Wise Trees

Author: Diane Cook,Len Jenshel

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351770

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Leading landscape photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel present Wise Trees—a stunning photography book containing more than 50 historical trees with remarkable stories from around the world. Supported by grants from the Expedition Council of the National Geographic Society, Cook and Jenshel spent two years traveling to fifty-nine sites across five continents to photograph some of the world’s most historic and inspirational trees. Trees, they tell us, can live without us, but we cannot live without them. Not only do trees provide us with the oxygen we breathe, food gathered from their branches, and wood for both fuel and shelter, but they have been essential to the spiritual and cultural life of civilizations around the world. From Luna, the Coastal Redwood in California that became an international symbol when activist Julia Butterfly Hill sat for 738 days on a platform nestled in its branches to save it from logging, to the Bodhi Tree, the sacred fig in India that is a direct descendent of the tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment, Cook and Jenshel reveal trees that have impacted and shaped our lives, our traditions, and our feelings about nature. There are also survivor trees, including a camphor tree in Nagasaki that endured the atomic bomb, an American elm in Oklahoma City, and the 9/11 Survivor Tree, a Callery pear at the 9/11 Memorial. All of the trees were carefully selected for their role in human dramas. This project both reflects and inspires awareness of the enduring role of trees in nurturing and sheltering humanity. Photographers, environmentalists, history buffs, and nature-lovers alike will appreciate the extraordinary stories found within the pages of Wise Trees!
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Wise Trees 2020 Calendar

REMARKABLE LIVING MONUMENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Author: Diane Cook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419730733

Category:

Page: 24

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Das geheime Leben der Bäume

Was sie fühlen, wie sie kommunizieren - die Entdeckung einer verborgenen Welt

Author: Peter Wohlleben

Publisher: Ludwig

ISBN: 3641114004

Category: Nature

Page: 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 ...
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The Wise Hazel Tree

Rituals for Living in Season

Author: Carolann Gregoire MSW

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 198220236X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 236

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Rituals for living in season renew our sense of personal power and understanding of the underlying magick of the universe that sustains us. The magick is presented in an artful fusion of Astrology, Numerology, Feng Shui, and Wicca. In the branches of The Wise Hazel Tree, these ancient traditions lead the way around the wheel of life, helping our dreams and those of the Great Mother unfold more true to form. Consider life’s course if in autumn, we follow nature’s cue and take stock of our accomplishments alongside harvest celebrations of nature’s bounty. Or, as nature sleeps, we slow life’s pace in winter to allow time for self-care and reflection. Once spring blooms, we could find ourselves more rested and ready to begin work on new ideas and ventures. Following our intention, the sunny days of summer would shine on our growing dreams and daily endeavors.
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Notes and Queries

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Questions and answers

Page: N.A

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A Kid's Guide to How Trees Grow

Author: Patricia Ayers

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404255850

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3745

Describes the basics of how different types of trees grow.
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The Blue Wand - Volume 1

The magic world of Lanomawood

Author: Lino Omoboni

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1849897476

Category: Drama

Page: 280

View: 9798

It is the first book of a trilogy telling about the adventures of the 14 year-old friends James and Joey. Using a wand James grandfather had for many years, they cross to the magic world of Lanomawood (The Land of the Magic wood) where they encounter many different people and characters including a wise old man, a wizen old tree, the good spirit of the forest and a beautiful teenage girl with magical powers. An evil wizard rules the land and for two thousand years, since throwing the wand into our world, nobody in Lanomawood has aged. The wise old man hails James as their liberator and tells him he is the one to challenge and defeat the evil wizard.
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Major Flowering Trees of Tropical Gardens

Author: M. S. Swaminathan,S. L. Kochhar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108481957

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Discusses new species of flowering trees, useful for graduate students and academic researchers in the field of life sciences.
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Fables of the Forest

Author: Daniel Marques

Publisher: 22 Lions - www.22Lions.com

ISBN: 1499205961

Category: Fiction

Page: 26

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This book brings together a set of stories that depict some of the most meaningful lessons of modern times with simple and direct messages for children. In order to impart valuable knowledge about common and realistic problems, the author transforms ordinary instances of life in easily understandable situations, as in the case of forest trees. These stories promote conscience, through induction and individual judgment, while promoting reflection and transmitting significant values about morality and ethics. It is, above all, an opportunity offered to younger people to acquire knowledge about problems experienced by adults, in an approach based on conversations that the author developed for many years with hundreds of children with emotional, cognitive and learning difficulties.
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Wie ein Fisch im Baum

Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641160170

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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Ally ist elf Jahre alt und eine Einzelgängerin. An der Schule ist sie als Freak bekannt und den Lehrern ein Dorn im Auge. Dabei geht es Ally nur um eins: Um jeden Preis ihr Geheimnis zu wahren – sie kann weder lesen noch schreiben. Da kommt ein neuer Lehrer in die Klasse, Mr. Daniels. Im Gegensatz zu seinen Vorgängern beobachtet er Ally genau und findet bald heraus, dass Ally an einer Lese-Rechtschreibschwäche leidet und gleichzeitig hochintelligent ist. Langsam lernt Ally, ihm zu vertrauen und schließt nebenbei Freundschaft mit zwei anderen Außenseitern. Gemeinsam widersetzen sie sich mutig dem Mobbing ...
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The Everyday Book of Natural History

