Listing of all Sharing Nature books beginning from most recent.


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Deep Nature Play: A Guide to Wholeness, Aliveness, Creativity, and Inspired Learning

Joseph Bharat Cornell

​Recapture, within yourself, a sense of wholeness and belonging through deep nature play. Help others awaken their natural curiosity, childlike wonder, and enthusiasm. When absorbed in deep play, our sensory awareness is heightened. We become immersed in the present moment and feel intensely alert and alive. Because play is joyful and rewarding, we operate at the peak of our mental and physical capacity. Teachers, by incorporating play into their classes, can bring greater engagement, retention, and inspiration to students. Forword by Richard Louv. Color photos.

“This book will bring joy into your world!”
– Bill Mckibben, author of Radio Free Vermont


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Sharing Nature: Nature Awareness Activities for All Ages

Joseph Bharat Cornell

​Sharing Nature with Children® sparked a worldwide revolution that connected millions of parents, educators, and children with nature. Published in over twenty languages, this classic has now been combined with Sharing the Joy of Nature to make a treasury of Joseph Cornell´s best-loved nature games for children and adults. Forword by Richard Louv. Color photos.

“Cornell´s highly influential guidebook, Sharing Nature with Children, is elevated to a new plateau in this special, all-ages-included 35th anniversary edition.”
– Richard Louv, Chairman Emeritus, Children & Nature Network, author of ​Last Child in the Woods


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The Sky and Earth Touched Me

Joseph Bharat Cornell

​Wild seashores and woodlands calm and refresh our spirits. Contact with nature enhances our wholeness and well-being. The powerful, compelling exercises in this book can help readers become immersed in nature’s joyful and healing presence.

The Sky and Earth Touched Me takes the Sharing Nature exercises to a higher level and offers adults a transformative guide for healing and well-being. Color Photos. 134 pages.

​”Cornell shows us how to embrace the soul of nature and let Her soul embrace us.”
– Tamarack Song


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Completely rewritten and updated!

Listening to Nature: How to Deepen Your Awareness of Nature

Joseph Bharat Cornell

Listening to Nature will open your eyes and your heart to the serenity and joy of the natural world. Simple, transformative exercises, combined with stunning photographs and quotations from famous naturalists, will help you experience nature in a whole new way. This new edition of the beloved and bestselling classic has been extensively rewritten and includes dozens of new color photographs by award-winning photographer John Hendrickson. 94 pages.

“Listening to Nature gives people a dynamic experience of their unity with the natural world. I heartily recommend it to anyone who desires a deeper relationship with the Earth.”
– Alaska Natural History Association


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John Muir: My life with Nature

Joseph Cornell

This unique “autobiography” of John Muir is told in his own words, brimming with his spirit and his adventures. The result is a book with an aliveness, a presence of goodness, adventure, enthusiasm, and sensitive love of each animal and plant that will give young adults an experience of a true hero. It is a book that expands your sense of hope, adventure, and awareness. Adults will be just as fond of this book as young readers. Cornell includes numerous “explore more” activities that help the reader to understand and appreciate Muir’s many wonderful qualities. 72 pages.

“This is THE BEST John Muir biography for children. It is informative, engaging, and succinctly written . . . Teachers, parents and nature lovers are going to love it, right along with children.”
– Jill Harcke – Co-producer of the John Muir Tribute CD