The Permaculture Handbook

Garden Farming for Town and Country
Author: Peter Bane
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550924850
Category: Gardening
Page: 480
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Abundance by design

The Art of Natural Building

Design, Construction, Resources
Author: Catherine Wanek,Michael Smith,Joseph F. Kennedy
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925601
Category: House & Home
Page: 480
View: 1614
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The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field. Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is the complete and user-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about: The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home Explanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world. Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building. Joseph F. Kennedy is a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders. Michael G. Smith is a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling book The Hand-Sculpted House. Catherine Wanek is a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home.

Permaculture for the Rest of Us

Abundant Living on Less than an Acre
Author: Jenni Blackmore
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550926071
Category: House & Home
Page: 192
View: 9488
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Many of us want to increase our self-sufficiency, but few have access to the ideal five sunny, gently sloping acres of rich, loamy, well-drained soil. Jenni Blackmore presents a highly entertaining, personal account of how permaculture can be practiced in adverse conditions, allowing anyone to learn to live more sustainably in a less-than-perfect world. With a rallying cry of "If we can do it, you can too," she distills the wisdom of twenty years of trial and error into a valuable teaching tool. The perfect antidote to dense, high-level technical manuals, Permaculture for the Rest of Us presents the fundamental principles of this sometimes confusing concept in a humorous, reader-friendly way. Each chapter focuses on a specific method or technique, interspersing straightforward explanations with the author's own experiences. Learn how to successfully retrofit even the smallest homestead using skills such as: No-till vs. till gardening, composting, and soil-building Natural pest control and integrating small livestock Basic greenhouse construction Harvesting, preservation, and more Ideal for urban dreamers, suburbanites and country-dwellers alike, this inspirational and instructional "encouragement manual" is packed with vibrant photographs documenting the author's journey from adversity to abundance. Jenni Blackmore is a farmer, artist, writer and certified Permaculture Design Consultant who built her house on a rocky, windswept island off the coast of Nova Scotia almost twenty-five years ago and has been stumbling along the road to self-sufficient living ever since. A successful micro-farmer, she produces most of her family's meat, eggs, fruit, and vegetables, in spite of often-challenging conditions.

Life Rules

Nature's Blueprint for Surviving Economic and Environmental Collapse
Author: Ellen LaConte
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865717265
Category: Nature
Page: 384
View: 8092
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Analyzes the effects of corporate capitalism on the environment, and suggests making changes in the way of local self-reliance, resource conservation, and mutual interdependence as solutions to the problem.

Das neue Buch vom Leben auf dem Lande


Author: John Seymour
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783831015771
Category:
Page: 411
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Gute Prinzessinnen kommen ins Märchen, böse schreiben Geschichte

Von Olga, der Wilden, über Kaiserin Sisi bis zu Gloria von Thurn und Taxis
Author: Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641139848
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
View: 7739
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Es war einmal eine wunderschöne Prinzessin, die keine Angst hatte, sich die Hände schmutzig zu machen ... Dornröschen, Schneewittchen, Aschenputtel – Prinzessinnen sind die Heldinnen unserer Kindheit, stets tugendhaft und glücklich bis ans Lebensende ... Von wegen. Denn hinter den Palastmauern ging so Einiges vor sich: Intrigen, Giftmorde, Sexpartys und bizarre Schönheitsrituale. Dieses Lesebuch versammelt Geschichten von echten Prinzessinnen, die alles andere als märchenhaft sind. So z.B. von Olga, »der Wilden«, die mehr als 5.000 Menschen auf dem Gewissen hat. Oder von der afrikanischen Königin Nzinga, die sich einen Harem voller Männer hielt ...

