Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays on Wildness and Wellness

Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays on Wildness and Wellness

by Thomas Lowe Fleischner

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Overview

"In Nature, Love, Medicine, nearly two dozen writers, poets, scientists, and healers reflect on what loving and needing nature really means to them. Read it, and you'll be stirred to ask the same of your own reflection—in the clearest, quietest pool you can find." —Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us and Countdown

By healing our relationship with nature, we heal ourselves. —Robin Wall Kimmerer

A diverse array of people—psychologists and poets, biologists and artists, a Buddhist teacher and a rock musician—share personal stories that reveal a common theme: when we pay conscious, careful attention to our wider world, we strengthen our core humanity. This practice of natural history leads to greater physical, psychological, and social health for individuals and communities.

Nature, Love, Medicine features writers with varied backgrounds and talents. Notable contributors range from conservationist and author Brooke Williams and award-winning author Elisabeth Tova Bailey to Vietnamese Buddhist monk and teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and internationally known poet Jane Hirshfield.

Thomas Lowe Fleischner, editor of Nature, Love, Medicine, is a naturalist and conservation biologist, and founding director of the Natural History Institute at Prescott College, where he has taught interdisciplinary environmental studies for almost three decades. He edited The Way of Natural History and authored Singing Stone: A Natural History of the Escalante Canyons and Desert Wetlands.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937226787
Publisher: Torrey House Press
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 270
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Thomas Lowe Fleischner edited the anthology The Way of Natural History (Trinity University Press, 2011; Honorable Mention, ForeWord Book of the Year Awards; Wall Street Journal "Best of Science" list), and is the author of Singing Stone: A Natural History of the Escalante Canyons (University of Utah Press, 1999) and Desert Wetlands (University of New Mexico Press, 2005), as well as numerous essays and articles in journals such as Conservation Biology, Ecopsychology, Environmental Management, Natural Resources Journal, and Wild Earth. He has served as a peer reviewer and assigning editor for several presses and professional journals.

Fleischner has been Professor of Environmental Studies at Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona, for 28 years, and is the founding director of its Natural History Institute. He was a co–founder of North Cascades Institute in Washington State, and the founding president of the Natural History Network. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Society for Conservation Biology as president of its Colorado Plateau Chapter, and in an advisory capacity to several other conservation and educational organizations.

Table of Contents


JANE HIRSHFIELD
The Gods Are Not Large

THOMAS LOWE FLEISCHNER
Our Deepest Affinity

GARY PAUL NABHAN
The Silence of the Forest As Our Lover

NALINI NADKARNI
Branching Out

ALBERTO BURQUEZ
Plants, Health, and People of the Forbidden Mountains

GWEN ANNETTE HEISTAND
Sunday School

BROOKE WILLIAMS
Flirting Dragonflies

STEPHEN TRIMBLE
The Blue Gate

LAURA SEWALL
New Words, Lost Words, and Terms of Endearment

EDIE DILLON
Serendipity, Sculpture, and Story

SARAH JUNIPER RABKIN
Spark and Fire

MITCHELL THOMASHOW
Nature. Love. Medicine. Healing. Reciprocity. Generosity.

ALISON HAWTHORNE DEMING
City of Loves

JUDITH LYDEAMORE
The Path of Healing

ELISABETH TOVA BAILEY
Biophilia At My Bedside

SAUL WEISBERG
Murtle Lake Rx: A Dose of Wind and Rain

PABLO DEUSTUA JOCHAMOWITZ
Meeting the Gray Fox

PETER H. KAHN, JR.
Environmental Generational Amnesia

LAURET SAVOY
Sense of Place Before and After Race

JANA RICHMAN
Dark Love

MELANIE BISHOP
In the Form of Birds

ROBIN WALL KIMMERER
Heal–All

THICH NHAT HANH
Falling in Love With the Earth

JANE HIRSHFIELD
Maple

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