Deep Nature Play

Author: Joseph Bharat Cornell
ISBN: 9781565893221
Size: 11,26 MB
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When absorbed in deep play our sensory awareness is heightened, we become immersed in the present moment and feel intensely alert and alive. Because play is fun and rewarding, we operate at the peak of our mental and physical capacity. Let Joseph Cornell, one of the world's most popular nature educators, empower you with the tools to maximize play, and transform it from mere entertainment into a doorway to enhanced living, creativity, and concentration.

International Handbook Of Forest Therapy

Author: Dieter Kotte
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527541746
Size: 15,20 MB
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The first International Handbook of Forest Therapy defines the scientific domain of this innovative, evidence-based and timely public health approach. More than 50 authors from around the world are brought together to offer their expertise and insights about forest therapy from a variety of research perspectives. The theoretical discussion of the effects related to the biophilia hypothesis presented here is complemented by research results compiled across the last three decades in the fields of forest medicine and biochemistry from Asia. The book also highlights the latest developments with regards to forest therapy in a number of different countries, ranging from China and Australia to Germany and Austria. The handbook constitutes a major milestone in research in this field. It sets the baseline for forest therapy to be implemented worldwide as a powerful and financially prudent public health practice.

The Play Cycle

Author: Pete King
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429836848
Size: 15,93 MB
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Twenty years after Gordon Sturrock and the late Professor Perry Else’s 'Colorado Paper' introduced the Play Cycle, this theory of play now supports professional playwork practice, training and education. The Play Cycle: Theory, Research and Application is the first book of its kind to explain the theoretical concept of the Play Cycle, supported by recent research, and how it can be used as an observational method for anyone who works with children in a play context. The book investigates the understandings of the Play Cycle within the playwork field over the last 20 years, and its future application. It addresses each aspect of the Play Cycle (metalude, play cue, play return, play frame, loop and flow and annihilation) and combines the theoretical aspect of the Play Cycle with empirical research evidence. The book also provides an observational tool for people to observe and record play cycles. This book will appeal to playworkers, teachers, play therapists and professionals working in other contexts with children, such as hospitals and prisons. It will support practitioners and students in learning about play and provide lecturers and trainers with a new innovative teaching and training aide.

Deep Play

Author: Diane Ackerman
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307763331
Size: 10,15 MB
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With A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman let her free-ranging intellect loose on the natural world. Now in Deep Play she tackles the realm of creativity, by exploring one of the most essential aspects of our characters: the abitlity to play. "Deep play" is that more intensified form of play that puts us in a rapturous mood and awakens the most creative, sentient, and joyful aspects of our inner selves. As Ackerman ranges over a panoply of artistic, spiritual, and athletic activities, from spiritual rapture through extreme sports, we gain a greater sense of what it means to be "in the moment" and totally, transcendentally human. Keenly perceived and written with poetic exuberance, Deep Play enlightens us by revealing the manifold ways we can enhance our lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Deep Play

Author: Dianne Dugaw
Editor: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874137316
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"A major rereading of John Gay, this study shows that Gay's satiric preoccupations disclose the key intellectual, ethical, aesthetic, and sociopolitical underpinnings of the modern era. Such works as The Beggar's Opera, Trivia, Achilles, and The Shepherd's Week map the dynamics of the emerging capitalist order of eighteenth-century Britain. Distinguishing "popular" from "polite" culture and making rich use of both, Gay's satires encode the stratifying categories of our modern world of striving individuals: genders, social classes, ethnic and racial identities, and sexual orientations. "Deep Play" uncovers a diverse cultural context for Gay's work, providing song texts, musical examples, dance diagrams, portraits and engravings."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Fertility From The Ocean Deep

Author: Charles Walters
Editor: Acres USA
ISBN: 9780911311792
Size: 17,69 MB
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With the recent republication of Dr. Maynard Murray's Sea Energy Agriculture, readers rediscovered the forgotten legacy of an eco-ag pioneer. Murray's idea -- that ocean water contains a concentrated, perfect balance of trace minerals in bioavailable form -- seems almost as revolutionary today as when he introduced it 30 years ago. In this fascinating book, Charles Walters examines Murray's career and the amazing successes that growers have experienced with his methods, as well as further developments in this technology by creative experimenters. Using hard data obtained in the field, Walters demonstrates that sea-solids fertilizers produce stress-resistant plants and food with naturally extended shelf life and vastly increased nutrient levels. Both an amazing narrative and a practical guide for improving soil and crop health, Fertility from the Ocean Deep is a must-read for everyone interested in the cutting edge of agriculture.

