Christian Marcel trained in agriculture and has run his family farm for the last thirty years. He converted to biodynamic production in 1996 and is a recognized Demeter provider. He has used the method of sensitive crystallization, especially in viticulture, for over twelve years, and has given seminars on the method in France, Italy and California.
'Christian Marcel leads us carefully step by step from thoughts about formative forces to the methodology of sensitive crystallization, the structure elements of the pictures and continues with the application of the method as a tool to visualizing the qualities of wine.' -- Archetype 'It is a well laid out book with stunning pictures and a clear introduction into the method and the parameters for successful crystallisation pictures -- for example, the samples need to be in a vibration free space to avoid premature crystallising out. The scientific methodology is built up and illustrated with clear, detailed pictures which give signposts for reading them. 'There is a dearth of good contemporary books on crystallisation in English, so this book is to be welcomed. It gives a good overview of the method and the practical applications of a scientific method that we will be seeing a lot more of in the years to come.' -- Richard Swann, Star & Furrow 'This is an excellent introduction to the process of sensitive crystallisation, giving historical origins and a detailed description of the process itself, while explaining the underlying idea of formative forces in Nature.' --David Lorimer, Network Review