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Getting Reenchanted With Nature

 by Keith Goetzman


Tags: nonfiction, environment, nature, spirituality, wilderness, wildlife, animals, James Gibson, A Reenchanted World, great writing, Keith Goetzman,

Dolphin watching at sunset, Australia 

It’s easy to get discouraged about the state of the environment, but the book A Reenchanted World by James William Gibson, published this spring in paperback, offers some succor to despairing souls.

Gibson meticulously builds a case that we are in the midst of “a wave of spiritual interest in nature,” a cultural shift that finds us treasuring human-animal connections, untrammeled landscapes, and all of nature’s vast wonder in our films, books, media, and personal lives. Writes Gibson:

Source: A Reenchanted World 

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