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SeClear and simple notes accompany these and the other stories in Connected WisdomSays Sweeney If kids understand living systems they're likely to think and act in informed ways and less likely to jump to blame a single cause for the challenges they encounter As kids appreciate and learn about living systems they see that connections in nature people problems and events bind us allConnected Wisdom is a large format full color volume that is as suitable for gift giving as it is for classrooms and libraries This is a great reminder of how we best learn through stories and metaphors A fun book for adults and young children

Review ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó Linda Booth Sweeney

Connected Wisdom Living Stories About Living Systems gathers twelve stories from different cultures that each reveal a uniue example of a living system Through them Linda Booth Sweeney shows that what we now call systems thinking has been around for a very long timeA Balinese folktale tells the story of a gecko who cannot sleep because of the sparks from a firefly He traces the cause of his complaint from one animal to another to the mosuitoes he depends on for his survival Like this gecko young readers w This is a beautiful book The author explains the 12 living systems that make up our natural world Each of these systems such as biodiversity are explained through beautiful visual language beautiful pictures and folk tales I presented this book to a group and they were fascinated especially with the folk talesAn easy way to learn so much about natural science

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Ill understand that all life is inter related and will be able to grasp the concept of the living system of interdependence In a Burmese folktale a king spills a drop of honey on his windowsill too little to bother cleaning up Yet the drop draws a fly which attracts a lizard which is followed by a cat then a dog and the owners of the cat and the dog each armed with a stick When civil war erupts the king and readers understand the living system of linearity in which an effect is disproportionate to its cau This book gives a tour around systems theory specially but not limited to living systems in a friendly and easy to grasp manner Each chapter covers a different concept with a folk tale tales are from different places and cultures from Aesop s fables to Sufi tales to eastern truisms and provides a simple explanation as a summary At the end of the book there are three appendices as a synthetic wrap up tying together the different concepts exposed through the book and providing extensive references to other books and resources I specially enjoyed the tales since they are easy to remember and make some difficult or counter intuitive ideas easier to get I ll be reading them to my kids before bed time

  • Paperback
  • 93
  • Connected Wisdom
  • Linda Booth Sweeney
  • English
  • 15 March 2019
  • 9780982248010

5 thoughts on “Connected Wisdom

  1. says:

    This is a beautiful book The author explains the 12 living systems that make up our natural world Each of these systems such as bio

  2. says:

    This book gives a tour around systems theory specially but not limited to living systems in a friendly and easy to grasp

  3. says:

    This is a great reminder of how we best learn through stories and metaphors A fun book for adults and young children

  4. says:

    wonderful folktales about ecosystem and relationship between us and the environment

  5. says:

    Please see my review at Here is the direct link to this specific review Hope you enjoy it

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