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Tom Brown's Guide to Healing the Earth

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As a child he was taught to respect nature by an Apache elder he called Grandfather, now as a bestselling author and master tracker Tom Brown, Jr., shares his secrets for nurturing and saving our planet.

Tom Brown, Jr., is America's most acclaimed outdoorsman, tracker, and teacher. When he was eight he met Stalking Wolf, an Apache elder who taught the young man how to
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by Berkley Books
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Diane S ☔
Feb 23, 2020 rated it liked it
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3.5 From the title one can easily discern what this book is about and it's timely nature. Climate crisis is often on the news, in documentaries and the many books we read warning us of its dire effects. This book is divided into chapters each deals with a subject that is necessary to our lives. Shelter, water, fire, food etc.

With each subject the author explains how he was taught to view each of these items, and the ways we are basically ruining them. What makes this book different is that at th
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Annarella
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An interesting and poignant book about saving our environment.
I loved the style of writing and I think it's full of food for thought.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Kend
Nov 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
Many thanks to Berkley and Penguin Random House for a galley copy of this book.

I have no doubt that Tom Brown, Jr. is in possession of a lot of practical know-how about wilderness survival skills. The difficulty for me in reading this book is that I never got past how very, very problematic it is for a white man to hold forth on Southern Lipan Apache history, culture, practice, and religion while mixing in a whole lot of Buddhist and far-Eastern philosophies. It’s not that we can’t learn from th
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Debbie Tremel
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You can make a difference

In a time when this is so critical, Tom Brown Jr. brings an important message, what each of us does can make a difference in healing the Earth, and each of us is responsible. He approaches this healing, this partaking, first by encouraging us to deepen our connection with nature. He shares stories of his life that demonstrate the potentials. He also share very specific and achievable actions we can take, whether we live near a wilderness or a downtown apartment. This boo
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Erin Booher
3.5
I love the ideas that this book communicates. Basically it is about feeling more connected to the earth and seeing ourselves as a part of everything, not separate from the natural world. It's also about being a "caretaker" of the planet, which was probably the most gripping part of the book for me. I just found that some of it felt repetitive after a while. While the chapters would start out being unique in their ideas and lessons, ultimately they would circle back to the same overall message
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Kathy
Oct 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to Berkley Publishers for the free copy I received.
It was something I would not have picked up on my own and I enjoyed the author’s view of the world.
A very timely reminder that we need to take care of the Earth and some simple ways to do so.
Some may find the natural ways taught to the author by his Apache “grandfather “ a bit off- putting. I found them thought provoking and honest.
Highly recommended for anyone who hopes to have a clean environment to pass on for future generations.
Jamie
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
In his book Guide to Healing the Earth, Tom Brown reminds us that we all are caretakers of this earth. Brown offers true-tested advice that we can use to help the earth heal. He reminds us that one person can make a difference to bring about change. I highly recommend this book.
Doris Raines
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WHAT A WOW BOOK I LOVE THIS BOOK 👍🏽. WELL SAID 🤙🍿😎♥️🙏🏼🎄
Isley Forrester
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
My kiddo swiped this book, read it twice and said it was great.
Emma
The book is all about the author’s “grandfather’s vision”, a Southern Lipan Apache elder, and his amazing teaching methods. The co-author benefited also from this teaching at the Tracker School. He adds his own perspective at the end of most chapters, with a nice narrative of meditation and prayer in nature.

VERDICT: Good book to become more aware of the need to be a healer of the Earth. But concretely, not very helpful.

My full review is here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2019/11/25/...
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Tom Brown, Jr. is an American naturalist, wilderness tracker and the author of numerous books, including a series of Field Guides. Brown attributes his tracking skills and his spiritual philosophy to the teachings of a Lipan Apache elder named Stalking Wolf, who instructed Brown during his childhood. Brown refers to Stalking Wolf as "Grandfather" in his writings.


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