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Why Cleaning Has Meaning

Author : Linda Thomas
ISBN : 9781782500858
Genre : House & Home
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Few of us enjoy cleaning: it often feels like a thankless, repetitive task which we force ourselves to do. Linda Thomas is an expert, professional cleaner who ran her own ecological cleaning company for over twenty years. In this unique book, she explores her passion for cleaning, and argues that cleaning can have a profound effect not just on the spaces we care for, but on our own wellbeing and personal development. This lively and readable book is full of anecdotes, practical examples and ecological cleaning tips from Linda's decades of cleaning experience. Ultimately she argues that if we raise our understanding of cleaning, we might even begin to enjoy it!
Category: House & Home

Wild Rituals

Author : Caitlin O'Connell
ISBN : 9781797201610
Genre : Science
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Wild Rituals explores how embracing the rituals of the animal kingdom can make us more connected to ourselves, nature, and others. Behavioral ecologist and world-renowned elephant scientist Caitlin O'Connell dives into the rituals of elephants, apes, zebras, rhinos, lions, whales, flamingos, and many more. This fascinating read helps us better understand how we are similar to wild animals, and encourages us to find healing, self-awareness, community, and self-reinvention. • Filled with fascinating stories on 10 different animal rituals • Features original full-color photos, from the Caribbean to the African savannah • Demonstrates the profound way we are similar to the wild creatures who captivate us Wild Rituals journeys into the desert, tundra, and rainforest to reveal the importance of rituals and how they can help us find a simpler, more meaningful way of living. In a culture of technology where we find ourselves living at a greater distance from nature and each other, this remarkable book taps into the unspoken languages of creatures around the world. • Caitlin O'Connell is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and an award-winning author who spent more than 30 years studying animals in the wild. • Makes a great gift for anyone curious about nature, animals, and how humans compare to and interact with both • Add it to the shelf with books like Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina; Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal; The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion—Surprising Observations of a Hidden World by Peter Wohlleben; and The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery.
Category: Science

The Meaning Of Activities In The Dwelling And Residential Environment

Author : J. Meesters
ISBN : 9781607504337
Genre : Architecture
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The dwelling is a central setting in people’s everyday life. People use their dwelling and residential environment for a large variety of activities and purposes. The Meaning of Activities in the Dwelling and Residential Environment systematically relates activities, settings and meanings to improve the insight into people-environment relations which is called a meaning structure approach. Over 600 people, living in either a city centre, suburban or rural type of residential environment were asked about their everyday activities and the meanings thereof. The results show that meanings are important for the way in which people use their dwelling and residential environment. The meaning structure approach allows for a high level of aggregation identifying general meanings of the dwelling, such as a place to be together with family and friends. It also allows for a low level of aggregation, for example, using internet at home has for many people become part of everyday life, providing them with easy access to a wide range of information. This illustrates the usefulness of meaning structures as a tool for investigating people-environment relations.
Category: Architecture

Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles

Author : James Elkins
ISBN : 9781135963576
Genre : Art
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With bracing clarity, James Elkins explores why images are taken to be more intricate and hard to describe in the twentieth century than they had been in any previous century. Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles? uses three models to understand the kinds of complex meaning that pictures are thought to possess: the affinity between the meanings of paintings and jigsaw-puzzles; the contemporary interest in ambiguity and 'levels of meaning'; and the penchant many have to interpret pictures by finding images hidden within them. Elkins explores a wide variety of examples, from the figures hidden in Renaissance paintings to Salvador Dali's paranoiac meditations on Millet's Angelus, from Persian miniature paintings to jigsaw-puzzles. He also examines some of the most vexed works in history, including Watteau's "meaningless" paintings, Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling, and Leonardo's Last Supper.
Category: Art

To Live And To Die When Why And How

Author : R.H. Williams
ISBN : 9783642952388
Genre : Medical
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In the 1960's marked changes occurred throughout the world in philosophies and policies related to man's role in life. These changes, prompted predominantly by extensive increases in knowledge and popula tion density, have produced increased pleasures as well as problems. The rising number of people and improved methods of communication and transportation have caused more relationships among people, with their pleasures, competitions, jealousies, conflicts of interest, oppressions, and crimes. Large assortments of drugs have been developed and are easily obtained. There are drugs to speed us up, slow us down, make us sleep, change our perspectives on life, promote propagation of life or prevent it, prolong life or terminate it, and modify the course of life in many ways. Also, numerous mechanical devices have been developed that influence the propagation of life, the termination of life, and the manner in which we live. Many people have changed their overall goals in life, and in par ticular have experienced major changes in attitudes and policies applying to sexual activity, marriage, birth control, abortion, welfare, children, old people, criminals, economics, social status, careers, education, euthanasia, and suicide. There also has been marked enlightenment concerning the effect of the chemical and physical status of the brain upon normal and abnormal thinking and behavior.
Category: Medical

Atheism A Very Short Introduction

Author : Julian Baggini
ISBN : 9780191501043
Genre : Religion
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Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief which is characterized by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. Atheism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to dispel the myths that surround atheism and show how a life without religious belief can be positive, meaningful, and moral. It also confronts the failure of officially atheist states in the Twentieth Century. The book presents an intellectual case for atheism that rests as much upon positive arguments for its truth as on negative arguments against religion. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Category: Religion

Prairie Farmer

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ISBN : CHI:28881554
Genre : Agriculture
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Category: Agriculture

