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The Old Ways

The Old Ways

A Journey on Foot

  • Author: Robert Macfarlane
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101601078
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 448
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From the acclaimed author of The Wild Places, an exploration of walking and thinking In this exquisitely written book, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, England, home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads, and sea paths that crisscross both the British landscape and its waters and territories beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, and of pilgrimage and ritual. Told in Macfarlane’s distinctive voice, The Old Ways folds together natural history, cartography, geology, archaeology and literature. His walks take him from the chalk downs of England to the bird islands of the Scottish northwest, from Palestine to the sacred landscapes of Spain and the Himalayas. Along the way he crosses paths with walkers of many kinds—wanderers, pilgrims, guides, and artists. Above all this is a book about walking as a journey inward and the subtle ways we are shaped by the landscapes through which we move. Macfarlane discovers that paths offer not just a means of traversing space, but of feeling, knowing, and thinking.

The Old Ways

The Old Ways

  • Author: RK Summers
  • Publisher: Inspired Quill via PublishDrive
  • ISBN: 190860039X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 424
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Something snapped. He let the arrow fly. The night Thomas Rhymer’s young sister is stolen away by shadows and smoke, he discovers there’s more to life than the fields and forests he knows so well. If he has any hope of rescuing Alissa, he must first cross into a realm where magic is lifeblood, and where shadows dance with dragonfire. With the help of the seelie faery Thistledown, Thomas embarks on a treacherous quest, deep into the heart of war-raved Albion. But getting his sister back means pledging aid to Mab, the usurped Queen of the Old Ways, against the tyranny of the Dark Prince. Yet danger and deceit lie around every corner, and some secrets are better left untold.

The old ways

The old ways

six essays

  • Author: Gary Snyder
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 96
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The Old Way

The Old Way

A Story of the First People

  • Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
  • Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
  • ISBN: 9781429954518
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 368
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One of our most influential anthropologists reevaluates her long and illustrious career by returning to her roots—and the roots of life as we know it When Elizabeth Marshall Thomas first arrived in Africa to live among the Kalahari San, or bushmen, it was 1950, she was nineteen years old, and these last surviving hunter-gatherers were living as humans had lived for 15,000 centuries. Thomas wound up writing about their world in a seminal work, The Harmless People (1959). It has never gone out of print. Back then, this was uncharted territory and little was known about our human origins. Today, our beginnings are better understood. And after a lifetime of interest in the bushmen, Thomas has come to see that their lifestyle reveals great, hidden truths about human evolution. As she displayed in her bestseller, The Hidden Life of Dogs, Thomas has a rare gift for giving voice to the voices we don't usually listen to, and helps us see the path that we have taken in our human journey. In The Old Way, she shows how the skills and customs of the hunter-gatherer share much in common with the survival tactics of our animal predecessors. And since it is "knowledge, not objects, that endure" over time, Thomas vividly brings us to see how linked we are to our origins in the animal kingdom. The Old Way is a rare and remarkable achievement, sure to stir up controversy, and worthy of celebration.

The Old Ways

The Old Ways

  • Author: Susan Chapman
  • Publisher: Fifth House
  • ISBN: 9781927083161
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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"Simon loves his grandparents but they are stuck in their 'old ways.' Simon can't imagine what is so great about building igloos and listening to his grandmother's time-worn tales. It may take more than a little persuasion to interest him in both. In fact, it takes a blizzard and a broken engine to show Simon that the old ways are far more interesting-- and useful-- than any television show or video game could be."--Jacket flap.

The Wild Places

The Wild Places

  • Author: Robert Macfarlane
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781440638657
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 352
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?An eloquent (and compulsively readable) reminder that, though we?re laying waste the world, nature still holds sway over much of the earth?s surface.? ?Bill McKibben Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Robert Macfarlane poses to himself as he embarks on a series of breathtaking journeys through some of the archipelago?s most remarkable landscapes. He climbs, walks, and swims by day and spends his nights sleeping on cliff-tops and in ancient meadows and wildwoods. With elegance and passion he entwines history, memory, and landscape in a bewitching evocation of wildness and its vital importance. A unique travelogue that will intrigue readers of natural history and adventure, The Wild Places solidifies Macfarlane?s reputation as a young writer to watch.

The Old Ways

The Old Ways

  • Author: David Dalglish
  • Publisher: David Dalglish
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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"Imagine knowing something, knowing it so well that it's burned deep into your gut. You’d question your own name before you questioned this. And then...one day...the whole world changes, and you know nothing." ---- Having fled the defeat at the Green Gulch, Darius and Jerico, believing themselves the last two paladins of their kind, must separate once more in order to survive. While Jerico rushes to the aid of Lord Arthur and the siege at his Castle of Caves, Darius travels east, determined to remove the bounty on his head. But on his way, he encounters a young priest following an older way of faith, whose desire for their return will risk destruction upon all the North. THE OLD WAYS by David Dalglish Sacrifice must be made in blood.

