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1 Brown's Alcohol Motor Fuel Cookbook
Michael H. Brown Desert Pubns 0879473002 / 9780879473006 PAPERBACK New 
0879473002 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! vi, 140 p. : ill.; 24 cm. Includes Illustrations. Author Michael H. Brown has given us another great and useful book. It contains step-by-step procedure for modifications of an average care's engine to run on alcohol. Also how to build your own ethenal still to keep you in fuel and keep things running. Great illustrations cover the basics in this handy technical guide to alcohol fuel and it's uses. 
Price: 25.00 USD

 
10 Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture
Hayes, Shannon Left to Write Press 0979439116 / 9780979439117 PAPERBACK New 
0979439116 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 300 p. Audience: General/trade. Mother Nature has shown her hand. Faced with climate change, dwindling resources, and species extinctions, most Americans understand the fundamental steps necessary to solve our global crises drive less, consume less, increase self-reliance, buy locally, eat locally, rebuild our local communities. In essence, the great work we face requires rekindling the home fires. Radical Homemakers is about men and women across the U.S. who focus on home and hearth as a political and ecological act, and who have centered their lives around family and community for personal fulfillment and cultural change. It explores what domesticity looks like in an era that has benefited from feminism, where domination and oppression are cast aside and where the choice to stay home is no longer equated with mind-numbing drudgery, economic insecurity, or relentless servitude. Radical Homemakers nationwide speak about empowerment, transformation, happiness, and casting aside the pressures of a consumer culture to live in a world where money loses its power to relationships, independent thought, and creativity. If you ever considered quitting a job to plant tomatoes, read to a child, pursue creative work, can green beans and heal the planet, this is your book. 
Price: 24.00 USD

 
 
2 Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Michael Braungart; William McDonough North Point Press 0865475873 / 9780865475878 PAPERBACK New 
0865475873 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 208 p. Audience: General/trade. Paper or plastic? Neither, say William McDonough and Michael Braungart. Why settle for the least harmful alternative when we could have something that is better--say, edible grocery bags! In Cradle to Cradle, the authors present a manifesto calling for a new industrial revolution, one that would render both traditional manufacturing and traditional environmentalism obsolete. Recycling, for instance, is actually "downcycling, " creating hybrids of biological and technical "nutrients" which are then unrecoverable and unusable. authors, an architect and a chemist, want to eliminate the concept of waste altogether, while preserving commerce and allowing for human nature. They offer several compelling examples of corporations that are not just doing less harm--they're actually doing some good for the environment and their neighborhoods, and making more money in the process. Cradle to Cradle is a refreshing change from the intractable environmental conflicts that dominate headlines. It's a handbook for 21st-century innovation and should be required reading for business hotshots and environmental activists. --Therese Littleton From Publishers Weekly Environmentalists are normally the last people to be called shortsighted, yet that's essentially what architect McDonough and chemist Braungart contend in this clarion call for a new kind of ecological consciousness. authors are partners in an industrial design firm that devises environmentally sound buildings, equipment and products. They argue that conventional, expensive eco-efficiency measures things like recycling or emissions reduction are inadequate for protecting the long-term health of the planet. Our industrial products are simply not designed with environmental safety in mind; there's no way to reclaim the natural resources they use or fully prevent ecosystem damage, and mitigating the damage is at best a stop-gap measure. What the authors propose in this clear, accessible manifesto is a new approach they've. 
Price: 28.00 USD

