A Book List

Although I have found that books are absolutely not necessary (and can often be detrimental) to nurturing a deep and lasting connection with nature, all I wanted at one point in my life was to learn through other people’s words and so I read much about philosophy, environmentalism and deep ecology from many authors who I now cherish. Many of them, I have met or have had correspondences with, such as the great Robert Wolff, who sadly passed away in 2015. I urge you to read his book ‘Original Wisdom’, in which he illustrates the power of surrender and the practice of acute attention in the wild. I had a long email correspondence with him between in 2010 and learnt many amazing things from him. His fictional books are also wonderful reads. Patrick Jasper Lee was another influential author for me, whose books I came to love and whom I have had the privilege of meeting and working with intensively.

Before we get to the books, I must mention the FOR THE WILD podcasts by Alana Young. These are all incredible and definitely worth a listen. Alana has interviewed the likes of Stephen Harrod-Buhner, George Monbiot, Sylvia Earle, Terry Tempest Williams, Vananda Shiva and Peter McCoy and the interviews are centred around the spirituality of place and eco-science of the environment. Every one of them I have found absolutely fascinating.

If you click on and buy any of these books then I will earn a very small percentage of the total sale; not something I’m totally fine about, as I make a habit of supporting independent publishers and bookshops directly, so if you feel you need to go straight to the source, then please feel free but I have given you the Amazon UK option below anyway for ease of gathering more information:



The Origin of Science: On the Evolutionary Roots of Science and its Implications for Self-Education and Citizen Science by [Liebenberg, Louis]