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What's Linda Taylor reading?

Linda Taylor is the author of Great Women Exploring Nature: How Wild Florida Influenced Their Lives, a women's history book of sorts including icons Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Rachel Carson, as well as lesser-known women like Myrtle Scharrer Betz, who lived on Caladesi Island in the 1800s.

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What is on your nightstand?

33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women's History, edited by Tonya Bolden. And I finished up Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan.

That combination shows your endeavor to link women closer to the earth. What would you recommend for a man's nightstand?

I would suggest A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson for a guy's connection to nature.

Why do you think Bryson appeals to men?

I found men accompanying us on my women-friendly nature trips longed for detail and information and were not quite satisfied with what comes from just taking it all in with our senses. Bryson's writing provides that addition — detail, information, humor and a connection to the natural world.

Piper Castillo, Times staff writer, is reachable at

What's Linda Taylor reading? 05/15/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 1:21pm]
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