Listening to Nature: How to Deepen Your Awareness of Nature

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This new edition of Listening to Nature will help you experience more fully the serenity and mystery of the natural world.

Joseph Bharat Cornell, author of the bestselling Sharing Nature with Children, has revised and updated this sensitive yet lively guidebook to a deeper awareness of nature. You will learn how to get the feel of nature through inspiring quotations from famous naturalists, brand-new and stunning photography, and Cornell’s ever-popular nature awareness ...

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Overview

This new edition of Listening to Nature will help you experience more fully the serenity and mystery of the natural world.

Joseph Bharat Cornell, author of the bestselling Sharing Nature with Children, has revised and updated this sensitive yet lively guidebook to a deeper awareness of nature. You will learn how to get the feel of nature through inspiring quotations from famous naturalists, brand-new and stunning photography, and Cornell’s ever-popular nature awareness activities—simple, enjoyable exercises that give you a direct, personal experience of the wonder and joy of nature.

You do not have to be in the wilderness to do these activities. In fact, you can do many of them while driving or walking to work. As you use these activities, more and more, your receptivity will increase, and you'll begin to see beauty in the most common things.

Use this book and its gentle encouragement for personal meditation, or as an aid for teaching nature awareness to children and adults. Through this book you will learn to be still and silent, to absorb the wonder of your natural surroundings. You will feel and appreciate—and become one with—the great outdoors: its woodlands, mountains, streams, and fields. Let this book transport your spirit to the heart of crystal clear springs and ancient forests—and to your own still center, deep within.
Listening to Nature belongs on the bookshelves of all nature lovers.

Joseph Bharat Cornell has won international acclaim through his landmark book, Sharing Nature with Children, which has sold half a million copies. Since its publication in 1979, Cornell has toured worldwide, offering his popular nature awareness workshops to thousands of teachers, parents, youth leaders, and naturalists. A prominent environmental educator describes him as "without a doubt one of the most inspiring educators in the field today. His unique blend of knowledge and warmth creates an atmosphere for learning that is very contagious."

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Editorial Reviews

"One Earth"
“Reverence and respect for the nature life forces permeates Joseph Cornell’s writings. He shares… ways to experience the joy and expansion of being one and at home with our Earth.”
September 2013 New Texas Magazine
[Joseph Cornell] is connected to the heart of our planet, and the Earth’s wisdom shines through him.
September 2013 - Douglas Wood
Joseph Cornell has a gift for sensitizing others to their natural world—and to their inner world.
September 2013 Whole Earth Review
This is absolutely the best awareness of nature book I’ve ever seen.
September 2013 Backpacker Magazine
Joseph Cornell is one of the most highly regarded nature educators in the world today.
September 2013 Alberta Naturalist
Listening to Nature offers a doorway to silent contemplation and relaxation. It deserves a space on the shelf next to the writings of John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and other great naturalists.
September 2013 - Tom Brown
This book is a splendid masterpiece that captures the “Oneness” we are all seeking to achieve with Nature.
September 2013 Alaska Natural History Association
Listening to Nature gives people a dynamic experience of their unity with the natural world. I heartily recommend it to anyone who desires a deeper relationship with the Earth.
September 2013 The Book Reader
Reverence and respect for the nature life forces permeates Joseph Cornell’s writings. He shares ways to experience the joy and expansion of being one and at home with our Earth.
October 2013 - Candace Sibcy
A work of art and of the heart!
September 2013 - Tom Brown
This book is a splendid masterpiece that captures the 'Oneness' we are all seeking to achieve with Nature.
September 2013 Alaska Wellness
A lovely book that speaks softly yet deeply.
September 2013 - Vance Martin
We too seldom take time to appreciate nature’s beauty, wonder, and inspiration. Listening to Nature takes us back to this essence.
One Earth
Reverence and respect for the nature life forces permeates Joseph Cornell’s writings. He shares… ways to experience the joy and expansion of being one and at home with our Earth.
Elizabeth Murray
Powerful quotes weave inspiration and wisdom, setting a context for Joseph Cornell’s engaging practices to deepen our awareness, wonder, and joy.
New Spirit Journal
Gives practical ways to learn how to focus the mind and increase one's awareness of nature.
Light of Consciousness magazine
Inspiring quotations, each accompanied by exercises or brief teachings that serve as guides to a more intimate relationship with nature. . . . Each image [by award-winning photographer, John Hendrickson] is a meditation in itself.
Light of Consciousness: Journal of Spiritual Awakening
Inspiring quotations, each accompanied by exercises or brief teachings that serve as guides to a more intimate relationship with nature. . . . Each image [by award-winning photographer, John Hendrickson] is a meditation in itself.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565892811
  • Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/15/2014
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 332,282
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Cornell is an internationally renowned author and founder of Sharing Nature Worldwide, one of the planet’s most widely respected nature awareness programs. His first book, Sharing Nature with Children, “sparked a worldwide revolution in nature education” and has been published in twenty languages and sold half a million copies. He is the honorary president of Sharing Nature Association of Japan, which has 10,000 members and 35,000 trained leaders.

He the author of the Sharing Nature Book Series, used by millions of parents, educators, naturalists, and youth and religious leaders all over the world. Mr. Cornell’s books, Listening to Nature and The Sky and Earth Touched Me, have inspired thousands of adults to deepen their relationship with nature.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service selected Mr. Cornell’s Sharing Nature with Children as one of the fifteen most influential books published since 1890 for connecting children and families to nature. His highly effective outdoor learning strategy, Flow Learning™, was featured by the U.S. National Park Service as one of five recommended learning theories, along with the works of Maria Montessori, Howard Gardner, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget.

Mr. Cornell has received many international awards for his Sharing Nature books and work. He received the prestigious Countess Sonja-Bernadotte Prize in Germany for his vast influence on environmental education in Central Europe. In 2011 Cornell was selected as one of the world’s “100 most influential opinion leaders committed to the Environment” by the French organization, Les Anges Gardiens de la Planète.

Known for his warmth and joyful enthusiasm, Cornell “has a genius for finding the essence of a subject, explaining it in clear and compelling ways, and then giving the reader creative exercises to gain an actual experience.”

Joseph and his wife, Anandi, are senior ministers and residents of Ananda Village in Northern California.

For more information about Joseph Cornell’s books and activities visit: www.sharingnature.com

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