The One Straw Revolution

The One Straw Revolution Author Masanobu Fukuoka
ISBN-10 9781590173923
Release 2010-09-08
Pages 200
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Call it “Zen and the Art of Farming” or a “Little Green Book,” Masanobu Fukuoka’s manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the book “is valuable to us because it is at once practical and philosophical. It is an inspiring, necessary book about agriculture because it is not just about agriculture.” Trained as a scientist, Fukuoka rejected both modern agribusiness and centuries of agricultural practice, deciding instead that the best forms of cultivation mirror nature’s own laws. Over the next three decades he perfected his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort. Whether you’re a guerrilla gardener or a kitchen gardener, dedicated to slow food or simply looking to live a healthier life, you will find something here—you may even be moved to start a revolution of your own.



Wine Revolution

Wine Revolution Author Jane Anson
ISBN-10 9781911127758
Release 2017-10-26
Pages 256
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Wine Revolution, written by award winning wine expert, Jane Anson, contains everything you need to know about the best-handcrafted wines from around the world Organic, biodynamic, natural and other small batch and eco-friendly wines have become increasingly popular in recent years, and are a key area of growth in the wine market. This book explores what makes these wines different, how they are produced, and why they are enjoying such a boom. Featuring 250 tasting notes of wines from every corner of the world, as well as grower profiles and recommendations from some of the best sommeliers from around the world, Wine Revolution is the to go-to guide on the subject. There are more than 450 biodynamic wine producers worldwide, including top estates. Wine estates that grow biodynamic wines include many high-end, commercially successful producers who have converted to organic and biodynamic practices. This book aims to capitalise on this fast growing market and to be the most important and critically respected book on the subject. There will be five sections in the book, each one introduced by a sommelier who will talk about general rules for matching wine with food, making it approachable and actionable fo­r readers.



Urban Farming

Urban Farming Author Thomas Fox
ISBN-10 9781935484837
Release 2011-06-07
Pages 416
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It doesn’t take a farm to have the heart of a farmer. Now, due to a burgeoning sustainable-living movement, you don’t have to own acreage to fulfill your dream of raising your own food. Hobby Farms Urban Farming, from Hobby Farm Press and the same people who bring you Hobby Farms and Hobby Farm Home magazine, will walk every city and suburban dweller down the path of self sustainability. Urban Farming will introduce readers to the concepts of gardening and farming from a high-rise apartment, participating in a community garden, vertical farming, and converting terraces and other small city spaces into fruitful, vegetableful real estate. This comprehensive volume will answer every up and coming urban farmer’s questions about how, what, where and why—a new green book for the dedicated citizen seeking to reduce his carbon footprint and grocery bill.



My Macguffin

My Macguffin Author Jayden Bliss
ISBN-10 9781452555287
Release 2012-09
Pages 500
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Advisor? Coach? Mentor? Support Professional? Therapist? Business owner? Spiritual beliefs? Business and spirituality are thought to be irreconcilable. In humorous, non-prescriptive style, the authors share the highs and lows of integrating the two. Touching, profound, raw, and raucous, My MacGuffin "enables the enablers" to lift the world of commerce to its highest ideal: an indispensable resource for improving your practice and your clientele. "In life you meet few special people with an undeniable sense of integrity, sharing, and generosity. I've just had such an experience, and I want to share how I feel, because these feelings create incredible memories. Thank you so much, Jayden, for your unconditional giving!" -Andrea Gutwirth, SoulTalk Foundation "Michael is a spiritual mentor for me, and when it comes to business coaching, he'll save you money and mistakes." -Simon Dixon, author, CEO, Bank to the Future Alfred Hitchcock termed a plot device as a "MacGuffin." A seemingly vital element-the hidden contents of a case, secret documents-unseen by the audience yet intrinsic to character motivation. It correlates with the quest to learn who we are, why we are here and where we're going. Jayden Bliss built a successful software company before founding a global networking organisation. He has since run property and financial services ventures, diversifying as an award-winning film-short producer. Michael Nunes Burgess has undertaken more than eight thousand client sessions in seventeen years in management consulting. Thousands of students have gained from his endorsed "social enterprise" and business programmes."