Selbstversorgung aus dem Garten : wie man seinen Garten natürlich bestellt und gesunde Nahrung erntet


Author: John Seymour
Publisher: Urania im Kreuz Verlag
ISBN: 9783783161458
Category:
Page: 256
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Die Denker des Dschungels


Author: Gerd Schuster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783833146220
Category: Bornean orangutan
Page: 320
View: 7722
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Orangutans are among our nearest relatives in the animal realm. They are approximately 97 percent genetically identical, highly intelligent, thoughtful and inventive. They have culture and a sense of beauty, and they resemble us in mimicry, gesturing and many other respects. The red apes, which live only on Borneo and Sumatra, are as much "human" as humans and therefore probably too good for this world. They are as strong as bears, but they do not fight against poachers and the bands of men logging for the palm oil concerns -- and are remorselessly slaughtered. This is an uncommon portrait of the orangutan's reality, that goes much farther than simple zoology. Based on the singular personal experiences of Dr. Willie Smits, who probably knows orangutans best in the world, the book reveals the well-established but pitiless reasons for the murder of our shaggy cousins -- and shows where there is nevertheless still hope. -- From the book jacket, translated by the cataloger.

Das grosse Buch der Selbstversorgung


Author: Dick Strawbridge,James Strawbridge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783831018222
Category:
Page: 256
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Die Autoren bewirtschaften eine Farm in Cornwall und geben praxisnahe Ratschläge und für eine universelle Selbstversorgung - von alternativen Energien bis zum Brotbacken. Auch Stadtbewohner finden nützliche Anregungen.

Design trifft Natur

Die modernen Gärten des Piet Oudolf
Author: Piet Oudolf,Noël Kingsbury
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783800179602
Category: Nature
Page: 280
View: 9130
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Entstehung und Entwicklung des ökologischen Landbaus im deutschsprachigen Raum


Author: Gunter Vogt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783934499218
Category: Agricultural ecology
Page: 399
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Bodenfruchtbarkeit

eine Studie biologischen Denkens ; mit 29 Tabellen
Author: Hans Peter Rusch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783922201458
Category:
Page: 256
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Mein landwirtschaftliches Testament


Author: Albert Howard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783922201014
Category:
Page: 253
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Die Ära der Ökologie

Eine Weltgeschichte
Author: Joachim Radkau
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406619029
Category: Political Science
Page: 782
View: 8512
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Die erste Weltgeschichte der Ökologie. Die Ökologie ist das Signum unseres Zeitalters. Joachim Radkaus grandiose Darstellung lässt die neue Ära in ihrer ganzen Vielgestaltigkeit und globalen Bedeutung erfahrbar werden. Zwar lässt er auch die fernen Ursprünge im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert nicht außer Acht, konzentriert sich im Wesentlichen jedoch auf die letzten vierzig Jahre. Das Buch berichtet über ausschlaggebende Ereignisse und Erfahrungen wie die Reaktorkatastrophe von Tschernobyl genauso wie über den Mythos des deutschen «Waldsterbens» und beleuchtet die Zusammenhänge mit anderen politischen und kulturellen Strömungen. Es erzählt sowohl von spiritueller Suche und herausragenden Momenten als auch von Institutionalisierung und Bürokratisierung. Es porträtiert zentrale Initiativen wie Friends of the Earth oder Greenpeace und charismatische Vorkämpferinnen wie Rachel Carson, Petra Kelly und die Chinesin Dai Qing. Überhaupt zeigt Joachim Radkau, welch zentrale Rolle und beinahe mythisches Potential Frauen in der Umweltbewegung zukommt. Radkau schreibt zwar aus innerer Verbundenheit und viel eigener Erfahrung mit der Umweltbewegung, hält wo nötig jedoch auch kritische Distanz. So wird klar: Trotz manch bizarrer Episoden ist die Umweltbewegung die neue, wahre Aufklärung unseres Zeitalters; die fließende Vielfalt und immer neue Vernetzung der Motive unterscheidet sie von allen früheren großen Bewegungen der Geschichte.

Enzyklopädie des biologischen Gärtnerns


Author: Pauline Pears
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783831002825
Category: Gardening
Page: 416
View: 4995
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Shelter & Shade

Creating a Healthy and Profitable Environment for Your Livestock with Trees
Author: John Mortimer,Bunny Mortimer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 151
View: 327
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Small is beautiful

Die Rückkehr zum menschlichen Maß
Author: Ernst Friedrich Schumacher
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783865814081
Category:
Page: 301
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The Coevolution Quarterly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 4768
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