Author: Christopher Alexander
Publisher: Center for Environmental Structure
Keywords: nature, order, building, universe, flexible, art, book, creating, life, process, essay
Number of Pages: 636
Published: 2003-10-01
List price: $75.00
ISBN-10: 0972652922
ISBN-13: 9780972652926

The processes of nature can make an infinite number of human faces, each one unique, each one beautiful. The same is true for daffodils, streams, and stars. But man-made creations-especially the towns and buildings of the 20th century-have only occasionally been really good, more often mediocre, and in the last 50 years have very often been deadly. What is the reason for the difference?In Book 2, Alexander explains in detail the kinds of process that are capable of generating living structure. The unfolding of living structure in natural systems is compared to the unfolding of buildings and to

Author: Christopher Alexander
Publisher: CES Publishing
Keywords: nature, order, building, art, universe, book, life, phenomenon, essay
Number of Pages: 476
Published: 2001-12-01
List price: $75.00
ISBN-10: 0972652914
ISBN-13: 9780972652919

What is happening when a place in the world has life? And what is happening when it does not? In Book 1 of this four-volume work, Alexander describes a scientific view of the world in which all space-matter has perceptible degrees of life, and sets this understanding of living structure as an intellectual basis for a new architecture.He identifies fifteen geometric properties which tend to accompany the presence of life in nature, and also in the buildings and cities we make. These properties are seen over and over in nature, and in cities and streets of the past, but have all but disappeared

Author: Sobel David
Publisher: Orion Society
Keywords: nature, literacy, series, vol, education, heart, ecophobia, reclaiming
Number of Pages: 45
Published: 1999-02-15
List price: $12.00
ISBN-10: 0913098507
ISBN-13: 9780913098509

Beyond Ecophobia speaks to teachers, parents, and others interested in nurturing in children the ability to understand and care for nature. This expanded version of one of Orion Magazine’s most popular articles includes descriptions of developmentally appropriate environmental education activities and a list of related children’s books.

Author: Malcolm Budd
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: nature, aesthetics, essays, aesthetic, appreciation
Number of Pages: 179
Published: 2003-04-10
List price: $85.00
ISBN-10: 0199259658
ISBN-13: 9780199259656

The aesthetics of nature has over the last few decades become an intense focus of philosophical reflection, as it has been ever more widely recognised that it is not a mere appendage to the aesthetics of art. Everyone delights in the beauty of flowers, and some are thrilled by the immensity of mountains or of the night sky. But what is involved in serious aesthetic appreciation of the natural world? Malcolm Budd presents four interlinked studies in the aesthetics of nature, approaching the subject from a variety of angles. As well as developing Budd’s own original ideas, the book provide

Author: Klaus Mainzer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Keywords: nature, science, philosophy, handbook, symmetries
Number of Pages: 681
Published: 1996-06
List price: $260.00
ISBN-10: 3110129906
ISBN-13: 9783110129908

Author: Henry Van Dyke
Publisher: BiblioLife
Keywords: nature, human, tales, passion, ruling
Number of Pages: 324
Published: 2008-10-15
List price: $29.75
ISBN-10: 0559367945
ISBN-13: 9780559367946

"To tell about some of these ruling passions, simply, clearly, and concretely, is what I want to do in this book," states the author in his preface.

Author: Martin Teitel Ph.D.
Publisher: Park Street Press
Keywords: nature, changing, food, engineered, genetically
Number of Pages: 208
Published: 2001-03
List price: $16.95
ISBN-10: 0892819480
ISBN-13: 9780892819485

The book that takes a comprehensive look at the threat to our food supply from genetic engineering. * 15,000 copies sold in the first six months. * Includes new studies about the dangers of genetically engineered food. * Refutes the "feed the poor" propaganda spread by agribusinesses. * Is both an expose and educational primer on this controversial technology that is already a part of every American’s diet. * Explains the dangers of these foods to ourselves and our environment in easily understood terms. * Foreword by Ralph Nader Picture a world where the french fries you eat ar
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