Back to nature

Back to nature or return to nature is a philosophy or style of living which emphasises closeness to nature, rather than artifice and civilisation. In this, the rustic customs and pastoralism of country life are preferred to urban fashion and sophistication. A famous example is Henry David Thoreau who spent two years living a simple life in a log cabin at Walden Pond.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Baker, Nick (2017), ReWild: The Art of Returning to Nature, Aurum Press, ISBN 9781781317358
  2. ^ Dallmayr, Fred Reinhard (2011), Return to Nature?: An Ecological Counterhistory, University Press of Kentucky, ISBN 9780813134338
  3. ^ Schmitt, Peter J. (1990), Back to nature: the Arcadian myth in urban America, Johns Hopkins University Press, ISBN 9780801840135
  4. ^ Watson, Robert N. (2011), Back to Nature: The Green and the Real in the Late Renaissance, University of Pennsylvania Press, ISBN 9780812204254