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Jack Turner studied philosophy and Chinese at the University of Colorado, Stanford University, and Cornell University, and taught philosophy at the University of Illinois. He was a Woodrow Wilson National Fellow at Cornell and has served on the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee. He continues to lecture, most recently at the universities of Montana, Utah, Puget Sound, and Illinois, at Carleton College and Whitman College, and for a variety of other institutions including Greenpeace, theMurieCenter, theTetonScienceSchool, and the Wharton School of Finance Leadership Program. He is a Visiting Scholar in the Environmental Humanities graduate program at the University o fUtah. In 2007, he received the prestigious Whiting Foundation Writer’s Award.
During the 1960s he climbed extensively in Colorado,Yosemite, and the Tetons. He has lead more than 40 treks, trips, and exploratory expeditions to Pakistan, India, China, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and Peru. He climbed inWyoming’s Teton Range for 48 years, guided there for 35 years, and is the former president of the Exum Mountain Guides and School of American Mountaineering in Grand TetonNational Park. Until he retired, he was a certified AMGA alpine guide.
The Universityof Arizona Press published his book of environmental essays, The Abstract Wild, in 1996. It is now in its fifth printing and is used by more than 50 colleges, mostly in environmental studies programs. St. Martin’s Press published his memoir of the Tetons, Teewinot: A Year in the Teton Range, in June 2000. A new book for St. Martin’s, Travels in the Greater Yellowstone, was published in 2008. He is at work on a philosophical tract dealing the concept of wildness entitled Wildness 101, a new collection of essays for St Martin’s, The Eagle’s Eye, and a trio of novellas set inJackson Hole.
Jack Turner lives in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, with his wife Dana.