A moving tribute to the physical and spiritual properties of nature's richestelement by one of the world's leading soil conservationists.
A study that reconciles herbal lore with modern medicine includes an introduction to the history and philosophy of herbalism, a list of herbs that shows how they work and answers questions about their safety, and an index-by-ailment.
Pulitzer prize winning author's further exploration of sustainable agriculture and natural systems.
Out of the Earth was written in the year 1923 by Arthur Machen. This book is one of the most popular novels of Arthur Machen, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.
OUT of the Canadian earth come treasures right and rare--gold, silver, uranium. Out of the earth come the raw materials of the industry--iron,copper, nickel, and the like. From deep in the earth flows the petroleum that keeps the wheels moving in our modern economy. Coal for our fires lies under the soil of Canadian prairies, mountains, and coastal seas. From the earth comes the building materials for towns and cities, roads, and bridges. From the earth come the glass and dishes for our homes, the salt for our tables, and the nylons we wear. Every Canadian uses the products of our mines. Many persons are employed in the mining industry, or in the multitude of industries dependent on its products. Many Canadians are investors in the industry, buying shares in mining companies, or processing industries, or the enterprises that sell mineral products to the public. This book is the direct result of the desire expressed by Canadians in many walks ofl ife to know "more about mining." It takes the interested layman on a short trip through the complex mining industry. It describes, very clearly and readably, how the minerals were formed int he earth, how they are found, how they are taken out of the earth, and how the ores are processed and the petroleum transformed to high grade gasoline. It goes farther, telling how a mine is financed, how the prospector, the engineer, the government, the mine operator, financier, and investor combine to make the great Canadian mineral industry what it is. It tells, too, about the "jobs" in the industry--about the opportunities for geologists, geophysicists, engineers, production and physical metallurgists, and many other professions that young Canadians find both challenging and rewarding. This book gives the clue to the "language" of the mining industry--"conglomerate," "stope," "spudding in," "repressuring," "working option," "reorganization," "speculative risk"--to name only a few terms that are read on the financial page every day, and which the intelligent investory wants to understand clearly. Out of the Earth tells about mining as it is today. We meet not just the propector carrying his pick, but the airborne magenetometer, which detects mineral deposits from the sky. Most readers have heard of the use of Geiger counters in locating radioactive substances, but here we read also, for example, about the seismic methods of mineral exploration, by which dynamite is fired in the earth and the shock-wave patterns calculated on instruments. Helping to make important points of the story clear are simple tables and 40 excellent line-drawings and charts. A group of photographs, chosen for informational value as well as pictorial interest, is included.
This is not a story about the Dero! This is a story about a lost people—a persuasive and haunting story about a people, in a not too distant future, who have been forgotten by history. And it is the story of a little group of courageous people, determined to prove that Death was a Myth!
Long before there was a theoretical movement that gave a name to literary readings of nature, scholars have understood the importance of the natural world to an Irish cultural sensibility. An emphasis on place not only pervades Irish writing but also is in fact rooted in ancient traditions of Celtic mythology and place-lore. While critical assessments of Irish place writing are numerous, few of them address such representations of the natural world as politically and culturally informed and scripted texts. The essays offer ecocritical readings of Irish literary and cultural texts of various genres, including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama and the visual image.
Holds special interest for gourmets and everyday cooks; people in agriculture; food specialists; farm conservationists; people who live or vacation in coastal Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Fresh ingredients take center stage in this unique cookbook's exquisite full-color photos and innovative recipes. Kerry Romaniello, executive chef of Westport Rivers Winery & Vineyards, provides a splendid collection of recipes from New England chefs and farmers -- using native ingredients such as berries, squash, corn, beans, apples, turnips, and more. Recipes include Veal Medallions with Peaches and Gorgonzola Cheese, Westport Macomber Cake, Grilled Leg of Lamb with Honey-Lavendar Marinade and much more.
The poetry contained in this anthology is the culmination of over forty-five years of the author’s intimate interactions with the raw and refined elements of nature and a layman’s passionate record of the natural, human, and spiritual aspects of life. He masterfully uses vivid imagery and pleasing rhythms to transport the reader to places he won’t want to leave and won’t soon forget. This is a brilliantly insightful, awe-inspiring, and at times provocative book with the power to make you laugh and cry or possibly change how you look at the world we live in, your place within it, and the spirit that binds it all together.
Betrayed by an insane Celtic queen as the Romans conquer Britain, the Earth Mother, in her British manifestation as Brigid, curses her betrayer and buries that curse at the site of her betrayal. She places her confidante, Hroc, and his kin the rooks as guardians of the curse. A shadow, she has stood by for two thousand years as bloody conflict, driven by men and their fierce male deities, has brought the world to the brink of destruction. Now, in Out of the Earth, the Mother reasserts herself. The bird guardians and local man Richard, beset by black-winged dreams and the unwitting inheritor of a destiny older than the hills, help the goddess return to claim her own.
