William Collins (14 April 2022) ISBN: 978-0008477868 Reviewed by Ian [...]
Wild Things Publishing (2022) ISBN 978-1910636305 Reviewed by Piers Warren ___________________________________________________________________________________________ [...]
Merlin Unwin Books (2022) ISBN: 978-1913159375 Reviewed by Piers Warren [...]
Saraband (18 Oct. 2018) ISBN: 978-1912235278 Reviewed by Ian [...]
‘Nature Is Never Silent: how animals and plants communicate with each other’ by Madlen Ziege, translated by Alexandra Roesch
Scribe UK, 2021-10-31 ISBN: 978-1913348243 Reviewed by Marian Van Eyk [...]
‘To Speak for the Trees: My Life’s Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest’ by Diana Beresford-Kroeger
Timber Press, 2021 ISBN: 978-1643261324 Reviewed by Marian Van Eyk [...]
‘Rebugging the Planet: The Remarkable Things that Insects (and Other Invertebrates) Do – And Why We Need to Love Them More’ by Vicki Hird
Chelsea Green Publishing Co., 2021 ISBN: 978-1645020189 Reviewed by [...]
Inner Traditions, 1994 ISBN 9780892815104 Reviewed by Stephen Wollaston (aka [...]
Moon Books, 2021 ISBN: 978-1789046304 Reviewed by Hilary Norton _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ [...]
Icon Books Ltd, 2020 ISBN: 978-1785786273 Reviewed by Marian Van [...]
Two Roads (2020) ISBN 978-1529350395 Reviewed by Piers Warren _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This [...]
‘Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, & Shape Our Futures’ by Merlin Sheldrake
Bodley Head, 2020 ISBN: 978-1847925190 Reviewed [...]
Foreword by Alice Roberts Thames & Hudson, 2015 [...]
‘The Reindeer Chronicles: And Other Inspiring Stories of Working with Nature to Heal the Earth’ by Judith Schwartz
Chelsea Green, 2020 ISBN: 978-1603588652 Reviewed by Marian [...]
Bloomsbury, 2014 ISBN: 978-1472924018 Reviewed by Brendan James ______________________________________________________________________________________________ [...]
Chelsea Green, 2020 ISBN: 978-1603589963 Reviewed by Marian Van Eyk McCain [...]
riverrun, 2019 ISBN: 978-1787478657 Reviewed by Ian Mowll __________________________________________________________________ What would [...]
‘Evolutionary Herbalism: Science, Spirituality, and Medicine from the Heart of Nature’ by Sajah Popham
North Atlantic Books, 2019 ISBN: 978-1623173135 Reviewed by Emma Farrell [...]
Bloomsbury Wildlife, 2019 ISBN: 978-1472957344 Reviewed by Marian Van Eyk [...]
Batsford, 2018 ISBN: 978-1849944939 Reviewed by Marian Van Eyk McCain [...]
Hamish Hamilton, 2019 ISBN: 978-0241143803 Reviewed by Ian Mowll [...]
Sounds True, 2018 ISBN: 978-1683640424 Reviewed by [...]
The Bodley Head, 2018 (first published in Germany as [...]
Permanent Publications (2019) ISBN 978-1856233262 Reviewed by Piers Warren ____________________________________________________________________ [...]
Picador, 2018 ISBN: 978-1-5098-0509-9 Reviewed by Marian [...]
William Collins (2017) ISBN: 978-0008226299 Reviewed by Ian Mowll [...]
North Atlantic Books, 2019 ISBN: 978-1623172985 Reviewed by Trevor Sharman [...]
North Atlantic Books, 2018 ISBN: 978–1623172480 Reviewed by Ian Mowll [...]
Faber & Faber, 2018 ISBN: 978-0571336777 Reviewed by Ian Mowll [...]
Henry Holt & Co (2015) ISBN: 978-0-8050-9888-4 [...]
Permanent Publications, 2018 ISBN: 978-1856233217 Reviewed by Hilary Norton ____________________________________________________________ [...]
Permanent Publications, 2017 ISBN: 978 1 85623 309 [...]
Chelsea Green, 2017 ISBN: 97811603587464 Reviewed by Marian [...]
ECW Press, 2017 ISBN: 9781770412392 Reviewed by Marian Van Eyk McCain [...]
Merlin Unwin Books, 2017 ISBN: 978-1910723357 Reviewed by Diana Lee _____________________________________________________________ [...]
‘Raised By Animals: The Surprising New Science Of Animal Family Dynamics’ by Jennifer L. Verdolin (with a Foreword by Marc Bekoff)
The Experiment, April 2017 ISBN: 978-1615193448 Reviewed by Marian Van Eyk [...]
