Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Your Complete Guide to Living beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living

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Author: John Schaeffer

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925792

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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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.

High-Yield Vegetable Gardening

Grow More of What You Want in the Space You Have

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Author: Colin McCrate,Brad Halm

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 161212397X

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

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You won’t believe your eyes when you see the size of your harvest! In High-Yield Vegetable Gardening, authors Colin McCrate and Brad Halm show how you can make your food garden much more productive, no matter how big or small it is. You’ll learn their secrets for preparing the soil, selecting and rotating your crops, and mapping out a specific customized plan to make the most of your space and your growing season. Packed with the charts, tables, schedules, and worksheets you need — as well as record-keeping pages so you can repeat your successes next year — this book is an essential tool for the serious gardener.

Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition

How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System: Compost Food Waste, Produce Fertilizer for Houseplants and Garden, and Educate Your Kids and Family

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Author: Mary Appelhof,Joanne Olszewski

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612129471

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

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For more than three decades, this best-selling guide to the practice of vermicomposting has taught people how to use worms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for houseplants or gardens. Small-scale, self-contained worm bins can be kept indoors, in a basement, or even under the kitchen sink in an apartment — making vermicomposting a great option for city dwellers and anyone who doesn’t want or can’t have an outdoor compost pile. The fully revised 35th anniversary edition features the original’s same friendly tone, with up-to-date information on the entire process, from building or purchasing a bin (readily available at garden supply stores) to maintaining the worms and harvesting the finished compost.

Play at the Center of the Curriculum

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Author: Patricia M. Nourot,Barbara Scales

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130474742

Category: Education

Page: 362

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This is the third edition of the book that takes to heart the adage: Play is children's work. Believing that play is a primary factor in the development of intelligence, personality, competencies, self-awareness, and social awareness, the authors demonstrate how to draw from spontaneous play both the methods and the content of a successful curriculum for children from birth to age eight. The book introduces the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson, Mead, and many contemporary researchers; explores the traditional curriculum arenas of early childhood education; and includes discussion of the role of work, adult models, and authority in children's play. For teachers specializing in Early Childhood Education, pre-school teachers, day-care personnel, parents, and anyone with an interest and involvement in the education, development, and care of young children.

Golden Gate Gardening

The Complete Guide to Year-Round Food Gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area & Coastal California

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Author: Pam Peirce

Publisher: Riverhouse Nursery

ISBN: 9780932857101

Category: Gardening

Page: 397

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Children's Books in Print, 2007

An Author, Title, and Illustrator Index to Books for Children and Young Adults

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835248518

Category: Authors

Page: N.A

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The Complete Guide to Working with Worms

Using the Gardener's Best Friend for Organic Gardening and Composting

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Author: Wendy Vincent

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601385994

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 8299

Provides information on composting with earthworms, covering such topics as caring for a worm bin, harvesting, and growing worms and vermicompost for sale.

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Gemüse für jeden Garten

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Author: Alan Buckingham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831013494

Category: Gemüsegarten - Ratgeber

Page: 352

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