Explores how human beings across the planet & across time have felt about the Earth & Nature. Places six cultures — Aboriginal Australia, Japan, Greece, Africa, South American, & Native North America — side by side & presents excerpts about nature from the literature of these cultures spanning 2,500 years. Reveals the thoughts & philosophies that unite us as a people & as inhabitants of this planet. An essential book for those interested in the philosophy of environmentalism. A book full of surprises & discoveries. A seamless union of thoughtful commentary & dazzling excerpts. Illustrated with full-color & B&W photos.