Why are so many species of plant and animal disappearing? How is it that Earth is losing more fresh water than it is producing? What are the effects of chlorination and fluoridation of water?
The answers to these and many more pressing environmental questions are to be found in this remarkable book - the first in-depth examination of the life and work of the brilliant forester, scientist and pioneering inventor, Viktor Schauberger.
Schauberger's insights into Nature pivoted on the essential characteristics of water as a living and pulsating substance that energises all of life, both organic and inorganic. He frequently asserted, "Water is a living substance!" - an ideal to which many philosophers have subscribed.
With his ground-breaking concepts on energy, biomagnetism and the true function of trees, he showed how a world that exploited its resources rather than cherishing them was doomed to destroy itself. Above all, he demonstrated how Nature's abundance is the result of a complex interaction of energies that actually create matter, not the other way around as orthodox science believes. For him energy was primary, and physical form the secondary effect.
Scientist and architect Callum Coats spend twenty-three years translating, collating and editing Viktor Schauberger's books, articles and letters. The result is 'Living Energies'. He is also the translator and editor of the four-volume Eco-technology series encompassing a large and representative spectrum of Schauberger's work, also published by Gateway Books - 'The Water Wizard', 'Nature as Teacher', 'The Fertile Earth' and 'The Energy Evolution'.
Chapter 1 Who was Viktor Schauberger? Chapter 2 Energy Chapter 3 New Dimensions of Energy Chapter 4 What is Motion? Chapter 5 The Sun Chapter 6 Earth's Atmospheric Envelope Chapter 7 Temperature Chapter 8 The Nature of Water Chapter 9 The Hydrological Cycle Chapter 10 The Formation of Springs Chapter 11 Floating Stones and the Stationary Trout Chapter 12 The Log-Flume Chapter 13 The Dynamics of Flow Chapter 14 Water Supply Chapter 15 Drinking Water Supply Chapter 16 Trees and Light Chapter 17 Forestry - a Noble or Ignoble Art? Chapter 18 The Metabolism of the Tree Chapter 19 Agriculture and Soil Fertility Chapter 20 The Generation of Fructigenic Energies Chapter 21 Implosion Chapter 22 Last Thoughts