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We Are Nature: How to reconnect with the wild - Signed Copy

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We Are Nature: How to reconnect with the wild - Signed Copy


  EAN 9781529107982
Weight: 560 g         10 reviews
We Are Nature is a journey of discovery through our natural world. Bushcraft and survival legend Ray Mears takes us on his own lifetime's journey through the natural world, into the British countryside and across continents, and shows us how to tune our senses, enhance our experience of nature, and understand our place within it.

In We Are Nature, Ray gathers together both his incredible lived experience and extensive practical knowledge of the outdoors into a compelling and enchanting narrative, telling us stories of the forest, the Arctic, the deserts and the oceans and their myriad of inhabitants. He brings us face to face with the creatures who share our planet, and shows the innumerable ways we can learn from them; from the stealth of the leopard, the stillness of the crocodile, the intense stare of a wolf to the remarkable camouflage skills of the octopus. Looking at various aspects of nature predominantly through the senses – smells, tastes, sights – Ray uses captivating storytelling to show us his most profound experiences with nature.

I do not travel in wild places to challenge myself or to conquer nature. I travel there to better understand nature, to gain physical and spiritual enrichment. - Ray Mears
We Are Nature is a love letter to the natural world, looking at the ways in which nature affects us and how we affect it in turn. Including beautiful descriptions of the natural world along with thrilling tales of his remarkable adventures, Ray will encourage us to appreciate the beauty of nature, to better understand it and to reconnect with it, inspiring readers to protect the natural landscape and its inhabitants.

As human society grasps the consequences of centuries of environmental abuse and we begin to work to rewild our damaged ecosystems, I am interested in the damage that those centuries have wrought on humanity itself. If we are to adapt to restored environments, we surely need to rewild ourselves too. - Ray Mears
With Ray as your companion, you will unlock the hidden secrets of the wild and begin to see, instead of merely look.

  • Dimensions: 23.8 x 15.8 cm
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • Author: Ray Mears
  • ISBN: 9781529107982
  • Publisher: Ebury Press


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Product Reviews

We Are Nature: How to reconnect with the wild - Signed Copy is rated 5/5 based on 10 customer reviews.

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  1 of 10

  I’m enjoying the book so far taking my time to read in between sleep.  

  Frank Deegan
5th January, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 10

  In many ways, this is the book which I've always hoped Ray would write. Nature and the natural environment touches every part of our lives, and Ray's argument for a closer connection with Nature is infallible. The book is written in an animated way, and feels like you're listening to Ray around the campfire. The book is illustrated with finely observed accounts of wildlife encounters, and Ray's love for the natural world is clearly evident. It follows in a logical, well presented manner to its final conclusion. It also features some excellent advice on kit, and gives a breakdown of Ray's daily expedition routine, which gives an insight into the author's vast experience of the subject. I've read this book completely twice, and find myself dipping into it regularly. From my own perspective, I know that the more time I spend closely observing nature, the more I have come to realise humanity's place in the natural world and the responsibility upon us. Highly recommended.  

  Barry Cheadle
19th November, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 10

  Amazing book. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us. Hugs from Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. Bigknife Adventure Club.  

  Emerson Facão
31st August, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 10

  I don’t want to spoil reading this book with this review but it is beautifully written and captivating from the first line. I’m on my third time around now after reading from cover to cover. Really enjoying this.  

  Darrel Singh
16th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 10

  Put simply the best book I have read in a long time, I don’t read as much as I should but I couldn’t stop reading. Great balance of useful information, stories and insight. A timely reminder for everyone of human impact on the planet and a fitting way to mark the past 12months of COVID crazyness. Thank you Ray!  

14th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 10

  As always from Ray a really good read. Plenty of useful ideas and some thought provoking ones. Can't recommend it enough  

  Alastair Johnston
14th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 10

  Book is awesome in everyway from cover to content, a heartfelt connection with nature & the outdoors. Everyone should absorb.  

14th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 10

  As always, a very well written and interesting book by Ray. Whilst I expect any encounters with Polar Bears and Rhinos to be very, very rare, there was still plenty of useful information for any bushcraft or nature enthusiast.  

  Andy Mcbride
14th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 10

  I love this book. Good lists and recommendations on the gear but, more importantly, lots of insights into the mindset and attitude to have. As always, Ray provides some wonderful stories and experiences that both entertain and reinforce understanding.  

14th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 10

  This book is a practical guide to reconnecting with nature. This is important enough to reiterate: this book goes beyond philosophy or mere encouragement to explain how to go about creating meaningful interactions with nature. The explanations are solid (e.g. the physiology of hearing, sight, etc.) and the recommendations are down-to-earth (e.g. which loupe to purchase for examining detail in nature). The book will no doubt change the way I look at things when I go out of doors, but I can say that it has even influenced how I look out my office window at the trees nearby.  

  Johnathan Rabkin
13th April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

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