Water in Plain Sight

Water in Plain Sight Author Judith D. Schwartz
ISBN-10 9781466879003
Release 2016-07-26
Pages 256
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Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people's food and lifestyle choices. But as anxiety mounts - even as a swath of California farmland has been left fallow and extremist groups worldwide exploit the desperation of people losing livelihoods to desertification - many are finding new routes to water security with key implications for food access, economic resilience, and climate change. Water does not perish, nor require millions of years to form as do fossil fuels. However, water is always on the move. In this timely, important book, Judith D. Schwartz presents a refreshing perspective on water that transcends zero-sum thinking. By allying with the water cycle, we can revive lush, productive landscapes. Like the river in rural Zimbabwe that, thanks to restorative grazing, now flows miles further than in living memory. Or the food forest of oranges, pomegranates, and native fruit-bearing plants in Tucson, grown through harvesting urban wastewater. Or the mini-oasis in West Texas nourished by dew. Animated by stories from around the globe, Water In Plain Sight is an inspiring reminder that fixing the future of our drying planet involves understanding what makes natural systems thrive.



Digging the City

Digging the City Author Rhona McAdam
ISBN-10 9781927330227
Release 2012-10-15
Pages 168
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies. At the last census in 2006, just over 80 percent of Canada’s population lived in urban centres. How we feed that population and protect its food sources is an enduring subject of debate in food security circles these days. As consumers and citizens, we all need to take a hard look at the deficiencies in Canada’s ability to feed the urban poor; our dependence on imported foods and centralized food processing; our detachment from our food sources; the often problematic solutions to food security devised by governments, municipalities and non-profit groups; and where we are headed if we change nothing in these times when change is urgently needed. Many efforts are being made to introduce urban agriculture initiatives all across the country, to address the problems we’ve created and to protect our cities from real and potential crises in the food supply. With passion and lyricism, Digging the City addresses the problems facing urban omnivores in the 21st century and looks at various policy, grassroots and utopian solutions being developed and implemented, while considering the pros and cons of plans such as vertical farms, urban fish farms, transition-town initiatives, seed banks, permaculture and water conservation projects.



Der grosse Weg hat kein Tor

Der grosse Weg hat kein Tor Author Masanobu Fukuoka
ISBN-10 3923176716
Release 1990-01
Pages 140
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Der grosse Weg hat kein Tor has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Der grosse Weg hat kein Tor also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Der grosse Weg hat kein Tor book for free.



Grow the Good Life

Grow the Good Life Author Michele Owens
ISBN-10 9781609617486
Release 2012-06-05
Pages 224
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A lively, passionate argument for the backyard vegetable garden, drawing on science, history, and stories from the author's garden. Our parents saw supermarkets and processed foods as the height of convenience. But nothing is more convenient than grocery shopping in the backyard. A vegetable garden offers the best defense against rising food prices, the most environmentally sound way to eat, and better exercise than any gym. It will turn anyone into a wonderful cook, since nothing tastes more vibrant than homegrown. And it can take less time every week than a trip to the supermarket. In Grow the Good Life, Michele Owens, an amateur gardener for almost two decades, makes an entertaining and persuasive case for vegetable gardens. She starts with two simple but radical ideas: Growing food on a small scale is easy, and it is absurdly rewarding. With her wry, funny, and accessible approach, Owens helps beginning gardeners overcome obstacles that keep them from planting a few seedlings every spring. She explains why dirt isn't dirty; the health benefits of growing one's own food; and that vegetable gardens are not antithetical to the frantic pace of modern life, but simple and undemanding if intelligently managed. Grow the Good Life is not just another how-to. Instead, it will teach you the true fundamentals of vegetable growing: how to fit a garden into your life and why it's worth the trouble.



