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Creating Eden

Author : Marilyn Barrett
ISBN : 0595136621
Genre : Gardening
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The enduring and universal metaphor of the garden is a simple yet profound tool for counteracting the numbing effects of modern life. Creating Eden is Marilyn Barrett's evocative meditation on gardening as a tool for self-exploration and natural healing. Here the principles of psychology and ecological gardening are combined to create a helpful guide to achieving serenity and balance.
Category: Gardening

Re Creating Eden

Author : Emmanuel Kreike
ISBN : STANFORD:36105126862247
Genre : History
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This work analyzes the social and environmental impact of colonial conquest and pacification of Africa through a case study of the Angolan-Namibian borderlands. These areas were exposed to three different systems of colonial expansion: German, Portuguese, and British (South African). This study demonstrates the interactions between social and environmental factors, structures and processes and shows that colonial conquest needs to be acknowledged as a major problem. It includes in-depth analysis of the late 19th to 20th century processes of social and environmental change at the village, household, and individual levels. It illustrates how refugees managed to restore a workable environment without massive outside aid and despite colonial exactions. It includes in-depth analysis of the late 19th to 20th century processes of social and environmental change at the village, household, and individual levels. It illustrates how refugees managed to restore a workable environment without massive outside aid and despite colonial exactions.
Category: History

Scorched Earth

Author : Emmanuel Kreike
ISBN : 9780691137421
Genre : Business & Economics
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A global history of environmental warfare and the case for why it should be a crime The environmental infrastructure that sustains human societies has been a target and instrument of war for centuries, resulting in famine and disease, displaced populations, and the devastation of people’s livelihoods and ways of life. Scorched Earth traces the history of scorched earth, military inundations, and armies living off the land from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, arguing that the resulting deliberate destruction of the environment—"environcide"—constitutes total war and is a crime against humanity and nature. In this sweeping global history, Emmanuel Kreike shows how religious war in Europe transformed Holland into a desolate swamp where hunger and the black death ruled. He describes how Spanish conquistadores exploited the irrigation works and expansive agricultural terraces of the Aztecs and Incas, triggering a humanitarian crisis of catastrophic proportions. Kreike demonstrates how environmental warfare has continued unabated into the modern era. His panoramic narrative takes readers from the Thirty Years' War to the wars of France's Sun King, and from the Dutch colonial wars in North America and Indonesia to the early twentieth century colonial conquest of southwestern Africa. Shedding light on the premodern origins and the lasting consequences of total war, Scorched Earth explains why ecocide and genocide are not separate phenomena, and why international law must recognize environmental warfare as a violation of human rights.
Category: Business & Economics

Decoding Eden

Author : Harold Ballew
ISBN : 9781449787141
Genre : Religion
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Why did God put a forbidden tree in Eden? How did the serpent end up in a conversation with Eve? What was the real reason Eve ate the forbidden fruit? Decoding Eden holds the answers to these and many more questions about what really happened in Eden. The answers may surprise you. They might also challenge you to see yourself and your world differently.
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Home Sweet Home Journal Creating Your Garden Of Eden A Soul M A P Journal

Author : Benita M. Chears
ISBN : 179844173X
Genre : Self-Help
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With Soul M.A.P. Journals, you'll be able to free your soul from the chains of your mind by taking a closer look at your relationship with your thoughts and emotions. You'll also explore how you use your energies redirecting them in a more productive way for your well-being. Finally, you'll be able to let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep you from achieving the happiness and balance that you deserve in your life.Soul M.A.P. JournalsMeditations to heal your pain.Affirmations to reach your goals.Prayers to grow your soul.Soul M.AP. Journal features: To help you get organized and streamline your life to unblock your chi energy so it can flow naturally.The Soul M.A.P. Journal (30 insightful and enlightening meditations, affirmations and prayers)The 30 day challenge journalis a tested and proven planner by the author help pinpointig your goals and achieving them insightful questions to guide you on soul's journey has positive messages for your soul's journey is a handy size for home, office and travelwill be easy to incorporate in your daily routinewill help improve your mental, emotonal & well beingwill help you have positive energywill help you redirect your energy in healthy wayswill uplifts your spirit and inspire you will help make your life easierwill help you complete your goals for success
Category: Self-Help

