Keyword: Appropriate Technology

    Power from the Wind - 2nd Edition

    Power from the Wind - 2nd Edition

    A Practical Guide to Small Scale Energy Production

    Skyrocketing energy costs and constant reminders of the impacts of conventional energy sources are making homeowners and businesses look at different ways to use energy more efficiently and to generate their own electricity to reduce fuel bills and …

    related subjects: Energy
    The Scything Handbook

    The Scything Handbook

    Learn How to Cut Grass, Mow Meadows and Harvest Grain with a Scythe

    Dreading the weekly lawn mow? Need to whack the weeds in your orchard? Cringing at the drudgery and incessant blare of the mower? Imagine instead long sweeps of an elegant scythe cutting your grass and pesky weeds in blissful, meditative silence.

    Shrinking the Technosphere

    Shrinking the Technosphere

    Getting a Grip on Technologies that Limit our Autonomy, Self-sufficiency and Freedom

    Over the past two centuries we have witnessed a wholesale replacement of most of the previous methods of conducting both business and daily life with new, technologically advanced, more efficient methods.

    What exactly is progressive or efficient …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    The Scoop on Poop

    The Scoop on Poop

    Safely capturing and recycling the nutrients in greywater, humanure and urine

    Flush it and forget it is the plumbing mantra of the industrialized world. Most people just want sewage to go away, preferably without having to see, smell, or worse yet, touch it. But crap has a bad rap. Human waste is a valuable resource we can …

    Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

    Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

    Your Complete Guide to Living beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living - 14th Edition - Revised and Updated

    What book would you want if you were stranded on a desert island? Widely regarded as the 'bible' of off-grid living, The Solar Living Sourcebook might be your best choice. With over 600,000 copies in print worldwide, it is the most comprehensive …

    related subjects: Energy
    The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook

    The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook

    Hunting from the Heart

    Wild meat, hunted in a responsible way, is one of the most healthful, sustainable foods possible. Depending on how it is done, hunting can be as local, intimate and humane as it gets. And aside from this, it demands the hunter enter a world of …

    related subjects: Conservation & Ecology
    Green Wizardry

    Green Wizardry

    Conservation, Solar Power, Organic Gardening, And Other Hands-On Skills From the Appropriate Tech Toolkit

    Merlin, Gandalf, Voldemort - these well-known sorcerers from popular culture are famed for their amazing spells and spectacular magical powers. In ancient times however, a wizard was actually a freelance intellectual whose main stock in trade was …

    related subjects: Resilience
    Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions

    Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions

    Fueled by a failing economy and a passionate desire for a return to simpler times, a new wave of homesteaders is seeking the good life, and the kind of true satisfaction that can only be built, not bought. Many of these modern pioneers are cash …