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