Rated: 5.0 Stars
Beautiful and quite meaningful!
The magnificence of nature and the unquenchable thirst of the human spirit combine in Biodesign Out For A Walk by Lowell Young, the account of the experiences of a unique teacher and his students over the course of 24 years. Mr Young answered the challenge of providing a meaningful study of biology by engaging advanced students in a class in which science was viewed through many different lenses – through literature and art, earth science and religion, ancient beliefs and modern discoveries. By traveling to 3 diverse geographic locations and eco-systems, Mr Young, the students, and chaperones experienced personal interactions and relationships among themselves and with the wonder, majesty, and awesome power of nature. These trips, camp fires, class discussions, and descriptive papers expanded not only their understanding of the natural world but also their ability to think, feel, and experience their own personal spirituality and form relationships with one another. Although he was the teacher and therefore the leader of this class and the many excursions, Mr Young shares his own vulnerability as well as growth and development as a human being as a result of this amazing overall experience.
Biodesign Out For A Walk by Lowell Young is deeply moving and touches a place in the soul that is becoming more and more isolated by modern concerns and lifestyles. It is a reminder that nature is a miracle, full of diversity and interconnections to the human spirit. Mr Young uses many quotes from adventurers, literary giants, and every-day folk to introduce concepts and experiences that arose from the class, including many anecdotes, and creates a tremendous mosaic of tidbits that portrays the heights and depths of profound emotions and the awakening of a questing spirit. Not only is this a must-read, it is a must-read over and over to meet the ever-changing views we have of the world and ourselves as a part of it.
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