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Earth's Elders: The Wisdom of the World's Oldest People Paperback – October 1, 2005

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Paperback. 215 pages. Lots of black and white pictures.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Earth's Elders; 1 edition (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976910802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976910800
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,573,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Much like our moral hero, Maurice, J.S. Friedman is a grandfather, veteran storyteller, and world traveler.
He has journeyed from the Far East to the American
heartland learning valuable life lessons- in multiple languages-along the way. Mr. Friedman's wanderlust is far from over. On any given day, you may find him
and his wife on the canals of Amsterdam on their houseboat or exploring the temples of Thailand

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Annie on October 9, 2005
Format: Paperback
These stories and photographs of amazing supercentenarians, ordinary people who have lived extraordinary lives spanning three centuries,are inspirational and captivating. The interviews illuminate the life experiences of these hardy individuals; their portraits show visually a glimpse into their souls; the essays have lessons for all of us. This is an amazing book with a message for everyone on how to live life to the fullest. Bravo!!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Emily on October 4, 2005
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This insightfully written and beautifully photographed book offers a rare view into the lives of the olderst people on earth whose lives have spanned 3 centuries. The photos and stories of these amazing folks invite awe and contemplation from both children and adults at all stages of life. It will truly move you as it did me.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Happy Reviewer on October 5, 2005
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I was amazed by the stories and lives of these super-elderly members of our society. This is a fascinating book. It is beautifully written and photographed!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia DeSanto on March 24, 2006
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I enjoyed the book very much. The essays in the beginning of the book were outstanding and reading a short bio of each of the supercentenarians was fascinating. Though they were from all over the globe, they all shared many of the same habits and spirituality. And since the book was edited by a photgrapher, the pictures really captured the essence of each elder. Overall, a very life affirming, positive and spiritual book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Family Wish List on July 13, 2006
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Great book. I couldn't put it down. Very inspirational. Each of the stories were only a few pages long which made it nice if you didn't have a lot of time on your hands at one sitting. The author gives you complete freedom to come to your own conclusions as to why these special people lived so long. I never write reviews, but went on-line to buy another book like it and just decided to brag about it. It is a super book to put in your on your coffee table or guest room.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gary in Sun City, AZ VINE VOICE on March 19, 2006
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Very good book. Worth the read but I had hoped for more. I would have liked to hear more insights on what each wished they had done in life (regrets), what they were glad they had done, maybe more advice to pass on to us. I realize many were failing in health but still maintained their spirit. I suspect interviewing subjects "over 90" instead of 110 may have offered us more. Good photographs. Again, worth the read and touching at times.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joseph H. Landry on January 2, 2006
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A found "Earth's Elders" to be a deeply inspiring, and profoundly life-affirming work of art.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alice Kavanagh on February 23, 2006
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I really like this book. It is as I expected. The rules of living a long life are easily garnered from the stories of the elders. I save the stories for when I travel from my island home on Bell Island ,NL. They help pass the time as the boat rolls along... I don't enjoy the boat so the elders' keep me so interested I forget where I am..
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