Jack Turner, Salt Lake City, Utah : an interview by Rob DeBirk

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Title Jack Turner, Salt Lake City, Utah : an interview by Rob DeBirk
Alternative Title No.500 Jack Turner
Creator Turner, Jack, 1942-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; DeBirk, Rob (Robert William), 1979-
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2008-04-05
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5780993/ ; San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5391811/
Subject Turner, Jack, 1942- --Interviews; Naturalists--Interviews
Description Transcript of (38 pages) by Rob DeBirk with Jack Turner on April 5, 2008
Abstract Turner (b. 1942) was raised in a rural setting outside of Washington, D.C., until his parents divorced and his Mom took him to San Diego, California. He didn't care for school, and describes many of his school failures. He learned to surf, and spent a lot of time surfing instead of going to school. Turner spent time in the upper Green River basin as a "jug hustler," and began climbing with a friend after taking some classes at the Exum Climbing School in Wyoming. He describes his years traveling around the west, attending Cornell on a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, attending anti-war rallies, backpacking through Europe, being trapped in Greece during a conflict with Turkey, trekking in Nepal, guiding in the Tetons, exploring Zen, and writing. Turner has published many essays and his books include The Abstract Wild and Travels in the Greater Yellowstone. Utah Environmentalists Project. Interviewer: Rob De Birk
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Scanning Technician Matt Wilkinson
Metadata Cataloger Matt Brunsvik; Jeremy Myntti; Floyd Shiery; Patrick Miller
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
ARK ark:/87278/s6184qxw
Topic Naturalists
Setname uum_elc
ID 797962
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6184qxw