Mindfulness in Texas Nature (Gideon Lincecum Nature and Environment Series) (Paperback)

Mindfulness in Texas Nature (Gideon Lincecum Nature and Environment Series) By Michael A. Smith, Meghan Cassidy (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Michael A. Smith, Meghan Cassidy (By (photographer))
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There are a few remaining wild places in Texas, notes author and nature educator Michael A. Smith, and exposure to these locales—from the high deserts and mountains of the Big Bend to the prairies and grasslands across the center of the state and the Piney Woods and Big Thicket of East Texas—can be restorative, both emotionally and physically. In this thoughtful tour of Texas ecoregions, Smith—also a licensed psychological associate—weaves perceptive prose, prompts, and meditations with evocative nature photography by Meghan Cassidy to create a guide for readers that promotes both greater appreciation of Texas nature and greater mindfulness of our place in the natural environment and its holistic importance to our wellbeing.

Mindfulness in Texas Nature briefly explores the history of seven Texas ecoregions and discusses the benefits to health and wellbeing that are gained by spending time in nature. Written for readers who may not have a technical background in biology but who want to understand and experience nature at a deeper level, this book models mindfulness—experiencing oneself and surroundings in a fully-present, attuned, and nonjudgmental way—as an ideal practice for experiencing the woods, mountains, or wetlands of Texas.

Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs of woodlands, prairies, streams, flowers, and animals, Mindfulness in Texas Nature encourages readers to experience for themselves what makes these places special, how to get the most out of the time spent there, and how to plan meaningful visits to the many beautiful and significant natural areas across Texas.

About the Author

MICHAEL A. SMITH is the author of The Wild Lives of Reptiles and Amphibians: A Young Herpetologist’s Guide and coauthor of Herping Texas: The Quest for Reptiles and Amphibians. Cofounder of the Dallas–Fort Worth Herpetological Society, he is also a licensed psychological associate who lives and practices in Arlington, Texas. MEGHAN CASSIDY is a photographer specializing in nature and arachnology. She lives in the Dallas–Fort Worth area.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781648431814
ISBN-10: 164843181X
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication Date: July 6th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Gideon Lincecum Nature and Environment Series