Making Nature Whole

Author : William R. Jordan
ISBN : 9781597265133
Genre : Science
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Making Nature Whole is a seminal volume that presents an in-depth history of the field of ecological restoration as it has developed in the United States over the last three decades. The authors draw from both published and unpublished sources, including archival materials and oral histories from early practitioners, to explore the development of the field and its importance to environmental management as well as to the larger environmental movement and our understanding of the world. Considering antecedents as varied as monastic gardens, the Scientific Revolution, and the emerging nature-awareness of nineteenth-century Romantics and Transcendentalists, Jordan and Lubick offer unique insight into the field's philosophical and theoretical underpinnings. They examine specifically the more recent history, including the story of those who first attempted to recreate natural ecosystems early in the 20th century, as well as those who over the past few decades have realized the value of this approach not only as a critical element in conservation but also as a context for negotiating the ever-changing relationship between humans and the natural environment. Making Nature Whole is a landmark contribution, providing context and history regarding a distinctive form of land management and giving readers a fascinating overview of the development of the field. It is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding where ecological restoration came from or where it might be going.
Category: Science

Getting Back Into The Garden Of Eden

Author : Edward Conklin
ISBN : 0761811400
Genre : Religion
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Getting Back into the Garden of Eden studies the story of the Garden of Eden in-depth from an historical-psychological perspective for the first time. It explores how the historical experiences of the Hebrew people became transformed into the psychologically meaningful and therefore symbolic characters and situations in the first three chapters of the Genesis story. It examines the possibilities of the placement and inspiration for the Garden from the oases of the Arabian desert and the advanced irrigation culture of the areas of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
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How Does God Communicate To Us

Author : James DeHaven
ISBN : 9781304132352
Genre : Religion
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This book is intended to be a Bible based reference book. It is based on a Sunday school lesson and offers a brief explanation at the beginning of each chapter which describes each type of communication through the ages as a lesson which is then followed up by Bible references to each of communications described.
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The Dome Of Eden

Author : Stephen H. Webb
ISBN : 9781630874223
Genre : Religion
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What would biology look like if it took the problem of natural evil seriously? This book argues that biological descriptions of evolution are inherently moral, just as the biblical story of creation has biological implications. A complete account of evolution will therefore require theological input. The Dome of Eden does not try to harmonize evolution and creation. Harmonizers typically begin with Darwinism and then try to add just enough religion to make evolution more palatable, or they begin with Genesis and pry open the creation account just wide enough to let in a little bit of evolution. By contrast, Stephen Webb provides a theory of how evolution and theology fit together, and he argues that this kind of theory is required by the internal demands of both theology and biology. The Dome of Eden also develops a theological account of evolution that is distinct from the intelligent design movement. Webb shows how intelligent design properly discerns the inescapable dimension of purpose in nature but, like Darwinism itself, fails to make sense of the problem of natural evil. Finally, this book draws on the work of Karl Barth to advance a new reading of the Genesis narrative and the theology of Duns Scotus to provide the necessary metaphysical foundation for evolutionary thought.
Category: Religion

Irrigated Eden

Author : Mark Fiege
ISBN : 0295989742
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Irrigation came to the arid West in a wave of optimism about the power of water to make the desert bloom. Mark Fiege�s fascinating and innovative study of irrigation in southern Idaho�s Snake River valley describes a complex interplay of human and natural systems. Using vast quantities of labor, irrigators built dams, excavated canals, laid out farms, and brought millions of acres into cultivation. But at each step, nature rebounded and compromised the intended agricultural order. The result was a new and richly textured landscape made of layer upon layer of technology and intractable natural forces�one that engineers and farmers did not control with the precision they had anticipated. Irrigated Eden vividly portrays how human actions inadvertently helped to create a strange and sometimes baffling ecology. Winner of the Idaho Library Association Book Award, 1999 Winner of the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Award, Forest History Society, 1999-2000
Category: Technology & Engineering

California Gardens

Author : David C. Streatfield
ISBN : UCSD:31822027802073
Genre : Gardening
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With its lush photographs and authoritative text this definitive history captures the exuberant past and dynamic present of the California garden. Ranging from the pragmatic plantings of the Spanish missions through Victorian fantasies and Hollywood extravagances and culminating in up-to-the-minute drought-tolerant gardens, California Gardens: Creating a New Eden provides a thought-provoking, eye-dazzling chronicle of the state's diverse garden traditions. Offering ideas and examples that will inspire all gardeners and garden lovers, David C. Streatfield recounts how amateurs, architects, landscape designers, and nurserymen have created the gardens of their dreams. His ground-breaking text - in preparation for over twenty years - illuminates how California's ecology, economy, and the importation of exotic plants and styles have shaped its gardens and ultimately influenced garden design around the world. The various ways that landscape architecture and architecture have intertwined in the last two centuries are explored with particular insightfulness. Some of the finest architects and landscape architects of this century - Charles and Henry Greene, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Thomas Church, Lockwood de Forest, Garrett Eckbo, and Florence Yoch - have shaped the landscape of California in distinctive ways. Contemporary and historical color photographs by some of the country's best garden photographers are complemented by rare black-and-white archival illustrations and detailed plans. Two invaluable appendices provide biographies of the major designers and information about visiting the public gardens cited in the book.
Category: Gardening