 
11 The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy: Skills for a Changing World
UIT Cambridge Ltd. 1900322609 / 9781900322607 PAPERBACK New 
1900322609 Sustainability Literacy is emerging as a key agenda for us all. This comprehensive handbook provides vivid and dynamic experiences of engaging with this often problematic area. Practitioners, professionals and researchers have much to gain from reading this text. It skillfully illustrates how the rhetoric can be turned into meaningful practice." ??? Prof Daniella Tilbury, University of Gloucestershire, UK.In this groundbreaking book, leading sustainability educators are joined by permaculturists, literary critics, ecologists, artists, journalists, engineers, mathematicians and philosophers in a deep reflection on the skills people need to survive and thrive in the challenging conditions of the 21st century. Responding to the threats of climate change, peak oil, resource depletion, economic uncertainty and energy insecurity demands the utmost in creativity, ingenuity and new ways of thinking in order to reinvent both self and society.Handbook of Sustainability Literacy covers a wide range of skills and attributes, from technology appraisal to ecological intelligence, and includes active learning exercises to help develop those skills. Far from being a rigid or definitive statement of the ???one right way???, the book is exploratory, aiming to open up new, previously unimagined paths, possibilities and choices. It is intended primarily for educators ??? across the spectrum from higher education to informal education ??? but is also suitable for learners and anyone interested in the literally ???vital??? issue of the skills necessary for building a more sustainable future.Contributors include Satish Kumar, John Naish, Stephen Sterling, Greg Garrard, Anne Phillips, Kim Polistina, John Blewitt, Stephan Harding and Zoe Robinson.Editor: Arran Stibbe has an academic background in both humanities and human ecology, and combines the two in his teaching and research into Education for Sustainability. He lectures in the Humanities Department at the University of Gloucestershire, is a National Teaching Fellow, and a fellow of the Centre for Active Learning. He has published widely in the area of ecolinguistics and is convener of the Sustainability in Higher Education Developers group (SHED Share), a network of 200 sustainability educators from across the UK. 
Price: 25.00 USD

 
 
3 Creating a Sustainable World: Past Experience/ Future Struggle
Trent Schroyer; Golodnik, Thomas Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1891843362 / 9781891843365 PAPERBACK New 
1891843362 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Audience: General/trade. For years now, promoters of development and growth have attempted to paint themselves "green, " claiming that development is sustainable. In a new book, Creating a Sustainable World: Past Experiences/Future Struggles, co-editor Trent Schroyer, Professor of Sociology-Philosophy at Ramapo College, argues that such efforts are a form of "greenwash, " that gloss over the real environmental consequences of growth and mask the divergence between development and sustainability. Schroyer and his co-editor Thomas Golodik have pulled together some of the most influential theorists and practitioners of sustainability from around the world Vandana Shiva, Wolfgang Sachs, Robert Engler, Peter Montague, Joan Dye Gussow and Michael Shuman, among others. These seminal essays offer critiques of the publicly accepted notion of sustainability that has evolved, devoid of democratic input and driven by market forces. Schroyer, in his own chapters and in his introductions to each section of Creating a Sustainable World, exposes the market-driven agenda underlying the dominant "sustainable development" paradigm and shows us what would be required to advance society without having the Earth irreparably harmed. authors offer contrasting concepts of sustainability derived from civil society and grassroots communities These are models untouched by the global free trade system and come to us through the voices of people directly affected by "sustainable development" projects. In showing how voices of civil society have been pushed outside of the official decision-making, the collection demonstrates why world sustainability rests upon the capacity for establishing democratic procedures, and ultimately favoring some human and community rights over trade rights. Douglas Lummis, former Rajni Kothari Chair in Democracy at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi, believes of Creating a Sustainable World that "finally we have a book that gets it right: what needs to be sustai. 
Price: 24.00 USD

 
12 The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy: Achieving Energy Independence through Solar, Wind, Biomass and Hydropower (Mother Earth News Wiser Living)
Chiras, Dan New Society Publishers 086571536X / 9780865715363 PAPERBACK New 
086571536X New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 335 p. Contains: Illustrations. Mother Earth News Wiser Living. Audience: General/trade. coming energy crisis caused by a peak in global oil and natural gas production will profoundly affect the lives of all North Americans. As the price of these vital fuels rises, homeowners will scramble to cut their fuel bills. Two options for meeting the upcoming challenge are dramatic improvements in home energy efficiency and efforts to tap into clean, affordable, renewable energy resources to heat and cool homes, to provide hot water and electricity, and even to cook. These measures can result in huge savings and a level of energy independence. Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy tells you how. It starts by outlining the likely impacts of fossil fuel shortages and some basic facts about energy. It then discusses energy conservation to slash energy bills and prepare for renewable energy options. Focusing carefully on specific strategies needed to replace specific fuels, the book then examines each practical energy option available to homeowners: * solar hot water, cooking and water purification * space heat: passive and active solar retrofits * wood heat * passive cooling * solar electricity * wind-generated electricity * electricity from microhydropower sources, and * emerging technologies--hydrogen, fuel cells, methane digesters and biodiesel. Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy gives readers sufficient knowledge to hire and communicate effectively with contractors and, for those wanting do installations themselves, it recommends more detailed manuals. With a complete resource listing, this well-illustrated and accessible guide is a perfect companion for illuminating the coming dark age. 
Price: 28.00 USD

