Packed with anecdotes and real4life dramas, the book makes entertaining
reading as well as giw'ng a warning about some of the less expected
consequences of searching for selfsufficiency. Organic Gardening Maria Rodale;
Rodale Press, ...
Author: John Seymour
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Teaching all the skills needed to live independently in harmony with the land, from harnessing natural forms of energy and raising cropsto keeping livestock and preserving foodstuffs, this John Seymour classic is still the most practical guide for realists and dreamers alike. John Seymour authored over 40 books, including the DK’s best-selling Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency and The Forgotten Arts & Crafts. He died in the fall of 2004 at the age of 90.
A Book of Changes Kit Pedler. house was a ... Self-sufficiency is now a much
over-used concept, and although there have been many brave and admirable
attempts to develop and perfect the idea on a small scale, it can never work
Author: Kit Pedler
Publisher: Souvenir Press
Kit Pedler, the scientist who co-created the 'Doomwatch' television series to warn us of the dangers of technology, presents his vision of a totally different way of being in the world. Mankind, Pedler believes, stands at a critical point in history and has to reassess its relationship and the web of interactions that make up the total life-form of the planet. Pedler calls this life-form Gaia, after the Greek earth mother goddess, a being whose sole concern is the survival of the planet itself. Mankind is provoking the wrath of the life-form by its high technology, accelerating entropy and production of planetary disorder. Can we halt the technological Behemoth and live in harmony with the planet again? Kit Pedler says 'yes, we can, indeed, that we have no choice but to do so'. He outlines highly practical ways every individual can change his or her way of life to reduce our personal entropy debt. Do we need to eat factory-farm beef rather than, the sun-product, grain? Must be build homes from steel and concrete rather than, the renewable earth-product, timber? Is there an alternative to expensive, and ecologically destructive, drugs? From experiments with his own lifestyle Kit Pedler comes to some profoundly optimistic conclusions. He demonstrates how low-entropy living can have unexpected rewards, from restoring our respect for the creatures with which we share the earth, greater independence and freedom through learning abandoned skills and, above all, by the recovery of a lost vision, once possessed by our forefathers, which enables us to see and feel in ways forgotten by industrial man. The Quest for Gaia is an exhilarating and optimistic book, and a challenge to capture a rewarding and sustainable future for ourselves and our earth. It is a blueprint for the Age of Gaia.
and began his adventure in self-sufficiency, first described in The Fat of the Land
(1961). Two years later, he moved to a farm near Newport, Pembrokeshire, from
where he published The Complete Book of SelfSufficiency (1976). This bible of
the new ... The campaign against GM crops represented a new and more
passionate turn in the struggle to protect Gaia's purity. It was partly a return to the
Author: Ferdinand Mount
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
So much about the society that is now emerging in the twenty-first century bears an astonishing resemblance to the most prominent features of what we call the classical world - its institutions, its priorities, its entertainment, its physics, its sexual morality, its food, its politics, even its religion. The ways in which we live our rich and varied lives correspond - almost eerily so - to the ways in which the Greeks and Romans lived theirs. Whether we are eating and drinking, bathing or exercising or making love, pondering, admiring or enquiring, our habits of thought and action, our diversions and concentrations recreate theirs. It is as though the 1500 years after the fall of Rome had been time out from traditional ways of being human. This eye-opening book makes us look afresh at who we are and how we got here. Full Circleis not only wonderfully witty and brilliantly astute, but also profound and often disquieting. Ferdinand Mount effortlessly peels back 2000 years of history to show how much we are like the ancients, how in ways both trivial and crucial we arethem and they are us.
Grow to Live : A Simple Guide to Organic Cultivation and Self - sufficiency . Self -
published Ryrie , Charlie . 2001. Compost . London : Gaia Books Ltd Thompson ,
Ken . 2008. An Ear to the Ground . Understanding Your Garden . Transworld ...
Author: Pat Featherstone
Publisher: Jacana Media
The author, director of Soil for Life in South Africa, offers practical guidance on growing your own food in harmony with the environment.
Healing Gaia: Practical Medicine for the Planet By James Lovelock Harmony Books, hardcover, 192 pages, $25.00 Gaia 2: ... For him, humans are a
perturbation of ambiguous import proliferating dangerously upon a self-sufficient
Earth. Gaia ...
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The impression I get is that the Amazon Forest trees are almost self sufficient
ecosystems in themselves , each tree , and there is very little interaction between
the tree and soil or rocks underneath , unlike temperate trees , they don ' t put
The Gaia Chronicles Book 2 Naomi Foyle. The Zabaria mine? Astra stiffened. ...
We can be healed only by the transformation of our pariah status: the
establishment of a free, independent and self-sufficient nation.' Behind Astra, the
Author: Naomi Foyle
Publisher: Hachette UK
Astra has escaped her enemies, and left behind her friends. But in this new, disorientating world, can she trust anyone? Astra Ordott is in exile. Evicted from Is-Land for a crime she cannot regret, she has found work in an ancient fortress in Non-Land: headquarters of the Council of New Continents, the global body charged with providing humanitarian aid to the inhabitants of this toxic refugee camp. Recovering from a disorienting course of Memory Pacification Treatment, Astra struggles to focus on her overriding goals - to find her Code father and avenge the death of her Shelter mother, Hokma. But can the CONC compound director, the ambiguous Major Thames, protect her from the hawk-eyed attentions of her old enemies? And who in this world of competing agendas can she trust? The deeper Astra ventures into this new world, the more she realises her true quest may be to find herself.
