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Mike Shanahan

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    Why Forests Give You Awe

    When you walk in a tropical forest, the sheer abundance and variety of life can have a powerful and somewhat disorienting effect.Painting by Caspar David Friedrich (circa 1820-1821) / Wikicommons Can you remember the time when you first felt awe, that feeling of being in the presence of something immense and mind-blowing? The natural world—with […]

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    Why Forests Give You Awe

    Can you remember the time when you first felt awe, that feeling of being in the presence of something immense and mind-blowing? The natural world—with its domineering mountains, colossal trees, and tall waterfalls—is one of its main sources. I felt awe first when I was a young boy at the feet of the biggest tree […]