Thirteen Paces by Four: Backyard Biophilia and the Emerging Earth Ethic
A lyrical mix of backyard naturalism, Do-It-Yourself rewilding, eco-philosophical exegeses, and reflections on “the storm of now,” Joe Gray’s work is a grounded meditation on how we can meet the present-day Earth calamity. Without a whiff of didacticism, Gray shows us how to listen, how to care, and how to discover the timeless joys of being Earth citizens. May humanity awaken to the love and awe that unassumingly flow from every page.
Title: Thirteen Paces by Four: Backyard Biophilia and the Emerging Earth Ethic
Author: Joe Gray
Publishing Date: January 2021
Price: £ 17,99
Purchase: Amazon – Bookshop – Book Depository
Triggered by the Covid-19 lockdown, the author, a passionate conservationist, finds himself drawing inspiration from goings-on in the small back garden of his terraced suburban house, an outdoor space that he has measured at thirteen paces long by four paces wide. Contemplating what a love of nature really means and implies, the author weaves a narrative of interlinked ideas that are integral to humanity’s positive cohabitation of Earth with the rest of life.
INTERVIEW AT 92.6 – RADIO VERULAM
Between 07:30 – 15:00, Joe Gray talks about his book, biophilia and the emerging Earth ethic.