What Is Biodynamics?

What Is Biodynamics?

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880109895

Category: Nature

Page: 103

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"This edition has been edited by Marcia Merryman Means, who also wrote the short introductions before each lecture"--T.p. verso.

What is Biodynamic Wine?

What is Biodynamic Wine?

Author: Nicholas Joly

Publisher: CLAIRVIEW BOOKS

ISBN: 9781905570508

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

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Nicolas Joly is responsible for producing some of the finest and most highly esteemed wines of France at his CoulÉe de Serrant vineyard. Practising the biodynamic method of agriculture - sometimes referred to as ‘premium organic’ - he is at the forefront of a movement to return to the concept of terroir, as full expression and embodiment of a particular grape-growing locality, or appelation. Today even expensive wines, made under strictly regulated controls and standards, are tainted by the use of pesticides and fertilizers, and manipulated in the cellar through the use of osmosis and the additions of aromatic yeasts and enzymes. To counter such trends, a new ‘Charter of Quality’, run by organic and biodynamic viticulturists, guarantees that the appelation comes to full, authentic expression. To aid this process, biodynamic winegrowers like Joly use special planting methods and preparations that enhance and invigorate the soil, bringing it into harmony with the forces of sun, moon and cosmos to embed the vine in a rich, living context.

Biodynamics

Biodynamics

Author: Bruce J. West

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471346195

Category: Medical

Page: 456

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You can never step in the same river twice, goes the old adage of philosophy. An observation on the transitory nature of fluids in motion, this saying also describes the endless variations researchers face when studying human movement. Understanding these biodynamics-why the wirewalker doesn't fall-requires a grasp of the constant fluctuations and fine tunings which maintain balance in the complex, fluid system of human locomotion. Taking a comprehensive approach to the phenomenon of locomotion, Biodynamics: Why the Wirewalker Doesn't Fall integrates physical laws and principles with concepts of fractals, chaos, and randomness. In so doing, it formulates a description of both the large-scale, smooth aspects of locomotion and the more minute, randomized mechanisms of this physiological process. Ideal for beginners in this subject, Biodynamics provides an elegant explanation without assuming the reader's understanding of complex physical principles or mathematical equations. Chapter topics include: * Dimensions, measurement, and scaling * Mechanics and dynamics * Biometrics * Conservation of momentum * Biomechanics * Bioelectricity * Bioenergetics * Fluid mechanics and dynamics * Data analysis * Biostatistics Packed with problem sets, examples, and original line drawings, Biodynamics is an invaluable text for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and instructors in medicine, biology, physiology, biophysics, and bioengineering.

What's So Special About Biodynamic Wine?

What's So Special About Biodynamic Wine?

Author: Antoine Lepetit de la Bigne

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 9781782500247

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

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Are biodynamic wines any better than other wines? Are biodynamic methods, much talked about but little understood, scientific or not? What's the difference between organic and biodynamic? The popularity and availability of biodynamic wine has grown signficantly in the last few years, with more and more vineyards investing in biodynamic production. If you've ever wondered whether biodynamic wine is really worth it, and what all the fuss is about, this book is for you. In 35 clear and pertinent questions, expert biodynamic wine producer Antoine Lepetit explains what's so special about biodynamic wine.

Biodynamic Wine

Biodynamic Wine

Author: Monty Waldin

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 9781908984708

Category: Natural foods

Page: 240

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Wines are generally defined in one of three ways: by their country or region of origin, by their colour (red, white, pink) or by their style (still, sparkling, fortified). Only recently have wines begun to defined be by how their grapes have been grown and the wine made, with a clear distinction between modern ‘chemical’ wine-growing on one hand, and the chemical-free organic or natural approach on the other. Now the world’s most respected wine producers, from Bordeaux to the Barossa, from Chablis to California, increasingly see Biodynamics as the method of choice for blue-chip wine-growing. Biodynamic wine explains concisely and clearly the theory behind biodynamics, how biodynamics differs from organics, and how the world’s wine-growers – from blue chip Bordeaux chateaux to under-the-radar family estates – use biodynamics in practice, often with significant and captivating variations according to wine style, local terroir, weather and even lunar cycles. Biodynamic wine is a comprehensive and entertaining guide to the most argued-about green wine-growing phenomenon of recent years. It is both an ideal how-to manual for wine-growers, and a captivating guide for wine professionals and wine lovers alike.

The Biodynamic Food and Cookbook

The Biodynamic Food and Cookbook

Author: Wendy E. Cook

Publisher: CLAIRVIEW BOOKS

ISBN: 1905570015

Category: Cooking

Page: 255

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Illustrated with hundreds of color photographs, "The Biodynamic Food & Cookbook" explains the principles behind biodynamic methods and places it in the context of food and cooking through the ages. Included are supplementary sections on breads, sauces, salads, desserts, drinks, and much more.

Biodynamics in Practice

Biodynamics in Practice

Author: Tom Petherick

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855842502

Category: Nature

Page: 131

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Born from a series of eight lectures delivered by Rudolf Steiner in 1924, the movement of biodynamic agriculture today encompasses many hundreds of farms and millions of consumers worldwide. This book examines what it is like to run a farm based on the principles of biodynamic agriculture.

Agriculture Course

Agriculture Course

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855841482

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 175

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When Rudolf Steiner gave these lectures 80 years ago, industrial farming was on the rise and organic methods were being replaced in teh name of science, efficiency and technology. With the widespread alarm over the quality of food in recent years, and the growth of the organic movement and its mainstream acceptance, perceptions are changing. With these talks, Steiner created and launched biodynamic farming - a specific form of agriculture which has come to be regarded as premium organic.

A Biodynamic Manual

A Biodynamic Manual

Author: Pierre Masson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1782500804

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 309

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For anyone already practicing, or turning to, biodynamic gardening and farming methods, numerous detailed questions arise, such as: How do you make and use the key preparations, such as horn manure and horn silica? How do you develop living, fertile soil? Which treatments are best for controlling weeds, pests and disease? This manual, fully illustrated with explanatory diagrams and photographs, provides the answers. The book covers: all aspects of making and using biodynamic preparations and composts managing the health of plants controlling weeds and pests working with cosmic rhythms combatting common diseases such as mildew working with seeds, pastes and root dips care of fruit trees and vines This second edition also has extensive new chapters on large-scale farming, including livestock and cereal cultivation, and vegetable farming. The whole book has also been completely revised and updated. Although the technical aspects of biodynamic growing are exhaustively covered, the author also considers the human qualities necessary for this kind of agriculture to succeed. This is an invaluable guide for all biodynamic growers to have to hand daily.