Another One on Nature

The book reviewed here sounded a lot like one of my all time favorite books, Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.

It made my spring reading list:

Why are we in such denial? Carl Safina’s ambitious new book, “The View From Lazy Point,” is a series of field reports entwined with a loving meditation on the interconnectedness of nature and humanity. The story he tells is “partly about a kind of heartbreak for a world that remains so vitally unaware of how imperiled it is.” But it’s also about how, despite the gloomy reports, “the world still sings.” Safina’s account of “a natural year in an unnatural world” can be harrowing, but its impassioned, informed urgency is also filled with hope, joy and love.

Doesn’t it make you want to lie down and crack it open? Does for me.

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