Ruth Finnegan writing as David Campbell Callender, an Irish naturalist who grew up tracing the flight of birds, looking up at the hills and watching the verdant greenery around her, has announced the launch of her book, Grass, Miracle from the Earth. This book, which comes under the genre of poetry, religion, and spirituality, analyzes the amazing evolution of grass and shows why it plays such an important role in everyone’s life.
“We see grass every day, tread on it, maybe handle, smell, or plant it but how many of us actually notice it and appreciate its amazing resilience?” asks the author, Ruth Finnegan (David Campbell Callender), while stressing on the importance of grass in everyone’s life. “I have made an honest attempt to give the full picture of grass and its evolution. The book is a great gift to give as well as treasure.”
Grass, Miracle from the Earth, is not only highly engaging and readable, but has some stunning illustrations as well. It gives us the full picture of grass. As well as the story of its complex evolution, the book also traces the incredible number of species of grass.
The author reveals that even bamboo and sugarcane are forms of grass. There are three kinds of grass that make up the major food of humans and are available for grazing to innumerable animals.
The book provides hitherto unknown and interesting details about grass. It helps create a high level of appreciation for the abiding necessity of grass for humanity, for nature, and for the arts. The author also explores the eminence of grass in folklore and poetry.
The author makes use of a simple and easy-to-read style to introduce readers to the world of grass. She traces the history of grass right from its origin which dates back to some 50 million years ago. The book highlights the journey of the humble grass as an agricultural asset to its use in medicines, construction, cooking, and many other purposes.
Grass, Miracle from the Earth, also lets readers into some interesting anecdotes and tidbits about its association with mythology, symbolism, and arts. The book establishes a firm connection between grass and the wellbeing of the human race.
According to the author, grass is one of the most extraordinary plant families on Planet Earth. The book will force readers to stop and contemplate the role of this green gift from nature every time they eat food stuffs such as popcorn or even a Thai curry of which lemongrass is a key ingredient.
Hilary Macmillan, Consultant Head of Communications, Vincent Wildlife Trust, who has written the foreword for the book says, “In an easy-to-read, well-informed style, Ruth Finnegan (David Campbell Callender) introduces the reader to the world of grass, and its uses from agriculture to medicine, cooking to construction; its association with mythology, symbolism and the arts; its importance to our wellbeing and well just so much more.”
Grass, Miracle from the Earth can be ordered online from lulu.com.
About Ruth Finnegan:
David Campbell Callender, a name taken (adapted) from, and in memory of, her gifted Irish grandfather, is the pen name of the British anthropologist, Ruth Finnegan, completing the book with assistance from Dr. M. T. Agozzino. Born in Derry, Northern Ireland, Ruth Finnegan has many academic achievements to her credit. She is presently the Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Open University. She runs Callender Press, a small publishing business to publish the writing of her parents. The book, Grass, Miracle from the Earth, attempts to answer the many mysteries of grass and has successfully traced and tracked many facets and adventures of this green friend of humans.
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