 
 
4 Do It Yourself Guide to Biodiesel: Your Alternative Fuel Solution for Saving Money, Reducing Oil Dependency, and Helping the Planet
Purcella, Guy Ulysses Press 1569756244 / 9781569756249 PAPERBACK New 
1569756244 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 230 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Containing the most current and complete information available for would-be biodiesel makers, Do-It-Yourself Guide to Biodiesel offers a step-by-step path from the initial desire to do something good for the environment to the final stage of filling the tank with low-cost fuel. As the author tells how to break free from the grip of big oil, he counters the common myths about biodiesel with facts from university studies and his own extensive experience. many benefits of biodiesel are detailed, including higher lubricity, increased engine life, cleaner burn, less toxicity, and faster biodegrading action. Do-It-Yourself Guide to Biodiesel explains in simple terms the procedures and the equipment needed to make biodiesel at home, in small or large batches. Readers are given a complete understanding of what biodiesel is and how to make it properly and safely. There is even a section on pitfalls to avoid as well as the author's personal tips and tricks. 
Price: 16.00 USD

 
13 The Human-Powered Home: Choosing Muscles Over Motors
Dean, Tamara New Society Publishers 0865716013 / 9780865716018 PAPERBACK New 
0865716013 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 260 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. What if I could harness this energy? An unusual question for anyone putting in a long stint on a treadmill perhaps, and yet human power is a very old, practical and empowering alternative to fossil fuels. Replacing motors with muscles can be considered a political act--an act of self-sufficiency that gains you independence. Human-Powered Home is a one-of-a-kind compendium of human-powered devices gathered from a unique collection of experts. Enthusiasts point to the advantages of human power: * Portable and available on-demand * Close connection to the process or product offers more control * Improved health and fitness * satisfaction of being able to make do with what is available This book discusses the science and history of human power and examines the common elements of human-powered devices. It offers plans for making specific devices, grouped by area of use, and features dozens of individuals who share technical details and photos of their inventions. For those who want to apply their own ingenuity, or for those who have never heard of human-powered machines, this book is a fine reference. For those who are beginning to understand the importance of a life of reduced dependency on fossil fuels, this book could be a catalyst for change. 
Price: 30.00 USD

 
 
5 Green Living Handbook: A 6 Step Program to Create an Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle
Gershon, David Empowerment Institute 0963032747 / 9780963032744 PAPERBACK New 
0963032747 Now, in an expanded edition, Green Living Handbook (originally called EcoTeam) is available to the trade for the first time. The original book has been translated into 22 languages, and with more than 250,000 copies sold through its unique grassroots distribution model, David Gershon?s in-depth program for sustainable living is the fulcrum of a global movement that is changing the way the world thinks about going green. Green Living Handbook has been driving environmental-behavior change in cities, faith communities, universities, and businesses for over a decade. Much more than another collection of eco-tips for the newly green, this illustrated workbook walks readers step-by-step through a comprehensive lifestyle transformation program that has proven it can get results. Thousands of past participants of the program have reduced their environmental footprint by 25 percent on average. In a time when more and more Americans are seeking sustainable lifestyles, this first trade edition of Green Living Handbook is perfectly poised to help thousands of Americans translate their good intentions into action and contribute to a sustainable future for us all. 
Price: 15.00 USD

 
14 The Scavengers' Manifesto
Rufus, Anneli; Lawson, Kristan TarcherPerigee 1585427179 / 9781585427178 PAPERBACK New 
1585427179 May have small remainder mark on bottom edge of pages, o/w brand new! 1. Pause and Save. Before every transaction, ask: Can I do this/get this/go there more cheaply or for free? Make this a reflex. Scavenging soon becomes second nature. 2. Find your niche. Are you an urban forager? Thrift shopper? Garage saler? Treasure hunter? Coupon clipper? Seed exchanger Bargain hunter? So many new identities to choose: What kind of scavenger are you? 3. Open your mind. Scavenging means learning to be flexible. Spontaneous. Adventurous. Taking what comes means accepting what comes. Never wore a poncho before or listened to Turkish techno music? If that's what you find, that's what you do. Lose the squeamishness and learn. 4. Open your eyes. Scan every surface, every crevice, because lost and cast-off stuff is usually not in plain sight. Honor your ancient ancestors; become a hunter-gatherer. Find other (legal) means of getting stuff besides brand-new, full-price. Make your new keywords "sale," "half off" "discount" and "free." The more you see, the more you save. 5. Repurpose. Found something you think you can't use? Think again. Then turn it into something else. Doors become tabletops. Calendars become giftwrap. Cut-up mouse pads become coasters. Trophies, bolted to walls, become coat-hooks. Be resourceful. 6. Swap, don't shop. Ask friends, family, neighbors or coworkers to trade their unwanted items ? clothes, books, tools, seeds, art, anything ? for yours. Your trash is my treasure. Your hated crying-clown portrait is my raison d'etre. 7. Free yourself. From not knowing the difference between want and need. From the insistent ache of buy-more-now-again. Just say no. 8. Wait. Instant gratification is not an option for scavengers, as scavenging means pretty much never knowing what you'll get ? or how or where or when or even if. But patience is a virtue. Revive the meaning of "worth the wait." 9. Follow the Scavenging Commandments. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not scam. Thou shalt not leave disorder in thy wake. Thou shalt not hoard. Thou shalt stay safe. Thou shalt not bring shame upon fellow scavengers. Thou shalt not go to extremes just to prove a point. 10. Give thanks. Consumer culture is all about getting whatever you want. Flip that dynamic. Scavenging is about wanting whatever you get. 
Price: 15.00 USD

 
 
6 Living Green: A Practical Guide to Simple Sustainability
Greg Horn Freedom Press 1893910474 / 9781893910478 PAPERBACK New 
1893910474 Over 85% of Americans today express concern about health and the environment, but only a small fraction say they know where to begin. Whether you are concerned about climate change, personal health, or just want to live more lightly on the planet, this book is for you. It helps you get past the worry and take positive action to improve both your health and the health of our environment.Based on a lifetime of research and practice, this practical guide for living green offers advice and solutions you can easily put into practice, like:*The 10 foods you should always eat organic to avoid pesticides, herbicides, hormones and antibiotics. *Affordable and practical ways to offset your "carbon footprint" and neutralize your personal impact on global warming. *The most chemically-intensive personal care, household cleaning and lawn care products, and their effective natural alternatives. *How soft plastic water bottles hurt your health, your pocket book and our environment, with a simple and refreshing alternative. *How a simple carbon filter can dramatically improve your everyday health and potentially add years to your life. *The truth about hybrids and flex fuels. *Why an organic mattress is the most important health investment you can make. Foreword by Jordan Rubin, New York Times best-selling author of The Maker's Diet. 
Price: 15.00 USD

 
15 The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience
Hopkins, Rob Chelsea Green Publishing 1900322188 / 9781900322188 PAPERBACK New 
1900322188 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 240 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. We live in an oil-dependent world, arriving at this level of dependency in a very short space of time by treating petroleum as if it were in infinite supply. Most of us avoid thinking about what happens when oil runs out (or becomes prohibitively expensive), but Transition Handbook shows how the inevitable and profound changes ahead can have a positive outcome. These changes can lead to the rebirth of local communities that will grow more of their own food, generate their own power, and build their own houses using local materials. They can also encourage the development of local currencies to keep money in the local area. There are now over 30 transition towns in the UK, Australia and New Zealand with more joining as the idea takes off. They provide valuable experience and lessons-learned for those of us on this side of the Atlantic. With little proactive thinking at the governmental level, communities are taking matters into their own hands and acting locally. If your town is not a transition town, this upbeat guide offers you the tools for starting the process. 
Price: 25.00 USD

 
 
7 Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills (DIY)
Briggs, Raleigh Microcosm Publishing 0978866568 / 9780978866563 PAPERBACK New 
0978866568 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers OTHER THAN POWELLS! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 124 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Raleigh Briggs teaches us how to craft a sustainable domestic life outside of consumer consciousness. And it's not as hard as we may think! This hand-drawn book of charming tutorials is both fun and accessible. It's full of simple skills that anyone can and should learn. From creating tinctures and salves, to concocting all-natural cleaners, to gardening basics, this book is great for anyone looking to live more simply and truly do it themselves. 
Price: 10.00 USD

 
16 The Transition Timeline: For a Local, Resilient Future
Chamberlin, Shaun Chelsea Green Publishing 1603582002 / 9781603582001 PAPERBACK New 
1603582002 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 190 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Transition Timeline lightens the fear of our uncertain future, providing a map of what we are facing and the different pathways available to us. It describes four possible scenarios for the UK and world over the next twenty years, ranging from Denial, in which we reap the consequences of failing to acknowledge and respond to our environmental challenges, to the Transition Vision, in which we shift our cultural assumptions to fit our circumstances and move into a more fulfilling, lower energy world. practical, realistic details of this Transition Vision are examined in depth, covering key areas such as food, energy, demographics, transport and healthcare, and they provide a sense of context for communities working towards a thriving future. book also provides a detailed and accessible update on climate change and peak oil and the interactions between them, including their impacts in the UK, present and future. Use it. Choose your path, and then make that future real with your actions, individually and with your community. As Transition movement founder Rob Hopkins outlines in the chapter he has contributed, there is a rapidly spreading movement addressing these challenges, and it needs you. 
Price: 23.00 USD

 
 
8 New Green Home Solutions: Renewable Household Energy and Sustainable Living
Bonta, Dave; Snyder, Stephen Gibbs Smith 1423603893 / 9781423603894 PAPERBACK New 
1423603893 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. 144 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Green living begins at home, and New Green Home Solutions tells you how. Most of the energy-derived pollution we produce comes as a direct result of our homes-how we heat them, how we cool them, how we keep them well-lit and full of things that make our lives so comfortable. good news is that we have tremendous power to create change. Renewable energy design, better insulation and more efficient appliances could reduce energy demands by 60 to 80 percent. By embracing conservation and renewable energy, we can win our energy independence and help save the planet. Dave Bonta, president and founder of USA Solar Stores, the largest alternative energy retailer in the Northeast, has written about alternative energy and sustainable living for Green Living, Back Home Magazine, Alternative Energy Retailer and Vermont Guardian. Bonta has studied renewable energy and energy efficiency for more than twenty years, is a frequent speaker at major green energy conferences across America and is a tireless advocate for green living. Also president of BioQuantum, Inc., a bio-fuels company, Bonta is the creator of BackHome chapters in America and is president of a renewable energy community organization, Sustainable Valley Group. Stephen Snyder, communications director for USA Solar Stores, left New York City in 1995 to start an organic herb farm in Vermont with his wife, Melissa. He holds a degree in radio, television and motion picture communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has broad experience in communications, public affairs, and media relations. He also works as a freelance writer and has published Brewmaster's Bible (HarperCollins), Beer Companion (Simon & Schuster) and Brewmaster's Recipe Manual. 
Price: 25.00 USD

