Boria Sax

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (6 of 7)
Location: White Plains, NY
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Boria Sax holds a doctorate in Intellectual History and German from SUNY Buffalo. He has worked as a consultant on human rights issues for such organizations as Amnesty International, Helsinki Watch, and Human Rights Internet. He is founder of the non-profit organization Nature in Legend and Story (NILAS), dedicated to "promote understanding of traditional bonds between human beings and the natura… Read more

I get interested in almost everything, which has always been a blessing but at times a curse as well. Most of my books are about animals in literature, myth, and other aspects of human culture, and I am now also deeply involved in online learning. Af… Read more

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Field Notes From a Hidden City by Esther Woolfson
Field Notes From a Hidden City by Esther Woolfson
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In order to write his nature diary, Thoreau lived as a hermit in the woods. Esther Woolfson has written hers, while living with her family in the Scottish city of Aberdeen. This contrast shows how our perspective on nature has changed over the last two centuries or so. We no longer think of nature as a place but, rather, as a dimension of experience, usually present yet very easy to ignore. For this reason, Woolfson's Field Notes of a Hidden City is even more profoundly introspective than Thoreau's Walden. Woolfson looks at manifestations of the natural world in an urban setting, such as squirrels, mice, pigeons, crows, and granite in terms of personal experience, science, and history. Like… Read more