"An ingenious and invigorating insight into the essential wildness within us all.” Chris Packham As our busy, technology-driven lives become more sedentary we have become less connected to our natural surroundings. In these challenging times, it is by rediscovering our links to the world around us that we can rekindle the natural, human connection we have to the wild.
Nick Baker introduces rewilding as a concept that needs to be established at a personal level. Taking the reader back to their natural sensitivities, we rediscover the instinctive potential of our senses. From learning to observe the creatures and beasts within hands’ reach and seeing and hearing the birds and trees of our forests, Baker’s expert advice offers the practical tools to experience the wilderness on your own doorstep, as well as in the wider, wilder world.
ReWild mixes memoir with practical advice, to delight, inform and inspire us all to discover the art of returning to nature.
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About the Author
Nick Baker is simply a naturalist. His life-long passion and natural curiosity for anything living has led to a varied career as a field biologist, broadcaster and communicator of natural history. Nick has over twenty years’ experience hosting shows for the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery, including Springwatch, Weird Creatures and Ultimate Explorer. He has also authored ten books on the subject of wildlife and natural history. Nick is a strong believer in the fact you can’t protect what you don’t value or connect with, and so, to this day he continues in whatever way he can to help others rediscover a natural empathy with the wild world.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Stripped Bear 1
Chapter 1 Defining the Wild 13
Chapter 2 Starting Small 31
Chapter 3 The Monkey's Eyeball 43
Chapter 4 Darkness Is Light Enough 55
Chapter 5 Learning to See, Not just Look 85
Chapter 6 The Blind Birdwatcher 107
Chapter 7 Eavesdropping on Nature 125
Chapter 8 Sound School 135
Chapter 9 The Wren and the Food Mixer … 147
Chapter 10 The Ciphers of Scent 177
Chapter 11 Smelling Your Landscape 185
Chapter 12 Tree Spotting 203
Chapter 13 A Question of Taste 211
Chapter 14 Getting a Feel for Things 223
Chapter 15 The New Attuned You 233
Chapter 16 You Can Never Rush a Snail 241
Chapter 17 Why We All Need the Wild 253
Chapter 18 The Art of Rewilding 263