A rich and gentle manifesto of how to forge vital and meaningful connections with nature and what the natural world can teach us about human life.
Gary Ferguson is a prize-winning essayist and author. He is the author of twenty-five books on nature and science and is a leading voice on the ecological and psychological values of nature. He has been a regular contributor to the National Geographic Lecture series and was on the faculty of the Rainer Writing Workshop MFA at Pacific Lutheran University. He lives in south Montana.
A bold peacock of a book, bristling with life, seriously
stimulating and written poetically and crisply. I think it's a
classic. * Sir Tim Smit KBE, Executive Vice-Chairman and Co-founder
of the Eden Project *
I saw truth, I saw beauty, I saw a better future in these pages. * John Lewis-Stempel *
It's hard to put down the phone and pay attention to the larger world-but as this insightful book makes clear, that kind of attention to the natural world can help set us on better paths for our lives, our societies, and our futures. * Bill McKibben, Environmentalist and author of The End of Nature *
This beautiful book will make your genes ache with homesickness for the mystery we sprang from. Luckily, it's waiting right outside. Let Gary Ferguson take you there. You'll remember, and you'll thank him. * Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us *
In this expansive survey, nature writer Ferguson argues that nature's 'harmony, balance, and rhythm' can teach humans how to live peaceful, vital lives. Ferguson's eight assertions each speak to the powerful connections he sees between the natural and human worlds, each beginning with his lushly delivered observations of nature. * Publishers' Weekly *