Alick Bartholomew (1930-2015) studied geology and geography at the University of Cambridge and University of Chicago. He was part of the editorial team that in 1962 published Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. In 1971 he founded the Turnstone Press, publisher of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, with a vision to reconcile science with a spiritual view of the world. In 1984 he started Gateway Books in Bath, England, continuing the Turnstone vision as well as introducing scientific paradigms, such as a study of the crop circle phenomenon, the scientific evidence for geological catastrophism, and Mae-Wan Ho’s critique of genetic engineering. He is also the author of several books, including Hidden Nature: The Startling Insights of Viktor Schauberger and The Spiritual Life of Water.