Enjoy reading books with a nature/environmentalism theme? Join NC’s monthly book club!
Join us for the first book of our Spring Reading Series.
This month we will be meeting on Thursday, March 16th via zoom (registration required to receive the link). We welcome people of all backgrounds and abilities to join. Whether or not you’ve read this book, please feel free to come and participate in the discussion!
*Registration is required.
Participants can expect discussion around the book, intellectually stimulating conversation, and a shared passion for all things nature. Our March book will be Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology by David Abram.
David Abram’s first book, The Spell of the Sensuous has become a classic of environmental literature. Now he returns with a startling exploration of our human entanglement with the rest of nature.
As the climate veers toward catastrophe, the innumerable losses cascading through the biosphere make vividly evident the need for a metamorphosis in our relation to the living land. For too long we’ve ignored the wild intelligence of our bodies, taking our primary truths from technologies that hold the living world at a distance. Abram’s writing subverts this distance, drawing readers ever closer to their animal senses in order to explore, from within, the elemental kinship between the human body and the breathing Earth. The shape-shifting of ravens, the erotic nature of gravity, the eloquence of thunder, the pleasures of being edible: all have their place in this book.
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