Let me introduce George Erickson and his work. George like me he is a staunch supporter for nuclear energy and cares a lot for the environment. A big bonus to me is that he is a humanist. He loves science and technology and has fascinating and adventurous tales to tell! You can read about these on his website : www.tundracub.com
He has authored several bestselling and acclaimed books :
"Erickson is not only a brave adventurer in his own right, but he can also weave a good story."
-- Chicago Tribune
"A blend of stunning landscapes, wildlife, myths, and experience, True North reveals Erickson's love of nature and his passion for truth."
-- The Humanist
"Erickson, a rugged individualist, if ever there was one knows his stuff."
-- Pettsburgh Tribune-Review
"A wonderful book"
-- Clive Cussler, NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Author
"Ultimate adventure - one of the ten best new outdoors books of the year."
-- OUTDOOR CANADA
"True North is a winner!"
"True North is a winner!"
-- National Center for Science Education - E. Scott
"If you can only afford one book about Humanism and the conflict of science with religion, get Time Traveling with Science and the Saints!"
-- Mel Lipman, president - American Humanist Assoc.
"A rapidly readable chronicle ... fluid narrative style ... an antidote to the pale and apologetic way in which the lives of the great men and women of science are often depicted." I really meant it when I said that Time Traveling needs to be in the hands of all our students. My husband read it too...and wondered how science ever got off the ground considering the relentless and often vicious opposition from organized Christianity. The "True Believers" won't read it, and the Rationalists don't need it for themselves ... but it's those in the big "middle" who may be impressed to see, in a terse and thorough outline, the outrages of religion versus science down through the ages.
-- Bette Chambers - AHA past president
"Erickson's insightful incursions into religion, politics, philosophy, history, atheism and social issues are totally enjoyable. Some might make you cry and some will make you laugh, but none will bore you."
Mel Lipman - Vice-President International Humanist and Ethical Union
"George Erickson has written a real gem: a serious book in which he doesn't take himself too seriously, a humorous book with important progressive messages. No one who reads Eyes Wide Open will be able to maintain the fiction that atheists have no sense of humor. Had Moses emerged from Mt. Sinai with "St. George's Commandments," all 13 of them, what a wonderful past couple of millennia this would have been."
Herb Silverman, Secular Coalition for America, President