Yale University Press, 2017 ISBN: 978-0300218152 Reviewed by Marian Van [...]
Mary Reynolds is a talented Irishwoman with ancient magic in her blood and a sublime sense of beauty, both of which she brings to her work as a garden designer. Her aim is to create gardens that are very natural places, gardens in which the energy flows freely and abundantly and which also evoke in us a sense of homecoming, in that they reconnect us with the pulse of Nature and remind us that we, too, are part of the natural world.
Two vivid accounts of sailing pilgrimages the author recently undertook in his small yacht, Coral, from the southern coast of England to Ireland, and to the far north of Scotland. Yet his book is not simply a day-to-day account of things that happened or had to be done in order for him to reach various historical sacred places of interest. Its richness lies in his skill of including additional material, writers, and sharing thoughts and knowledge he has about Nature, and our interactions and relationships with her.
In this beautifully written book, Sara Maitland sets out on a series of walks through ancient forest and woodland in Britain seeking the symbiosis between forests and fairy stories. She expresses a deep concern that the future of these two sources of healthy life experience is endangered.
A physicist and a professor of molecular biology lead us into a new scientific world in which physics and biology talk to one another – and the results are very exciting. In the past quantum physics pretty much had the monopoly of physics, and biology was limited to the world of classical science. The experiments by which the quantum world was understood required very precise conditions which are not found in the messy world of Nature. However, as this book demonstrates life at every level depends on the movement of fundamental particles that are governed by quantum rules.
This ebook on Deep Green Living is a collection of articles written by fourteen different authors and is in four parts. The first is about feeling our sense of place on the Earth, the second looks at our lifestyles, the third is about wildness and the final part discusses our relationship with the natural world. The intention of the ebook is to help us to find our place in the world and to inspire us to live in good relationship with the Earth and all beings.
This author is an ecopsychologist with a counselling practice, and her specialty, which she describes as 'bioregional totemism' takes a much wider and more holistic approach than many of her colleagues. She calls it a self-created, spirit-centred neoshamanic path. It begins with a reminder that everything we touch came in some way from a natural source and that: …even living in the middle of the city, I spend every moment immersed in nature. "
As twigs from the same branch of the same family tree, we have the same instincts, the same repertoire of feelings, the same traits, and many of the same behavioural tendencies as many other species. Such qualities as fidelity, loyalty, morality and altruism are alive and well amongst our quadripedal relatives and the lines dividing us from them are in fact very thin ones. This compact and comprehensive book describes many feelings and behaviours our non-human relatives share with us such as those relating to justice, sex, love, fear, grief, envy and jealousy. This is a readable, interesting and straightforward book backed up with an extensive collection of scientific references.
Dazzled and seduced by 21st century technology, our children—and we ourselves—tend to spend so much time staring at screens nowadays that there is no time left for a walk in the woods, for gazing dreamily into the night sky or even for enjoying some peace and silence. Following on from Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, this third book from Richard Louv is a huge and marvellous collection of ideas and resources aimed at getting families of all ages back outside and interacting with the rest of Nature.
In this fascinating and intensively-researched book, Jennifer Ackerman delves deeply into the minds and abilities of our feathered companions and reveals some of the remarkable discoveries that have been made in recent years about the true nature and extent of avian intelligence. Once we learn to stop defining intelligence in terms of what we excel at and study birds on their own terms, there is a wealth of fascinating information to be gained.
‘A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle: Revelations of Indigenous Wisdom–Healing Plants, Practices, and Stories’ by David Young, Robert Rogers and Russell Willier
pbk 328 pp North Atlantic Books 2015 ISBN: 978-1583949030 Reviewed [...]
Ranging as it does from in-depth explanations of neuropsychological processes to personal stories from surfers, divers, fishermen, sailors and others, this book is so impressively comprehensive that it could easily have been subtitled 'Everything you always wanted to know about our human relationship to water and lots more that you never even imagined.'
This book is a collection of the columns which the author has contributed over the last twenty years to the BBC Wildlife Magazine. The articles cover a wide range of subjects, including birds, animals, plants, water, the seasons, writers about nature, depictions of Nature in art, sculpture in the wild, Nature in the city, ecology and the future, plus a few columns from abroad.
James Rebanks was born into a family which has farmed in Cumbria for at least 600 years and he learnt his shepherding skills from his grandfather and father from early childhood. As a young man he stretched his wings and went to Oxford, but that only made him more aware of the depth of his connection with the Lakes and farming. His book draws us into an extraordinary understanding of his small, remote upland world and its sheep and shepherds.