Eden In Sumer On The Niger

Author : Catherine Obianuju Acholonu
Genre : Social Science
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"EDEN IN SUMER ON THE NIGER" provides archeological, linguistic, genetic, and inscribed evidence of the West African origin of mankind, language, religion and civilization. It provides multidisciplinary evidence of the actual geographical location in West Africa of the Garden of Eden, Atlantis and the original homeland of the Sumerian people before their migration to the "Middle East". By translating hitherto unknown pre-cuneiform inscriptions of the Sumerians, Catherine Acholonu and Sidney Davis have uncovered thousands of years of Africa's lost pre-history and evidences of the West African origins of the earliest Pharaohs and Kings of Egypt and Sumer such as Menes and Sargon the Great. This book provides answers to all lingering questions about the African Cavemen (Igbos/Esh/Adamas/Adites) original guardians of the human races, Who gave their genes for the creation of Homo Sapiens (Adam) and were the teachers in the First Age of the world.
Category: Social Science

Pathways To Eden

Author : Patricia Edwards
ISBN : 9780557376322
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Lost? No one to give you directions? Don't know which way to go? When you stand lost at the crossroads, you look for someone to come along to show you how to get out of your predicament. Sometimes you receive the answer you have been waiting for and sometimes it seems like you don’t. When you look for the correct pathway, you have to look to the person who can supply the answers. Jesus said to his followers, “I am the Way—yes, and the Truth, and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through me.†Jesus came to show us the way which meant that he had to equip us with a lesson plan and instructions on how to live in the world and get a handle on our circumstances, yet not be a part of it; he showed us how to have the peace of the Lord and enjoy all the world has to offer without compromising our ideals. Jesus is the captain and the head, steering Eve’s children to follow the correct course back to their first home, the Garden of Eden.

The New Eden

Author : Michael W. Fox
ISBN : 0941524469
Genre : Nature
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The New Eden For People, Animals and Nature Dr. Fox, vice president of the Humane Society of the USA, an internationally known defender of wildlife and the environment, states, "This new book is about healing the earth and ourselves in the process ... changing our attitudes to respect and reverence ..." - the new eden for man and animals. With illustrations by Susan Seddon Boulet.
Category: Nature

Seeking Our Eden

Author : Joanne Findon
ISBN : 9780773581869
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Although few nineteenth-century rural Canadian women could read and write well, Sarah Jameson Craig (1840-1919) was not only literate but eloquent. Unlike many women writers of her time, Craig lived at the bottom of the economic ladder. Nevertheless, she dared to dream the utopian dreams more commonly associated with educated women from the middle and upper classes. Craig vividly documented her attempt to run away at age fifteen, her plans to found a utopian colony based on alternative medicine and women’s dress reform, and her lifelong crusade for women's equality. Quoting liberally from Sarah Craig's unpublished diaries and memoir, Seeking Our Eden sets Craig's life writing within the context of her early days in New Brunswick, her later migrations to New Jersey and then westward to Saskatchewan and British Columbia, and the American-based reform and utopian movements that stirred her imagination. Convinced that the tight corsets and long skirts demanded by conventional fashion undermined the fight for women's equality, Craig wore the "reform dress" - a short dress over trousers - despite society's disapproval, and rejected opiate- and alcohol-based medicines in favour of the water cure. Even today, when the way women dress remains an issue, and skepticism about conventional medicine still fuels alternative health movements, Sarah Craig's early feminist voice from the margins of Canada continues to be relevant and compelling.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Eden Redux

