The Eight Master Lessons of Nature: What Nature Teaches Us About Living Well in the World

Dutton. Oct. 2019. 272p. ISBN 9781524743383. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781524743406. SELF-HELP
Ferguson, a prolific writer on the American West (e.g., The Carry Home: Lessons from the American Wilderness), maintains that by reconnecting to nature we can recognize our most troubling personal problems and rediscover our humanity. The natural environment, with its reliability of patterns, allows us to let go of the tiresome obsession with self. Ferguson relates in details the wondrous intricacies found in nature and emphasizes the necessity of healing the planet, not just for the sake of the plants and other animals, but humanity as well.
VERDICT This inspirational work will spur readers to start noticing the world around them.
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