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Connection with Nature books

Below are the best books we could find on Connection with Nature.

Human beings are a part of nature, but we often live and act as if we are somehow separate or outside of it. It’s no surprise then that we find turning to nature as a place for healing, ritual, self-reflection, personal growth, and awe can physically improve our health, happiness, and well-being. Beauty, space, life, pattern, natural resources, and changing seasons and light—even viewing art and film depictions of nature—all have positive impacts on our brains: our nerves are calmed, and we sense more creativity, openness, generosity, resilience, connection, and oneness. Regaining our connection to nature can have many facets, all of which improve our well-being.

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The Sea Around Us

Originally published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most influential books ever written about the natural world.

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Nature, Man and Woman

Western thought and culture have coalesced around a series of constructed ideas—that human beings stand separate from a nature that must be controlled; that the mind is somehow superior to the body; that all sexuality entails a seduction—that in some way underlie our exploitation of the earth, our...

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All the Marvelous Earth

All the Marvelous Earth is an anthology of Krishnamurtis writings on our relationship with each other and with the environment. In this wonderful book he points to a different way of living that is seldom, if ever, explored in traditional approaches to environmental issues.

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Love Letter to the Earth

While many experts point to the enormous complexity in addressing issues ranging from the destruction of ecosystems to the loss of millions of species, Thich Nhat Hanh identifies one key issue as having the potential to create a tipping point.

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The Hidden Life of Trees

In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the forest is a social network.

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Field Guide to the Haunted Forest

This poetry collection celebrates the impossible truths of the natural world and the magic that hides in plain sight. Poet and podcaster Jarod K.

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Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature

Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature has been hailed by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, as “good medicine for nature-deficit disorder.

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The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World

In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam.

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The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature

A distinguished psychiatrist and avid gardener offers an inspiring and consoling work about the healing effects of gardening and its ability to decrease stress and foster mental well-being in our everyday lives.

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How to Be Animal: A New History of What It Means to Be Human

A wide-ranging take on why humans have a troubled relationship with being an animal, and why we need a better one Humans are the most inquisitive, emotional, imaginative, aggressive, and baffling animals on the planet. But we are also an animal that does not think it is an animal.

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