Bob Brown was appointed director of the Tasmanian Wilderness Society in 1978 and led the campaign to prevent the construction of the Franklin Dam. In 1983 he became a member of Tasmania's parliament and in 1992 he became a founding member of the Australian Greens. In 1996 he was elected to the Australian Senate and in following years he led the Australian Greens. He resigned from the Senate in 2012. His bestselling autobiographical book Optimism was published in 2014. Bob Brown lives in Tasmania with his partner Paul, and continues to remain at the forefront of the movement to protect Australia's natural environment through the Bob Brown Foundation.
"Green Nomads is the perfect book to spark thinking about what's out there and where to take off to." - Wendy Harmer, Sydney Morning Herald "It's pretty much all that you could imagine: glorious vistas of bush and sea, flora and fauna." - Thuy On, The Saturday Age "Green Nomads can be compared with publications by other stalwart defenders of the world's ecological systems such as David Attenborough and the Prince of Wales." - The Mercury