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ISBN-10: 1597145181
ISBN-13: 9781597145183
Publisher: Heyday Books
Publish Date: 04/20/2021
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.50" W, 0.70" H

Full Ecology: Repairing Our Relationship with the Natural World

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Overview

How to confront the climate crisis without losing heart

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed in the face of global climate breakdown. So how might we develop the inner resolve to confront it? Full Ecology, a collaboration between social-cultural psychologist Mary M. Clare and longtime science writer Gary Ferguson, suggests a path forward. Breaking the modern impulse to see humans as separate from nature, Clare and Ferguson encourage us to learn from the “supremely methodical and highly improvisational” natural systems that touch our lives. True change, they argue, begins with us stopping and questioning assumptions about our place in the world. From this process of reflection, they offer us an alternative blueprint for acting in ecologically healthy ways, and for inspiring others to do the same. Rather than proposing a ten-step plan to save the earth, this book encourages a more elemental rethinking of our connections to nature, and of how such connections might be strengthened for the common good. Practical and poetic, scientific and spiritual, Full Ecology presents a strong, nourishing foundation for climate action.

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"Full Ecology is full of hope and wisdom. It is a much-needed guide to caring for ourselves and our community by caring for nature."–ALICE WATERS

"Full Ecology is one of the most important books ever written on the climate crisis. Honest, eloquent, touching, free of acronyms and jargon, it goes straight to the heart of cause and cure, the profound disconnect from each other and the natural world. Mary Clare and Gary Ferguson enfold our hopes, fears, and confusion into the splendor and beauty of the natural world from where we can see, feel, and understand how to meet this extraordinary moment in human history."–PAUL HAWKEN, editor of Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming and author of Blessed Unrest

"Mary M. Clare and Gary Ferguson offer an eloquent testament to this truth: to be disconnected from the rest of nature is to be alienated from our true selves. The health of humans, of other-than-human life, and of the planet itself comprise one health, indivisible."–Richard Louv, author of Our Wild Calling and Last Child in the Woods

"At a time when we're all so busy being 'productive, ' separated from our very nature, these two lovers of the natural world have created a survivor's guide. . . . Let it take you where you need to go, nurturing you along the rocky way."–Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking and River of Fire

"A quick read that reinforces the seriousness of the moment, Full Ecology provides much to think about."–BOOKLIST

"In this rapidly warming climate, Full Ecology reclaims for us an ancient, relationship-centered lifeway. This book is not so much a fire alarm as a tolling bell, inviting readers to pause and reflect and choose what is good for the earth, and thus what is profoundly good for ourselves."–Rosanne Parry, author of A Wolf Called Wander and A Whale of the Wild

"Words flowing from the heart create what Fools Crow called 'a hollow bone' through which spirit can flow. Following this ancient path of the heart, these authors allow the earth's soul to flow through, informing us humans that we are not separate. In healing the world's soul, we heal humanity. Aho! Mi Takuye Oyacin; we are all related."–Eduardo Duran, psychologist and author of Healing the Soul Wound

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ISBN-10: 1597145181
ISBN-13: 9781597145183
Publisher: Heyday Books
Publish Date: 04/20/2021
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.50" W, 0.70" H
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