Meditations on Nature for a
World in Transition
Metamorphosis begins within. In order to mend our relationship with this planet, we need more than sustainability: we need a change of spirit. From the reciprocity of trees to the long view of volcanoes to the patience of spiders, The Overview illuminates the wisdom of the Earth and its many teachers. An anthology of meditative essays from Atmos Editor-in-Chief Willow Defebaugh alongside immersive photography of ecosystems around the world, it’s a pathway for reconnecting with nature through reverence, balance, evolution, and healing.With photography by Chloé Milos Azzopardi, Jacques Brun, Christian Cassiel, Laurence Ellis, Théo de Gueltzl, Collin Hughes, Annie Lai, Gleeson Paulino, Ben Toms, Vivek Vadoliya, Alba Yruela, and more
Nature isn’t only to be studied, but observed through all the senses. In creating The Overview, Atmos wanted to present an experience that was immersive—not only with words and visuals, but also with sound. In order to realize this vision, music director Peter M. Murray composed an album of ambient meditations that correspond to the four chapters of this book and feature snippets from the orchestra of sounds that comprise life on Earth.