This book explains the conditions that allow life to flourish on Earth, and the possibility of finding life on other planets.
Earth Sound Earth Signal is a study of energies in aesthetics and the arts, from the birth of modern communications in the nineteenth century to the global transmissions of the present day. Douglas Kahn begins by evoking the Aeolian sphere music that Henry David Thoreau heard blowing along telegraph lines and the Aelectrosonic sounds of natural radio that Thomas Watson heard through the first telephone; he then traces the histories of science, media, music, and the arts to the 1960s and beyond. Earth Sound Earth Signal rethinks energy at a global scale, from brainwaves to outer space, through detailed discussions of musicians, artists and scientists such as Alvin Lucier, Edmond Dewan, Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, James Turrell, Robert Barry, Joyce Hinterding, and many others.
This book has been revised May 2017, for errors, and formatted with a better table of contents, for a better reading experience. Cascading waterfalls, shifting lava flows, snow-filled canyons, and vast miles of rainforest, speak to the diversity of our unique planet, our home, our life-giving fountain…Earth. The awe-inspiring beauty of her natural wonders is a tribute to her adaptability and resilience over the ages. Like a living organism, Earth has battled the Ice Age, natural disasters, climate disruption, and man; surviving and thriving in some instances, while waning in others. The war continues today: Earth against Man, and Man against Man, for resources and survival. Where do you stand and what are your feelings about the Earth’s creation and yours? Over the pages of this book, take a look at our environment, and yourself, from a variety of angles and perspectives. Some may challenge you to think beyond preconceived notions, and others, like a light bulb, may brighten a thought processes or concept you thought you understood…until now. Through scientific eyes explore our planet, its past, present, and likely future. Consider input and data from astronomers, researchers, believers in God, and atheists, as the author pushes for greater understanding and answers to our most puzzling questions: the creation of Earth and man, and the end of it all. Standing on a windswept precipice, with nothing but snow-capped mountains in every direction, it may seem difficult to fathom the dire need for environmental change. However, such a scenic, unspoiled view is getting harder and harder to find. Pollution, ozone depletion, water and soil contaminants, and acid rain, are taking their toll; slowly but surely killing the very Earth that provides the oxygen and nutrients that keeps us alive. Will it always be so? From now until the end of time, is a losing battle inevitable? You be the judge. Fighting back is never easy, but it is worth it. Give back, take a stand, educate yourself, and listen with your heart to the Silent Earth. In the telltale signs of our planet’s yearning to survive, she whispers in her babbling brooks and in the rustling of her autumn leaves for you and I to make a difference. Will man and Mother Earth endure? Perhaps, but in what way and what will be the associated costs? Read this book and discover your connection and your role in the fight.
A guide to the wild plants the Indians used for soups and salads, poultices and decoctions, tonics and sedatives.
When her parents win an around-the-world cruise, Jessa Bright is less than thrilled to spend her senior year of high school living in dinky Spooner, California with her grandfather. But two mysterious, handsome boys named Adriel and Zakia change everything.Although each is hiding a dark secret, Jessa uncovers the truth. And with each step she takes into their worlds, she is putting herself further into danger . . .
We live in a sea of energies that are part of the earth we live on. Most people are not aware of these energies or that they hold many gifts. These gifts help us to heal, balance, expand consciousness (awareness), and support spiritual evolution. Our ancestors knew the gifts of Mother Earth and used these energies to support their lives and spirituality in many ways. We, modern humans, have mostly forgotten that these energies exist. This book helps us to remember these gifts provided by Mother Earth and offers us support for balance, health, expanding awareness, and personal and collective spiritual evolution. It helps us to understand that all tools to live a life of joy, happiness, love, and abundance are permanently available to us. Join the author on a powerful journey of discovery, remembering and reconnecting.
