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The Art of Spiritual Rock Gardening
by Donna E. Schaper (Author), Simon Dorrell (Author)

Amherst Bulletin
"...full of spirit, intellect and passion, Donna Schaper takes us with her as she walks and works in her garden."

The Blue Guide to Museums and Galleries of New York
"Simon Dorrell is one of England's premier garden painters."

Gunilla Norris, author of Being Home and Journeying in Place: Reflections from a Country Garden
"Donna Schaper skips her stones through historical and horticultural facts, philosophical and human musings in a down-to-earth and lighthearted way."

Beatrice Bruteau, author of What We Can Learn from the East
"A great bedside book and a perfect gift book."

Amherst Bulletin
Her garden meditations surprise, stimulate and sustain us.
 


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Life Of The Skies, The

by Jonathan Rosen (Author)

In this eloquent book, Rosen—a novelist and editorial director of Nextbook, which promotes Jewish culture and literature—meditates on the fact that technology enables us to preserve wildlife and at the same time contributes to its demise. He laments that no sooner had he discovered bird-watching than he realized that nature has become a diminished thing, as Robert Frost put it in his poem The Oven Bird. Everywhere he looks—from a Louisiana swamp to the Israeli desert—he finds a paradox: we are attempting to preserve nature at the same time that we are destroying it. Cars, trains and planes, Rosen writes, have enabled us to find the birds of America for ourselves, even as these inventions have contributed to the fragmentation that endangers them.Birds sing back to us an aspect of ourselves, Rosen says, harking back to Audubon, and he confesses that this is why he came to bird-watching, making it even more poignant that so many birds are close to disappearing forever. Rosen's wide-ranging intellect (he is also the author of The Talmud and the Internet) flits gracefully from nature to history to poetry, and gentle meditations can be spiked with barbs ( 'Collecting' is the ornithological euphemism for killing). This beautifully written book is an elegy to the human condition at a time when wilderness is becoming a thing of the past.

-Publishers Weekly



 

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Living on Wilderness Time

by Melissa Walker (Author)

Jennifer Ackerman, author of Chance in the House of Fate
A compelling travel narrative and meditation on the value of wilderness in the spirit of Rick Bass and Gretel Ehrlich. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.



 

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My Name is Chellis
and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization
by Chellis Glendinning

From Booklist
This brilliant, offbeat, and ultimately provocative book is nothing short of revolutionary. Its title, of course, is off-putting; indeed, the concept of recovering from Western civilization sounds rather arrogant. But Glendinning hits the nail on the head, making the connection between the recovery movement and the environmental movement so well that their concurrent emergence makes sense. She digs into the aspects of Western civilization we desperately need to recover from--our technological addictions, fast pace, daily and lifelong traumas, dissociation from the natural world and ourselves--and ably shows why the way of life they constitute is so unhealthy. She uses examples from nature-based cultures to show how to reconnect with the world, and by probing into her own as well as our collective psyche, she courageously takes the leap toward emotional, spiritual, and physical health that she invites the rest of us to follow. Mary Ellen Sullivan --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
 


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My Weeds

A Gardener's Botany
by SARA B. STEIN (Author), LOIS WALLACE (Translator)

From Library Journal
Reading like a series of articles for a horticultural magazine, this book seems better suited for publication in that format. It's tough to hold even an avid gardener's interest with a range of writing that includes botany, lore, and personal experiences with plants considered to be weeds. Stein ( The Science Book ) is an adequate writer, but the subject is not that compelling unless weeds have been the major interest of your gardening life. Even then, how many gardeners will take time to read about weeds they have sprayed, pulled, or ignored? Dale Luchsinger, Athens Area Technical Inst. Lib., Ga.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.



 

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The Spirit of Costa Rica: Honoring the Elements
By Chris Migliaccio

In 1992, my family and I traveled to Costa Rica for the first time. I quickly fell in love with the land and its people, so I've been returning at least once a year since that time - traveling all over the country and shooting photos. Some of my most memorable life experiences have come from these adventures.

In 2010, I co-taught a college Honors Earth Literacy & Sustainability course in the Monteverde area. We used David Suzuki's "The Sacred Balance" as our primary text and the combination of readings, fieldwork, and student responses to his unique perspective sparked the ideas that lead to this book. Two additional Summer visits to create images followed by countless hours selecting and reprocessing images produced this view of the elements with a Costa Rican flavor.

173 color photos of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Love and Biodiversity feature native Costa Rican flora, fauna, land and seascapes.
 



 

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Wild Places, The
by Robert Macfarlene

Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Robert Macfarlane poses to himself as he embarks on a series of breathtaking journeys through some of the archipelago?s most remarkable landscapes. He climbs, walks, and swims by day and spends his nights sleeping on cliff-tops and in ancient meadows and wildwoods. With elegance and passion he entwines history, memory, and landscape in a bewitching evocation of wildness and its vital importance. A unique travelogue that will intrigue readers of natural history and adventure, The Wild Places solidifies Macfarlane?s reputation as a young writer to watch.

 



 

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