The Living Origin of Rocks and Minerals

Walther Cloos; Translated by Katherine Castelliz and Barbara Saunders-Davies

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  • A pioneering text on all aspects of geology and Rudolf Steiner’s insights on Earth’s evolution
  • Offers new ways of looking at static, inert rocks and minerals as part of the dynamic development of the Earth
  • Now in a new revised edition

Offers new ways of looking at static, inert rocks and minerals as part of the dynamic development of the Earth.

Format:
paperback
Size:
216 x 138 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Philosophy of the Natural World
Illustrations:
14 colour photographs
Extent:
176 pages
ISBN:
9781782501732
Publication date:
22 Jan 2015
Edition:
2nd edition

Description

An increasing number of enthusiasts are attracted by the rich variety of rocks and minerals around us, and new ways of looking at them.

In this book, Walther Cloos views the Earth as a living organism, with different kingdoms of nature -- mineral, plant and animal – as stages left behind as the earth developed. He argues that everything currently inert and static was once dynamic and living.

The author considers many different aspects of geology, including chapters on oil, sedimentary rocks, radioactivity, volcanoes and metals.

Written over fifty years ago, this book is a classic, pioneering a scientific, geological understanding of Rudolf Steiner's spiritual insights into the evolution of the earth

The previous edition of this book was published as 'The Living Earth'.

Author

Walther Cloos (1900-1985) was a pioneer of anthroposophical pharmacy. He also studied mineralogy and geology and at the Institute of Clinical Medicine in Stuttgart, Germany, he developed a method of metal distillation for use in medicine. He later worked for Weleda and taught at the Goetheanum.

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