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Soil And Soul

Author : Alastair McIntosh
ISBN : 9781845137953
Genre : Nature
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DIV It is easy to feel helpless in the face of the torrent of information about environmental catastrophes taking place all over the world. In this powerful and provocative book, Scottish writer and campaigner Alastair McIntosh shows how it is still possible for individuals and communities to take on the might of corporate power and emerge victorious. As a founder of the Isle of Eigg Trust, McIntosh helped the beleaguered residents of Eigg to become the first Scottish community ever to clear their laird from his own estate. And plans to turn a majestic Hebridean mountain into a superquarry were overturned after McIntosh persuaded a Native American warrior chief to visit the Isle of Harris and testify at the government inquiry. This extraordinary book weaves together theology, mythology, economics, ecology, history, poetics and politics as the author journeys towards a radical new philosophy of community, spirit and place. His daring and imaginative responses to the destruction of the natural world make Soil and Soul an uplifting, inspirational and often richly humorous read. /div
Category: Nature

The Soil And Soul Connection

Author : Charlie Cole
ISBN : 9781410723307
Genre : Fiction
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THE CAVE tells the story of Samuel Tobin Carter, a twenty-year-old US Air Force C-130 crewmember who is shot down while on a classified mission over Laos in 1966. A Tennessee native with long experience and curiosity about caves, Carter knows that Laos is a "karst region," an area characterized by limestone at the surface and honeycombed with caves. Immediately after his shoot-down, he sets out to find a cave in which to hide. Carter not only finds the cave, he finds more the means by which to wage his own personal war against the North Vietnamese, particularly the antiaircraft gunners who had shot him down. The authors borrows from his own experiences as an enlisted C-130 aircrew member during the Vietnam War and the many happy hours he spent later in his life exploring the vast underground world of northeastern Kentucky.
Category: Fiction

Soil And Soul

Author : Alastair McIntosh
ISBN : UOM:39015043705683
Genre : Environmental protection
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It is easy to feel helpless in the face of the torrent of information aboutnvironmental catastrophes taking place all over the world. In Soil and Soul,cottish activist and academic Alastair McIntosh shows how it is stillossible for individuals to take on the might of corporate power and emergeictorious. Alastair's beliefs are rooted in his upbringing on the Isle ofewis. In the first part of his book he explores the ways in which the olday of life in the Hebrides was threatened with extinction by globalapitalism; he does not advocate a return to some kind of preindustrialolden age, but balances the gains of modernity against what has been lost -n particular the disintegration of communities governed by a sense of mutualesponsibility. The second part of the book demonstrates how Alastair'srinciples of community empowerment can be successfully put into practice.orking closely with the inhabitants of the Isle of Eigg, Alastair was partlyesponsible for the first-known case in which Scottish tenants cleared aaird from his own estate.;The people of Eigg raised sufficient funds to
Category: Environmental protection

From Soil To Soul

Author : Rosie Slentz
ISBN : OCLC:968935605
Genre : Food supply
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The state of food systems in the United States significantly impacts our environment, public health, and economy. Addressing issues of sustainability, nutrition-related health concerns, and agricultural policy, often requires broad social awareness and change. The primary education arena provides an opportunity to test the effectiveness of curricula addressing these topics. This thesis examines the delivery and impact of a food systems curriculum. A pre-survey assessed fifth-grade students' initial values and knowledge of food systems, nutrition, and physical well-being. Curricula was designed and delivered to build the capacity of students to make informed food choices. Parent interviews and surveys provided further data on household values, income, and other variables of interest. Students' learning outcomes were measured after ten weeks of immersion in the curriculum. Findings indicated a moderate increase in knowledge but a substantial level of interest and engagement in the topic of food systems.
Category: Food supply

The Soul Of Soil

Author : Grace Gershuny
ISBN : 9781890132316
Genre : Gardening
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Soil is the basis not only for all gardening, but for all terrestrial life. No aspect of agriculture is more fundamental and important, yet we have been losing vast quantities of our finite soil resources to erosion, pollution, and development. This book provides essential information about one of the most significant challenges for those attempting to grow delicious organic vegetables: the creation and maintenance of healthy soil. In chapter two, the authors give a clear explanation of the subjects, soil life and nutrient cycles. The book provides coherent descriptions of key concepts including cation exchange capacity and chelation. In a concise presentation, the authors give readers important information, including technical essentials and useful tables that list specific compost materials, green manures, and other resources that allow growers to translate into action the more general information provided by the book. The soil-building techniques featured include: Organic matter management ; Building and maintaining humus ; On-site composting ; Green manures and rotations ; Cultivation and weed control ; Nutrient balances and soil testing ; Using mineral fertilizers ; Planning for organic certification. All of us involved in the cultivation of plants, from the backyard gardener to the largest farmer, need to help regenerate a "living soil," for only in the diversity of the soil and its creatures can we ensure the long-term health of ourselves and our environment. This book offers everyone a basic understanding of what soil is and what we can do to improve our own patch of it.
Category: Gardening

