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Urban wild : 52 ways to find wildness on your doorstep / Helen Rook.

Rook, Helen, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library 155.91 ROO (Text) 33500013591144 New Available -
Frazee LINK Site 155.91 ROO (Text) 33500013591151 New Checked out 07/21/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781472990969
  • ISBN: 147299096X
  • Physical Description: 223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Wildlife, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 220) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"This practical book is filled with 52 varied and inspiring activities illustrated with beautiful color photographs that will get you out and about whatever the weather. Organized by month, Urban wild's simple, seasonal, step-by-step activities open the door to nature in urban and suburban landscapes to help you increase your potential for health and well-being and take your first steps on a journey of discovery towards a lifelong connection with the natural world"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 March #2
    At a moment when many of us are looking to nature to alleviate the stress and uncertainty of today's world, and with the realization that most of us can't easily escape to a vacation in the country, Rook shares ways to find beauty nearby in our everyday lives. A longtime nature and arts educator for students of all ages in her urban community, Rook here takes readers through a year's worth of activities for slowing down and embracing the season: taking a tree shower in January, foraging garlic and nettles for homemade pakoras in April, mixing elderflower champagne in June and pumpkin soup in October, making ice globes in December. Alongside stunning photographs and illustrations, Rook speaks to readers like a good friend and takes time to describe each step of her activities with care, helping readers kindle an authentic appreciation of their environment. For both avid nature lovers and novice outdoorspeople, Urban Wild unlocks the beauty available right under our noses, no matter where we live. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Helen Rook has worked to bring art and nature to people of all ages and abilities for more than twenty years providing varied opportunities from natural education and forest therapy to urban herbalism and home spas. She developed and runs an inner-city outdoor classroom in one of the most deprived areas of the UK. Helen is studying for a Masters in Positive Psychology, and she uses her knowledge to create natural experiences to support people learning to cope with stress and trauma.

Subject: Wilderness areas > Recreational use.
Nature > Psychological aspects.
Human ecology.
human ecology.

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