Robert Bateman


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A passionate environmentalist, Canadian artist Robert Bateman is an internationally acclaimed painter whose work can be found in collections worldwide. He is also a best-selling author of several books, including the home of this essay, “Thinking Like a Mountain,” published by Viking. This essay is reprinted with permission of the author.


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