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  1. I Love Dirt!

    I Love Dirt!

    52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature

    • by
    • Jennifer Ward
    I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location—from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country—each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's sense of wonder.To learn more about the author, Jennifer Ward, visit her website at jenniferwardbooks.com and to learn more about the illustrator,… Read More

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  2. Animals Matter

    Animals Matter

    A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect

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    • Marc Bekoff
    Nonhuman animals have many of the same feelings we do. They get hurt, they suffer, they are happy, and they take care of each other. Marc Bekoff, a renowned biologist specializing in animal minds and emotions, guides readers from high school age up—including older adults who want a basic introduction to the topic—in looking at scientific research, philosophical ideas, and humane values that argue for the ethical and compassionate treatment… Read More

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  3. Grandmothers Counsel the World

    Grandmothers Counsel the World

    Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet

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    • Carol Schaefer
    We are thirteen indigenous grandmothers. . . . We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth, the atrocities of war, the global scourge of poverty, the prevailing culture of materialism, the epidemics that threaten the health of the Earth’s peoples, and with the destruction of indigenous ways of life.We, the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, believe that our ancestral ways of prayer, peacemaking, and healing… Read More

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  4. Dancing the Wave

    Dancing the Wave

    Audacity, Equilibrium, and Other Mysteries of Surfing

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    • Jean-Etienne Poirier
    There is no greater or more powerful or more pure human rapport with the elements than that experienced by a surfer dancing with the ocean. In Dancing the Wave, Jean-Etienne Poirier brings alive the world of surfing by offering historical, anthropological, and cultural perspectives on this increasingly popular sport. By recounting tales of his own surfing adventures, he opens the door to this world beyond the summer… Read More

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  5. Drawing Closer to Nature

    Drawing Closer to Nature

    Making Art in Dialogue with the Natural World

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    • Peter London
    Making art, says Peter London, is a perfect vehicle for recovering our lost sense of unity with Nature. When we draw closer to Nature through art, we simultaneously draw closer to our Selves, and thereby enjoy a richer, more authentic creativity and a deeper, fuller life. Through exercises, theoretical reflections, poetic meditations, and stories, London presents an innovative approach to creativity that engages body, mind, and spirit. A series of… Read More

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  6. Dharma Rain

    Dharma Rain

    Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism

    • by
    • Stephanie Kaza,
    • Kenneth Kraft
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  7. The Man Who Planted Trees

    The Man Who Planted Trees

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    • Jean Giono
    Simply written, but powerful and unforgettable, The Man Who Planted Trees is a parable for modern times. In the foothills of the French Alps the narrator meets a shepherd who has quietly taken on the task of planting one hundred acorns a day in an effort to reforest his desolate region. Not even two world wars can keep the shepherd from continuing his solitary work. Gradually, this gentle,… Read More

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  8. The Attentive Heart
  9. Deep Ecology for the Twenty-first Century

    Deep Ecology for the Twenty-first Century

    Readings on the Philosophy and Practice of the New Environmentalism

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    • George Sessions
    Every day, in newspapers and on television, we read and hear about the ongoing destruction of the environment: the greenhouse effect, ozone layer depletion, deforestation, and air and water pollution. Deep Ecology offers a solution to the environmental crisis through a radical shift in human consciousness—a fundamental change in the way people relate with the environment. Instead of thinking of nature as a resource to be used for human needs,… Read More

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  10. My Name Is Chellis, and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization

    My Name Is Chellis, and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization

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    • Chellis Glendinning
    What is the relationship between addiction and the ecological crisis? How can we use the lessons of individual recovery to address our collective need to heal society and the Earth? Chellis Glendinning goes beyond the personal to the very heart of Western civilization to answer these questions, and she shows how we can use trauma recovery and deep ecology, along with the wisdom of native cultures, to reclaim our innate… Read More

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