This acclaimed book provides a comprehensive approach to issues of social cohesion and ecological concern, synthesizing insights from religion, ethics, and environmental science in a single vision for creating a sustainable community of the Earth. With environmental ethics as its primary focus, Larry Rasmussen brings together insights from diverse sources on the state of the environment -- and what can be done, now, to halt the degradation of life.Larry Rasmussen first scans our global situation and the threats to life posed by the modern world. Next, he turns to the realms of religious faith and human symbolism, gleaning from them the resources for a "conversion to earth" needed for global survival. Finally, Rasmussen offers a constructive ethic, a program of "Earth Action" that can shape a global movement toward sustainable community.For all those concerned with the environment, religion, and society, Earth Community, Earth Ethics provides a deeply nuanced and brilliantly illuminating vision of where we are, and where we must go from here.
The long-awaited new novel by the award-winning, bestselling author of Startide Rising and The Uplift War--an epic novel set fifty years from tomorrow, a carefully reasoned, scientifically faithful tale of the fate of our world.
Thousands of captioned photographs, illustrations, and diagrams complement a stunning overview of the earth and the diverse forces and processes that shape and continue to influence the planet. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
This intimate and beautiful study of Earth investigates the relationship between our planet, the sun, and the moon. Why are there seasons on Earth? How does day pass into night? What protects the Earth from the sun's intense heat? Why is the surface of the Earth constantly changing? The informative text reveals how Earth's unique position in relation to the sun makes it the only planet where life is possible. The stunning full-color photographs will mesmerize young readers about the mysteries of space.
The fifth novel in Asimov's popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals, nations and planets. To test his conclusion, he decides he must know the past and goes in search of legendary Earth, all references to which have been erased from galactic libraries. The societies encountered along the way become arguing points in a book-long colloquy about man's fate, conducted by Trevize and traveling companion Bliss, who is part of the first world/mind, Gaia.
The Appendices of All 8 Chronicles of the Nephilim Together in One Book.The bestselling Biblical fantasy novel series Chronicles of the Nephilim has opened a door for Christian imagination and theology like none other. But many have appreciated the appendices of each novel as much as the novels. Author Brian Godawa shares the Biblical and ancient historical and mythical research that undergirds the fiction. Now all those appendices have been placed together in one book for those who want serious study of the topics of the Watchers, Nephilim, and the Biblical Cosmic War of the Seed.This book has the special bonus of a previously unpublished chapter on the Book of Enoch, as well as newly expanded chapters. But it also contains the appendices of the last two Chronicles,David Ascendant and Jesus Triumphant before their release!The Book of Enoch: Scripture, Heresy or What?Bonus Chapter. How influential the ancient book of Enoch has been on the Church and the New Testament both directly and indirectly.Sons of God (Newly expanded from Noah Primeval)Noah Primeval Appendix. Introduction to the Divine Council in the Bible. Are the Sons of God in Genesis 6 angels, Sethites or divine kings?The Nephilim (Newly expanded from Noah Primeval)Noah Primeval Appendix. The Nephilim in the Bible is controversial. But Genesis 6 is not the only place they show up. This chapter explores everywhere giants appear in the Bible, and there are many of them.LeviathanNoah Primeval Appendix. The notion of a sea dragon of chaos is universal in the ancient Near East and the Bible. What is its theological meaning? Dinosaur? Whale? Sea Dragon? The Bible may surprise you.Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography in the BibleNoah Primeval Appendix. Did the Bible writers assume the ancient Mesopotamian view of a flat earth supported by pillars over an Underworld with a solid dome overhead? This chapter lets the Bible speak for itself.Retelling Bible Stories and Mythic ImaginationEnoch Primordial Appendix. Ancient Jewish writers retold Bible stories to bring meaning to their world. Jewish legends and Biblical creatures in Enoch Primordial: Cain as a vampire, Lilith the demon, Rahab the sea dragon, Behemoth, Cherubim, Seraphim, Rephaim, and Satan.Gilgamesh and the BibleGilgamesh Immortal Appendix. A look at what the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh has in common with the Bible: A lot. What was "Noah's nakedness"? A look at the various theories of who Gilgamesh really was in history and the Bible.In Defense of Ancient TraditionsAbraham Allegiant Appendix. Why are there multiple names for God in the Bible? The legends behind the Tower of Babel and who Nimrod really was in history. The ancient book of Jasher quoted in the Bible. What does it mean that the Sons of God inherited the nations at Babel?Mythical Monsters in the BibleJoshua Valiant Appendix. A look at mythical creatures in the Bible: Satyrs, centaurs, Lilith, winged fiery serpents, and Azazel. A close look at famous Biblical giants: Og of Bashan and the Anakim giants; Ahiman, Talmai, and Sheshai.Canaanite Baal and Old Testament Storytelling PolemicsCaleb Vigilant Appendix. A closer look at the many parallels between the Canaanite stories of Baal the storm god and the polemical Israelite poetry of Yahweh. How Bible writers used Canaanite notions subversively to undermine Baal and elevate Yahweh as the true God.Goliath was Not AloneDavid Ascendant Appendix. A closer look at the most famous Biblical giant, Goliath. But there are five other giants spoken of as going after David in 1 and 2 Samuel. Were they a part of a secret pact to kill the messiah king? And who were the Lion Men of Moab?Jesus and the Cosmic WarJesus Triumphant Appendix. Nephilim and demons. Satan's place as "god of this world." The Transfiguration of Christ as a declaration of war on the Watchers. Exegesis of 1 Peter 3 as Christ descends into Sheol with victorious triumph over the Powers.
A stunning and unique collection of satellite images of Earth that offer an unexpected look at humanity, derived from the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagram account.Inspired by the "Overview Effect"--a sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole--the breathtaking, high definition satellite photographs in OVERVIEW offer a new way to look at the landscape that we have shaped. More than 200 images of industry, agriculture, architecture, and nature highlight incredible patterns while also revealing a deeper story about human impact. This extraordinary photographic journey around our planet captures the sense of wonder gained from a new, aerial vantage point and creates a perspective of Earth as it has never been seen before.
"Soon, everyone was talking about the Faerie Folk."How would alien beings really make first contact with us? What would they want, and what would they offer in return? And what price would we pay?"David Herald was someone who had thought deeply about life and death. Not just that he wanted to live and didn't want to die, which was about as far as most people got. He had seriously thought about it."When David developed the Forever Gene, he believed he had vanquished humanity's most implacable nemesis. Death itself was no longer inevitable for those who were prepared to embrace his daring new synthetic gene.He thought that his invention would change life on Earth forever. He was right, but not in the way he expected. He could never have imagined the interest his technology would attract from beyond our galaxy…The kindle edition of THE FOREVER GENE includes the first two chapters of the author's exciting novella THE TREASURE HUNTERS. "Imagine a lost treasure more valuable than any ever found…"Also available is RETURN OF THE TREASURE HUNTERS, another instalment in the TREASURE HUNTERS series.Relevant categories for THE FOREVER GENE:> Science fiction genetic engineering > genes> Science fiction first contact > contact> Science fiction alien invasion > invasion> Science fiction galactic empire > empire> Science fiction military > space fleet > fleet, starship> Science fiction space exploration > exploration> Science fiction mystery > mystery> Science fiction thriller > thriller> Science fiction high tech> Hard science fiction
He has no name but is known by many. He is a Demon, surrounded by the chaos inherent in his own shadowy nature, and it is the magic of Shadow that is killing him. Unwilling to accept his imminent demise, the nameless Demon embarks on a mission to find the witches who may hold his cure. He discovers the alternative to his death may be a greater price than he is willing to accept, and what is acceptance in a world full of Humans?In the company of the immortal prisoner he has liberated, the Demon struggles to survive, understand who he is, and shape a future that once seemed impossible. It is, for better or worse, a new beginning, a Dawning in this foreign world.