Natural History Book Club

9 am | FRIDAY, JULY 20 • Location: Natural History Institutenature, love, medicine

Come read with us! Natural History Book Club offers guided discussions on a diverse array of environmental and natural history literature for scholarship, inspiration, and understanding, in a welcoming atmosphere. The goal of the Natural History Book Club is to foster discussion of the exploration and discovery of the natural world, its dynamics and the role of humans within it, by reading the best in popular, scientific, adventure, and creative natural history. All are welcome to attend! You can see what we are currently reading in the Natural History events calendar.

The book we will be discussing on July 20th is Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays on Wildness and Wellness edited by NHI's Tom Fleischner.

natural history book club logoEvent Location: Natural History Institute, 126 N. Marina St., Prescott. Please email info@naturalhistoryinstitute.org for more information.

About the Author and the Book

A diverse array of people—psychologists and poets, biologists and artists, a Buddhist teacher, and much more—share personal stories that reveal a common theme: when we pay conscious, careful attention to our wider world, we strengthen our core humanity. This practice of natural history leads to greater physical, psychological, and social health for individuals and communities. Nature, Love, Medicine features writers with varied backgrounds and talents. Notable contributors range from conservationist and author Brooke Williams and award-winning author Elisabeth Tova Bailey to Vietnamese Buddhist monk and teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and internationally known poet Jane Hirshfield.

Thomas Lowe Fleischner, editor of Nature, Love, Medicine, is a naturalist and conservation biologist, and Executive Director of the Natural History Institute, as well as Faculty Emeritus at Prescott College, where he has 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.

Event date: 

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 9:00am

Event address: 

Natural History Institute
126 N. Marina St.
Prescott, AZ 86301