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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Religious terrorism has become the scourge of the modern world. What causes a person to kill innocent strangers in the name of religion? As both a clinical psychologist and an authority on comparative religion, James W. Jones is uniquely qualified to address this increasingly urgent question. Research on the psychology of violence shows that several factors work to make ordinary people turn "evil." These include feelings of humiliation or shame, a tendency to see the world in black and white, and demonization or dehumanization of other people. Authoritarian religion or "fundamentalism," Jones shows, is a particularly rich source of such ideas and feelings, which he finds throughout the writings of Islamic jihadists, such as the 9/11 conspirators. Jones goes on to apply this model to two very different religious groups that have engaged in violence: Aum Shinrikyo, the Buddhist splinter group behind the sarin gas attacks in the Tokyo subway system, and members of the extreme religious right in the U.S. who have advocated and committed violence against abortion providers. Jones notes that not every adherent of an authoritarian group will turn to violence, and he shows how theories of personality development can explain why certain individuals are easily recruited to perform terrorist acts.
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.
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.
First Edition - Winner of the 2004 IAA Life Sciences Book Award!This book deals with psychological, psychiatric, and psychosocial issues that affect people who live and work in space. Unlike other books that focus on anecdotal reports and ground-based simulation studies, this book emphasizes the findings from psychological research conducted during actual space missions. Both authors have been active in such research. What is presented in this readable text has previously been found only in scientific journal articles. Topics that are discussed include: behavioral adaptation to space; human performance and cognitive effects; crewmember interactions; psychiatric responses; psychological counter-measures related to habitability factors, work-design, selection, training, and in-flight monitoring and support; and the impact of expeditionary missions to Mars and beyond. People finding this book of interest will include: psychology and social science students and professors in universities; medical students and residents in psychiatry and aerospace medicine; human factors workers in space and aviation professions; individuals involved with isolated environments on Earth (e.g., the Antarctic, submarines); aerospace workers in businesses and space agencies such as NASA and ESA; and anyone who is interested in learning the facts about the human side of long-duration space missions. From first-edition reveews:"This book is not just a record of what can go wrong with regard to mental health and performance, but explores a number of prudent psychological, ergonomic, and design engineering countermeasures to help guide future mission planners and spacecraft engineers[…]Written in a clear and engaging style, this book will not only interest the general space enthusiast, but all human factors specialists and anyone else studying the human reaction to extreme and unusual environments. As a comprehensive account of what we have learned so far about the psychological challenges of space travel, Space Psychology and Psychiatry should also be on the bookshelf of any researcher plotting the future course of human spaceflight." (Ergonomics in Design

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