The Web of Life

Episode 12 December 02, 2021 00:34:07
The Web of Life
The Louder Than Words Podcast
The Web of Life

Dec 02 2021 | 00:34:07

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Show Notes

How important is nature to us? How has our relationship with nature changed over time? What does the future hold?

Through the lenses of birds and trees, The Louder Than Words podcast investigates how we talk and feel about the natural world at this time of environmental crisis.

Professor Jules Pretty is joined in conversation by:

Professor Sean Nixon, from the Department of Sociology, writer of Passions for Birds: Science, Sentiment and Sport to be published by McGill-Queen's University Press. The book explores the shifting relations with wild birds within Britain and the wider Atlantic world from the first decades of the twentieth century to the late 1970s.

Dr James Canton, from the Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS), His most recent book is The Oak Papers, a meditation on the human need for connection with nature which reflects on the relationship with an ancient oak tree.

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