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Nature, Love, Medicine
edited by Thomas Lowe Fleischner


“Touching upon growing fields such as ecotherapy, ecospirituality, and sustainability, these essays are for anyone interested in learning how nature can rejuvenate the self and why we should take care to protect the earth.”


“A beautiful collaboration that brings together diverse perspectives…While each offering is unique and each voice tells a specific story, a common passion and sense of beauty unites the book and transcends any expectations. Thought provoking and insightful.”

“Throughout this illuminating collection, a diverse array of people share personal stories that reveal a common theme: when we pay conscious, careful attention to our wider world, we strengthen our core humanity.”


“In Nature Love Medicine, nearly two dozen writers, poets, scientists, and healers reflect on what loving and needing nature really means to them. Read it, and you’ll be stirred to ask the same of your own reflection—in the clearest, quietest pool you can find.”

ALAN WEISMAN, author of The World Without Us and Countdown


“A sigh of relief, a blessing from some of the continent’s most beautiful writers, a cooling breeze for an over-heated time—Tom Fleischner’s new anthology is a pleasure, start to finish.”

KATHLEEN DEAN MOORE, author of Piano Tide and Great Tide Rising






Jane Hirshfield
The Gods Are Not Large

Thomas Lowe Fleischner
Our Deepest Affinity

Gary Paul Nabhan
The Silence of the Forest As Our Lover

Nalini Nadkarni
Branching Out

Alberto Búrquez
Plants, Health, and People of the Forbidden Mountains

Gwen Annette Heistand
Sunday School

Brooke Williams
Flirting Dragonflies

Stephen Trimble
The Blue Gate

Laura Sewall
New Words, Lost Words, and Terms of Endearment

Edie Dillon
Serendipity, Sculpture, and Story

Sarah Juniper Rabkin
Spark and Fire

Mitchell Thomashow
Nature. Love. Medicine. Healing. Reciprocity. Generosity.

Alison Hawthorne Deming
City of Loves

Judith Lydeamore
The Path of Healing

Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Biophilia at My Bedside

Saul Weisberg
Murtle Lake Rx: A Dose of Wind and Rain

Pablo Deustua Jochamowitz
Meeting the Gray Fox

Peter H. Kahn, Jr.
Environmental Generational Amnesia

Lauret Savoy
Sense of Place Before and After Race

Jana Richman
Dark Love

Melanie Bishop
In the Form of Birds

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Thich Nhat Hanh
Falling in Love with the Earth

Jane Hirshfield

November 2017 | Nonfiction | 978-1-937226-77-0 | 265 pp | $18.95


THOMAS LOWE FLEISCHNER is a naturalist, conservation biologist, and Executive Director of the Natural History Institute, as well as Faculty Emeritus at Prescott College, where he taught interdisciplinary environmental studies for almost three decades. He edited The Way of Natural History and authored Singing Stone: A Natural History of the Escalante Canyons and Desert Wetlands, as well as numerous professional articles. 


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Throughout this illuminating collection, a diverse array of people—psychologists and poets, biologists and artists, a Buddhist teacher—share personal stories that reveal a common theme: when we pay conscious, careful attention to our wider world, we strengthen our core humanity. Nature Love Medicine: Essays on Wildness and Wellness declares that nurturing a love for our biologically and culturally diverse planet is essential in this time of turbulence and change.

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