Author : Nicolai Andreyevich
ISBN : 9781491873748
Genre : Fiction
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Adam and Kay White are carriers of The One Virus, a genetic fountain of youth. They have made billions of dollars disseminating the virus, which is sexually transmitted, to the rich and famous. Now they are being studied by scientists and doctors at the NIH to see what makes them special. Their Carrier state is different from those who simply receive a single Gift of the viral infection. They were inseminated by The One himself and thus are filled with a limitless self replenishing source of the virus to repair their DNA, cure all disease, detoxify any drug or poison, maintain eternal youth and give them immortality, barring some catastrophic injury. After they run the painful gauntlet at the NIH, they return to their home, and the first home of The One, Aruba. There they are informed that The One, who has been in Jerusalem building the third temple, his new residence, wants to create 12 truly immortal creatures he calls Disciples, who will share in his power and will be able to create carriers. The One wants 144,000 carriers. They will be distributed throughout the remaining populated world- in The Creation of Adam, an asteroid hit China on Christmas Day, 2012, creating a toxic cloud of dust that killed off most of the population of equatorial earth. By absorbing the wealth of the world through The Gift of Life, financial control of the world will be achieved. All that's left is political control and The One will have brought the world to its knees without firing a shot.
Category: Fiction

Creating Collaborative Advantage

Author : Chris Huxham
ISBN : 9780857022790
Genre : Business & Economics
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Inter-organizational collaboration is becoming increasingly significant as a means of achieving organizational objectives in turbulent environments. Yet it is not an easy process to implement successfully. Drawing on the work of authors with a high level of relevant experience, this volume provides a thought-provoking and accessible introduction to the theory and practice of `creating collaborative advantage'. The first part of the book develops a framework of key dimensions for understanding collaboration. Different perspectives highlight the diversity of rationales and contexts involved, and the range of elements which need to be considered and addressed when embarking on collaborative endeavours. The second section focuses in more detail on collaboration in practice. It examines the problems that can occur when different `stakeholders', who frequently hold different aims, cultures, procedures, professional languages and power resources, work across organizational boundaries. The last section addresses specifically the processes of acting as a facilitator to collaborative groups. It discusses how and why a third party facilitator role can be helpful, and explores the various processes and techniques that can be used.
Category: Business & Economics

Beyond Genesis

Author : Allen Epling
ISBN : 9781425704155
Genre : History
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SHORT SUMMARY: Beyond Genesis offers an alternative explanation for the origin of man that is unique and different from either side in the familiar Creationism versus Evolution debate. The author explores a refreshingly new interpretation of the book of Genesis that he believes was not meant to be understood completely until the present age of information and reason. He reveals new insights which uncover a storyline in Genesis that has gone unnoticed through the ages. He offers timely new explanations for all the other "myths" of Genesis, including the source of Cains wife and the flood of Noah. All hypotheses are based on sound, recent science and the field of genetics, and are supported through references to the original sources. The central theme of the entire book is that the book of Genesis really is accurate historically, and that modern man is a product of "BOTH" the evolutionary processes, " and" a unique, separate line of man, the one referred to in Genesis. "The book also reveals that the "plan" for man is not finished." LONG SUMMARY: There has been considerable interest lately in the debate between science and religion over creation and the existence of God. In order to gain a larger base of support, many religious groups are changing the wording of their agenda from 'Creationism" to 'Intelligent Design" because of problems with the stories in the book of Genesis. If we study the history of man as contained in the book of Genesis, and compare it to the archeological evidence, we do find that there are some common grounds. The differences exist mostly because historians refuse to consider the stories contained in the Bible as anything other than myths or exa
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What Really Happened In The Garden Of Eden

Author : Ziony Zevit
ISBN : 9780300195330
Genre : Religion
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A provocative new interpretation of the Adam and Eve story from an expert in Biblical literature. The Garden of Eden story, one of the most famous narratives in Western history, is typically read as an ancient account of original sin and humanity’s fall from divine grace. In this highly innovative study, Ziony Zevit argues that this is not how ancient Israelites understood the early biblical text. Drawing on such diverse disciplines as biblical studies, geography, archaeology, mythology, anthropology, biology, poetics, law, linguistics, and literary theory, he clarifies the worldview of the ancient Israelite readers during the First Temple period and elucidates what the story likely meant in its original context. Most provocatively, he contends that our ideas about original sin are based upon misconceptions originating in the Second Temple period under the influence of Hellenism. He shows how, for ancient Israelites, the story was really about how humans achieved ethical discernment. He argues further that Adam was not made from dust and that Eve was not made from Adam’s rib. His study unsettles much of what has been taken for granted about the story for more than two millennia—and has far-reaching implications for both literary and theological interpreters. “Classical Hebrew in the hands of Ziony Zevit is like a cello in the hands of a master cellist. He knows all the hidden subtleties of the instrument, and he makes you hear them in this rendition of the profoundly simple story of Adam, Eve, the Serpent, and their Creator in the Garden of Eden. Zevit brings a great deal of other biblical learning to bear in a surprisingly light-hearted book.”―Jack Miles, author of God: A Biography
Category: Religion