Kissing the Hand of the Dead

by Wayne T. Williams



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/8/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9781481704939
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9781481704915
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9781481704922

About the Book

Dr. Wayne Williams, a Botanist and conservationist, travelled the world over a forty-year period, mostly in third world countries in Latin America, eastern Europe and central Asia, where he worked for sixteen years in international development. Dealing with the omnipresence of five bloody wars on numerous assignments as an environmental and agricultural scientist, this present volume ‘Kissing the Hand of the Dead” creates an indefatigable confidence that solutions to war and violence are possible. The answer is within a massive appreciation and defense of Nature and those around us. This action lies within the paradigm to remember and honor our ancestors, learning from their historical experience. His descriptions of the joy, humor and pathos of cultural behavior are intriguing and mysterious, leading to a new means of ending war and finding new paths to peace and security.

About the Author

Dr. Wayne Williams is a prolific writer, having more than one hundred scientific publications, including several books on horticulture and the effects of pollution on ecosystems, including radioactive isotopes from nuclear power plants. He has published many short stories and poems. Wayne worked and lived in eighteen developing countries helping preserve and create new parks in Latin America, and trying to stop wars and poverty through positive international development. His efforts in eastern Europe and central Asia to improve agriculture for small farmers resulted in improved yields and better incomes for many in the ex-soviet empire. Residing in five war zones and defending Nature and the wilderness, Wayne developed his thinking into a cohesive world view forging a a new environmental ethic based on a love of natural things and the realization of the potential weakness and joys of the flesh needed for the creation of a new and better world. Dr. Williams resides in San Diego, California with his wife Irina. Heading up an organic community garden lets him get his hands in the dirt growing plants to eat. He keeps those hands nimble by playing the piano every day as a study of the genius of musical composers. He is politically active in recycling and conservation and serves on the Board of Directors for his large condominium complex. He has two grown sons, an adopted son and daughter and five grandchildren.