The Healing Power of Trees

The Healing Power of Trees

Author: Sharlyn Hidalgo

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738728315

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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From the birch to the willow, Sharlyn Hidalgo invites you to walk in the footsteps of the druids and enrich your life with the sacred power of trees. This wise and inspiring book will introduce you to all fifteen revered trees of the Celtic Tree Calendar and their unique gifts of healing, guidance, and higher consciousness. Progress through the calendar in sequence or choose a particular month to cultivate a relationship with these majestic spirits of nature. Perform guided meditations and go on journeys to discover the totems, guides, and deities corresponding to each species. Travel through the Wheel of the Year and learn about each tree's astrology, ruling planets, rune symbol, and ogham—its letter of the Celtic tree alphabet. The Healing Power of Trees is your guide to living the principles of the Celtic tradition—tuning in to the rhythms of nature, respecting the land, and fulfilling your role as a steward of the earth. Includes information on all 25 ogham letters, Celtic holidays, and how to conduct a tree-honoring ceremony.

Floriography Today: The Symbolic Meanings & The Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers

Floriography Today: The Symbolic Meanings & The Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers

Author: S. Theresa Dietz

Publisher: Fayshoneshire Limited

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 440

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There is no better book on the subject of the secret language of flowers and their possible intrinsic spiritual and magical powers than Floriography Today: The Symbolic Meanings & The Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers by S. Theresa Dietz. Floriography Today is filled with painstakingly researched and organized information that has never been available in one volume until now. Floriography Today is must have for every library's reference book shelf. Concise, consolidated and extensively cross-referenced for easy research, Floriography Today consists of over 7,500 plant names; over 2,000 symbolic meanings; and over 600 possible powers for over 900 individual species trees, plants and flowers with additional notes of interesting "Folklore and Facts" throughout. Floriography Today: The Symbolic Meanings & The Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers by S. Theresa Dietz, is the Floriography reference book of choice for the 21st Century.

Now Is the Time for Trees

Now Is the Time for Trees

Author: Arbor Day Foundation

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781643261720

Category: Nature

Page: 216

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“Celebrates the power of trees to oxygenate the planet, purify water and air, lower city temperatures, provide habitat, nurture the soul, and provide essential food sources.” —Booklist Trees and forests are the number one nature-based solution for revers­ing the negative effects of a changing climate. If ever there was a time to be planting trees, that time is now. Inspired by a collective sense of urgency, a global movement to plant trees is gaining momentum. To move the needle, we need to act on a massive scale and plant millions of trees today to have a measurable and lasting impact on billions of lives tomorrow. In Now Is the Time for Trees, the experts at the Arbor Day Foundation will inspire you to do your part by showing you everything you need to know to plant trees at home or in your community. From advice on choosing the right size and type of tree to tried-and-true tips for planting success, this book will help you plant a tree today and leave your own legacy of hope. Equal parts inspiration and advocacy, Now Is the Time for Trees is a rousing call for environmental action and a must-have book for nature lovers everywhere.

The Living Wisdom of Trees

The Living Wisdom of Trees

Author: Fred Hageneder

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781786783332

Category: Nature

Page: 0

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A definitive guide to the sacred place trees hold for cultures around the world, exploring the natural history, folklore and symbolism that give each genus of tree its unique character and fascination Throughout time, trees have stood as sentinels, wise yet silent, patiently accumulating their rings while the storms of history have raged around them. Trees and humankind have always had a symbiotic relationship. Throughout the centuries trees have offered us shelter from the cold and the heat. They have provides us with a multitude of nutritious fruits, leaves, flowers and roots for food and medicine. They have given us wood with which to make our tools, weapons and toys, not to mention timber for houses, fences, boats and bridges. But perhaps most significant of all, trees have provided us with fuel for fire, which, once it was tamed hundreds of thousands of years ago became the engine of civilization. Trees are our strongest allies. The Living Wisdom of Trees is a richly illustrated guide to the human significance of 55 trees, from alder (Alnus) to oak (Quercus), looking in particular at their botanical characteristics; their place in world myth, magic and folklore; their healing properties; and their practical contribution to society. Featuring beautiful hand drawn evocative illustrations, The Living Widsom of Treesis for all who seek acquaintance with the fascinating lore and the profound spiritual wisdom of trees.

