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Living on the Earth

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Celebrations, storm warnings, formulas, recipes, and country dances-renowned author Alicia Bay Laurel harvests them all in this unforgettable book first published more than thirty years ago.

Living on the Earth is for people who would rather chop wood for fire than work behind a desk to pay the electric company. It's for people who want the best recipe for lavender soap or huckleberry jam. It's for people who want to make their own clothing, ...

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Overview

Celebrations, storm warnings, formulas, recipes, and country dances-renowned author Alicia Bay Laurel harvests them all in this unforgettable book first published more than thirty years ago.

Living on the Earth is for people who would rather chop wood for fire than work behind a desk to pay the electric company. It's for people who want the best recipe for lavender soap or huckleberry jam. It's for people who want to make their own clothing, play guitar, learn woodcarving, gardening, canning and drying food, and natural first aid methods. The book has no chapters; no rigid structures or rules. It grew naturally out of the lessons the author has learned, and which she shares now with yet another enthusiastic generation. Living on the Earth is a beautiful book to see and read, as well as a spiritually uplifting work whose simplicity radiates warmth and promotes serenity and goodwill to all those who encounter it.

The large format paperback is entirely written in Alicia's cursive script and illustrated on every page with her line drawings. Alicia's innovative illustration and book design styles have been enthusiastically emulated in dozens of books and greeting cards.

Alicia Bay Laurel has passionately followed her muse since early childhood. She was just twenty years old when Living on the Earth was originally published; the book would go on to become a best-selling, trend-setting manual for natural, conscious living. The book celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2000. Alicia still sings, plays guitar, writes, and enjoys life in Hawaii.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586853433
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 10/15/2003
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Alicia Bay Laurel has passionately followed her muse since early childhood. She was just twenty years old when living on the earth was originally published; the book would go on to become a best-selling, trend-setting manual for natural, conscious living. The book celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2000. Alicia still sings, plays guitar, writes, and enjoys life in Hawaii.

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Introduction

For several years after 1965, huge numbers of young Americans declared themselves alienated from mainstream American life and developed flamboyant new lifestyles. One expression of the new countercultural spirit involved hundreds of thousands of young idealists streaming out of American cities in search of a satisfying communal existence on the land. They settled in every state, creating informal communities dedicated sometimes to the arts, to revolutionary politics, to environmental preservation, or to religion, but most frequently, to simple rural existence with other mellow, like-minded souls.

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