Sark in the Dark: Wellbeing and Community on the Dark Sky Island of Sark
Author: Ada Blair
Series: Sophia Centre Master Monographs, Vol. 3
Publisher: Sophia Centre Press 2016
Price: £15.00 Paperback, 210 pp.
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.
Blair recently wrote about the psychology of dark skies for the International Dark Sky Association blog: read the post here.