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The writer J.B. MacKinnon discusses his new book, The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be (Random House, 2013), with Joseph Planta.


The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be by J.B. MacKinnon (Random House, 2013).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: The Once and Future World


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

J.B. MacKinnon joins me again, the critically acclaimed and bestselling author has a new book out, The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be. It’s a contemplative at the world and our place in it, and our relationship to our environment. Our relationship with nature is something that we’ve either misunderstood, forgotten, or ignored. Mr. MacKinnon does an elegant job at showing us what the world once was and what it ought to be. I’ll get Mr. MacKinnon to tell us about this book, how we ought to react to nature, and what ‘rewilding’ is all about. J.B. MacKinnon is an award winning writer and journalist. He was last on this program six years ago when the book he co-authored with Alisa Smith, The 100-Mile Diet was published. It went on to become a bestseller, a television series, and influenced a lot of people’s eating habits, least of all restaurant menus across the country and beyond. He won the Charles Taylor Prize for his first book Dead Man In Paradise. He’s also co-authored I Live Here, a ‘paper documentary.’ The website for more is at www.jbmackinnon.com. This new book is published by Random House. And was recently named a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers Trust Prize. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, J.B. MacKinnon; Mr. MacKinnon, good morning.

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