by Stephan Harding. Stephan Harding explores how Gaian science can help us to develop a sense of connectedness with the more-than-human world. His work is based on a careful integration of rational scientific analysis with our intuition, sensing and feeling a vitally important task at this time of severe ecological and climate crisis. He brings personality back into the world of rocks, atmosphere, water and living things, to rediscover anima mundi (the soul of the world) through Gaian science. Animate Earth argues that we need to establish a right relationship with the planet as a living entity in which we are indissolubly embedded and to which, in the final analysis, we are all accountable. The book inspires the reader to connect with a profound sense of the intrinsic value of the Earth, and to discover what it means to live as harmoniously as possible within a sentient creature of planetary proportions. This new edition includes new meditations, a new chapter on how fungi help to keep the Earth healthy, and an update on the global climate situation.