Repairing Our Relationship with the Natural World
Full Ecology is a book on repairing our relationship with the natural world. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed in the face of global climate breakdown. So how might we develop the inner resolve to confront it? This book suggests a path forward. Breaking the modern impulse to see humans as separate from nature, the authors encourage us to learn from natural systems that touch our lives.
True change begins with stopping and questioning assumptions about our place in the world. From this process of reflection, they offer an alternative blueprint for acting in ecologically healthy ways, and inspiring others to do the same. Rather than proposing a 10-step plan to save the earth, this book encourages a more elemental thinking of our connections to nature, and of how such connections might be strengthened for the common good. Practical and poetic, scientific and spiritual, this book presents a strong and nourishing foundation for climate action.
One of the most important books ever written on the climate crisis. Honest, eloquent, touching and free of jarson. It goes straight to the heart of cause and cure – the profound disconnect from each other and the natural world. Paul Hawken
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 profoundly good for ourselves. Rosanne Parry
Mary M Clare and Gary Ferguson have each dedicated over 30 years to exploring the world’s social and natural ecology. Clare as a graduate professor of psychology, Gary as a nature and conservation science writer. They live in Montana, USA.