Comprising a Note for Every Day on the Flowers, Insects, Birds, Animals, Etc. Most Commonly Observed on Rambles Into the Country Throughout the Year

Author: James Cundall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: 509

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Web Data Mining

Exploring Hyperlinks, Contents, and Usage Data

Author: Bing Liu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540378812

Category: Computers

Page: 532

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Web mining aims to discover useful information and knowledge from the Web hyperlink structure, page contents, and usage data. Although Web mining uses many conventional data mining techniques, it is not purely an application of traditional data mining due to the semistructured and unstructured nature of the Web data and its heterogeneity. It has also developed many of its own algorithms and techniques.Liu has written a comprehensive text on Web data mining. Key topics of structure mining, content mining, and usage mining are covered both in breadth and in depth. His book brings together all the essential concepts and algorithms from related areas such as data mining, machine learning, and text processing to form an authoritative and coherent text. The book offers a rich blend of theory and practice, addressing seminal research ideas, as well as examining the technology from a practical point of view. It is suitable for students, researchers and practitioners interested in Web mining both as a learning text and a reference book. Lecturers can readily use it for classes on data mining, Web mining, and Web search. Additional teaching materials such as lecture slides, datasets, and implemented algorithms are available online.
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The Forest in Folklore and Mythology

Author: Alexander Porteous

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486120325

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Fascinating compendium of facts, folklore, superstitions, myths, and anecdotes about trees and the forest. Forest customs, sacred groves, mythical forest creatures, tree worship, and much more.
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The Country Gentleman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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A journal for the farm, the garden, and the fireside, devoted to improvement in agriculture, horticulture, and rural taste; to elevation in mental, moral, and social character, and the spread of useful knowledge and current news.
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First Comes Love

The Family in the Church and the Trinity

Author: Scott Hahn

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0385505523

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Scott Hahn has the rare ability to explain the essential teachings of Catholicism in a totally accessible manner. Rather than burdening the reader with difficult or arcane references and arguments, he writes of familiar feelings and situations and allows the theology to unfold naturally. In First Comes Love, Hahn turns his attention to the search for a sense of belonging, revealing the intimate connection between the families men and women create on earth and the divine family, the Holy Trinity. Delving into the Gospels, Hahn shows that family terminology--words like brother, sister, mother, father, and home--dominates Jesus' speech and the writings of His first followers, and that these very words illuminate Christianity's central ideas. As he explores the fatherhood of God, the marriage of the Church to Christ, and the all-enveloping role of the Holy Spirit, Hahn deepens readers' understanding of the sacraments, teaches them how to create a family life in the image of the Trinity, and demonstrates the ways in which the analogy of the family applies to every aspect of Catholicism and its practices--from the role of "father" embodied by the ancient patriarchs and contemporary parish priests, to the comfort and guidance offered by the brothers and sisters who comprise the Communion of Saints, to the nurturing embrace of Mary, the mother of all Christians. Through real-life examples (both humorous and compassionate) and quotations drawn from the Scriptures, Hahn makes it clear that no matter what sort of family readers come from--no matter what sort of "dysfunction" they have experienced--they can find a family in the Church. Reaching out to newcomers and to lifelong Christians alike, First Comes Love is an invitation to discover a true home in the divine. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Wise Earth Speaks to Your Spirit

52 Lessons to Find Your Soul Voice Through Journal Writing

Author: Janell Moon

Publisher: Red Wheel

ISBN: 9781609258504

Category: Nature

Page: 181

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A heartfelt combination of spiritual discovery, environmental observations, and journal writing, The Wise Earth Speaks to Your Spirit offers readers a 52-week cycle of themed essays and related questions about the natural world. Entries on night and sky and parakeets, wind and mud and rain, snakes and tea and thistle, among others. In addition to folklore, myths, stories, and symbols connected to each theme, Janell Moon includes inspirational quotes from well-known writers -- among them E. B. White, Ursula K. LeGuin, Gertrude Stein, and Mother Theresa -- and shares her original poetry and personal experiences with the natural world. As she writes in the introduction, "It is my wish that through the telling of these stories, and the deepening of your own connections through your writing, that you will better enjoy a rainbow or a tree with angel's wings in a storm."
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The Real Middle Earth

Exploring the Magic and Mystery of the Middle Ages, J.R.R. Tolkien, and "The Lord of the Rings"

Author: Brian Bates

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466891092

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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J.R.R. Tolkien claimed that he based the land of Middle Earth on a real place. The Real Middle Earth brings alive, for the first time, the very real civilization in which those who lived had a vision of life animated by beings beyond the material world. Magic was real to these people and they believed their universe was held together by an interlaced web of golden threads visible only to wizards. At its center was Middle Earth, a place peopled by humans, but imbued with spiritual power. It was a real realm that stretched from Old England to Scandinavia and across to western Europe, encompassing Celts, Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Looking first at the rich and varied tribes who made up the populace of this mystical land, Bates looks at how the people lived their daily lives in a world of magic and mystery. Using archaeological, historical, and psychological research, Brian Bates breathes life into this civilization of two thousand years ago in a book that every Tolkien fan will want.
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