The Sabbats

The Sabbats

A Witch's Approach to Living the Old Ways

  • Author: Edain McCoy
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
  • ISBN: 9781567186635
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 355
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First and foremost, Witchcraft or Wicca is a religion. In The Sabbats, Edain McCoy reveals the eight major holidays of this faith and the many ways in which they are celebrated. There are two basic types of holidays. The first come at the Solstices and Equinoxes. The others divide the time between those dates in two, resulting in eight major holidays or Sabbats with approximately the same amount of days between them. The balance, here, gives the appearance of spokes in a wheel, so this cycle is commonly called the Wheel of the Year. The holidays represent two things. First, the harvest cycle. Each holiday represents a time in the growth of crops. From planting to growth, from harvesting to letting the lands lie fallow in the cold winter, the festivals follow the agricultural cycles of ancient times. However, they also represent the eternal love of the God and Goddess, following the God's birth from the Goddess and his death before she gives birth to him again. This also follows the pattern of the Sun which moves from warm and high in the sky to cold and low in the sky. The book is filled with ways you can follow the Wheel of the Year, whether you work with a coven, with your family, or by yourself. You will learn the secrets of ritual construction and handicrafts appropriate to each of the festivals. You will also learn recipes for traditional foods for each holiday and even songs appropriate to the Sabbats. This is a wonderful, joyous book filled with color, information, and wisdom. If you are involved with Paganism in any way, this book is a must for your studies and practices. This book functions as both a resource and as a practical manual for the celebration of the holidays. Get your copy today.

Landmarks

Landmarks

  • Author: Robert Macfarlane
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241967864
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 448
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016 Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather. Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it. Praise for Robert Macfarlane: 'He has a poet's eye and a prose style that will make many a novelist burn with envy' John Banville, Observer "I'll read anything Macfarlane writes" David Mitchell, Independent 'Every movement needs stars. In [Macfarlane] we surely have one, burning brighter with each book.' Telegraph '[Macfarlane] is a godfather of a cultural moment' Sunday Times

Old Ways, Old Secrets

Old Ways, Old Secrets

Pagan Ireland: Myth * Landscape * Tradition

  • Author: Jo Kerrigan
  • Publisher: The O'Brien Press
  • ISBN: 1847177549
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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In a land like ours, the old beliefs bring pleasure and wisdom… Exploring the legends, special places and treasured practices of old, Jo Kerrigan reveals a rich world beneath Ireland’s modern layers. So many of today’s Irish traditions reach back to our ancient past, to the natural world: climbing to the summit of a mountain at harvest time; circling a revered site three, seven or nine times in a sun-wise direction; hanging offerings on a thorn tree; bringing the ailing and infirm to a sacred well. Old Ways, Old Secrets shows us how to uncover the wisdom of the past, as fresh as it is ancient. 'Inviting, lyrical text and beautiful, atmospheric photographs ... A fascinating read.' Evening Echo on West Cork: A Place Apart

Seasons of the Sacred Earth

Seasons of the Sacred Earth

Following the Old Ways on an Enchanted Homestead

  • Author: Cliff Seruntine
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
  • ISBN: 0738735531
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 316
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Cliff Seruntine describes his family's adventures living on a secluded homestead in Nova Scotia.

The Oldways Table

The Oldways Table

Essays & Recipes from the Culinary Think Tank

  • Author: K. Dun Gifford,Sara Baer-Sinnott
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781580084901
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 272
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Oldways was founded to challenge the pervasive rise of junk foods, fad diets, and genetically modified agriculture, and to advocate a return to healthy, traditional old ways of eating. Since 1990, its education programs have promoted the timehonored preparations and dietary principles that have nourished people around the world for centuries.THE OLDWAYS TABLE tells the story of how this food think tank became a respected force in the international food world, and compiles fifteen years of its groundbreaking work into a far-reaching compendium. Founder and president K. Dun Gifford and executive vice-president Sara Baer-Sinnott explain the Oldways food philosophy and present exemplary contributions from the organization'¬?s diversesupporters, including noteworthy chefs, food writers, nutritionists, sustainability experts, and industry specialists. Among the book'¬?s ninety essays, Deborah Madison rhapsodizes about the many virtues of shopping at local farmers'¬? markets, Bill Niman explains the value of choosing pasture-raised pork, and Lynne Rossetto Kasper explores the region of Emilia-Romagna, the heart of Italy'¬?s artisanal foods. It also presents more than one hundred recipes, including Paula Wolfert'¬?s Cracked Green Olive and Walnut Salad,Zarela Martinez'¬?s Corn Masa-Green Plantain Tortillas, and Lidia Bastianich'¬?s Shrimp and Swiss Chard Soup with Arborio Rice-all flavorful examples of how to bring the healthy old ways of eating and drinking to today'¬?s dinner table.An eclectic work to be sampled or savored, THE OLDWAYS TABLE is a treatise on healthy eating, a treasury of classic recipes, and an informed tribute to the world'¬?s most enduring food traditions.