Ethnobiology for the Future

Ethnobiology for the Future Author Gary Paul Nabhan
ISBN-10 9780816532742
Release 2016-04-15
Pages 332
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"The book centers on a call to define/redefine the field of ethnobiology and the need for doing so. It points a major way forward for ethnobiology: toward engagement with people and communities that are saving ecosystems and lifestyles through reviving traditional agricultural items and techniques, and integrating them into the contemporary world"--Provided by publisher.



One Magic Square

One Magic Square Author Lolo Houbein
ISBN-10 9781615191130
Release 2017-02-17
Pages 368
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A Hands-On Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs—Starting with Just One Square Yard! Lolo Houbein has been growing food for more than 30 years—and now, drawing on her wide learning and hard-earned experience, she offers a wealth of information on how to turn small plots of land into sources of nourishing, inexpensive, organic food. Amateur gardeners wondering how to get started and veteran gardeners looking for new ideas will be inspired by Houbein’s practical, often charming, and always optimistic advice. One Magic Square includes: Earth-friendly tips, tricks, and solutions for establishing and maintaining an organic garden Illustrated, annotated plans for 30 plots with different themes—including perennials and “pick-and-come-again” plants, anti-cancer and anti-oxidant-rich vegetables, and salad, pizza, pasta, and stir-fry ingredients Comprehensive information about every plant in every plot Color photographs of the author’s own garden—plus helpful illustrations Houbein family recipes for making the most of your bounty—including salad dressings, fruit and vegetable juices, stir-fries, and more.



Slow Medicine

Slow Medicine Author Victoria Sweet
ISBN-10 9780698183711
Release 2017-10-17
Pages 304
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A radical new understanding of how medicine is best practiced, from the award-winning author of God's Hotel Over the years that Victoria Sweet has been a physician, “healthcare” has replaced medicine, “providers” look at their laptops more than at their patients, and costs keep soaring, all in the ruthless pursuit of efficiency. Yet the remedy that economists and policy makers continue to miss is also miraculously simple. Good medicine takes more than amazing technology; it takes time—time to respond to bodies as well as data, time to arrive at the right diagnosis and the right treatment. Sweet knows this because she has learned and lived it over the course of her remarkable career. Here she relates unforgettable stories of the teachers, doctors, nurses, and patients through whom she discovered the practice of Slow Medicine, in which she has been both pioneer and inspiration. Medicine, she helps us to see, is a craft and an art as well as a science. It is relational, personal, even spiritual. To do it well requires a hard-won wisdom that no algorithm can replace—that brings together “fast” and “slow” in a truly effective, efficient, sustainable, and humane way of healing.



Let My People Go Surfing

Let My People Go Surfing Author Yvon Chouinard
ISBN-10 9781101992531
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 272
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In this newly revised 10th anniversary edition, Yvon Chouinard--legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.--shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian handyman to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life-a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike. "This is the story of an attempt to do more than change a single corporation--it is an attempt to challenge the culture of consumption tat is at the hear of the global ecological crisis." --From the Foreword by Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything From the Trade Paperback edition.



Die Zeit der Gaben

Die Zeit der Gaben Author Patrick Leigh Fermor
ISBN-10 9783908778035
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 416
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Zu Fuß zum Meer, die Feder im Gepäck Eine der erstaunlichsten Reisen unserer Zeit! An einem verregneten Dezembertag macht sich der 18jährige Patrick Leigh Fermor zu Fuß, quer durch Europa, nach Konstantinopel auf. In dem Jahr, in dem Hitler an die Macht kommt, wandert der vielseitig interessierte junge Mann durch Wiesen und Wälder, verschneite Städte und die Salons der guten Gesellschaft. Er macht Bekanntschaft mit Handwerkern, Arbeitern und Direktoren, er nächtigt in ärmlichen Hospizen, Scheunen und auf märchenhaften Schlössern. Mit wachem Geist nimmt er nicht nur die Schönheit der Landschaften wahr, sondern erahnt das Heraufziehen des Sturms. In seiner poetischen und präzisen Sprache erzählt Patrick Leigh Fermor von Menschen und Begegnungen, Landschaften und Orten im Europa vor dem Krieg. Er läßt vor unserem inneren Auge noch einmal das alte Europa erstehen, das wenige Jahre später endgültig in Schutt und Asche versinkt.



