Book: The Eight Master Lessons of Nature

In a world obsessed with “technology,” societies are moving farther and farther away from the nature world. In his book The Eight Master Lessons of Nature (Penguin Random House, $27), Gary Ferguson reminds us that nature is within all of us. He shows us why nature is an indispensible resource essential to our survival. After spending a lifetime observing wildlife and its surroundings, Ferguson is able to eloquently break down how we can thrive as a species—even in the face of destruction—by developing a closer relationship to our roots. —Stephanie Schmieding