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Eight Master Lessons of Nature

by Gary Ferguson

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PUBLISHED: 31st October 2019
ISBN: 9780857525789
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_______________________ 'A classic' - Sir Tim Smit, Co-founder of the Eden Project 'I saw truth, I saw beauty, I saw a better future in these pages.' - John Lewis-Stempel For too long we have set ourselves apart from nature, seeing ourselves as superior, removed, independent.
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  • Hardcover
    $27.38
PUBLISHED: 31st October 2019
ISBN: 9780857525789
ANNOTATION:
_______________________ 'A classic' - Sir Tim Smit, Co-founder of the Eden Project 'I saw truth, I saw beauty, I saw a better future in these pages.' - John Lewis-Stempel For too long we have set ourselves apart from nature, seeing ourselves as superior, removed, independent.

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'A classic' - Sir Tim Smit, Co-founder of the Eden Project 'I saw truth, I saw beauty, I saw a better future in these pages.' - John Lewis-Stempel

For too long we have set ourselves apart from nature, seeing ourselves as superior, removed, independent.

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THE IDEAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR NATURE LOVERS AND READERS

'A classic' - Sir Tim Smit, Co-founder of the Eden Project 'I saw truth, I saw beauty, I saw a better future in these pages.' - John Lewis-Stempel

For too long we have set ourselves apart from nature, seeing ourselves as superior, removed, independent. But in doing so we have lost sight of all that the natural world can teach us.

In Eight Master Lessons of Nature, Gary Ferguson reveals the wisdom of the natural world. By keenly observing and admiring wildlife and their surroundings, he shows us why sympathy is our greatest asset and crucial to our survival, that feminine rule is default in the natural world, and how even from the ashes of destruction, life is still able to thrive.

Written in rich and nourishing prose, Ferguson gently dismantles the walls we have erected between ourselves and nature, showings us the wonder of our surroundings in all their splendour. Drawing on stories from art and science, flora and fauna, philosophy and history, he carefully unravels the dazzling web of connections that binds us to earth and the rich supply of wisdom that is stored here. The result is a powerful and timely reminder of our place in this world, our interdependence, and how much nature is able to teach, heal and ultimately restore us.

Author Biography

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.

Review

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 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 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 I saw truth, I saw beauty, I saw a better future in these pages. John Lewis-Stempel 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

Product Details

Author
Gary Ferguson
Pages
272
Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Year
2019
ISBN-10
0857525786
ISBN-13
9780857525789
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2019-10-31
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade