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Nature Essays

Landscapes of the Heart

Narratives of Nature and Self

edited by Michael Aleksiuk & Thomas Nelson

NeWest Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2002
Essays, Ecology
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    Mar 2002
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This collection of personal essays takes a refreshing look at how our interaction with the environment—a river, a block of ice, a bolt of lightning, a piece of land—shapes who we are and how we connect with our world.The essayists include writers, environmental activists, and academics. Each essay relates the personal experiences of a special natural place—a place cherished or sorely missed.

About the authors

Michael Aleksiuk earned his PhD in Zoology at the University of British Columbia, taught human biology as a tenured professor at the University of Manitoba, and then spent several years conducting environmental research and studying human behaviour in the industrial sector. From 19962001 Aleksiuk worked as a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta. He is presently an independent scholar and writer.


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