Wallace Kaufman

Wallace Kaufman's consulting, writing, and personal pursuits demonstrate his unusually broad hands-on experience. He has put his environmental principles to work in rural planning, urban renewal, and land development. He created several American businesses and consulted with new businesses in Russia and Central Asia. His writing includes literary essays, economic surveys in the former USSR, translations from German and Spanish, prize-winning newspaper columns, business and science writing and fiction in magazines like Redbook and Mademoiselle. He has been a Marshall Scholar at Oxford and a Science Writing Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woodshole.

His books include Contrary Winds: The Russian Discovery of America's West Coast, expected publication, fall 2004; Coming Out of the Woods: The Solitary Life of a Maverick Naturalist, Perseus Books, 2000, a memoir of the back-to-the land movement and the testing of social and environmental ideals against the realities of living a simple life in a wild place; and No Turning Back: Dismantling the Fantasies of Environmental Thinking, Basic Books, 1994, An exploration of the roots of the environmental movement, a Laissez Faire Book Club selection.

Mr. Kaufman’s website is http://www.wallacekaufman.com/.