The Eight Master Lessons of Nature: What Nature Teaches Us About Living Well in the World

Category: Book
By (author): Ferguson, Gary
Subject:  NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / General
  NATURE / Essays
  NATURE / Plants / Trees
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
Publisher: Dutton
Published: October 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 0.81in
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From The Publisher*A riveting manifesto for the millions of people who long to forge a more vital, meaningful connection to the natural world to live a better, more fulfilling life
 
Looking around at the world today-a world of skyscrapers, super highways, melting ice caps, and rampant deforestation-it is easy to feel that humanity has actively severed its ties with nature. It's no wonder that we are starving to rediscover a connection with the natural world.

With new insights into the inner workings of nature's wonders, Gary Ferguson presents a fascinating exploration into how many of the most remarkable aspects of nature are hardwired into our very DNA. What emerges is a dazzling web of connections that holds powerful clues about how to better navigate our daily lives. 

Through cutting-edge data and research, drawing on science, psychology, history, and philosophy, The Eight Master Lessons of Nature will leave readers with a feeling of hope, excitement, and joy. It is a dazzling statement about the powers of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness that come from reclaiming our relationship with Mother Nature. Lessons about mystery, loss, the fine art of rising again, how animals make us smarter, and how the planet's elders make us better at life are unforgettable and transformative.
Review Quote*Praise for The Eight Master Lessons of Nature
"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, author of Deep Economy and Eaarth 

"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 and Countdown
Biographical NoteGary Ferguson has written for a variety of national publications, including Vanity Fair, Orion, The Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times, and is the author of twenty-five books on nature and science. In March 2017 Gary's lead essay for Orion magazine--titled "A Deeper Boom"--was selected by the American Society of Journalists and Authors as the Best Essay of 2016. For the past twenty years, he has given keynote lectures on the ecological and psychological values of nature around the country. He is also a member of the National Geographic Lecture Series, and for ten years--from 2006-2016--was on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University.