“After 10 generations of industrial society, and with most people in the west removed from a world of soil and sweat, we are so oblivious to the ways of nature that we cannot bring ourselves properly to absorb its vital importance”
Mark Cocker author of Crow Country reviewing the excellent What Has Nature Ever Done For Us? by Tony Juniper “How environmentalists now put money at the centre of their argument” (For example, read the book/review to understand why the total bill for India’s programme of removing its flock of vulture scavengers has been calculated at $34 billion)
Mark Cocker, based in Norfolk and written extensively on modern responses to nature. Crow Country is a fascinating look at the life of crows, on the state of country life in Britain, and on the relationship between ourselves and nature.
Related: Re-Connecting – the 3R’s for rethinking built environment sustainability