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Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Author : John Schaeffer
ISBN : 9781550925791
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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What book would you want if you were stranded on a desert island? Widely regarded as the "bible" of off-grid living, Real Goods Solar Living Source Book might be your best choice. With over six hundred thousand copies in print worldwide, it is the most comprehensive resource available for anyone interested in lessening their environmental footprint or increasing their energy independence. The Solar Living Sourcebook, Fourteenth Edition is the ultimate guide to renewable energy, sustainable living, natural and green building, off-grid living, and alternative transportation, written by experts with decades of experience and a passion for sharing their knowledge. This fully revised and updated edition includes brand new sections on permaculture and urban homesteading and completely rewritten chapters on solar technology, sustainable transportation, and relocalization. It also boasts greatly expanded material on: Natural building Permaculture and biodynamics Electric and biofuel-powered vehicles Passive solar Solar water heating Grid-tie photovoltaic systems —plus maps, wiring diagrams, formulae, charts, electrical code, solar sizing worksheets, and much more. Whether you're a layperson or a professional, novice or longtime aficionado, the Sourcebook puts the latest research and information at your fingertips—everything you need to know to make sustainable living a reality. John Schaeffer is the president and founder of Real Goods—the foremost global source for tools and information on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living. Since 1978, through Real Goods, he has pioneered solar technology in North America, providing over one hundred and fifty megawatts of solar power and helping to solarize over eighteen thousand homes.

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Author : John Schaeffer
ISBN : UOM:39015042258387
Genre : Nature
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Covers power, conservation, and gear

The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Author : Real Goods Trading Corporation
ISBN : 0930031687
Genre : Appropriate technology
File Size : 47. 20 MB
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Covers power, conservation, and gear.

The Hand Sculpted House

Author : Ianto Evans
ISBN : 9781890132347
Genre : Architecture
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Cob, a structural composite of earth, water, straw, clay, and sand, has been used for centuries, in virtually all parts of the world, to create homes ranging from mud huts in Africa to lavish adobe haciendas in Latin America. This practical and inspiring hands-on guide teaches anyone to build a cob dwelling.

The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Author : John Schaeffer
ISBN : CORNELL:31924073981643
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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Covers power, conservation, and gear.

Solar Gardening

Author : Leandre Poisson
ISBN : 9781603581233
Genre : Gardening
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Solar Gardening shows how to increase efforts of the sun during the coldest months of the year and how to protect tender plants from the intensity of the scorching sun during the hottest months through the use of solar "mini-greenhouses." The book includes instructions for building a variety of solar appliances plus descriptions of more than 90 different crops, with charts showing when to plant and harvest each. The result is a year-round harvest even from a small garden. In Solar Gardening the Poissons show you how to: Dramatically increase the annual square-foot yield of your garden. Extend the growing and harvest season for nearly every kind of vegetable. Select crops that will thrive in the coldest and hottest months of the year, without artificial heating or cooling systems. Build solar appliances for your own garden. Armed with nothing but this book and a few simple tools, even novice gardeners can quickly learn to extend their growing season and increase their yields, without increasing the size of their garden plot.

The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Author : John Schaeffer
ISBN : 0930031822
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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Covers power, conservation, and gear.

Creating Sustainable Community Programs

Author : Mark Ross Daniels
ISBN : 0275967743
Genre : Political Science
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Daniels provides a collection of in-depth case studies of tested sustainable community programs and offers guidance to students regarding successful implementation strategies. He and his contributors look at a variety of sustainable community programs that have been successfully implemented in local communities. While most of these programs exist through government funding or regulation, one--"Food Gatherers"--is a purely voluntary, non-profit program without any government funding.

The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Author : Doug Pratt
ISBN : OCLC:1345652973
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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A resource guide for people who want to use sustainable, clean, local sources of power, providing lists of books and tools, and offering directions and hints for committing to an independent lifestyle.

Real Goods News

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924094722513
Genre : Commercial catalogs
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When Technology Fails

Author : Matthew R. Stein
ISBN : 9781933392455
Genre : Reference
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There's never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein's comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You'll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you've been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You'll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You'll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Author : Real Goods Trading Corporation
ISBN : CORNELL:31924073124590
Genre : Appropriate technology
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Covers power, conservation, and gear.

A Place In The Sun

Author : John Schaeffer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020161019
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 46. 25 MB
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The Real Goods Solar Living Center, which opened in Hopland, California, in June 1996, embodies the building materials, landscaping techniques, renewable energy technologies, and human design processes that future generations will take for granted. Its massive earth-covered walls built of straw bales, whimsical "living structures," an automobile graveyard where trees "drive-through" cars (for a change), and the nation's largest solar calendar, have already surprised and delighted many thousands of visitors.

The Passive Solar House

Author : James Kachadorian
ISBN : 0930031970
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Explains in detail the whys and wherefores of a particular form of passive solar design.

This Organic Life

Author : Joan Dye Gussow
ISBN : CORNELL:31924089534147
Genre : Gardening
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A woman with a decidedly green thumb, Gussow's book describes her quest to grow an organic garden that will totally provide for her family, thus eliminating store bought, foreign produced foods from their life. 30 recipes.

Wind Energy Basics

Author : Paul Gipe
ISBN : STANFORD:36105022126622
Genre : Wind power
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Presents an overview of the use of wind energy around the world providing information on planning, purchasing, siting, and installing a wind system and the integration of wind power with solar photovoltaics.

Wind Power For Home Business

Author : Paul Gipe
ISBN : 0930031644
Genre : Wind power.
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Resource added for the Wind Energy Technology program 104821.

Judevine

Author : David Budbill
ISBN : 1890132268
Genre : Computers
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The long-awaited year 2000 is upon us, and with it comes unprecedented uncertanties related to how computers worldwide will handle the transition in their embedded clocks. How did some of our supposedly brighteset technicians inadvertently design the electronic scourge called "the Millennium Bug" or Y2K? And can Y2K really disrupt the infrastructures that provide us with food, energy, and water? No one knows. This book will lift your spirits by explaining how to be warm and comfortable, with sufficient food, water, and electric power to get you throught any teimporary emergency. It even shows the silver lining of Y2K, the opportunity to re-establish community ties lost in the rush toward globalization.

Hemp Horizons

Author : John Roulac
ISBN : WISC:89092935766
Genre : Business & Economics
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Hemp is the world's most versatile fibre. Roulac traces its historical usage and examines its future. B/W illlustrations.

The Natural House

Author : Daniel D. Chiras
ISBN : UOM:39015060071142
Genre : House & Home
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This sourcebook examines the options for building a house that is economical, energy-efficient, nontoxic, kind to the environment, and pleasurable to inhabit. Explores the pros and cons of 14 natural building methods, including straw bale, rammed earth, cob, cordwood, adobe, earthbags and papercrete.

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