Increasingly, enthusiasts are attracted by the rich variety of rocks and minerals that surround us and are looking for new ways of viewing them. In this book, Walther Cloos considers the Earth to be a living organism with the three main kingdoms of nature—mineral, plant, and animal—as stages left behind as the Earth developed. He suggests that everything that is now inert and static was once dynamic and alive. He considers many different aspects of geology, including oil, sedimentary rocks, radioactivity, volcanoes, and metals.
Written more than fifty years ago, The Living Origin of Rocks and Minerals is a classic that pioneers a scientific, geological understanding of Rudolf Steiner's spiritual insights into the evolution of the Earth
The previous edition of this book was published as The Living Earth.