The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure, 2nd edition

The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure, 2nd editionAuthor(s): J. C. Jenkins

Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub Co

ISBN: 0964425890

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Written in laypeople’s terms by a humanure composting practitioner with twenty years’ experience, this book is for anyone interested in a unique topic that is fundamentally related to every human being on planet Earth.

The second edition of The Humanure Handbook is completely revised, expanded, and updated, but retains that element of improbable humor that made this book an underground classic. This fascinating, one-of-a-kind book tells you how to safely recycle human manure, and includes color photographs of humanure-compost gardens, listings for international commercial compost toilet sources and manufacturers, and a list of backyard composting bin and compost thermometer retailers. This new edition also contains a chapter on alternative graywater systems; illustrated, step-by-step instructions for building a simple, low-cost, composting toilet for household, camp, or emergency use; current information about community-level composting; and the latest material on composting microbiology.

From the author, J. C. Jenkins (JCJenkins@JenkinsPublishing.com) , 11/29/96:
This may be the start of a Big Movement.

From the Publisher

This is the 3rd edition of a self-published book. No respectable publisher would touch it with a ten foot shovel. The 1st edition of Humanurewas published in 1994 with a print run of 660 copies, which the author fully expected would last the rest of his life.Now, 11 years later, the book has sold over 25,000 copies in at least 59 countries worldwide and has been published in foreign editions on four continents. The 2nd Edition was a 2000 Independent Publisher Outstanding Book of the Year, deemed the book “Most Likely to Save the Planet,” a 2000 Finalist in ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards, and a Finalist in the 2000 Benjamin Franklin Awards for Excellence in Publishing. It was an Amazon.com #1 bestseller in its category for several years, and has been reviewed by Mother Earth News, Whole Earth Review, Countryside Journal, The Journal of Environmental Quality, Natural Health, and many other popular print media. It has been talked about on NPR, BBC, CBC, Howard Stern, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy Magazine, Organic Gardening Magazine and many other national and international venues.


The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life

The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life

Author(s): Gary Selden, Robert O. Becker, David Bichell

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 1 edition (July 22, 1998)

Paperback: 368 pages

ISBN: 0688069711

ISBN-13: 978-0688069711

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The Body Electric tells the fascinating story of our bioelectric selves. Robert O. Becker, a pioneer in the filed of regeneration and its relationship to electrical currents in living things, challenges the established mechanistic understanding of the body. He found clues to the healing process in the long-discarded theory that electricity is vital to life. But as exciting as Becker’s discoveries are, pointing to the day when human limbs, spinal cords, and organs may be regenerated after they have been damaged, equally fascinating is the story of Becker’s struggle to do such original work. The Body Electric explores new pathways in our understanding of evolution, acupuncture, psychic phenomena, and healing.

Residential Energy: Cost Savings and Comfort for Existing Buildings (5th Edition)

Residential Energy: Cost Savings and Comfort for Existing Buildings (5th Edition)Author(s): John T. Krigger

Publisher: Prentice Hall; 5 edition (October 18, 2009)

Paperback: 320 pages

ISBN-10: 0135125413

ISBN-13: 978-0135125410

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Residential Energy introduces readers to a home’s energy-related components and explains all the important possibilities for energy conservation. Readers will learn from this exceptionally illustrated text that effective energy conservation requires a whole-house approach that addresses the biggest energy wasters first!

Covering everything from basic principles and air leakage to insulation and windows and doors, this user friendly manual is an essential text/reference for anyone interested in the design, construction, and operation of energy efficient homes! PLUS, every book includes a CD-ROM containing an electronic version of the text!

Ideally suited for programs in weatherization, energy auditors/raters and general construction trades including carpentry, HVAC, plumbers, electricians, and more! Residential Energy is packed full of the latest information on energy consumption, analyzing energy costs, and other energy-auditing information.

Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies, 2nd Edition

Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies, 2nd Edition

Author(s): G. Z. Brown and Mark DeKay

Paperback: 400 pages

Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (October 24, 2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0471348775

ISBN-13: 978-0471348771

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Shaped to the broad conceptual needs of the designer at the schematic design stage, this book presents the methods necessary for the efficient interplay of nature — sun, wind and light–and architectural forms–building groups, buildings and building parts — when designing buildings. The material helps architectural designers understand the energy consequences of their most basic design decisions and how to use energy issues as inspiration rather than as limits to be accomodated.

Sun, Wind and Light was developed for rapid use during schematic design. It clarifies the relationship between form and energy and gives designers valuable tools for sustainable design. It also:

* Applies the latest passive energy and lighting design research.
* Organizes information by architectural elements at three scales: building groups, individual buildings and building parts.
* Brings design strategies to life with examples and practical design tools.

Sun, Wind and Light features 109 analysis techniques and design strategies. Metric and inch-pound units are used.

The overall organization — from analysis techniques, design strategies, to strategies for supplementing passive systems — allows the designer to make sure, swift progress from the articulation of a strategy to its well-conceived rendering on paper. G.Z. Brown is a registered architect and professor of architecture at the University of Oregon. Mark DeKay is a registered architect, assistant professor of architecture at Washington University and a 2000 Fulbright Fellow to India. Illustrations by Virginia Cartwright, Mark DeKay, Chi-Wen Hung, Pallavi Kalia, Arjun Mande.

382-page book, 750 illustrations, charts and tables, 2001

Your Green Home: A Guide to Planning a Healthy, Environmentally Friendly New Home

Your Green Home: A Guide to Planning a Healthy, Environmentally Friendly New HomeAuthor: Alex Wilson

Paperback: 256 pages

Publisher: New Society Publishers (June 1, 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0865715556

ISBN-13: 978-0865715554

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More and more homeowners today want houses that are healthy to live in and cause minimal damage to the environment. That’s what green building is all about.

Your Green Home is written for homeowners planning a new home—whether you are working with an architect or builder, or serving as your own general contractor. Intended to improve the overall environmental performance of new houses being built, the book sets out to answer some of the big-picture questions relating to having a home designed and built—and getting what you want.

Your Green Home covers:

• Home location and its relationship to the community
• Site design
• Construction systems
• Building design to optimize energy performance
• Renewable energy systems
• Material selection
• Indoor environmental quality
• Water efficiency
• Material selection

Written by the founder of BuildingGreen—North America’s premier green building authority—this book will prove useful not only to future homeowners, but also to designers and builders seeking to meet this demand. Building professionals well-versed in green building may find this a useful book to give to potential clients to convey the scope and principles of green building.

Alex Wilson is president of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News, the oldest and most respected publication serving North America’s green building industry. A green building expert since the 1970s, he has authored countless articles on the topic and several books, including Green Building Products, the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, and Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate.

Earthship : How to Build Your Own

Earthship: How to Build Your Own, Vol. 1Author: Michael E. Reynolds

Publisher: Solar Survival Press

ISBN: 0962676705

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Earthship : How to Build Your Own Volume 1 Paperback Publication date: September 1990

Earthship : Evolution Beyond Economics

Earthship : Evolution Beyond EconomicsAuthor(s): Mike Reynolds

Publisher: Solar Survival Press

ISBN: 0962676721

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Earthship : Evolution Beyond Economics Volume 3 Paperback Publication date: September 1993

Planet Earth Home

Cover, Planet Earth HomeAuthor(s): Mel Moench

Publisher: Osprey Press

ISBN: planetearthhome

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“This is by far the most comprehensive attempt to create the truly unplugged house… …systems forliving which honor the Earth.” –John Todd, President Ocean Arks International

This book fills a needed niche in self-sufficiency information. The book is a complete resource for the home biosphere. Rather than the home thought of as only a shelter, we need to begin to redefine the home as a potential provider. The result will be our own increased well-being as well as the future well-being of planet Earth. Greenhouse Gardener’s Companion From the Authors website: This book contains a plan for constructing a completely self-sufficient home for a family of four, which is designed to provide both food and power and can be located anywhere. No stream needed No hilltop location necessary No sunbelt location required No extensive farming skills No major mechanical skills No huge costs Limited lifestyle change This is a complete reference spanning and condensing over 21 years of research and tens of thousands of books, articles, technical documents and phone calls, covering all aspects of self-sufficiency. It answers questions such as: Which power source do I need? Which plants and animals are best? Which building materials last the longest? What are the easiest plumbing and sewage methods? How do I preserve enough food? Where is recycling used? The information and plan has been designed to simplify the many complex technologies into an understandable and easy-to-read format. The table of contents is grouped by function, making information easily accessible. The basic plan can be modified to suit the Individual needs in building your own home. Whether you are a survivalist, a young family looking for some measure of independence or want a second food source, this book can give you as much self-sufficiency ideas as you ever could want.

Rainwater Collection for the Mechanically Challenged Book and DVD

Rainwater Collection for the Mechanically ChallengedAuthor(s): Suzy Banks, Richard Heinichen

This 108-page handbook isn’t only cute, it’s smart and funny, too. We cover everything from determining how much rainwater you need to collect to trouble-shooting a problem pump. Read the 1st chapter as a PDF here.

 

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This is a video that covers the same territory as the book, except it has moving pictures and music. Like the book, this video is highly informative and exquisitely silly. With a Texas deadpan, Richard Heinichen delivers step-by-step instructions for installing most of the components of a residential rainwater collection system. (He leaves pump installation and control up to the manufacturer’s instructions to avoid any potential for suicidal boredom.) Richard describes storage tanks and roof collection systems, illustrates system sizing, displays filters and disinfecting components, shows how to install gutters, piping, tanks and other assorted components, and explains how to maintain your system.

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Builder’s Greywater Guide: Installation of Greywater Systems in New Construction & Remodeling; A Supplement to the Book “Create an Oasis With Greywater”

Builder's Greywater Guide: Installation of Greywater Systems in New Construction & Remodeling; A Supplement to the Book Create an Oasis With GreywaterAuthor(s): Art Ludwig

Publisher: Oasis Design

ISBN: 0964343320

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The Builder’s Greywater Guide will help building professionals or homeowners work within or around building codes to successfully include greywater systems in new construction or remodeling in the US. Includes information on treatment effectiveness, sample codes, and permit submissions.

Topics include: Special reasons for builders to install or not install a greywater system, flow chart for choosing a system, suggestions for dealing with inspectors, legal requirements checklist, detailed review of system options with respect to the new laws, latest construction details and design tips, maintenance suggestions, equations for estimating irrigation demand, and the complete text of the new California greywater law with annotations from Oasis (the California greywater law is very similar to the greywater appendix in the Uniform Plumbing Code, which may apply in all of the US west of the Mississippi and several Eastern States).

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