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Desert Living

Author : Steven Scherrer Th.D.
ISBN : 9781440176555
Genre : Religion
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Desert Living Fr. Steven Scherrer, Th D Many seek a life of deeper contemplation and union with God, but few see the connection between this desire and the need to live apart from the world. There is an essential connection between contemplative living and contemplative praying. Contemplative living consists of being apart from the world. One must have a heart that is reserved for the Lord alone and remain separate from the delights, sights, and sounds of society. By doing this, one can seek God with an undivided heart.Fr. Steven Scherrer, a Roman Catholic priest, lives as though he's still in the deserts where he once conducted missionary work. Without a telephone, television, radio, or newspapers, he reflects on his life while praying and fasting. Along with his personal insights and experiences, discover:Whether religious life in the United States is dying The history of asceticism and the monastic life How to commune with God in a desert place The importance of fasting And much more! Journey with a Roman Catholic priest through decades of desert living and discover how to seek God in a desert place.
Category: Religion

Living In A Desert

Author : Ellen Labrecque
ISBN : 9781406287752
Genre : Desert ecology
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This book takes a simple look at what it means to live in a desert. It examines basic geographical features, why people choose to live there, and dangers people might have because of living in a desert, such as extreme weather conditions. The book also looks at how people adapt to living in deserts and the different things both adults and children do in their daily lives, from desert-specific jobs to home schooling, respectively.
Category: Desert ecology

Living And Non Living In The Desert

Author : Rebecca Rissman
ISBN : 9781406265958
Genre : Desert ecology
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How can you tell if something is living or non-living in the desert? Children reading this book explore a stunning desert habitat while learning how to tell the difference between living and non-living things, such as rocks, cactuses, and lizards. Headers in the form of questions help guide the reader as they learn the properties of living and non-living things.
Category: Desert ecology

The Living Desert

Author : Randy Moore
ISBN : 0894901826
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the different types of deserts found throughout the world, discussing climate, plant and animal life, and the influence of humans.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Living Desert

Author : Guy J. Spencer
ISBN : 0816711704
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert of the American Southwest.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Living Desert

Author : Walt Disney Productions
ISBN : PSU:000000038478
Genre : Animals
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Category: Animals

At Home In Joshua Tree

Author : Sara Combs
ISBN : 9780762491667
Genre : House & Home
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Infuse your life with desert vibes, from home designs and entertaining plans to wellness rituals, with this beautifully illustrated lifestyle guide from the creators of The Joshua Tree House. At Home in Joshua Tree offers a peak inside the captivating world of southern California's high-desert, with The Joshua Tree House founders Sara and Rich Combs bringing readers into their laid back, inviting world through mindful practices that enhance the everyday. Guided by nature and the cycles of the sun, this beautiful book offers an intentional, mindful way of living that combines the very best of the wellness movement and modern design to celebrate the singular beauty of the desert. Dive into the design principles that guide The Joshua Tree House, then experience a day in the desert, from sunrise to nightfall. Each chapter in this beautiful lifestyle guide incorporates designs, recipes, wellness practices, and entertaining rituals that elevate and honor the ordinary moments associated with that time. Interviews with other designers, artists, and makers who are inspired by the desert, including those whose designs are featured throughout the Joshua Tree House, are sprinkled throughout, alongside gorgeous full-bleed photographs and a complete sourcing guide.
Category: House & Home

Desert Style

Author : Mary Whitesides
ISBN : 158685173X
Genre : House & Home
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Desert Style is cool living in hot climates. Based on the idea that a homehould exist in harmony with its landscape, author Mary Whitesides shows howaterials and textures reflect the land, and how desert hues and coolingones can be used in beautiful and efficient ways. She discusses how to uselowing and open interiors, patios, and thoughtfully placed windows to extendiving spaces outside, enhancing the relationship to the natural world.esert Style is abundantly illustrated, and offers advice on every aspect ofesert living, including building materials, space issues, heating andooling systems, furniture, paint - even how to choose art that willomplement a particular style like Old World Anasazi or High Desert Adobe.esert Style also includes a section on landscaping and choosing plants for aesert environment, plus information on how to incorporate fountains andeflecting pools into landscaping to create a private oasis for any desertome. With 140 gorgeous full-colour photographs of desert homes throughouthe high Rocky Mountain deserts and the Southwest, plus a comprehensive
Category: House & Home

Living In A Desert

Author : Allan Fowler
ISBN : 0516215604
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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For use in schools and libraries only. A Rookie Read-About Geography.
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The Living Desert

Author : Susan Durr Nix
ISBN : 0963053302
Genre : Desert ecology
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Category: Desert ecology

The Living Desert

Author : Dinah Brown
ISBN : OCLC:1011702267
Genre : Desert animals
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The Sonoran Desert in the Southwest United States is a hot and dry place. At first look it may seem as though very little lives there. However, there are many plants and animals that make the desert their home.
Category: Desert animals

