The Ragged Edge of Silence

Finding Peace in A Noisy World

Francis, John

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Ragged Edge of Silence
By the author of Planetwalker, The Ragged Edge of Silence takes us to another level of appreciating, through silence, the beauty of the planet and our place in it. John Francis's real and compelling prose forms a tapestry of questions and answers woven from interviews, stories, personal experience, science, and the power of silence through history, including practice by Native American, Hindu, and Buddhist cultures. Through their time-honored traditions and his own experience of communicating silently for 17 years, Francis's practical exercises lay the groundwork for the reader to build constructive silence into everyday life: to learn more about oneself, to set goals and accomplish dreams, to build strong relationships, and to appreciate and be a steward of the Earth. With its amazing human interest element and first-person expertise, this book is energizing and universally instructive.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2011
ISBN: 1426207239
Branch Call Number: 814.6 F8188r 2011
Characteristics: 269 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: National Geographic Society (U.S.)


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After witnessing the effects of an oil spill in San Francisco Bay, John Francis embarked on 17 years of self-imposed silence and 22 years of walking. Francis interweaves stories of silence throughout history and around the world. Meditations on listening and communication, and other practical ex... Read More »

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