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Conversations: Sue Stuart-Smith, "The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature"

On this edition of Conversations, Sue Stuart-Smith joins host Dan Skinner to talk about “The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature.” Stuart-Smith is a prominent psychiatrist and psychotherapist in the United Kingdom as well as being an avid gardener. Her husband is Tom Stuart-Smith, a celebrated garden designer.


Conversations: Jennifer Ackerman, "The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think"

On this edition of Conversations, Jennifer Ackerman talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think.” Ackerman has been writing about science and nature for three decades. She is the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestseller “The Genius of Birds.” 


Conversations: Christopher Lloyd, "Humanimal: Incredible Ways Animals Are Just Like Us!"

On this edition of Conversations, Christopher Lloyd talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest book, Humanimal: Incredible Ways Animals Are Just Like Us! Lloyd is a journalist, writer, and lecturer who also delivers workshops for schools, literary festivals and other organizations.


Conversations: Gary Furguson, "The Eight Master Lessons of Nature"

On this edition of Conversations, Gary Ferguson talks about his book, The Eight Master Lessons of Nature: What Nature Teaches Us About Living Well in the World. Ferguson has written for a variety of national publications and is the author of 24 books on nature and science. For the past 20 years, he has given keynote lectures on the ecological and psychological values of nature.


 
 

Conversations: Anita Silvey, "Undaunted: The Wild Life of Birute Gadikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans"

On this edition of Conversations, Anita Silvey talks about her latest book, Undaunted: The Wild Life of Biruté Mary Galdikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans. In a unique 40-year career in the children's book field, Silvey has divided her time equally between publishing, evaluating children's books, and writing. This latest book is published by National Geographic kids.


Conversations: Edward Posnett, "Strange Harvests - The Hidden Stories of Seven Natural Objects"

On this edition of Conversations, Edward Posnett talks about Strange Harvests: The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects. After working in finance, Edward Posnett started writing about nature, markets and trade. His fascination with the Icelandic tradition of eiderdown harvesting sparked this book.


Conversations: Summer Rayne Oakes, "How to Make a Plant Love You"

On this edition of Conversations, Summer Rayne Oakes talks about her book, How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart. Oakes is an environmental scientist, sustainability strategist, and entrepreneur whose work focuses on health, wellness and sustainability.


Conversations: Karen Auvinen, "Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living"

On this edition of Conversations, Karen Auvinen talks about her book, Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living. Auvinen is is an award-wining poet, mountain woman, and writer. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Real Simple, The Rumpus, and numerous literary journals.


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