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Harmony rocks, 27 Jan. 2011
A surprising retreat into history reveals the harmony we have experienced with nature, that is until modern times, and this connection becomes important to re-mediating our current unsustainable way of life. A voice that we've been a little bit curious about (here in the United States) emerges as a hardworking and experienced veteran of environmental preservation. Potently honest about his message which is also potently refreshing in a sea of arguments over technological solutions versus more traditional solutions. The message this book delivers offers us the missing link in our thinking and thus our actions. It is inspiring to hear this straight talk as much as it is to tour the world and see the problems (tragedy is a better word) and the solutions that are being developed by individuals and organizations that offer us a great deal of hope.
The book expresses sophisticated ideas in this path to harmony yet remains practical about real world problems and solutions we all must confront and work together with. The authors do a wonderful job of balancing lofty subjects with more personalized commentary. The artwork and photographs add a completeness and offer inspiration. For example, having seen the "Flower of Life" diagram I hope to use this beautiful and quite meaningful design for the nature area signs at a public school.