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The Living Earth

The Organic Origin of Rocks and Minerals

Walther Cloos

160 pp.  

An increasing number of enthusiasts are attracted by the rich variety of rocks and mineral 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 develops. He shows that everything that now appears inert and static was once dynamic and alive.

Informed by Rudolf Steiner’s spiritual science, Cloos considers many different aspects of geology, with chapters on oil, sedimentary rocks, radioactivity, volcanoes, and metals.

This book is a useful companion to Gerbert Grohmann’s book, The Plant: A Guide to Understanding Its Nature, and should be of interest to anyone concerned with the soil and biodynamic agriculture.

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