Who In Fact You Really Are

Author : Cosmic Awareness
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Ever wonder about the meaning of life? Why we're here? What the Universe is all about? The force that expressed itself through Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed, Edgar Cayce and other great avatars who served as channels for what is commonly referred to as God communicates again today as the world begins to enter a period of Spiritual Ascension with a new consciousness and awareness. This force, which refers to itself as Cosmic Awareness, has dictated this book as a set of 144 carefully structured lessons that took over 10 years to create. They are designed to lead you, step by step, from where you are to where you want to be. This amazing information begins with Cosmic Awareness explaining what It is, how the Universe was created, and leads you through birth, childhood, adulthood, magic, sex, death and far beyond into other dimensions - explaining all of the mysterious "Secrets of the Universe" that everyone is looking for the absolute answer of "Who, In Fact, You Really Are."
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Earth Honoring Faith

Author : Larry L. Rasmussen
ISBN : 9780199986842
Genre : Philosophy
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Grand Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Book Awards Thoughtful observers agree that the planetary crisis we now face-climate change; species extinction; the destruction of entire ecosystems; the urgent need for a more just economic-political order-is pushing human civilization to a radical turning point: change or perish. But precisely how to change remains an open question. In Earth-honoring Faith, Larry Rasmussen answers that question with a dramatically new way of thinking about human society, ethics, and the ongoing health of our planet. Rejecting the modern assumption that morality applies to human society alone, Rasmussen insists that we must derive a spiritual and ecological ethic that accounts for the well-being of all creation, as well as the primal elements upon which it depends: earth, air, fire, water, and sunlight. He argues that good science, necessary as it is, will not be enough to inspire fundamental change. We must draw on religious resources as well to make the difficult transition from an industrial-technological age obsessed with consumption to an ecological age that restores wise stewardship of all life. Earth-honoring Faith advocates an alliance of spirituality and ecology, in which the material requirements for planetary life are reconciled with deep traditions of spirituality across religions, traditions that include mysticism, sacramentalism, prophetic practices, asceticism, and the cultivation of wisdom. It is these shared spiritual practices that can produce a chorus of world faiths to counter the consumerism, utilitarianism, alienation, oppression, and folly that have pushed us to the brink. Written with passionate commitment and deep insight, Earth-honoring Faith reminds us that we must live in the present with the knowledge that the eyes of future generations will look back at us.
Category: Philosophy

Sixty Days With Luke

Author : Larry Althouse
ISBN : 9781426946776
Genre : Self-Help
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The purpose of this book is to help the reader to spend sixty rewarding days in the Third Gospel, following a schedule of readings taking the reader through Lukes 24 chapters. All too often the Gospels are experienced in bits and pieces. This book will expose the reader to the whole Gospel of Luke, providing a fuller sense of the scope and continuity of this marvelous tract of faith. The daily interpretations are intended, not as exhaustive expositions of all that is intended by the various passages, but as meditations, suggestive of contemplation, musing, pondering, reflection, study or thought,. With each days reading and meditation, there is a daily suggestion of a thought to ponder and prime the pump of the readers own mind and heart. Stimulated by these thoughts and questions, readers may find the Holy Spirit leading them to what is important and relevant for their own lives. Each day ends with a prayer-starter intended to suggest the direction in which the readers own prayers might be directed. No Amen is added because they are intended to be open-ended for the reader to complete. The study and prayer sections are equally important.
Category: Self-Help

Soil Soul Society

Author : Satish Kumar
ISBN : 1782402357
Genre : Nature
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We are all members of a one-earth society, and caring for the earth and soul is interrelated. This is the message of Satish Kumar, the internationally-respected peace and environment activist who has been gently setting the agenda for change for over 50 years. In Soil, Soul & Society, Satish presents the new trinity for our age of sustainability. One that shares the knowledge that we ourselves are very much part of nature; that what we do to nature we in fact do to ourselves; and that the earth is soulful. In this book, he inspires readers with the knowledge we are all leaders and can create change. He urges readers to create a new consciousness that reveres nature and explores how, as a global society, we need to embrace diversity and become pilgrims on this earth not tourists. To bring about change in the world we must be the change we wish to see.
Category: Nature

Framing Places

Author : Kim Dovey
ISBN : 041517368X
Genre : Architecture
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Framing Places investigates how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power. It is an account of how our lives are 'framed' within the clusters of rooms, buildings, streets and cities we inhabit. Kim Dovey contends that the nature of architecture and urban design, their silent framings of everyday life, lend them to practices of coercion, seduction and authorization. The book draws from a broad range of social theories and deploys three primary analyses of built form, namely the analysis of spatial structure, the interpretation of constructed meanings and the interpretation of lived experience. These approaches to programme text and place, are woven together through a series of narratives on specific cities (Berlin, Beijing and Canberra and Melbourne) and building types (this corporate tower, shopping mall and domestic house).
Category: Architecture