Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature

3.33 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
)  
9780974524597: Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Uprisings for the Earth delves into a new kinship with nature while acknowledging the treasures of urban life and the unique stake each person has in resolving critical and timely challenges. While avoiding doomsday scenarios, Lake offers a frank inquiry into a variety of causes leading to our current global peril while also providing a deep well of hope and profound insight. She weaves together history, ecology, culture, governance, women's leadership and the arts to map out an integrated approach to working in partnership with nature while creating a more just and sustainable future.

Her wisdom, lyrical style, and thorough research frame chapters such as Around the Fire: From Global Warming to a Renewed Hearth”, Anthem to Water”, Democracy Ancient and Modern” and Honor the Women.” Lake takes us along wild rivers as she explores water conservation and the mysteries of water science; sits us around a fire along with great minds of past and present to contemplate the climate crisis; and takes us to several continents where we navigate deeper into history of culture and land.

Consider this book required reading for its inspiration, innovation and hope for the Earth and future generations.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Osprey Orielle Lake is a lifelong advocate of social and environmental justice. She is Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus and on the governing board of Praxis Peace Institute. The heart of Lake’s work is expressed in her bronze sculptures and monuments, recognized internationally as depicting new cultural narratives. She is on the adjunct faculty at two California universities and is a requested speaker at international conferences and colleges. She lives in northern California.

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

Intimacy with Nature is a mystery whose enterprise, like moving water, is to flow past boundaries and to invite connectivity. I do not know exactly when it happened: perhaps while on an adventure when I was ten years old, discovering an arrowhead along the banks of Big River and imagining the flint knapper who walked this water course before me, or maybe during a summer swim as I weightlessly flew underwater, dreaming of curious sea lions who glided upstream with me from their ocean home. It might have been years later as I canoed miles upriver to catch a glimpse of a fledgling osprey or while listening to the invisible Old Ones whose whispered bardic tales are carried on the river’s ripples only after dark. Somewhere in these events, my body became a part of the Big River Watershed. The waters’ spirit cracked open my heart, bidding me to always remember that this natural beauty is not only a luxury to revere, but also an indispensable key to our collective coherence as a species.

The blue-green flowing course reminds me that we cannot live without water. The simple and profound equation is this: water is life. Yet, the startling reality is that today, more than one billion people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water, resulting in nearly two million fatalities a year due to waterborne diseases. Most of these deaths are among children. With water scarcity increasing due to human population growth, pollution, and climate change, clearly our relationship to water must change.

First and foremost, we must secure access to clean and safe water as a basic human right for everyone in every country. This will require not only changing our detrimental use of water, but also ensuring that no institutions or corporations impede on this life-giving right to water. Communities around the world are now engaged in critical struggles to protect their local waters and it is time that we uphold water as a global commons for all.

To support efforts to protect and defend water, we also can look beneath the surface of the stream into the deeper currents of our understanding about it, and in this manner begin healing our relationship with this irreplaceable liquid.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780979384097: Uprisings for the Earth

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0979384095 ISBN 13:  9780979384097
Publisher: White Cloud Press, 2010
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lake, Osprey Orielle
Published by White Cloud Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 097452459X ISBN 13: 9780974524597
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description White Cloud Press, 2010. Paperback. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780974524597

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Lake, Osprey Orielle
Published by White Cloud Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 097452459X ISBN 13: 9780974524597
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description White Cloud Press, 2010. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 097452459X_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Osprey Orielle Lake
Published by Caveat Press, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 097452459X ISBN 13: 9780974524597
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Caveat Press, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Uprisings for the Earth delves into a new kinship with nature while acknowledging the treasures of urban life and the unique stake each person has in resolving critical and timely challenges. While avoiding doomsday scenarios, Lake offers a frank inquiry into a variety of causes leading to our current global peril while also providing a deep well of hope and profound insight. She weaves together history, ecology, culture, governance, women's leadership and the arts to map out an integrated approach to working in partnership with nature while creating a more just and sustainable future. Her wisdom, lyrical style, and thorough research frame chapters such as "Around the Fire: From Global Warming to a Renewed Hearth", "Anthem to Water", "Democracy Ancient and Modern" and "Honor the Women." Lake takes us along wild rivers as she explores water conservation and the mysteries of water science; sits us around a fire along with great minds of past and present to contemplate the climate crisis; and takes us to several continents where we navigate deeper into history of culture and land.Consider this book required reading for its inspiration, innovation and hope for the Earth and future generations. Seller Inventory # NLF9780974524597

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Osprey Orielle Lake
Published by Caveat Press, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 097452459X ISBN 13: 9780974524597
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Caveat Press, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Uprisings for the Earth delves into a new kinship with nature while acknowledging the treasures of urban life and the unique stake each person has in resolving critical and timely challenges. While avoiding doomsday scenarios, Lake offers a frank inquiry into a variety of causes leading to our current global peril while also providing a deep well of hope and profound insight. She weaves together history, ecology, culture, governance, women's leadership and the arts to map out an integrated approach to working in partnership with nature while creating a more just and sustainable future. Her wisdom, lyrical style, and thorough research frame chapters such as "Around the Fire: From Global Warming to a Renewed Hearth", "Anthem to Water", "Democracy Ancient and Modern" and "Honor the Women." Lake takes us along wild rivers as she explores water conservation and the mysteries of water science; sits us around a fire along with great minds of past and present to contemplate the climate crisis; and takes us to several continents where we navigate deeper into history of culture and land.Consider this book required reading for its inspiration, innovation and hope for the Earth and future generations. Seller Inventory # BZE9780974524597

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Osprey Orielle Lake
Published by White Cloud Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 097452459X ISBN 13: 9780974524597
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description White Cloud Press, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX097452459X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Lake, Osprey Orielle
Published by White Cloud Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 097452459X ISBN 13: 9780974524597
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description White Cloud Press, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB011W9ZPNY

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 15.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Lake Osprey Orielle
Published by Caveat Press, Incorporated
ISBN 10: 097452459X ISBN 13: 9780974524597
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Caveat Press, Incorporated. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 7883524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Lake, Osprey Orielle
Published by White Cloud Pr (2010)
ISBN 10: 097452459X ISBN 13: 9780974524597
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description White Cloud Pr, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 292 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # xr097452459X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 43.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Lake, Osprey Orielle
ISBN 10: 097452459X ISBN 13: 9780974524597
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-097452459X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 66.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds