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  1. The Complete Book of Five Rings

    The Complete Book of Five Rings

    • by
    • Miyamoto Musashi
    • edited by
    • Kenji Tokitsu
    The Complete Book of Five Rings is an authoritative version of Musashi’s classic The Book of Five Rings, translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master, Kenji Tokitsu. Tokitsu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works, and in this book he illuminates this seminal text, along with several other works by Musashi. These include “The Mirror of the Way of Strategy,” which… Read More

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  2. The Green Hour

    The Green Hour

    A Daily Dose of Nature for Happier, Healthier, Smarter Kids

    • by
    • Todd Christopher
    The National Wildlife Federation, on its website GreenHour.org, recommends that parents give their kids a “Green Hour” every day—a time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world. Whether in the backyard, the local park, or a green space farther afield, time spent outdoors is essential to the healthy development of young minds, bodies, and spirits. Todd Christopher, the creator of the GreenHour.org, has filled this book with… Read More

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  3. Wild Comfort

    Wild Comfort

    The Solace of Nature

    • by
    • Kathleen Dean Moore
    In an effort to make sense of the deaths in quick succession of several loved ones, Kathleen Dean Moore turned to the comfort of the wild, making a series of solitary excursions into ancient forests, wild rivers, remote deserts, and windswept islands to learn what the environment could teach her in her time of pain. This book is the record of her experiences. It’s a stunning collection of carefully… Read More

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  4. Training the Samurai Mind

    Training the Samurai Mind

    A Bushido Sourcebook

    • edited by
    • Thomas Cleary
    Through the ages, the samurai have been associated with honor, fearlessness, calm, decisive action, strategic thinking, and martial prowess. Their ethos is known as bushido, the Way of the Warrior-Knight.Here, premier translator Thomas Cleary presents a rich collection of writings on bushido by warriors, scholars, political advisors, and educators from the fifteenth century through the nineteenth century that provide a comprehensive, historically rich view of samurai life and philosophy. Training… Read More

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  5. Yoga for a World Out of Balance

    Yoga for a World Out of Balance

    Teachings on Ethics and Social Action

    • by
    • Michael Stone
    Every aspect of our life has a part to play in the greater ecological system, Michael Stone explains in this book. How do we bring this large view to our yoga practice? According to Stone, our responsibility as human beings is to live in a sustainable and respectful way. He says two things need to change. First, we need to understand the relationship between our actions and the effects of… Read More

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  6. Chi

    Chi

    Discovering Your Life Energy

    • by
    • Waysun Liao
    Chi is the invisible energy of life that flows in and around us throughout the universe. Used skillfully, it can have a remarkable effect on health and vitality—to the degree that you’d be tempted to call it magical, if it weren’t so completely natural. Here is a perfect introduction to chi that explains in a direct and simple way what it is and why it is essential to a healthy… Read More

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  7. Falling Hard

    Falling Hard

    A Journey into the World of Judo

    • by
    • Mark Law
    On his fiftieth birthday, British journalist and self-described “indolent sportsman” Mark Law decides to take up judo on a whim and ends up getting hooked on the sport. Falling Hard is Law’s love letter to judo—the culture, drama, history, and practice. With journalistic zeal, he delves deeply into the sport’s history and lore, and interweaves his own judo experiences with the development of judo in Japan, the life and vision… Read More

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  8. Islands Apart

    Islands Apart

    A Year on the Edge of Civilization

    • by
    • Ken McAlpine
    Author Ken McAlpine stands in his front yard one night in Ventura, California, trying to see the stars. His view is diminished by light pollution, making it hard to see much of anything in the sky. Our fast-paced, technologically advanced society, he concludes, is not conducive to stargazing or soul-searching. Taking a page from Thoreau's Walden, he decides to get away from the clamor of everyday life, journeying alone… Read More

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  9. Let's Go Outside!

    Let's Go Outside!

    Outdoor Activities and Projects to Get You and Your Kids Closer to Nature

    • by
    • Jennifer Ward
    Engage your child in outdoor play, nature outings, and environmental explorations. Chase and be chased in a game of capture the flag. Use the power of the sun to craft your own shadow prints. Explore the stars on a late night walk. Create a field guide to your neighborhood. Through 52 ideas—some classic and some new—Let's Go Outside! offers a range of activities perfect for children ages 8 to… Read More

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  10. The Karate Way

    The Karate Way

    Discovering the Spirit of Practice

    • by
    • Dave Lowry
    Karate is not just a sport or a hobby—it’s a lifetime study toward perfection of character. Here, Dave Lowry, one of the best-known writers on the Japanese martial arts, illuminates the complete path of karate including practice, philosophy, and culture. He covers myriad subjects of interest to karate practitioners of all ages and levels, including:The relationship between students and teachersCultivating the correct attitude during practiceThe differences between karate in the… Read More

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