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Full Ecology

Repairing Our Relationship with the Natural World
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Heyday
 | 
April, 2021
ISBN:
9781597145183
Quantity: 
2
$31.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

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, listening, 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.

In these real and pressing days of climate breakdown we’re being called to muster the courage and humility to stop—first to see, and then to step beyond exclusive separate thinking and into the actual realities of life. It’s time to marry our individuality with the relationships that forged it in the first place…

 

We’ve become convinced that stopping to see clearly where we are, then proceeding slowly enough to fully understand what’s gotten us into this mess, is the most efficient way to get to climate restoration and repair…

 

The shift we’re talking about takes more than “getting it” in theory. The vitality and viability of this change depends on what you admit, what you come to know, and then on what you do. In effect, the challenges of climate change are asking us to grow up: to tell the truth, trusting that we have everything we need to advance into a larger way of knowing and being.

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

Publisher’s Description: 

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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