Why does water always take a winding course in streams and rivers? Do common principles and rhythms underlie its movement - whether it be in the sea, in a plant, or even in the blood of a human being? In this seminal and thought-provoking work, the laws apparent in the subtle patterns of water in movement are shown to be the same as those perceptible in the shaping of bones, muscles and a myriad of other forms in nature. Fully illustrated, Sensitive Chaos reveals the unifying forces that underlie all living things. The author observes and explains such phenomena as the flight of birds, the formation of internal organs such as the heart, eye and ear, as well as mountain ranges and river deltas, weather and space patterns, and even the formation of the human embryo.
Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden
Author: Apryl Uncapher
Publisher: Timber Press
Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars watering their yard, but there is an easy way to save money and resources—rain gardening. But what is it? As simple as collecting rain to reuse in front and backyards. Creating Rain Gardens is a comprehensive book for the DIY-er, covering everything from rain barrels to simple living roofs, permeable patios, and other low-tech affordable ways to save water in the garden. Water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher walk homeowners through the process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds—the building blocks of rain-catching gardens. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to create a beautiful rain garden at home.
Science has proven that vast domains of energy exist within the material world of our senses. In this book, therapeutic experience is combined with scientific evidence to create a general theory of how this Great Field is the foundation of everything in the universe-including the personal energy we call soul.
Constantly linking life and death, water is the mediator between the two. Based on spiritual science and on their own numerous experiments, Theodor and Wolfram Schwenk show that Earth is a living organism, and that water is the sense organ that perceives vital cosmic influences and transmits them to Earthly life.
Waldorf education, an established and growing independent school movement, continues to be shaped and inspired by Rudolf Steiner's numerous lectures on education. In Rhythms of Learning, key lectures on children and education have been thoughtfully chosen from the vast amount of material by Steiner and presented in a context that makes them approachable and accessible. In his many discussions and lectures, Steiner shared his vision of an education that considers the spirit, soul, and physiology in children as they grow. Roberto Trostli, an experienced Waldorf teacher, has selected the works that best illustrate the fundamentals of this unique approach. In each chapter, Trostli explains Steiner's concepts and describes how they work in the contemporary Waldorf classroom. We learn how the teacher-child relationship and the Waldorf school curriculum changes as the students progress from kindergarten through high-school. This book will serve as an excellent resource for parents who want to understand how their child is learning. Parents will be better prepared to discuss their child's education with teachers, and teachers will find it a valuable reference source and communication tool.
Covers eight important areas of progress made by a group of environmental activists (the Bioneers), offering a glimpse into the changes that are underway on many vital issues in environmental restoration and sustenance. Originally published as Restoring the Earth: Visionary Solutions from the Bioneers (HJ Kramer, 1997).
An essential guide for anyone with an interest in body therapy, this book contains an exploration of the connections between Eastern and Western beliefs about health and the human body, based on the concept of energy as a fundamental force in nature. This hidden-energy theory incorporates facets of Chinese acupuncture and Hindu yoga, while establishing that Western medical knowledge validates these ancient Eastern insights. Dr. Smith explains how healthcare practitioners can access this energy through their hands, feel its existence, and see a person's response to the movements. Medical practitioners as well as patients can use this book to learn how to: -Bridge Eastern and Western belief systems -Connect Eastern Yoga and Western theories of anatomy -Bridge the physical and spiritual worlds -Diagnose illness -Communicate in the therapeutic setting -Create a healing perspective -Expanding their vision of the human body
1897. With 35 illustrations drawn and engraved under the direction of the author. Part of the International Scientific Series of popular science. Tyndall studies rivers and glaciers not only by their actual appearances but also their causes and effects. He also shares the knowledge he gained firsthand during his visits to Mer de Glace. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.