 
17 Toolbox for Sustainable City Living: A do-it-Ourselves Guide
Scott Kellogg; Stacy Pettigrew South End Press 0896087808 / 9780896087804 PAPERBACK New 
0896087808 When people envision food production or toxic cleanups, the last setting most likely imagine is New York City. But with more than half the world's population now residing?and struggling to survive?in cities, we can no longer afford to think of sustainability as something that applies only to forests and fields. We need sustainable living right where so many of us are: in urban neighborhoods. But how do we do it?That's where this guide comes in. Seven years ago, the Rhizome Collective transformed an abandoned Austin, Texas, warehouse into a sustainability training center. Here, with their first book, two of Rhizome's founders provide step-by-step instructions for city dwellers?those who have never foraged or gardened along with those who have done dumpster-diving and CSAs?with directions for producing our own food, collecting water, managing waste, reclaiming land, and generating energy. With vibrant illustrations created by a member of the Beehive Collective and descriptive text based on years of experimentation, Stacy and Scott explain how to build and grow with cheap, salvaged, and recycled materials, making the Guide an accessible and relevant tool for all members of the community. This manual enables us to move from envisioning a future with resources for all to living it. 
Price: 16.00 USD

 
 
9 Off The Grid: Modern Homes + Alternative Energy
Ryker, Lori Gibbs Smith 1586855166 / 9781586855161 Hardcover New 
1586855166 New in new dust jacket. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 160 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Off the Grid confronts the ecological and cultural problems associated with the way we get and use energy, and explains how it is possible to live in a beautifully designed home using much less--no matter where your home is located. Our homes are connected by a nearly invisible grid of infrastructure that binds us together. It is a system of electrical poles, wire, substations, hydroelectric dams, telecommunication towers, and water extraction and sewage systems. From within this system we work, play, and raise families. We have also created one of the greatest environmental challenges known to modern civilization. signs of our impact upon the world can be recognized in the reports of environmental changes occurring across the earth, and they can also be seen in the growing failures of the energy grids across the world as the current system is stressed beyond its capacity. Technologies that can be used to live off the grid (geothermal energy use, wind turbines, photovoltaic arrays, micro hydropower, rainwater collection and reclamation, and more) are explained as author Lori Ryker shows how to choose and incorporate these sources according to geography and climate. Off the Grid beautifully illustrates that this is not just a concept for rural living; examples of homes that are "off the grid" to varying degrees are found in New York City; Ontario, Canada; Stuttgart, Germany; Belmont, California; Pipe Creek, Texas; Clyde Park, Montana; Twin Lakes, Minnesota; Laytonville, California; Venice, California; and New South Wales, Australia. Off the Grid shows how we can take responsibility for our future choices and conveniences now, and proves that off-the-grid living is a concept that can be easily understood and adopted by everyone, regardless of where you live or how much money you make. Lori Ryker grew up in Texas and has lived and worked in a variety of locations, including Boston, New York City, Portland, and Basel, Switzerland. She now resides in Livingston, Mont. 
Price: 30.00 USD

 
18 Wind Energy Basics: A Guide to Home and Community Scale Wind-Energy Systems
Gipe, Paul Chelsea Green Publishing 1603580301 / 9781603580304 PAPERBACK New 
1603580301 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 192 p. Audience: General/trade. availability of clean, renewable power is without question going to be the defining challenge and goal of the 21st century, and wind will lead the way. Internationally acclaimed wind energy expert Paul Gipe is as soberly critical of past energy mistakes as he is convincingly optimistic about the future. overwhelming challenge of transforming our world from one of fossil carbon to one of clean power seems daunting at best and paralyzingly impractical at worst. Wind Energy Basics offers a solution. Wind power can realistically not only replace the lion s share of oil-, coal-, and naturalgas fired electrical plants in the U.S., but also can add enough extra power capacity to allow for most of the cars in the nation to run on electricity. Gipe explains why such a startlingly straightforward solution is eminently doable and can be accomplished much sooner than previously thought and will have the capacity to resuscitate small and regional economies. Wind Energy Basics offers a how-to for home-based wind applications, with advice on which wind turbines to choose and which to avoid. He guides wind-energy installers through considerations such as renewable investment strategies and gives cautionary tales of wind applications gone wrong. And for the activist, he suggests methods of prodding federal, state, and provincial governments to promote energy independence. 
Price: 30.00 USD

 
 
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