Part one of this book describes the different kinds of rocks, soil, and mountains found on our planet and explores how they came into being. This section also deals with the depths of the Earth and the long ages of time.
By contrast, part two examines the heights of our universe in the movement of the Sun, Moon, and stars. These celestial bodies give us our sense the cycles of days, months, and years.
Throughout, Kovacs links the phenomena he is describing to human experience and how they affect people in various parts of the world. Geology and Astronomy is a resource for Waldorf teachers in classes six and seven (ages 11–13).
About the Author
Charles Kovacs (1907–2001) was born in Vienna, Austria. He left in 1938 and joined the British Army in East Africa. After the War he settled in Britain, and in 1956 he took over a class at the Rudolf Steiner School in Edinburgh, where he remained a class teacher until his retirement in 1976. He died in 2001. His extensive lesson notes have been a useful and inspiring resource material for many teachers; he also gave over 300 lectures to adults and was in demand as a speaker. He is the author of Parsifal and the Search for the Grail, The Age of Revolution, Ancient Greece, The Age of Discovery, Ancient Rome, Botany, Muscles and Bones, The Human Being and the Animal World, The Spiritual Background to Christian Festivals and The Apocalypse in Rudolf Steiner’s Lecture Series.