Teachers in the Forest: New Lessons from an Old World

Author:   Barry Babcock ,  Daniel J. Rice
Publisher:   Riverfeet Press
Edition:   This is the complete publisher quality edition. There was a short print run of this book previously published in 2015.
ISBN:  

9781736089439


Pages:   268
Publication Date:   23 June 2022
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
We have confirmation that this item is in stock with the supplier. It will be ordered in for you and dispatched immediately.

Our Price $42.24 Quantity:  
Add to Cart

Share |

Teachers in the Forest: New Lessons from an Old World


Add your own review!

Overview

A rewarding and enriching fusion of traditional wisdom, science and first-hand experience. -Tristan Gooley, author of The Natural Navigator, and How to Read Nature Drawing from a similar lifestyle and environmental ethic as Henry D. Thoreau and Aldo Leopold, Babcock has lived more than two decades off-grid deep in the forest near the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Here he has discovered a balance in the interconnectedness of all life in the woods, and derived his sustenance from hunting, fishing, gardening, gathering wild food, providing water from a hand-pump well and minimal electricity from the sun. He befriended an Ojibwe Elder, Chi-Ma'iingan (Big Wolf), from whom he learned the Seven Grandfather Teachings (Wisdom, Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Humility, and Truth). Each of these seven teachings are represented by an animal. In this collection, Babcock shares his love of the natural world through a unique land ethic that combines the ideology of Thoreau and Leopold, and that which he learned from Chi-Ma'iingan. Babcock proposes a radical shift in how Americans support our environment and wildlife. He was recently featured in the documentary films: MEDICINE OF THE WOLF, and WOLF SPIRIT. From these pages: We must stop seeing the natural world as a commodity and start seeing it as we would see a family member-something to love, protect, care for, and cherish.

Full Product Details

Author:   Barry Babcock ,  Daniel J. Rice
Publisher:   Riverfeet Press
Imprint:   Riverfeet Press
Edition:   This is the complete publisher quality edition. There was a short print run of this book previously published in 2015.
Dimensions:   Width: 13.90cm , Height: 1.40cm , Length: 21.50cm
Weight:   0.313kg
ISBN:  

9781736089439


ISBN 10:   1736089439
Pages:   268
Publication Date:   23 June 2022
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
We have confirmation that this item is in stock with the supplier. It will be ordered in for you and dispatched immediately.

Table of Contents

Reviews

The teachings contained within this book belong to the author's decades afield as both hunter and self-provider and are also strongly influenced by his close ties to the Ojibwe people and their connection to the land and its animals. -Traditional Bowhunter Magazine Babcock is a curious, persistent, conscientious man who cares deeply about the land. -Katie Carter, KAXE Radio Babcock uses his extraordinary ability for recall to blend his own vast knowledge of living off-the-grid and the teachings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, and Chi-Ma'iingan. -Michael Meuers, author of Road to Ponemah


A rewarding and enriching fusion of traditional wisdom, science and first-hand experience. -Tristan Gooley, author of The Natural Navigator, and How to Read Nature The teachings contained within this book belong to the author's decades afield as both hunter and self-provider and are also strongly influenced by his close ties to the Ojibwe people and their connection to the land and its animals. -Traditional Bowhunter Magazine Babcock is a curious, persistent, conscientious man who cares deeply about the land. -Katie Carter, KAXE Radio Babcock uses his extraordinary ability for recall to blend his own vast knowledge of living off-the-grid and the teachings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, and Chi-Ma'iingan. -Michael Meuers, author of Road to Ponemah


This book is a deeply poetic account of one man's quest to live off the land and his battle-cry to protect it. -Julia Huffman, Director of Medicine of the Wolf and Wolf Spirit The teachings contained within this book belong to the author's decades afield as both hunter and self-provider and are also strongly influenced by his close ties to the Ojibwe people and their connection to the land and its animals. -Traditional Bowhunter Magazine This book will heighten the way you interpret and value our remaining wild places. -Daniel J. Rice, author of The Unpeopled Season Babcock is a curious, persistent, conscientious man who cares deeply about the land. -Katie Carter, KAXE Radio


This book will heighten the way you interpret and value our remaining wild places. -Daniel J. Rice, author of This Side of a Wilderness Babcock uses his extraordinary ability for recall to blend his own vast knowledge of living off-the-grid and the teachings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, and Chi-Ma'iingan. -Michael Meuers, author of Road to Ponemah


Author Information

Babcock lives off the grid in the Mississippi Headwaters country of northern Minnesota. His lifestyle is one of simple and self-sustaining existence. He gathers what he needs from the land by gardening, hunting, harvesting, and his only electricity is harnessed from the sun, his water from a well which is pumped daily by hand. He lives an intimate balance with the natural world. He has pursued a way of life distanced from the economic and consumptive norms which he believes can hinder a person's connection to the natural world. He truly lives on the perimeter of society.

Tab Content 6

Author Website:  

Customer Reviews

Recent Reviews

No review item found!

Add your own review!

Countries Available

All regions
Latest Reading Guide
spring2
Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty
Shopping cart
Mailing List