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The ragged edge of silence : finding peace in a noisy world

Author: John Francis; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Francis explores the long tradition of silence and its effect through the ages, as well as the enormous impact it has on the modern world.
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Named Person: John Francis
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Francis; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781426207235 1426207239
OCLC Number: 644663408
Description: 269 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Beginning --
Before --
Life in a journal --
Father's visit, 1974 --
Ending and beginning: the New Year --
Visions --
Signs, dreams, and visions --
Walking north --
Guns and spirits --
Shaking the trees --
Mr. Death --
Three educations --
School of reflection: gathering the tools --
Dreaming boats --
Studies and reflections --
The invisible path --
Study silence --
Feathers, oil, and silence --
Thanksgiving: seven years and a day --
Thank you for being here --
Sign language --
I'm a rose --
Epilogue: Writing from silence.
Responsibility: John Francis.
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Takes us to another level of appreciating, through silence, the beauty of the planet and our place in it. This title forms a tapestry of questions and answers woven from interviews, stories, personal  Read more...

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