Nature Is My Teacher
About the Book
The book, Nature Is My Teacher, reveals the deep emotional conviction between human evolution and civilization! This book along with its four companion books—Of Human Nature and Good Habits; Life, Living and Lifestyle; How to Win Nature and Enjoy Good Life and Health and Medical Care—constitutes a series that tells the nature-human connection and its implication in our daily life, in the related set of separate episodes.
Nature Is My Teacher primarily deals with the physical, notional, and real world in general. The book contains chapters: The Nature (When nature teaches, we learn.); Mother Nature (Mother has been and will always remain synonymous with love, devotion, and dedication. Its personification as a nurturing mother is so primitive.); The Universe (The universe is a source of our profound wonder, awe, and joy.); Planet Earth (Why do the sun and the moon look more of the same size?); The Weather (By weather, we generally mean the state of the atmosphere at a given time and place.); The Air We Breathe (Every human deserves clean air and blue sky.) The Water We Drink (Human civilizations grew, shrunk, or abolished depending on the availability of water.) The Future of Nature (The full melting of Greenland’s ice could raise sea level as much as 20 feet.); Origin of Life (What sparked life on earth?); Gift of Life (Life is the best gift to the fortunate few who got it.); Human Life (Human development is not only impossibly complex, but it is also a just marvelous.); Human Evolution (Human Evolution by natural selection is now being switched to evolution by human intervention.); Self and the Rest of the World (I am here because of you!); Time Goes By (Time is a very precious thing.); Life Changes Over Time (Humans are socially elastic and adaptive.); Worries, Anxieties, Fear, and Regret (We suffer from worrying well before worry starts or never starts.); How to Deal with Stress (The contemporary idea of stress is a very recent phenomenon.); Depression (Please stop merchandising mental illness!); Kindness and Devotion (Among all our base instincts, hate is one distinctly human. In animals, strength, violence, and venom are the weapons of survival, but in humans, their supremacy.); Charity and Humanity (Cheese in the mousetrap is not a charity.); The Power of Hope (Hope is a wonderful trick that Mother Nature has planted in the human mind that counterbalances our grief, sorrow, fear, dread, and regret. Hope is not a strategy, yet it is. During the time of war, hope is the weapon.); Education and Experience (We are not born knowledgeable. We gather knowledge primarily through education. Education is not a privilege; it is a civil right, precisely, a human right that refers to the “basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled.”)
About the Author
Prabhash Karan is an engineer. He worked as a metallurgical
engineer, civil engineer, structural engineer, and nuclear power
plant engineer. Later, he worked as a software engineer writing
computer codes in over two dozen programming languages.
He was involved in developing IBM’s three operating systems.
He speaks four languages and writes primarily in English and
occasionally in his native language, Bengali. He writes very
simple, targeted, and topic oriented, and makes the topic easy
He was born and raised in a loving family of eight in a remote
village of coastal India. With no electricity and everybody in
bare feet, he was raised in his multi-generational ancestral
home—open air, earth and water, father and mother. He is a
naturalist and a faithful follower of Mother Nature. He loves
music and walking. Now over 70, he is a family man who still
works fulltime, never been sick for a day in his life. He is an
individual who is passionately optimistic about life. To him,
life is so beautiful!
He is the author of five books: Nature Is My Teacher; Of Human
Nature and Good Habits; Life, Living and Lifestyle; How to Win
Nature and Enjoy Good Life; and Health and Medical Care. His
forthcoming book is In God We Trust.