Romeo Y Julieta

Author: William Shakespeare
Size: 13,91 MB
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Echoes From Deep Within

Author: Dr. Manoj Mathur
Editor: Notion Press
ISBN: 1642495409
Size: 18,91 MB
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Dr. Mathur’s Echoes From Deep Within ardently captures human emotions in the rhyme and rhythm of Haiku poetry. Whether it talks about the depths of love or the heights of ego, it emotes the journey of life influenced by anything from family and friends to love and politics through very simple three lines of Haiku. So embark on this poetic exploration and start listening to the Echoes From Deep Within! “Poetry nectar of my life God talks to me in heavenly whispers I simply ink on paper” - Dr. Manoj Mathur Written in Traditional Japanese Haiku style poems (5+7+5) Three simple emotional lines Three lines, deep enough to fathom the soul Poetry that covers Life, Philosophy, Nature, Love and Passion Poems that portray experiences, lessons and feelings in this journey called Life Three lines that would bring out both suffering and blessings This is – Echoes From Deep Withtin I always thought that haiku were made of bamboo, that their rigid form of three lines and seventeen sounds forced our thoughts on fleeting life and changing seasons into a vessel that demanded that we measure the weight and value of what we wrote… – Robert MacMillan Full credit to Dr. Manoj Mathur for helping me see the world from the other end of the telescope, as well as for his affirmation that the form of this old Japanese poem can be stretched in many directions, as can its use… In Dr. Mathur’s collection you will find haiku that fit the traditional definition of what one should be: a meditation on time passing and life-changing and fading, filtered through the metaphor of some kind of meditation on the seasons or a scene in nature… (Full text inside) – Robert MacMillan (Journalist & Writer, New York) Author of “Haiku 61 Revisited: The songs of Bob Dylan, interpreted as haiku.” (Bob Dylan is the Nobel Prize winner in Literature, 2016)

Our Cultural Agony

Author: V. Vycinas
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401023956
Size: 17,96 MB
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Cultural twilight means cultural disintegration or death. It means cul tural agony. Such agony gradually fades into the dawn of tomorrow's culture, just as the twilight of a summer's evening proceeds into the daylight of the forthcoming day. Consequently cultural twilight or agony simul taneously is the dawn - the milieu of birth - of future gods. With these words a close interbelonging of the recently published SEARCH FOR GoDS with the present study, OUR CULTURAL AGONY, is stressed. Both of these books belong together and constitute one and the same "story". While SEARCH FOR GODS deals with man of tomorrow in his venture to find the way which would lead him to his dawning gods, OUR CULTURAL AGONY attempts to disclose contemporary man's ways of erring - his stray ing ways. Moreover, just as the way towards man's future gods is simul taneously his way to his true cultural self, so are his straying ways his ways of a lack of self. Man's way to his true self is his authentic, innermost, "bloody" or "ex-istential" way, while the way of his lack of self is his inauthentic way. The inauthentic ways, generally speaking, are "democratic" ways: they are the public and common ways of modem society, most typical or characteristic of it. Accordingly, while SEARCH FOR GODS has an indi vidualistic character, OUR CULTURAL AGONY has a social character.

The Science Of Play

Author: Susan G. Solomon
Editor: University Press of New England
ISBN: 1611686113
Size: 20,30 MB
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Poor design and wasted funding characterize today's American playgrounds. A range of factors--including a litigious culture, overzealous safety guidelines, and an ethos of risk aversion--have created uniform and unimaginative playgrounds. These spaces fail to nurture the development of children or promote playgrounds as an active component in enlivening community space. Solomon's book demonstrates how to alter the status quo by allying data with design. Recent information from the behavioral sciences indicates that kids need to take risks; experience failure but also have a chance to succeed and master difficult tasks; learn to plan and solve problems; exercise self-control; and develop friendships. Solomon illustrates how architects and landscape architects (most of whom work in Europe and Japan) have already addressed these needs with strong, successful playground designs. These innovative spaces, many of which are more multifunctional and cost effective than traditional playgrounds, are both sustainable and welcoming. Having become vibrant hubs within their neighborhoods, these play sites are models for anyone designing or commissioning an urban area for children and their families. The Science of Play, a clarion call to use playground design to deepen the American commitment to public space, will interest architects, landscape architects, urban policy makers, city managers, local politicians, and parents.