rachel Carson Center’s Environment & Society Portal makes archival materials openly accessible for purposes of research and education. Views expressed in these materials do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Rachel Carson Center or its partners.

Further readings: 
  • Abbey, Edward. The Monkey Wrench Gang. New York: Lippincott, 1975.
  • Foreman, Dave, and Howie Wolke. The Big Outside: A Descriptive Inventory of the Big Wilderness Areas of the United States. New York: Harmony Books, 1992.
  • Foreman, Dave. Confessions of an Eco-Warrior. New York: Harmony Books, 1991.
  • Foreman, Dave. Ecodefence: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching. Tucson: A Ned Ludd Book, 1987.