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Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations

by David R Montgomery University of California Press
Pub Date:
04/2012
ISBN:
9780520272903
Format:
Pb+ 296 pages

Dirt, soil, call it what you wantit's everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, our cities....

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Hand-Sculpted House: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage

by Ianto Evans, Michael Smith and Linda Smiley Chelsea Green Publishing
Pub Date:
06/2002
ISBN:
9781890132347
Format:
Pbk 384 pages

Are you ready for the Cob Cottage? This is a building method so old and so simple that it has been all but forgotten in the rush...

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Straw Bale House

by Athena Steen, Bill Steen and David Bainbridge Chelsea Green Publishing
Pub Date:
12/1994
ISBN:
9780930031718
Format:
Pbk 320 pages

Imagine building a house with superior seismic stability, fire resistance, and thermal insulation, using an annually renewable...

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Homemaking and Personal Development: Meditative Practice for Homemakers

by Veronika Van Duin Rudolf Steiner Press
Pub Date:
10/2008
ISBN:
9781855842120
Format:
Pbk 128 pages

spacer ''What decides why things go well one day and badly another? The events are the same, the homemaker is the same, yet on...

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World's Beaches: A Global Guide to the Science of the Shoreline

by Orrin H Pilkey, William J Neal, James Andrew Graham Cooper and Joseph T Kelley University of California Press
Pub Date:
07/2011
ISBN:
9780520268722
Format:
Pbk 302 pages

Take this book to the beach; it will open up a whole new world. Illustrated throughout with color photographs, maps, and graphics,...

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Essentials of Paleomagnetism

by Lisa Tauxe, Robert F Butler, Rob Van der Voo and Subir K Banerjee University of California Press
Pub Date:
03/2010
ISBN:
9780520260313
Format:
Pbk 512 pages

More than 400 years ago William Gilbert said, The Earth itself is a great magnet. Today, we know that it is also a great magnetic...

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Adobe Homes for All Climates: Simple, Affordable, and Earthquake-Resistant Natural Building Techniques

by Lisa Schroder and Vince Ogletree Chelsea Green Publishing
Pub Date:
09/2010
ISBN:
9781603582575
Format:
Pbk 224 pages

The lay-up of adobe bricks is an easy, forgiving way to achieve a solid masonry-wall system. Contrary to stereotypes, adobe is...

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When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency 2ed

by Matthew Stein Chelsea Green Publishing
Pub Date:
08/2008
ISBN:
9781933392455
Format:
Pbk 493 pages

There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable...

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Handmade Life: In Search of Simplicity

by William Coperthwaite and John Saltmarsh Chelsea Green Publishing
Pub Date:
03/2007
ISBN:
9781933392479
Format:
Pbk 144 pages

William Coperthwaite is a teacher, builder, designer, and writer who for many years hasexplored the possibilities of true simplicity...

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Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing

by Rachel Poliquin Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
11/2012
ISBN:
9780271053738
Format:
Pb+ 272 pages

A cultural and poetic analysis of the art and science of taxidermy, from sixteenth-century cabinets of wonders to contemporary...

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Animals on Display: The Creaturely in Museums, Zoos, and Natural History

by Liv Thorsen, Karen Rader and Adam Dodd Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
05/2014
ISBN:
9780271060712
Format:
Pb+ 232 pages

A collection of essays on the historical representation and display of animals. Using examples from the eighteenth century to...

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Storytelling Apes: Primatology Narratives Past and Future

by Mary Pollock Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
05/2015
ISBN:
9780271066301
Format:
Hbk 272 pages

The annals of field primatology are filled with stories about charismatic animals native to some of the most challenging and remote...

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Elephant House

by Nigel Rothfels Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9780271070858
Format:
Hbk 108 pages

Traces the history of the Asian elephant display at the Oregon Zoo from the 1950s to the present. An introduction by historian...

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Shingle Style and the Stick Style: Architectural Theory and Design from Downing to the Origins of Wright 2ed

by Vincent Scully Yale University Press
Pub Date:
09/1971
ISBN:
9780300015195
Format:
Pbk 184 pages

As the definitive study of the complex inspirations and cultural influences that were fused in the Shingle Style of wooden suburban...

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Solar Buyer's Guide for the Home and Office: Navigating the Maze of Solar Options, Incentives, and Installers

by Stephen Hren and Rebekah Hren Chelsea Green Publishing
Pub Date:
10/2010
ISBN:
9781603582612
Format:
Pbk 176 pages

Solar power, once a fringe effort limited to DIY enthusiasts, is now fast becoming mainstream. Many home and business owners are...

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