From the Bottom of the Pond

The Forgotten Art of Experiencing God in the Depths of the Present Moment

From the Bottom of the Pond

This is a book about knowing God. It is for those for whom just believing (or not believing) is no longer enough. Through personal experience, anecdote and story, a priest shares an ancient, but neglected aspect of Christian prayer. Contemplation takes us into the depths of the present moment, the only reality there has ever been and so the only place where God can be found. It takes us at different times into mystical oneness with the All, into profound self-knowledge and reveals love in the midst of the world.

Zen & the Art of Pond Building

Zen & the Art of Pond Building

Everyone knows ponds are beautiful to look at. But most people don’t realize how beneficial they are—enhancing your well-being, cleansing and controlling the environment, humidifying dry air, and removing airborne pollutants. This focus on the healthful and spiritual advantages of both indoor and outdoor water-features is what makes this pond building guide so unique. Of course, it delves into all the construction basics with a stunning variety of lavish images, and explains how to stock the pond with fish, select plants, and install atmospheric lighting. But it also includes delightful personal stories from the author that illustrate the power of water, thought-provoking quotations and parables, and scientific analyses of exactly how water neutralizes negative effects on our body and mind.

Life in a Pond (ENHANCED eBook)

Life in a Pond (ENHANCED eBook)

The information contained in this resource and activity book enhances children's knowledge and awareness of the living and non-living components of a pond, including the variety of life forms that can be found living on, under, and around the surface of a pond. Through observation and investigation, children will discover similarities, differences, and interactions among living things that inhabit a pond. Activities that emphasize plant and animal adaptations, interdependence, and food chains enable students to learn more about how living things survive in a still, freshwater ecosystem. Four transparencies (print books) or PowerPoint slides (eBooks) are included to engage students in discussion and reinforce the concepts presented in the book.

Renewable Energy

Four Volume Set

Renewable Energy

This four-volume set, edited by a leading expert in the field, brings together in one collection a series of papers that have been fundamental to the development of renewable energy as a defined discipline. Some of the papers were first published many years ago, but they remain classics in their fields and retain their relevance to the understanding of current issues. The papers have been selected with the assistance of an eminent international editorial board. The set includes a general introduction and each volume is introduced by a new overview essay, placing the selected papers in context. The range of subject matter is considerable, including coverage of all the main renewable technologies, the fundamental principles by which they function, and the issues around their deployment such as planning, integration and socio-economic assessment. Overall, the set provides students, teachers and researchers, confronted with thousands of journal articles, book chapters and grey literature stretching back decades, with a ready-made selection of and commentary on the most important key writings in renewable energy. It will be an essential reference for libraries concerned with energy, technology and the environment.

Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls for Your Home

Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls for Your Home

Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls for Your Home provides essential information on designing and installing all types of home water gardens, from naturalistic to formal, plus fountains, waterfalls, streams, and bog gardens. Readers will learn how to construct each of these structures, as well as how to design bridges and stepping-stones.

How to make perfect ponds of Koi

Building Your Koi Habitat

How to make perfect ponds of Koi

Koi ponds have become a popular hobby in the world, and the reasons are clear as to why. Koi are beautiful, vibrant fish that can literally light your day. Koi come in many colors, varieties, and kinds, so it is likely that everyone in the world can find at least one type of Koi that would suit their likes. While Koi may be a welcomed beauty to your pond, they also have an interesting history attached to them.

Bottom Soils, Sediment, and Pond Aquaculture

Bottom Soils, Sediment, and Pond Aquaculture

This book elucidates the vital but often neglected relationship between bottom soil and water quality. An understanding of this important connection is essential for maintaining water quality within optimum ranges for shrimp and fish. It is the first volume to provide information on topics from soil science essential to pond aquaculture. The impact of soil-water interactions on water quality is examined, and the volume provides important methods for enhancing the soil conditions in ponds.

Across the Pond

Across the Pond

When almost fifteen-year-old, English born Fred Squires parents win a trip to Australia, Fred finds himself packed off to visit family friends in the United States. Even worse, hes given a boring language project to complete. But then he meets Brittany. Fred soon finds himself struggling, not only with his growing feelings for Brit, but also with the language differences. A state confusion, that increases when he meets Brits flirtatious friend, Angel. Escaping from a confrontation with Steve Harris, the neighborhood bully, Brit tells Fred her dark secret about Harris, and Freds world is turned upside down. Life continues to throw Fred a curveball when he catches a ball worth thousands of dollars at a baseball game. Further angry run-ins with Harris, a crazy family BBQ, and being chased through a Boston mall all add to the thrill of Freds American adventure. A final fight between Fred and Harris, leads Brit to at last reveal her painful secret to her parents. Brit and her Brit", know that their young love will be followed by heartache when Fred has to return back "Across the Pond" to England. However, not before some final twists in the tale.