Optimal Interconnection Trees in the Plane

Optimal Interconnection Trees in the Plane

Author: Marcus Brazil

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319139159

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

View: 795

This book explores fundamental aspects of geometric network optimisation with applications to a variety of real world problems. It presents, for the first time in the literature, a cohesive mathematical framework within which the properties of such optimal interconnection networks can be understood across a wide range of metrics and cost functions. The book makes use of this mathematical theory to develop efficient algorithms for constructing such networks, with an emphasis on exact solutions. Marcus Brazil and Martin Zachariasen focus principally on the geometric structure of optimal interconnection networks, also known as Steiner trees, in the plane. They show readers how an understanding of this structure can lead to practical exact algorithms for constructing such trees. The book also details numerous breakthroughs in this area over the past 20 years, features clearly written proofs, and is supported by 135 colour and 15 black and white figures. It will help graduate students, working mathematicians, engineers and computer scientists to understand the principles required for designing interconnection networks in the plane that are as cost efficient as possible.

Trees of Power

Trees of Power

Author: Akiva Silver

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603588416

Category: Tree planting

Page: 290

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Trees are our allies in maintaining a healthy planet. Partnering with trees allows us to build soil, enhance biodiversity, increase wildlife populations, grow food and medicine, and pull carbon out of the atmosphere. Trees of Power by Akiva Silver shares a step-by-step path toward working with these arboreal allies, from planting to propagation to understanding the multiple benefits that ten of our most essential tree species - the chestnut, apple, hickory, and more - provide for humans, animals, and nature alike. In this book you'll learn how to work successfully with perennial woody plants. It includes in-depth information on individual species and different ways to propagate trees - whether by seed, grafting, layering, or with cuttings. These time-honored techniques make it easy for anyone to increase their stock of trees simply and inexpensively. Silver's combination of hands-on experience and sincere exuberance for the natural world will inspire a new generation of tree stewards while appealing to anyone who feels a deep appreciation for these magnificent plants.--COVER.

Managing Natural Catastrophies

Managing Natural Catastrophies

Author: Anja Christina Reissberg

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593396217

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

View: 933

This book will assess the O'ahu disaster management system's current ability to manage a high-impact low-probability (HILP) event, a Category 4 or 5 hurricane striking the Hawai'ian island of O'ahu. It will investigate through one of the core diagnostic tool of management cybernetics, the Viable System Model (VSM), deficiencies of the existing disaster management system used across the United States and offers suggestions to improve its effectiveness. Further, this book represents a general assessment of the application of management cybernetics to disaster management systems worldwide.

Algorithms and Computation

Algorithms and Computation

Author: Prosenjit K. Bose

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540361367

Category: Mathematics

Page: 662

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th Annual International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation, ISAAC 2002, held in Vancouver, BC, Canada in November 2002. The 54 revised full papers presented together with 3 invited contributions were carefully reviewed and selected from close to 160 submissions. The papers cover all relevant topics in algorithmics and computation, in particular computational geometry, algorithms and data structures, approximation algorithms, randomized algorithms, graph drawing and graph algorithms, combinatorial optimization, computational biology, computational finance, cryptography, and parallel and distributedd algorithms.

Tree Medicine

Tree Medicine

Author: Peter Conway

Publisher: Judy Piatkus

ISBN: 0749922737

Category: Materia medica, Vegetable

Page: 336

View: 257

Tree Medicine is the first comprehensive guide to the amazing healing power of trees. With herbal medicine and the use of tree preparations set to become a significant part of mainstream healthcare in the 21st century, Peter Conway explains how we can unlock their ancient healing properties to benefit our health. In this important book he looks at: The history of trees in medicine; Why trees are effective in healing; The role of trees in herbal medicine, aromatherapy and flower and tree essences; The various types of preparation, with step-by-step instructions where appropriate; Professional help with tree medicine - what is available and what to expect; Self-help using tree medicine - which conditions can be treated and how; Other approaches to healing with trees; wood carving, growing trees, tree meditation; Descriptions of the healing properties of over 150 trees from around the world.