Living With The Desert

Author : Elisabeth Beazley
ISBN : 9748304647
Genre : Architecture
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For centuries man has adapted his way of life to the harsh conditions of the Iranian Plateau by the use of simple technology. This text studies how devices such as the wind-catcher, the dome, the ice-house and wind and watermills were adapted to make life comfortable under desert conditions. For centuries man has adapted his way of life to the harsh conditions of the Iranian Plateau by the use of simple technology. This text examines this process in detail, studying not the grand religious and military structures, but those of the ordinary people, and how such devices as the
Category: Architecture

Desert Development

Author : Yehuda Gradus
ISBN : 9789400953963
Genre : Science
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The fact that approximately one-third of the world's land mass is arid desert may be congenial for the camel and the cactus, but not for people. Nevertheless, well over half a billion people, or 15% of the world's population live in arid desert areas. If the world's population were distributed evenly over the land surface, we would expect to find about 30% of the population inhabiting arid desert areas. Does the fact that 'only' 15% of the world's population live in an arid desert environment reflect the harshness of the environment? Or is it a testimony to the adaptability and ingenuity of mankind? Do we view the glass as half-full? Or half-empty? The contributors to Desert Development: Man and Technology in Sparselands adopt the position that the cup is half-full and, in fact, could be filled much more. Indeed, many arid desert zones do thrive with life, and given appropriate technological develop ment, such areas could support even greater popUlations. While the dire Malthusian prediction that rapid world population growth exceeds the carrying capacity of existent resource systems has gained popularity (typified by the 1972 Club of Rome book, Limits to Growth), there is a growing body of serious work which rejects such pessimistic 'depletion' models, in favor of models which are mildly optimistic.
Category: Science

Life In A Desert

Author : Carol K. Lindeen
ISBN : 0736833994
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Text and photographs introduce the desert biome, describing its environment, plants, and animals such as camels, lizards, and snakes."
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Life In The Desert Ebook

Author : Ilene L. Follman
ISBN : 9780787783051
Genre : Desert ecology
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Provides background information, reproducible pages and integrated activities which involve observing, classifying, measuring, recording, predicting, writing, constructing, comparing, contrasting, describing, organizing, and sharing. Topics include : deserts of the world, desert plants, desert animals. For grades K-3.
Category: Desert ecology

The Living Age

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ISBN : UCAL:B2895156
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Littell S Living Age

Author : Eliakim Littell
ISBN : IND:32000000701765
Genre :
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Desert Biology

Author : G. W. Brown
ISBN : 9781483216638
Genre : Science
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Desert Biology: Special Topics on the Physical and Biological Aspects of Arid Regions, Volume II records the conditions and life in the arid regions of the world. This book discusses the hydrogeology of arid regions, desert soil surfaces and classes, and physical and vegetational aspects of the Sahara Desert. The Piman Indians of the Sonoran Desert, approach to the water relations of desert plants, desert arthropods, and aquatic environments of deserts are also considered. Other topics include the artificial changes in the hydrogeology of deserts, soils of individual world deserts, rainfall and water supply of desert plants, and ecological plant types in arid regions. The hydrature in true xerophytes, chloride accumulation in halophytes, and biological response to desert water conditions are likewise covered in this publication. This volume is recommended for researchers and specialists interested in the hot, dry regions of the planet.
Category: Science

Design With The Desert

Author : Richard Malloy
ISBN : 9781439881385
Genre : Nature
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The modern southwestern cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and El Paso occupy lands that once supported rich desert ecosystems. Typical development activities often resulted in scraping these desert lands of an ancient living landscape, to be replaced with one that is human-made and dependent on a large consumption of energy and natural resources. Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable Development explores the natural and built environment of the American Southwest and introduces development tools for shaping the future of the region in a more sustainable way. Explore the Desert Landscape and Ecology This transdisciplinary collaboration draws on insights from leading authorities in their fields, spanning science, ecology, planning, landscape development, architecture, and urban design. Organized into five parts, the book begins by introducing the physical aspects of the desert realm: the land, geology, water, and climate. The second part deals with the "living" and ecological aspects, from plants and animals to ecosystems. The third part, on planning in the desert, covers the ecological and social issues surrounding water, natural resource planning, and community development. Bring the Desert into the City The fourth part looks at how to bring nature into the built environment through the use of native plants, the creation of habitats for nature in urban settings, and the design of buildings, communities, and projects that create life. The final part of the book focuses on urban sustainability and how to design urban systems that provide a secure future for community development. Topics include water security, sustainable building practices, and bold architecture and community designs. Design Solutions That Work with the Local Environment This book will inspire discussion and contemplation for anyone interested in desert development, from developers and environmentalists to planners, community leaders, and those who live in desert regions. Throughout this volume, the contributors present solutions to help promote ecological balance between nature and the built environment in the American Southwest—and offer valuable insights for other ecologically fragile regions around the world.
Category: Nature