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    Stories of the Great Turning (Paperback) By (author) Joanna R. Macy, Edited by Peter Reason, Edited by Melanie Newman

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    DescriptionThis book tells stories of how ordinary people in their everyday lives have responded to the challenges of living more sustainably. In these difficult times,we need stories that engage, enchant and inspire. Most of all, we need stories of practical changes, of community action, of changing hearts and minds. Here are tales about the transformation of wasteland and the installation of water power, of reducing consumption and creating sustainable business,stories from people changing how they live their lives and the inner transformation this demands.

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    Stories of the Great Turning
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joanna R. Macy, Edited by Peter Reason, Edited by Melanie Newman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    ISBN 13: 9781908363060
    ISBN 10: 1908363061

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    BIC subject category V2: RNU
    BISAC V2.8: HIS051000, BUS072000, BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: BTH
    DC23: 333.72
    Thema V1.0: RNU, DNXH
    Illustrations note
    Vala Publishing Cooperative Ltd
    Imprint name
    Vala Publishing Cooperative Ltd
    Publication date
    26 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Peter Reason is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bath where, until 2009, he taught and led research in the field of sustainability. He now focuses on nature writing for an ecology in crisis. Melanie Newman used to work in business and now teaches creative writing at the University of Winchester. She takes a special interest in stories exploring our relationship with the natural world.
    Review quote
    "History tells us about our past. Stories tell us about our future. These very human testimonies from ordinary yet extraordinary people will help to chart the paths." Alastair McIntosh, author of Soil & Soul.
    Table of contents
    Foreword: Playing Our Part in the Great Turning, by Joanna Macy Introduction, by Peter Reason & Melanie Newman 1 What Place is This? Story of a garden, by Annie Davy 2 Finding My Place in the Great Turning, by Kirsti Norris 3 How to Build a Lifeboat, by Celia Sousek 4 Knickers to That! by Emma Kidd 5 Material Girl Sees the Flaw, by Christine Bone 6 I Don't Want to be a Passenger in Life, by Johannes Moeller 7 A Journey to the Heart, by Patrick Andrews 8 The Truth Mandala, by Clare Power Great Turning Artful Inquiry, by James Aldridge, Chris Seeley & Kathy Skerritt 9 Leaping Aboard: Onshore volunteer work with Sea Shepherd, by Elizabeth Claire Alberts 10 Water Power, by Gil Chambers 11 The Web of Life Community Art Project, by Helen Moore 12 Discovering that We Live in an Ancient and Beautiful Universe, by Helena Kettleborough & Nora Kettleborough 13 Cabbages & Cranes: Weaving together people and possibility, by Jane Riddiford & Global Generation 14 The Dignity of Difference, by June Boyce Tillman 15 Lost in Transition, by Nathan Baranowski & Iva Carrdus 16 Ghdamajori: Migration, work and our horizons of care, by Rupesh Shah Drawing Out Some Threads, by Peter Reason & Melanie Neman