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Sark in the Dark

Wellbeing and Community on the Dark Sky Island of Sark

by Ada Blair
Edited by Jennifer Zahrt
ISBN: 978-1-907767-42-5
£10.99 - £15.00
30 Nov 2016
Paperback, ebook; 210 pages

Studies of the beneficial and transformative qualities of encounters with nature typically focus on ‘green’ or grounded nature. In Sark in the Dark, Ada Blair shifts this focus upwards to a refreshing encounter with the richness of the dark night sky. In this book, she documents the research she conducted while at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David into the culture and history of the world’s first designated Dark Sky Island. Through a series of interviews with Sark residents, as well as poignant self-reflections, Blair explores the importance of the dark sky on human wellbeing and community.

Ethnography, Anthropology
Dark Sky, Wellbeing, Community, Ada Blair

About the Author

Ada Blair holds an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from the University fo Wales Trinity Saint David and is an Edinburgh-based psychotherapist and trainer working in higher education, the not-for-profit sector and private practice.