Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural world, physical world, or material world. "Nature" refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. It ranges in scale from the subatomic to the cosmic.
The word nature is derived from the Latin word natura, or "essential qualities, innate disposition", and in ancient times, literally meant "birth". Natura was a Latin translation of the Greek word physis (φύσις), which originally related to the intrinsic characteristics that plants, animals, and other features of the world develop of their own accord. The co...more
by Joan Donaldson (Goodreads Author)
Cathleen Medwick, Literary Editor at MORE Magazine, former Contributing Editor at O Magazine
For almost forty years,award-winning author, Joan Donaldson and her husband, John have sculpted not only an organic fruit farm, but a life filled with friends raising a timber-framed barn, acres of wildflowers to feed bees,and have yoked their oxen and march to the woods to tap their maples trees. Wedded to the Land portrays the relationship between these farmers and their land. [close]
by Nikki Meyer (Goodreads Author)
Game for Anything follows Nikki’s adventures and misadventures as she got to grips with living amongst axe-wielding staff, fires, floods and wild animals, especially elephants; so many elephants…
The story starts in Botswana, and continues in the Kruger National Park to South Africa, where it becomes that of her family; with the addition of a conservationist husband, and later their young son Martin. When the changing political landscape threatens their blissful lifestyle, their roles and goals shift, and returning to the bush becomes more of a necessity than a luxury.
by Heidi DuPree (Goodreads Author)
― Charles de Lint
― John Lubbock
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