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The Man Who Planted Trees

Author : Jean Giono
ISBN : 9781933392813
Genre : Fiction
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Twenty years ago Chelsea Green published the first trade edition of The Man Who Planted Trees, a timeless eco-fable about what one person can do to restore the earth. The hero of the story, Elzéard Bouffier, spent his life planting one hundred acorns a day in a desolate, barren section of Provence in the south of France. The result was a total transformation of the landscape-from one devoid of life, with miserable, contentious inhabitants, to one filled with the scent of flowers, the songs of birds, and fresh, flowing water. Since our first publication, the book has sold over a quarter of a million copies and inspired countless numbers of people around the world to take action and plant trees. On National Arbor Day, April 29, 2005, Chelsea Green released a special twentieth anniversary edition with a new foreword by Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the African Green Belt Movement.
Category: Fiction

The Man Who Plants Trees

Author : Jim Robbins
ISBN : 9781847659033
Genre : Science
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This is an extraordinary book about trees. It's an account by a veteran science journalist that ranges to the limits of scientific understanding: how trees produce aerosols for protection and 'warnings'; the curative effects of 'forest bathing' in Japan; or the impact of trees in fertilizing ocean plankton. There is even science to show that trees are connected to the stars. Trees and forests are far more than just plants: they have myriad functions that help maintain the atmosphere and biosphere. As climate change increases, they will become even more critical to buffer the effects of warmer temperatures, clean our water and air and provide food. If they remain standing. The global forest is also in crisis, and when the oldest trees in the world suddenly start dying - across North America, Europe, the Amazon - it's time to pay attention. At the heart of this remarkable exploration of the power of trees is the amazing story of one man, a shade tree farmer named David Milarch, and his quest to clone the oldest and largest trees - from the California redwoods to the oaks of Ireland - to protect the ancient genetics and use them to reforest the planet.
Category: Science

The Tree Man

Author : Robert Mazibuko
ISBN : STANFORD:36105073475837
Genre : History
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Category: History

Between Israel And God

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : 9004116117
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 82.98 MB
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The Halakhah embodies the complete Jewish Law, and contains commandments and guidelines for day-to-day living. The original commandments given by God to the Jewish people were enhanced by rabbis to offer a detailed framework to guide the lives of all Jews. In this complete, all-encompassing encyclopaedia of the Halakhah, the various laws are classified in such a way that a systematic and coherent structure is obtained. Each entry of the Halakhah is presented in a logical fashion. Where applicable, the original biblical wording is given, extended with literal abstracts from the Torah. Next, problems and questions that may arise from that law are stated and any additional information given. Finally, each entry gives comprehensive explanations and recommendations as to how these laws are to be observed in daily life - where to be and where not to be, what to do and what not to do, what to say and what not to say. The Halakhah, or standard Jewish Law, combines the Mishnah (about 200 CE), the Tosefta (about 300 CE), and the two Talmuds (about 400, 600 CE for the Land of Israel and Babylon, respectively). Volumes I and II contain entries pertaining to the Jewish people in relationship to God. Volume III explains how the Jewish people can restore and maintain their society in accordance with the Torah as it is explained by the rabbis. In Volumes IV and V of this study, we take up the life of the Jewish household in their encounter with God. The Encyclopaedic account therefore moves from regulating relationships between Israel and God to establishing stable and equitable relationships among Israelites and finally to actually living the Halakhah.
Category: Architecture

Yacouba Sawadogo The Man Who Conquered The Desert

Author : Cullen Gwin
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Yacouba Sawadogo was the village idiot. At least that was what everyone in his small province of Yatenga in Burkina Faso thought. After all, everyone knew that you broke up the hard ground and planted your crops during the rainy season. Without rain, the crops would never grow.And who planted trees in this arid region near the edge of the Sahara Desert. People didn't need trees, they needed food. After all, the older people had chopped down the trees in order to make the land ripe for farming. Who would plant a tree in the middle of their crops? Everyone knew the trees stole the water, and they took away valuable farm land.More than that, Yacouba was hacking down termite nests and planting them next to the trees. Didn't termites eat trees? They were the enemy of trees!Yes, Yacouba must be an idiot. Even the local chieftains said so.Soon they all found that they were wrong. Find out more about this man who discovered how to turn the Sahara Desert into a forest in this short 15-minute children's biography. Ages 10 and up.Reading Level: 6.5 believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction