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Earth Repair

Author : Leila Darwish
ISBN : 9780865717299
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Details grassroots bioremediation techniques and strategies for transforming environmental despair into action, including the use of plants to extract toxins and fungi to clean contaminated water and soil.

Toolbox For Sustainable City Living A Do It Ourselves Guide

Author : Scott T. Kellogg
ISBN : 0896087808
Genre : House & Home
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A radical how-to for creating locally based, ecologically sustainable cities.

Common Threads

Author : Sharon Kallis
ISBN : 9781550925715
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A guide to creating community-based art installations using green waste, invasive species and natural materials


Author : Steven C. McCutcheon
ISBN : 0471459321
Genre : Science
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Phytormediation is an exciting new method for controlling and cleaning up hazardous wastes using green plants. This book is the first to compile the state of the science and engineering arts in this rapidly advancing field. Phytormediation: Approaches the subject from the perspectives of biochemistry, genetics, toxicology, and pathway analysis. Is written by two of the premier experts in the field.

Radical Mycology

Author : Peter McCoy
ISBN : 0986399604
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Interwoven with short essays on the lessons of the fungi, Radial Mycology begins with chapters that explore the uniqueness of fungal biology, the critical ecological roles of micro and macro fungi, how to accurately identify mushrooms and mycorrhizal fungi, the importance of lichens as medicines and indicators of environmental quality, and the profound influences that fungi have held on the evolution of all life and human cultures. With this foundation laid, the reader is then equipped to work with the fungi directly. Techniques for making potent fungal medicines, growing fermenting fungi for food, and cheaply cultivating mushrooms using recycled tools (and yet still achieving lab-quality results) are explored in-depth. Subsequent chapters grow far beyond the limits of other books on mushrooms. Detailed information on the principles and practices of natural mushroom farming--largely influenced by the design system of permaculture--is presented along with extensive information on cultivating mycorrhizal fungi and the science of mycoremediation, the application of fungi to mitigate pollution in the environment and in our homes. The book ends with deeper insights into the social effects that fungi present from the reflection of mycelial networks in the design of whole societies to a rigorous examination of the history of psychoactive fungi. Written for the beginner as well as the experienced mycologist, Radical Mycology is an invaluable reference book for anyone interested in Do-It-Yourself (or Do-It-Together) homesteading, community organizing, food security, natural medicine, grassroots bioremediation, and the evolution of human-fungal-ecological relations. More than a book on mushrooms, Radical Mycology is a call to ally with the fungi in all efforts to spawn a healthier world. Heavily referenced and vibrantly illustrated by the author, this unprecedented book will undoubtedly remain a classic for generations to come.

Reclaiming The Commons For The Common Good

Author : Heather Menzies
ISBN : 9781550925586
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An engaging and intimate journey of personal and political discovery.

The Case Of The Gasping Garbage

Author : Michele Torrey
ISBN : 1402749600
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Fourth-graders Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey combine their detective and scientific investigation skills to solve a variety of cases involving a noisy garbage can, endangered frogs, a stuck truck, and a mysterious love letter. Includes a section of scientific experiments and activities.

The Regenerative Career Guide

Author : Matt Powers
ISBN : 0997704381
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A career guide for the 21st century - one to heal the planet, its peoples, and our economies in one regenerative movement. Inspire the next generation and guide them to a bright future with The Regenerative Career Guide with direct invitations from regenerative leaders like Joel Salatin, Sean Sherman, Darren Doherty, Peter McCoy, Hilary Kearney and more! See the dozens of careers already proven and profitable - you can regenerate our world!

Home A Bioregional Reader

Author : Christopher Plant
ISBN : 1897408102
Genre : Nature
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Bioregionalism is an exciting new vision for (re)making a more satisfying, ecological, sustainable society rooted in community and a celebratory culture of place. The more than 40 contributors to "Home!" open up new possibilities for the creation of cultures in keeping with the requirements of the natural world.

The Soil Will Save Us

Author : Kristin Ohlson
ISBN : 9781609615550
Genre : Nature
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Thousands of years of poor farming and ranching practices—and, especially, modern industrial agriculture—have led to the loss of up to 80 percent of carbon from the world's soils. That carbon is now floating in the atmosphere, and even if we stopped using fossil fuels today, it would continue warming the planet. In The Soil Will Save Us, journalist and bestselling author Kristin Ohlson makes an elegantly argued, passionate case for "our great green hope"—a way in which we can not only heal the land but also turn atmospheric carbon into beneficial soil carbon—and potentially reverse global warming. As the granddaughter of farmers and the daughter of avid gardeners, Ohlson has long had an appreciation for the soil. A chance conversation with a local chef led her to the crossroads of science, farming, food, and environmentalism and the discovery of the only significant way to remove carbon dioxide from the air—an ecological approach that tends not only to plants and animals but also to the vast population of underground microorganisms that fix carbon in the soil. Ohlson introduces the visionaries—scientists, farmers, ranchers, and landscapers—who are figuring out in the lab and on the ground how to build healthy soil, which solves myriad problems: drought, erosion, air and water pollution, and food quality, as well as climate change. Her discoveries and vivid storytelling will revolutionize the way we think about our food, our landscapes, our plants, and our relationship to Earth.

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