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This new edition of Listening to Nature will help you experience more fully the serenity and mystery of the natural world.

Joseph Bharat Cornell, author of the bestselling Sharing Nature with Children, has revised and updated this sensitive yet lively guidebook to a deeper awareness of nature. You will learn how to get the feel of nature through inspiring quotations from famous naturalists, brand-new and stunning photography, and Cornell's ever-popular nature awareness activities―simple, enjoyable exercises that give you a direct, personal experience of the wonder and joy of nature.

You do not have to be in the wilderness to do these activities. In fact, you can do many of them while driving or walking to work. As you use these activities, more and more, your receptivity will increase, and you'll begin to see beauty in the most common things.

Use this book and its gentle encouragement for personal meditation, or as an aid for teaching nature awareness to children and adults. Through this book you will learn to be still and silent, to absorb the wonder of your natural surroundings. You will feel and appreciate―and become one with―the great outdoors: its woodlands, mountains, streams, and fields. Let this book transport your spirit to the heart of crystal clear springs and ancient forests―and to your own still center, deep within. Listening to Nature belongs on the bookshelves of all nature lovers.

LIstening to Nature has received the following prestigious award:

Winner, Book of the Year Izaak Walton League Pewter- North American Publishing Co. Gold Ink Award

Joseph Bharat Cornell has won international acclaim through his landmark book, Sharing Nature with Children, which has sold half a million copies. Since its publication in 1979, Cornell has toured worldwide, offering his popular nature awareness workshops to thousands of teachers, parents, youth leaders, and naturalists. A prominent environmental educator describes him as "without a doubt one of the most inspiring educators in the field today. His unique blend of knowledge and warmth creates an atmosphere for learning that is very contagious."

About the Author:

Joseph Cornell is an internationally renowned author and founder of Sharing Nature Worldwide, one of the planet's most widely respected nature awareness programs. His first book, Sharing Nature with Children, “sparked a worldwide revolution in nature education” and has been published in twenty languages and sold half a million copies. He is the honorary president of Sharing Nature Association of Japan, which has 10,000 members and 35,000 trained leaders.

Mr. Cornell is the author of the Sharing Nature Book Series, used by millions of parents, educators, naturalists, and youth and religious leaders all over the world. Mr. Cornell's books, Listening to Nature and The Sky and Earth Touched Me, have inspired thousands of adults to deepen their relationship with nature.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service selected Mr. Cornell's Sharing Nature with Children as one of the fifteen most influential books published since 1890 for connecting children and families to nature. His highly effective outdoor learning strategy, Flow Learning™, was featured by the U.S. National Park Service as one of five recommended learning theories, along with the works of Maria Montessori, Howard Gardner, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget.

Mr. Cornell's books have received the following prestigious awards:

Sharing Nature:
Winner, Silver Nautilus Award in the Animals & Nature category
Winner, Grand Prize: Indie Book Awards in the Non-Fiction category
Winner, Indie Book Award in the Science/Nature/Environment category
Winner, Indie Book Award in the Parenting/Family category
Winner, Silver Evergreen Medal in the Nature Conservation category
Winner, Green Book Festival Award in the How-To category


The Sky and Earth Touched Me:
Winner, Grand Prize for Non-Fiction, Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Winner, for Science/Nature/Environment category, Indie Book Awards
Gold Medal Winner for Best Environment/Ecology/Nature Book, IPPY Book Awards

Winner, for Spiritual category, Green Book Festival

Listening to Nature:
Winner, Book of the Year Izaak Walton League Pewter- North American Publishing Co. Gold Ink Award

John Muir: My Life with Nature:
Winner, ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, Non-Fiction Humane Heroes

Mr. Cornell has received many international awards for his Sharing Nature books and work. He received the prestigious Countess Sonja-Bernadotte Prize in Germany for his vast influence on environmental education in Central Europe. In 2011 Cornell was selected as one of the world's “100 most influential opinion leaders committed to the Environment” by the French organization, Les Anges Gardiens de la Planète.

Along with Jane Goodall and David Attenborough, Joseph Bharat Cornell is an Honorary Member of the Hungarian Society of Environmental Education.

Known for his warmth and joyful enthusiasm, Cornell “has a genius for finding the essence of a subject, explaining it in clear and compelling ways, and then giving the reader creative exercises to gain an actual experience.”

Joseph and his wife, Anandi, are senior ministers and residents of Ananda Village in Northern California.

For more information on Joseph Cornell's books and activities, please visit www.sharingnature.com.



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