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Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives―and Save Theirs Hardcover – Illustrated, 5 November 2019

4.7 out of 5 stars 109 ratings

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  • Language: : English
  • Hardcover : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1616205601
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1616205607
  • Customer reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 109 ratings

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“A game-changer.”
Psychology Today

“Louv deftly brings together cutting-edge science, longstanding wisdom and recent discoveries, along with wonder and humor, while never losing sight of the magic that’s possible when humans and nonhumans connect. This is a book that offers hope.” 
The New York Times Book Review

Our Wild Calling is a thoughtful, calm, reasoned book, best read at a chapter-a-day pace, allowing time to think and digest what the author has presented.”
The Associated Press

"A manifesto for a new way of living in the world, the book reveals a natural tapestry too often ignored."
The Christian Science Monitor

“Impassioned and compelling . . . A thoughtfully researched, poetically inspiring call to action that will resonate with a broad range of readers.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Louv writes of our need for immersion in nature and of how our interactions with animals can help us to save not only ourselves, but also the planet. In lyrical, sometimes mystical prose, he challenges our assumptions about how we relate to other species.”
Booklist, starred review

"[An] intriguing and poetic treatise . . . Thoughtful and hopeful, Louv’s work is a stirring look at ‘the blurred lines that have always existed between wild and domestic, human and other than human.’ ”
Publishers Weekly

“Looking at scientific research from a variety of experts, this is a compelling call to reestablish ties with the animal world. Strongly recommended for anyone feeling overwhelmed or spiritually bereft in today’s society."
Library Journal

“Richard Louv has done it again. A remarkable book that will help everyone break away from their fixed gaze at the screens that dominate our lives and remember instead that we are animals in a world of animals.”
Bill McKibben, author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

“These pages weave a wondrous tapestry in which we all are crucial threads. It’s a picture of our own creation, about a future we will share, a future we can strive to make worth living for.”
Carl Safina, author of the New York Times bestseller Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

“We need community with nature and communication with animals more than ever now that so many of us live in urban environments. Through many fascinating stories of human-animal interaction, Richard Louv urges us to be open-minded about animals and reposition our species inside the natural world.”
Frans de Waal, author of Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves
“I wish I had written this book! In this deep exploration, Louv celebrates our essential connections to animals—in the wild, in the city, in our dreams, in our hearts.”
Jennifer S. Holland, author of the New York Times bestselling Unlikely Friendships series
“Not just a brilliant, wise, and eloquent book, but a powerful summons to reconnect with the life all around us. Reconnecting with animals is a remedy for much of what ails modern life including loneliness and boredom.”
David W. Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Oberlin College
“Powerful. A must-read for everyone who is concerned with the ways in which human animals are becoming increasingly alienated from nonhuman animals, with devastating results for all involved.”  
Marc Bekoff, author of Rewilding Our Hearts
“The timing for Our Wild Calling could not be better. Louv suggests that humans who have strong relationships with animals help their own mental health as well as possibly saving life on earth. This book is incredibly important to our future on this planet.”
Robert Bateman, artist, naturalist, and author of Robert Bateman’s Canada
“Richard Louv continues to connect all of us to nature through his new book . . . A great read for all!” 
Fran P. Mainella, 16th Director of the U.S. National Park Service

About the Author

Richard Louv is a journalist and the author of ten books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, The Nature Principle, and Vitamin N. Translated into twenty languages, his books have helped launch an international movement to connect children, families, and communities to nature. He is cofounder and chair emeritus of the nonprofit Children & Nature Network, which supports a new nature movement. Louv has written for the New York Times, Outside magazine, Orion Magazine, Parents, and many other publications. He appears regularly on national radio and TV, and lectures throughout the world. In 2008, he was awarded the Audubon Medal. Prior recipients have included Rachel Carson, E. O. Wilson, President Jimmy Carter, and Sir David Attenborough.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!! However, arrived damaged.
Reviewed in the United States on 19 December 2019
Disappointed to receive a damaged book, the cut through the spine of the book didn't happen due to my opening the box because I opened it with a dull pair of scissors. The positioning of the book inside the box was also not such that this damage could have been incurred by me. I would have chosen to return it, however it's for a Christmas gift and there isn't time to order a new one. Luckily the spine of the book is still in tact and it will be readable. The remainder of the quality of the book, pages and content are all fantastic.
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