Ngangikurankurr woman, Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr Bauman AM, Aboriginal activist, educator, artist, and Senior Australian of the Year 2021, shares the concept and spiritual practice of Dadirri - the deep inner spring that is inside of us.
Treeline: A Story Written in Rings, available in full for the first time. Follow a group of skiers, snowboarders, scientists and healers to the birch forests of Japan, the red cedars of British Columbia and the bristlecones of Nevada, as they explore an ancient story written in rings.
"A forest is much more than what you see," says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes
Following the tracks, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of an ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert MacFarlane discovers a landscape of the feet and mind, of pilgrimage, ritual, stories and the places of inspiration.
Despite the reality we find ourselves in, Zen practitioner Susan Murphy reminds us of the astounding intelligence and magnificence of nature and argues that we all have the capacity to embrace this challenge with a sense of hope and reason.
David Haskell shows us that this networked view of life enriches out understanding of biology, human nature and ethics. When we listen to trees, nature’s great connectors, we learn to inhabit the relationships that give life its source, substance and beauty.
In this enlightening book, Janine Burke invites us to accompany her through forests, art and writing, cities and parks, deserts and gardens, rainforests and wetlands, exploring the connections between trees and civilisations past and present.
Suzanne Simard shares startling truths about trees: their cooperation, healing capacity, memory, wisdom and sentience. Finding the Mother Tree reveals the complex cycle of forest life, offering profound lessons about resilience and kinship.
The unlikely story of a swashbuckling hero, writes of our long-squandered land and how, if we want our food to nourish us, we need to understand how soil is made, lost and repaired.
Australia is known for its marsupials, but its birds are also extraordinary. Intelligent, aggressive, loud, long-lived and ecologically powerful, more than half the world's birds, including all the songbirds, can be traced back to Australia
Jones takes us through the history of wild bird feeding, pondering the popular interaction between birds and humans. Exploring the issues and questions about positive and negative impacts, he raises awareness of things we don’t yet know and why we really should.
In our fast-paced lives, each day is there is opportunity to slow down so that we may experience life rather than simply imagine it. Mark Nepo encourages us to become quiet and open enough to listen to our hearts, our loved ones and the wonder of nature.
With this astonishing collection of tree portraits, Thomas Pakenham has created a new kind of tree book. From tree with strong personalities to travellers, survivors and shrines, Meeting with Remarkable trees captures the history and beauty of these entrancing living structures.
Following on from Meeting with Remarkable trees, Thomas pakenham introduces another 60 personalities from around the world. Famous for girth, height, volume or age, we meet giants, dwarfs, methuselahs, dreams lovers, ghosts, dancers and trees in peril. A magnificant work to be treasure for generations
Exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory and the land itself, taking us through expanses of deep geological time, melting glaciers, arctic sea caves and underground fungal networks that will change the way we see the world.
In the past 3 decades, our disconnected from nature has been accelerated by a proliferation of electronic communications, poor urban planning, disappearing open space, increased traffic, diminished importance of the natural world in education, and parental fear magnified by media. Our children and our world are suffering because of this.
Nature-Deficit Disorder was a term introduced in 2005 by Richard Louv in his publication, The Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder . The phrase was used as a description of the human costs of alienation from nature and a way to talk about the urgent problem that many of us knew was growing, but had no language to describe it. Nature Deficit Disorder has since caught on, and has become a rallying cry for an international movement to reconnect children, adults and whole communities to nature.
Since 2005, the number of studies of the impact of nature experience on human developement has grown to nearly one thousand. This expanding body of scientific evidence suggests that nature-deficit disorder contributes to diminished use of our senses, attention difficulties, conditions of obesity, and higher rates of emotional and physical illnesses, making Forest Therapy and its method of connectivity to nature a very realistic solution to what health care experts call the “epidemic of inactivity” causing an unhealthy, dysfunctional society.