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Renewal By Andres R. Edwards

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Renewal explores the science behind why being in nature makes us feel alive and helps us thrive. Backed by cutting-edge research in cognitive science, Edwards weaves stories that reveal nature's genius, its effect on our lives, and how cultivating an emotional bond with nature benefits us and the natural world.
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Renewal: How Nature Awakens Our Creativity, Compassion and Joy by Andres R. Edwards

Explore our emotional bond with nature to heal ourselves and the natural world Why spend countless hours indoors in front of screens when being in nature feels so good? In learning why and how to nurture our emotional connection with nature, we can also regenerate the ecosystems on which we depend for our survival. Renewal explores the science behind why being in nature makes us feel alive and helps us thrive. Using personal experiences and cutting-edge research in cognitive science, this book weaves delightful stories that: Reveal nature's genius and impacts on our lives from physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual perspectives Explore how emulating nature is yielding design breakthroughs with biomimicry and biophilic design Highlight the importance of compassion and coexisting with wildlife in designing our conservation strategies Describe the significance of nurturing an ecological ethic that supports a reciprocal relationship with nature. Whether you are drawn to conservation or are interested in the science behind human behavior, Renewal will help create a blueprint for integrating nature with a life of creativity, compassion, and joy.

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About Andres R. Edwards

Andres R Edwards is an educator, award-winning author, media designer, and sustainability consultant. He is founder and president of EduTracks, a firm specializing in developing education programs and consulting services on sustainable practices for green building and business initiatives. He has worked as a producer, exhibit developer, and consultant for projects in natural history, biodiversity, and sustainability. He is the author of The Heart of Sustainability: Restoring Ecological Balance from the Inside Out (2015, Silver Award: Nautilus Book Awards), Thriving Beyond Sustainability: Pathways to a Resilient Society (2010, Gold Medal: Living Now Book Awards), and The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift (2005). He is co-author with Robert Z. Apte of Tibet: Enduring Spirit, Exploited Land (2004). Andres has given radio and television interviews and has lectured and presented seminars at conferences, universities, and for business and community organizations. He currently lives in northern California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Foreword by Marc Bekoff Introduction: Forging an Emotional Bond with Nature 1. Aligning with Nature Doorways to Nature * Types of Nature Alignment * Internal and External Alignment * Natural Principles * Awareness and Humility * Natural Ingredients 2. Awe and Beauty Awe's Qualities * Beauty's Attributes * Reinstilling Awe and Beauty 3. Health and Well-Being Healing Impacts of Nature * Nature As a Vital Supplement * Green Care * Finding Our Place in Nature 4. Mentor and Provider Learning from Nature * Cycles and Milestones * Nature As Provider 5. Nature's Intelligence Intelligence of Gaia * Why Nature's Intelligence Matters * Nature's Designs * Animal Intelligence * Plant Awareness * Slime and Mushrooms 6. Kinship and Creativity Skalalitude * Biophilic Design * Creativity and Nature * Nature As Canvas * Beyond Nature As Resource 7. Compassion and Coexistence Cultivating Coexistence * Biological Altruism * Animal Emotions * Compassionate Conservation * Rewilding Our Hearts 8. An Ecocentric Ethic An Integral Perspective * Five Global Trends * Reciprocity Through Nature * Flourishing with Nature * A Legacy of Regenerative Coexistence * Doing What We Can Resources Bibliography Notes Index About the Author About New Society Publishers

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Renewal: How Nature Awakens Our Creativity, Compassion and Joy by Andres R. Edwards
Andres R. Edwards
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