Let’s define what the four elements are, shall we? There’s the earth, fire, air and water. Let’s go ahead and learn more about each of them by opening the pages of this educational book. This book has been created to encourage easy understanding among young children through vibrant images and well-placed texts. So what are you waiting for? Grab a copy today.
I Love Dirt!
Author: Jennifer Ward
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Provides fifty-two outdoor activities for families to help engage children in discovering and learning about nature, including observing ants, tracing stars, and cultivating a garden.
Encourages children's interest in the natural world with a range of activities, games and toys to make using one of the four elements.
Author: John O'Donohue
Explores the author's spiritual insights on the natural elements of water, stone, air, and fire, and provides guidance and non-denominational recommendations for building a spiritual connection to nature.
Lord of the Elements
Author: Bastiaan Baan
Publisher: Floris Books
The four classical elements of earth, water, air and fire are present in Genesis and continue to be significant throughout Christianity. Different streams of thought, such as the School of Chartres, and Celtic Christianity, have emphasised them in different ways. In this unique book, Bastiaan Baan, an experienced spiritual thinker, brings these elements together with ideas from Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophy. He considers, in particular, how elemental beings -- nature spirits -- relate to the four elements, and explores the role of elemental beings in our world. This is a fascinating and original work on the connections between Christianity and the natural world.
The Divine Plan
Author: Ray del Sole
Outdoor play experiences have a crucial role in young children’s learning and development and should be a daily part of their lives. Planning and facilitating rich play and learning opportunities outside can, however, be challenging, especially in difficult weather conditions. Outdoor Learning through the Seasons provides detailed guidance on how we can encourage young children to engage with the natural world throughout the year. Using the four seasons as a framework, the book aims to help all adults to feel confident about taking children outside everyday and developing their awareness of the world around them. It suggests a wide range of experiences and looks at the various ways in which children can interact with the environment to further their learning and development. There are ideas to brighten grey winter days as well as summer sunshine, snow, wind and rain. Features include: reference to recent research on the significance of outdoor play in early childhood; guidance on how to encourage effective learning outdoors practical tips to offer high quality provision in layout, design and planting; suggestions for planning outdoor experiences in the seven areas of learning in line with with the revised Early Years Foundation Stage; advice on working with parents and the role of adults; ideas for all seasons, weather conditions and working with the four elements: earth, air, water and fire; useful reference lists of further resources including stories, poems and websites; an appendix of seasonal recipes. Including a full colour photo plate section to illustrate good practice, this practical book is essential reading for all those looking to provide rich and stimulating outdoor play provision for children in early years settings on a daily basis.
The Elements Book
Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: DK Children
Profiles every element on the periodic table and describes their properties, when they were discovered, and how they're used in household materials.
Monsters of the Deep
Author: National Geographic Society (U. S.), Nicola Davies
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Examines some of the more unusual or dangerous creatures that inhabit the ocean, including the great white shark, orca, and giant tube worms.
Elements of Pantheism
Author: Paul Harrison
Publisher: Llumina Press
This accessible, clear and authoritative handbook is the only available introduction to the history, theory and practice of Pantheism. One of the most extraordinary books written in recent years about the subject of religion.
Divided into four parts-Earth, Air, Fire, and Water-this book takes an elemental approach to the study of religion and ecology. It reflects recent theoretical and methodological developments in this field which seek to understand the ways that ideas and matter, minds and bodies exist together within an immanent frame of reference. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Nature focuses on how these matters materialize in the world around us, thereby addressing key topics in this area of study. The editors provide an extensive introduction to the book, as well as useful introductions to each of its parts. The volume's international contributors are drawn from the USA, South Africa, Netherlands, Norway, Indonesia, and South Korea, and offer a variety of perspectives, voices, cultural settings, and geographical locales. This handbook shows that human concern and engagement with material existence is present in all sectors of the global community, regardless of religious tradition. It challenges the traditional methodological approach of comparative religion, and argues that globalization renders a comparative religious approach to the environment insufficient.
Author: Michael Pollan
The author recounts the story of his culinary education and the roles of the four classical elements of fire, water, air and earth in transforming natural ingredients into delicious meals and drinks, in an account that traces his efforts to master classic recipes using one of the four elements. Reprint.
Yoga of Nature
Author: Thia Luby
Publisher: Clear Light Pub
From the award-winning author of "Children's Book of Yoga" comes a new book that examines the elements in nature--earth, water, fire, and air--to see how they relate to specific Yoga poses.