Diverse essayists explore how practicing attentive natural history remains an essential pathway to sanity and health, for individuals and societies.
Thomas Lowe Fleischner edited the anthology The Way of Natural History (Trinity University Press, 2011; Honorable Mention, ForeWord Book of the Year Awards; Wall Street Journal "Best of Science" list), and is the author of Singing Stone: A Natural History of the Escalante Canyons (University of Utah Press, 1999) and Desert Wetlands (University of New Mexico Press, 2005), as well as numerous essays and articles in journals such as Conservation Biology, Ecopsychology, Environmental Management, Natural Resources Journal, and Wild Earth. He has served as a peer reviewer and assigning editor for several presses and professional journals. Fleischner has been Professor of Environmental Studies at Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona, for 28 years, and is the founding director of its Natural History Institute. He was a co-founder of North Cascades Institute in Washington State, and the founding president of the Natural History Network. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Society for Conservation Biology as president of its Colorado Plateau Chapter, and in an advisory capacity to several other conservation and educational organizations.