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Deep Ecology : Living as if Nature Mattered
By authors: Bill Devall, George Sessions
Product Code: 52478
ISBN: 978-0-87905-247-8
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Paperback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $19.95


Practicing is simple. Nothing forced, nothing violent, just settling into our place. "Deep ecology," a term originated in 1972 by Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess, is emerging as a way to develop harmony between individuals, communities and nature. DEEP ECOLOGY--the term and the book--unfolds the path to living a simple, rich life and shows how to participate in major environmental issues in a positive and creative manner.
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EcoNest

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EcoNest : Creating Sustainable Sanctuaries of Clay, Straw, and Timber
By authors: Paula Baker-Laporte, Robert Laporte
Product Code: 56915
ISBN: 978-1-58685-691-5
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Paperback
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Price:  $24.99


EcoNest identifies homes designed and built respectfully, in appreciation of the harmony and beauty of nature and in a way that uses nature's resources so as to consume less energy, create less waste, nurture our health, and enrich our senses. < BR> A bird builds its nest using the materials at hand to create a perfect shelter for its bioregion. It doesn't fly to the next state for twigs nor does it build a home that is bigger than it needs. Instinctively it creates an environment that is nurturing, nontoxic, and free of synthetic chemicals. Like the bird, humans desire shelter that is cozy and nurturing, that satisfies the soul, mind, and body. This is the econest.< BR>
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Good Green Homes

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Good Green Homes
Photographs bys: Jennifer Roberts, Linda Svendsen
Product Code: 51798
ISBN: 978-1-58685-179-8
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Hardback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $39.95


Green. It conjures images of a meadow in spring for some, and the color of money for others. What does "green" have to do with our homes? In essence, green building-or sustainable building-means being smart about how we use energy, water, and building materials so that we can live well without needlessly damaging the environment. Creating a good green home isn't just about conservation, about using less or saving more-although that's certainly part of it. It's about creating better homes that are easier on the environment, less expensive over the long term, and more delightful to come home to. That's the message Jennifer Roberts wants to share in Good Green Homes, the ultimate new guide for people who want to live in comfortable, healthy, environmentally conscious homes.< BR> With some simple steps outlined in this book, you can save money, and do your part to help save the environment. For instance, using an energy-efficient light bulb saves you money. It also results in less demand for electricity, which in turn results in less pollution from power plants, which may help a child with asthma breathe a little easier. < BR> If you associate green-built housing with the unconventional or the quirky-tree houses, geodesic domes, dwellings constructed of tires or soda bottles-think again. Perfect for homeowners, remodelers, renters (who might be surprised by how much is within their power to change), architects, builders, and interior designers, this book lays out seven fundamental principles of green building, illustrated with more than 150 color and 20 black and white photographs of more than twenty-five homes. < BR> Jennifer Roberts launched two retail stores in San Francisco specializing in environmentally sensible consumer products, including household goods; and is a freelance writer and editor on topics that include energy-efficient building design and systems.< BR>
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Hydrogen Age, The

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Hydrogen Age, The : Empowering a Clean-Energy Future
By authors: Geoffrey Holland, James J. Provenzano
Product Code: 57868
ISBN: 978-1-58685-786-8
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Paperback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $24.95


Hydrogen stands out as the best alternative to traditional polluting fossil fuels for many reasons-it can be produced without pollution, is nontoxic and noncorrosive, and we can never run out of it. It is as safe as or safer than the fuels we currently use and can be made virtually anywhere.
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Put Your Life On a Diet

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Put Your Life On a Diet : Lessons Learned from LIving in 140 Square Feet
By author: Gregory Paul Johnson
Product Code: 03177
ISBN: 978-1-4236-0317-7
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Binding Information: Paperback
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Price:  $12.99


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