Gaia Books Limited Norman Myers ... Food production per capita ( 1969 - 70 =
100 ) 110 % 108 % Latin America % of total farmed area $ e Middle income India
and China Other low . income 95 % 1950s self - sufficient 1980 75 % food ...
Author: Gaia Books Limited
Gathers information about the world's economy, population, cultures, health care, literacy, food supplies, employment, wildlife, ecology, natural resources, and energy supplies
After retiring, he and his wife went to Sweden to form a self sufficient life style, there in the midst of the powerful Swedish nature, where this book was born.
Author: Ger Hofman
Publisher: America Star Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The name Gaia represents the beautiful metaphor which states that the Earth - with all its life forms - operates as a self-regulating organism. However, many of the Earth s eco-systems have been destroyed or severely damaged. Especially the last 50 years have been characterised by massive deforestation, overfishing, increasing urbanization and expansion of the chemical farming systems. It is time, really high time to wake up and choose which world we want. Fortunately, we are not alone! We have powerful allies. When we choose the right path, the immense forces of nature will be at our service. Ger Hofman spent 10 years as a merchant seaman, after that he worked himself up from the factory floor to finally becoming head of personnel. The common thread in his life was shaped by a growing interest in ecology, which resulted in a parttime organs vegetable company of two hectare. After retiring, he and his wife went to Sweden to form a self sufficient life style, there in the midst of the powerful Swedish nature, where this book was born.
He explores the potential for increasing urban self - sufficiency by harnessing
solar energy , both as sunlight and in the form of wind . In short , his list of policy
recommendations matches the list of ills discussed in the earlier parts of the book
John Seymour was a broadcaster , farmer and green campaigner , and the
author of over forty books , including The Complete Book of Self - Sufficiency and
The Forgotten Arts . He died in 2004 . Haku Shah can be contacted at 16
Author: Sandy Brown
Publisher: Uit Cambridge Limited
The work of these creators comes from their great dedication to their craft and the sincerity with which they integrate their philosophy with daily life, in much the same way that their bowls and baskets, chairs and tables, shoes and spoons are art for daily use.
Meanwhile , poorer countries experience falling food sufficiency , inadequate
research facilities , and growing social ... W Widele OCOM Other low - income 95
% TNT 1980 1950s self - sufficient 75 % food imported 2701 ' 80 70 80 % of total
Author: Norman Myers
Category: Conservation of natural resources
This atlas organizes the mass of available environmental data, statistical predictions and often conflicting opinions and solutions into a simple coherent structure. It is divided into seven sections: land, ocean, elements, evolution, humankind, civilization and management. Each of these is considered from three perspectives: potential resource, crises and management alternatives
Many of the gardeners I spoke to while researching this book are pioneering
these techniques . The last few chapters of ... We've tried to make it a self - sufficient place that will take care of us while we take care of it . So we grow
whatever we ...
Author: Toby Hemenway
Describes how to create a self-sustaining backyard ecosystem without chemical fertilizers or intrusive technology.
Gaia Learning Centre Events Programme 2010 " Learning to live with ecological
integrity " near Hampstead Heath , north London ... Ideal retreat , self - sufficiency
, holidays , etc. ... Part pilgrimage , part adventure , part research for a book .
The Link Between Carrying Capacity and Warfare Steven LeBlanc , Harvard
archaeologist and author of a new book ... defensive fortresses around their
countries because they have the resources and reserves to achieve self - sufficiency .
Author: P. H. Liotta
Highlighting the connections between climate change and human security, this book elucidates what might happen when a mere 10-degree drop in average temperature results in a sudden inability to produce enough food, when rapidly advancing desertification produces water scarcities where none existed before, and when newly frozen landscapes lead to more power plants for energy, resulting in increased air pollution. The destabilizing effects of these possibilities create many potential challenges for U.S. national security in a globalized world in which we may have to intervene militarily to safeguard our interests around the globe. In February 2004, a Pentagon report on climate change and its implication for national security received extraordinary attention and publicity. Public attention, however, focused almost exclusively on portents of inevitable doom and disaster--most particularly on a scenario outlining a possible future similar to a climate event of 8,200 years ago and its impact on the availability of food, energy, and water. This book offers a broad examination of the meaning of climate change and global warming while maintaining a strategic perspective on the implications of environmental effects on all forms of security--national, international, and human (transcending borders and having more to do with basic resources). Given the uncertainty surrounding climate change as a specific event, the authors argue for recognizing the profound social, political, and human impact that could take place in the coming years. While recognizing the inherent dangers of prediction, Liotta and Shearer effectively present the case that the time to not only recognize--but deal with--potentially profound outcomes is now.
Gaia Books , London , UK . 160pp . Illustrated colour throughout . ... What is
poignant about this book ( the author's third ) ... Frequently misunderstood
vernacular wisdom is of a sustainable and self - sufficient way of life .
Repositories of this ...
Chinese cities like Shanghai are almost self - sufficient in vegetables and grain .
... RECYCLING Cities with effective recycling schemes have Sources : 1 Herbert
Girardet , The Gaia Atlas of Cities ( Gaia Books , London 1996 ) . 2 David ...
In general , the three functions of maloquero , shaman and cantor are held by
three brothers , themselves the sons of the previous ... Accumulation and the
distribution of surpluses As the centre of the community , the maloca is self - sufficient in ...
Author: Peter Bunyard
A comprehensive anthology of the leading thinkers of Gaia theory, which views the earth as a living organism.