J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986) was a philosopher whose influence was international in scope. The author of more than forty books, Krishnamurti maintained that we live in a time of a growing awareness to what threatens our natural environment, even our very survival as a species, and that we require a radically new, world-wide approach to ecological issues that can only be brought about through the freeing of the human mind from an exploitive self-centeredness and the emergence of an environmental sensitivity and appreciation for the human condition as a whole. Very highly recommended for students of environmental studies, as well as Krishnamurti's philosophy of life, All The Marvelous Earth blends superbly produced, thematically appropriate color photography with Krishnamurti's writings and fundamental truths.
All the Marvelous Earth is an anthology of Krishnamurti's writings on nature - it is unlike any of his previous works. This book looks wonderingly at all the marvelous earth in its beauty and grandeur, our connections with other creatures with whom we share our world, and reflections on human destruction of species and the environment. Through his deep appreciation of beauty and questioning of our relationship with nature, Krishnamurti goes beyond the environmentalists' appeal for sustainable development to argue that the interaction between humankind and nature has a deeper and life-enhancing dimension. The dazzling photographs of this book by 48 of the world's top photographers, remind us again of the urgency of forming a relationship with nature and with each other.