From cross-cultural legends recounting shamanic cures to the biblical accounts of the parting of the Red Sea and Jesus multiplying the loaves and fishes, many spiritual traditions are rich in stories about seemingly inexplicable transformations of the natural world. The ancient healing art of transmutation, in which toxic substances are transformed into "safe" substances, is mentioned in all the world's great spiritual traditions, including Hinduism and Taoism. And while many have tapped this body of work to heal the self, it has yet to be used to heal our environment. For twenty years, Sandra Ingerman has studied alternative ways to reverse environmental pollution. In this book, Ingerman takes us on a remarkable journey through the history of transmutation, teaching us how we can use this forgotten technique to change ourselves and our environment. She provides us with creative visualizations, ceremonies, rituals, and chants derived from ancient healing practices that produce miraculous, scientifically proven results. In one dramatic illustration of what can be accomplished when consciousness and awareness fuel our actions, Ingerman describes her own success in transforming the nature of chemically polluted water. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The epic conclusion to the thrilling Valkyrie duology by New York Times bestselling YA author Amanda Hocking, From the Earth to the Shadows. While dealing with dark revelations about her life and her world, Malin finds herself with new allies--and new enemies. Her quest for the truth leads her to places she never thought possible, and she's never been one to shy away from a fight. But for all her strength and determination, will it be enough to save the world before it's too late?
In February 2003, American astronauts Donald Pettit and Kenneth Bowersox and Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin were on a routine fourteen-week mission maintaining the International Space Station. But then the space shuttle Columbia exploded far beneath them. With the launch program suspended indefinitely, these astronauts had suddenly lost their ride back to earth. Out of Orbit chronicles the efforts of the beleaguered mission controls in Houston and Moscow as they worked frantically against the clock, ultimately settling on a plan that felt, at best, like a long shot. Latched to the side of the space station was a Russian-built Soyuz TMA-1 capsule, the rocket equivalent of a 1976 Gremlin. Despite the inherent danger, the Soyuz became the only hope to return Bowersox, Budarin, and Pettit home. Their harrowing journey back to earth is a powerful reminder that space travel remains an incredibly dangerous pursuit.
The astonishing first-person account of Mississippi pioneer woman struggling to survive, protect her family and make a home in the early American South Near the end of her life, Mary Mann Hamilton (1866 - c.1936) began recording her experiences in the backwoods of the Mississippi Delta. The result is this astonishing first-person account of a pioneer woman who braved grueling work, profound tragedy, and a pitiless wilderness (she and her family faced floods, tornadoes, fires, bears, panthers, and snakes) to protect her home in the early American South. An early draft of Trials of the Earth was submitted to a writers' competition sponsored by Little, Brown in 1933. It didn't win, and we almost lost the chance to bring this raw, vivid narrative to readers. Eighty-three years later, in partnership with Mary Mann Hamilton's descendants, we're proud to share this irreplaceable piece of American history. Written in spare, rich prose, Trials of the Earth is a precious record of one woman's extraordinary endurance and courage that will resonate with readers of history and fiction alike.
Human activity has irreversibly changed the natural environment. But the news isn't all bad. It's accepted wisdom today that human beings have permanently damaged the natural world, causing extinction, deforestation, pollution, and of course climate change. But in Inheritors of the Earth, biologist Chris Thomas shows that this obscures a more hopeful truth--we're also helping nature grow and change. Human cities and mass agriculture have created new places for enterprising animals and plants to live, and our activities have stimulated evolutionary change in virtually every population of living species. Most remarkably, Thomas shows, humans may well have raised the rate at which new species are formed to the highest level in the history of our planet. Drawing on the success stories of diverse species, from the ochre-colored comma butterfly to the New Zealand pukeko, Thomas overturns the accepted story of declining biodiversity on Earth. In so doing, he questions why we resist new forms of life, and why we see ourselves as unnatural. Ultimately, he suggests that if life on Earth can recover from the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs, it can survive the onslaughts of the technological age. This eye-opening book is a profound reexamination of the relationship between humanity and the natural world.
1,000 travel adventures across all seven continents, gorgeous full-bleed images throughout, and short summaries of each adventure: With more than 500,000 copies sold, Make the Most of Your Time on Earth is truly the ultimate inspirational guide for world travelers and those who dream of hitting the road. The third edition has been fully revised, with stunning, brand-new color photos throughout and a wealth of new writing and new adventures, from sleeping in a baobab tree in Senegal to breakfasting in a Burmese teahouse. Entries are divided into regions, so it's easy to go straight to the part of the world you're interested in, and all the nitty-gritty practical information you'll need to find out more is contained in the "Need to Know" sections at the end of each chapter. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth is the product of the combined travel experience of Rough Guides' authors over the last 30 years, each an expert in his or her own territory. Our authors have chosen their favorite experiences from their travels to inspire yours - making this the perfect book for planning your next big adventure, or just dreaming of future travels.
A brand new edition of Arthur Koestler's gripping tale of arrest, imprisonment, and subsequent escape to London from Nazi-occupied France. Arthur Koestler is now an essential part of the English literary landscape both as political activist, controversialist and the author of Darkness at Noon. He stands beside George Orwell as one of the key writers of the twentieth century who embraced communism but would later turn against the partyand denounce the tragic distortions and abuses that had betrayed the great vision.
Maps of exotic, often unfamiliar locales are included in this collection of 9 fictional and 4 autobiographical tales by former Peace Corps members.

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