A Language Older Than Words by Derrick Jensen

By Derrick Jensen

Instantly a superbly poetic memoir and an exploration of a few of the methods we are living on the planet, A Language Older Than Words explains violence as a pathology that touches each element of our lives and certainly impacts all features of lifestyles in the world. This chronicle of a tender man's force to go beyond household abuse deals a tough examine our around the world feel of group and the way we will sort things.

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By contrast, once water reaches the ocean, it can stay there for a very long time; the average residence time for water in the oceans is more than 3000 years. It is important to realize that reported residence times are averages, and that the actual residence time for a given water molecule may be far from the average. Water vapor that reaches the stratosphere may remain there for a long time; water that flows into warm, shallow coastal waters from a river may evaporate and leave the ocean very quickly.

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