Ciudadan a del consumo hacia un consumo m s responsable

Ciudadan  a del consumo  hacia un consumo m  s responsable Author Carlos Ballesteros
ISBN-10 9788484404507
Release 2010
Pages 268
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Este número de Documentación Social hace una aportación a la reflexión existente sobre el consumo responsable donde se mezcla la visión académica con las experiencias prácticas; la denuncia con la propuesta; el activismo con la construcción de elementos teóricos y para la reflexión. Para ello se hace un recorrido teórico sobre las diferentes explicaciones que se han dado a cómo y porqué consumimos; se elabora un análisis de las bases morales, políticas y espirituales de un consumo comprometido; se presentan los principales postulados de partida del modelo actual de consumo; se hace un repaso al actual modelo agrícola y alimentario y su apuesta por un sistema de distribución injusto y nada respetuoso con el medio (ambiente y social); continuando con un análisis combinado del IDH y el concepto de huella ecológica, abordando la necesidad de crear y desarrollar un Índice de Sostenibilidad Humana; para finalizar se presenta un extenso repaso al comercio justo y a los debates abiertos en nuestro país para concluir con una serie de aportaciones muy prácticas sobre cómo llevar a la vida cotidiana los planteamientos de un consumo responsable.



Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit Author Yuval Noah Harari
ISBN-10 9783641104986
Release 2013-09-02
Pages 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.



The Modern Maya

The Modern Maya Author Macduff Everton
ISBN-10 OSU:32435082420852
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 352
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Ancient Maya cities draw travelers from all over the world to Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula. But while tales of the “Maya collapse” give an air of mystery to the ruins, modern Maya still live in communities across the Yucatán, where they strive to maintain their culture and way of life despite centuries of political, social, and environmental disruption. Photographer Macduff Everton has spent more than four decades living and working among the Maya. His 1991 book on the modern Maya provided a superb photo-essay and ethnographic record of the Maya during a time of critical change and globalization. In this book, he masterfully updates his portrait of the modern Maya, while investigating the effects of NAFTA, tourism, the evangelical movement, world trade and maquiladoras, racism, sexism, and drugs on Maya communities. Combining splendid photography of ancient Maya sites and modern Maya communities with an illuminating narrative, Everton takes us into the homes and lives of farmers and chicle gatherers, ranch hands and henequen workers, as well as the Mayan-speaking urbanites who work at the resorts on the Riviera Maya. His long acquaintance with the Maya allows him to tell dramatic stories of how individuals and families have seen a way of life that was centered around the milpa (farm) and the cultivation of tropical forest products transformed by the effects of globalization and the necessity to labor for wages. At the same time, Everton also reveals the amazing adaptability of the Maya, who hold onto the essence of their culture despite all the destructive pressures from the outside world.



Das geheime Leben der B ume

Das geheime Leben der B  ume Author Peter Wohlleben
ISBN-10 9783641114008
Release 2015-05-25
Pages 224
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Ein neuer Blick auf alte Freunde Erstaunliche Dinge geschehen im Wald: Bäume, die miteinander kommunizieren. Bäume, die ihren Nachwuchs, aber auch alte und kranke Nachbarn liebevoll umsorgen und pflegen. Bäume, die Empfindungen haben, Gefühle, ein Gedächtnis. Unglaublich? Aber wahr! – Der Förster Peter Wohlleben erzählt faszinierende Geschichten über die ungeahnten und höchst erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten der Bäume. Dazu zieht er die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse ebenso heran wie seine eigenen unmittelbaren Erfahrungen mit dem Wald und schafft so eine aufregend neue Begegnung für die Leser: Wir schließen Bekanntschaft mit einem Lebewesen, das uns vertraut schien, uns aber hier erstmals in seiner ganzen Lebendigkeit vor Augen tritt. Und wir betreten eine völlig neue Welt ...