“How do you thank the person who gave you a vantage from which to see the world?” This question is more than the opening statement of Father Nature: Fathers as Guides to the Natural World—it is the resounding theme that runs through each of the essays in this tribute to fathers and fathering and to nature, the connection that ties them together.
In addition to the editors, the contributors include Lorraine Anderson, John Bower, Brain Doyle, John Elder, Mark Harfenist, Bernd Heinrich, ted Kooser, Gretchen Legler, Charles W. Luckmann, Stephen J. Lyons, Jessica Maxwell, James McKean, Mark Menlove, John Rember, Scott Russell Sanders, David Sobel, and Frank Stewart.
Both poignant and entertaining, Father Nature is an inspiring tribute to fathers who shared one gift that can be passed down for generations—a profound love and respect for the natural world.
Lorraine Anderson, John Bower, Brian Doyle. John Elder, Mark Harfenist, Bernd Heinrich. Ted Kooser, Gretchen Legler, Charles W. Luckmann, Stephen J. Lyons, Jessica Maxwell, James McKean, Mark Menlove, Paul S. Piper, John Rember, Scott Russell Sanders, David Sobel, Frank Stewart, Stan Tag
“In our mostly urban world, these writers provide a blue-print for our journeys as parents. The natural world is the prism through which we see our fathers, ourselves—'stardust coalesced in such exquisite and complicated lives'—and the relationship between the two. Father Nature reminds us that each one of these shared moments on the land is a declaration of love.” —Stephen Trimble, co-author of The Geography of Childhood: Why Children Need Wild Places