Old Ways of Working Wood

Old Ways of Working Wood

The Techniques and Tools of a Time Honored Craft

  • Author: Alex W. Bealer
  • Publisher: Castle Books
  • ISBN: 9780785807100
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 255
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A revised edition of a classic guide to woodworking methods that have been refined and developed over thousands of years. It teaches and preserves techniques and historical information that were lost when modern woodworking technology, dedicated to mass production, displaced the craftsman. Every woodworking operationâ??chopping, splitting, using the workbench, sawing, hewing, boring, chiseling, shaping, planing, turningâ??is described in detail. There is also information on the role of various tools in the evolution of wood products, the types and characteristics of wood, the preparation and maintenance of tools, collective tools of antique value, and instruction on the subtleties of the craft, from rabbeting to molding. The professional woodworker, the hobbyist, the collector, the antiques dealer, and the craft enthusiast will discover valuable information in this definitive work. It is reference, guide, and history all in one volume.This book contains over 200 line drawings by the author to illustrate age-old, yet fascinating, ways of working with wood. With chapters that describe the ways to fell a tree, methods for splitting wood, and more, along with a complete appendix and index, this is a great reference for anyone interested in the ways of wood working.

Post-Tribal Shamanism

Post-Tribal Shamanism

A New Look at the Old Ways

  • Author: Kenn Day
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1780996209
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 129
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Modern life is lived cut off from our souls, our ancestors, the earth and other elements of what once made life worth living. Our souls still yearn for these missing pieces, causing what the author calls the Invisible Wound. This wound is responsible for much of the grief of modern life – through soul hungers displaced onto addictions and self-destructive behavior. Post-Tribal Shamanism offers a means of reclaiming many of these pieces, not by a return to the past, but by moving forward into a deeper understanding of our place in the universe.

In Patagonia

In Patagonia

  • Author: Bruce Chatwin
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101503140
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 240
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The masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnight An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes. Fueled by an unmistakable lust for life and adventure and a singular gift for storytelling, Chatwin treks through “the uttermost part of the earth”—that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcome—in search of almost-forgotten legends, the descendants of Welsh immigrants, and the log cabin built by Butch Cassidy. An instant classic upon publication in 1977, In Patagonia is a masterpiece that has cast a long shadow upon the literary world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Tyranny of Dead Ideas

The Tyranny of Dead Ideas

Letting Go of the Old Ways of Thinking to Unleash a New Prosperity

  • Author: Matt Miller
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781429988865
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
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A leading political and business thinker identifies the greatest threat to our economic future: the things we think we know-but don't America is at a crossroads. In the face of global competition and rapid technological change, our economy is about to face its most severe test in nearly a century-one that will make the recent turmoil in the financial system look like a modest setback by comparison. Yet our leaders have failed to prepare us for what lies ahead because they are in the grip of a set of "dead ideas" about how a modern economy should work. They wrongly believe that - Our kids will earn more than we do - Free trade is always good, no matter who gets hurt - Employers should be responsible for health coverage - Taxes hurt the economy - Schools are a local matter - Money follows merit These ways of thinking-dubious at best and often dead wrong-are on a collision course with economic developments that are irre-versible. In The Tyranny of Dead Ideas, Matt Miller offers a unique blend of insights from history, psychology, and economics to illuminate where today's destructive conventional wisdom came from and how it holds our country back. He also introduces us to a new way of thinking-what he calls "tomorrow's destined ideas"-that can reinvigorate our economy, our politics, and our day-to-day lives. These destined ideas may seem counterintuitive now, but they will coalesce in the coming years in ways that will transform America. A strikingly original assessment of our current dilemma and an indispensable guide to our future, Miller's provocative and path-breaking book reveals why it is urgent that we break the tyranny of dead ideas, for it is only by doing so that we can move beyond the limits of today's obsolete debates and reinvent American capitalism and democracy for the twenty-first century.

The Lost Ways

The Lost Ways

  • Author: Claude Davis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780692111970
  • Category: Frontier and pioneer life
  • Page: 430
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In The Lost Ways you'll find the long forgotten secrets that helped our ancestors survive famines, wars, economic crises, diseases, droughts, and anything else life threw at them.