Top 10 books about connecting with nature
Science, memoir, fiction and poetry all point us towards the urgent truth that humans and nature are part of each other - and under threatAs humans, we are part of the natural world, a stitch in the rich tapestry that is global biodiversity. Yet so often, and at an increasing rate that couples with biodiversity loss, we see ourselves as something separate from nature. The pace of our lives has increased beyond sustainability, and the impact of our existence is out of balance. Exploring our connection with the natural world has never been more vital, especially in the UK, which now stands as one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world. Plans to restore nature are weighed on cost, both financial and the perceived inconvenience to human life. But a healthy healthy human life requires a healthy natural world.I am drawn to literature that cements humans as a part of nature and stories than use the natural world to anchor our lived experiences, to explore what it means to be human, to help to understand ourselves as a part of the ecosystem. In my own writing, I explore my changing relationship with the sea, how nature has both hurt and healed my body and mind, and how wild creatures have provided waypoints along a physical and emotional navigation. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/may/31/top-10-books-about-connecting-with-nature-hannah-stowe
Zdroj: The Guardian