Jack Fieldhouse, known to me as “Uncle Jack’: although he is my first cousin once removed, is a remarkable man who has lived a remarkable and very long life. His autobiography describes not only his wartime experiences, but also his love of art and of Nature. Jack’s philosophy, of trying to live a life that works with, rather than against, the grain of Nature, is especially important given the seemingly exorable rise in global population and consumption that is damaging the planet for future generations. Jack doesn’t just talk the talk: he lives a life that reflects his beliefs and values. In this there is an important lesson for us alL.