Natural Cleaning Recipes

Author : Karen S. Roberts
ISBN : 9781631875700
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 22.45 MB
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Books are written about recipes all the time, but "Natural Cleaning Recipes" is a bit different. This book focuses on cleaning recipes that can be used to sanitize not only the home, but anywhere else that needs cleaning as well. What most people don't realize is that a lot of simple ingredients that they have in the kitchen can safely help to clean up a mess and kill germs. Protecting yourself from breathing in harsh chemicals while cleaning is very important! In this book the author explains what the process of natural cleaning is, and also how various products can be used to clean a number of different things. The book is ideal for anyone seeking to be more environmentally conscious. The cleaning products that you can make from these recipes can not only be used in the home, but may be used in the office as well. There are even recipes that will help you clean your car! If a stronger cleaning solution is required, then suggestions are made for chemical based alternatives that are not extremely hazardous. This simple book will help you take care of the majority of your cleaning needs naturally and safely.
Category: House & Home

Why Be Good

Author : Byron L. Sherwin
ISBN : UOM:39015058788855
Genre : Religion
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A distinguished rabbi addresses the issue of ethics in the modern world in a collection of essays on such topics as "Ego Management," "The World of Work," "The Pursuit of Happiness," and "The Attitude of Gratitude." 35,000 first printing. Tour.
Category: Religion

Beyond Companionship

Author : Diana Garland
ISBN : 9781592441310
Genre : Religion
File Size : 82.44 MB
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In 'Beyond Companionship - Christians In Marriage', Diana and David Garland examine some of the prevailing ideas about marriage that are held by many church leaders, social scientists, counselors, and therapists. Among the myths they dispel: There is a pattern for Christian married life applicable in all times and places. Couples can have a good marriage if they work at it hard enough. Marriage is the most important relationship in life. In an ideal marriage the partners talk continuously about their relationship. Beyond discussion of the marriage myths, the authors look at current biblical interpretations of marriage, being married in America, a good marriage and the need for a sense of task, the role of anger and conflict, sexuality, and, finally, the unresolved differences that can lead to divorce. Diana and David Garland bring to this book special insights from their respective fields - social work and biblical studies - and the experience gained from being married to each other.
Category: Religion

Preparing Your Parish For The Revised Roman Missal

Author : Many Authors
ISBN : 9781568549330
Genre : Religion
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In magazine format, this publication will guide pastoral ministers in every aspect of readying the parish for the revised texts of the Mass.
Category: Religion

Why Whisper

Author : Joanne Mazzotta
ISBN : 9781465378392
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Many books address how to live with the death of a loved one. Why Whisper, faces the more arduous task of living with yourself. Suicide seizes more than one life. It takes some life from everyone around it. When Joanne Mazzottas 32 year old son Danny took his own life, part of her died with him. In this gripping account of one mothers journey alongside grief, Joanne bares her soul and her skeletons to bring us an honest and insightful look at addiction, loss, hope, suicide, and the enduring power of love.
Category: Family & Relationships

Why Good People Do Bad Things

Author : James Hollis
ISBN : 1440639434
Genre : Psychology
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Working with the Shadow is not working with evil, per se. It is working toward the possibility of greater wholeness. We will never experience healing until we can come to love our unlovable places, for they, too, ask love of us. How is it that good people do bad things? Why is our personal story and our societal history so bloody, so repetitive, so injurious to self and others? How do we make sense of the discrepancies between who we think we are—or who we show to the outside world—versus our everyday behaviors? Why are otherwise ordinary people driven to addictions and compulsions, whether alcohol, drugs, food, shopping, infidelity, or the Internet? Why are interpersonal relationships so often filled with strife? Exploring Jung’s concept of the Shadow—the unconscious parts of our self that contradict the image of the self we hope to project--Why Good People Do Bad Things guides you through all the ways in which many of our seemingly unexplainable behaviors are manifestations of the Shadow. In addition to its presence in our personal lives, Hollis looks at the larger picture of the Shadow at work in our culture—from organized religion to the suffering and injustice that abounds in our modern world. Accepting and examining the Shadow as part of one’s self, Hollis suggests, is the first step toward wholeness. Revealing a new way of understanding our darker selves, Hollis offers wisdom to help you to acquire a more conscious conduct of your life and bring a new level of awareness to your daily actions and choices.
Category: Psychology

Handbook Of Detergents Part A

Author : Guy Broze
ISBN : 143983332X
Genre : Science
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Part A of this handbook describes the raw materials and potential interactions of detergent products before, during and after use, focusing on the development and mechanisms of action of cleaning components. The text presents the basic physiochemical concepts necessary to formulate new, safer and more effective detergent products.
Category: Science

Cleaning And Re Indoctrinating Nigeria To The Root

Author : Charles Nwosu
ISBN : 9781477237946
Genre : Social Science
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Cleaning and Re-Indoctrinating Nigeria to the Root is a mirror of the nation where all Nigerians can see their images. It imagines Nigeria as a large portion of farmland owned by a group of families frustrated by their incapacity to plant and harvest abundantly from their travails for so many years. Most seeds/crops die before they are harvested, and few that survive are carted away by wild animals and pests. Eventually, some farmland owners, their dependents, and those who are trained to manage farms but are kept outside the project are beginning to come together to imagine options available for them as follows: (a) coming together of all trained members of the family where they adopt a motion of "change of attitude" (behavioral pattern) and sealed oath of sincerity on all future proceedings; (b) selection of all future seed/crops to be planted in the farmland; (c) screening out of all bad leaders and workers in the farm, (d) disinfecting the barren land from pesticides, screening out gravels and concrete sands, and then irrigating and fertilizing the land; (e) securing the farmland from wild animals by erecting a fence and employing new security guards; (f ) taking decisions on how crops will be harvested and what to do with the gains in areas of priorities, including distribution among the whole group of families.
Category: Social Science