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Plan C: Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change

by: Heather on 07/15/2008
Posted in: New Books

It has become blatantly obvious in the western world that Plan A (business as usual) is a miserable failure, and Plan B (continuing on our present economic path while substituting new energy sources for our vanishing reserves of fossil fuels) is not viable either. It is well past time to examine our options and create a realistic strategy for a …

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SVO - Powering Your Vehicle with Straight Vegetable Oil

by: Heather on 06/17/2008
Posted in: New Books

Unlike biodiesel, in which oils are combined with alcohol to form a stand-alone fuel that can be used in a conventional diesel engine, straight vegetable oil can be used in a modified diesel engine with no chemical alteration of the oil. In SVO: Powering Your Vehicle with Straight Vegetable Oil, Forest Gregg provides the definitive practical guide …

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How to Build with Grid Beam

by: Heather on 06/16/2008
Posted in: New Books

Whether your passion was Lego, K'nex, Meccano or plain old wooden building blocks, most of us have fond memories from childhood (or parenthood) of complicated constructions that took over bedrooms and playrooms from time to time. Now this urge to build can be satisfied into adulthood with a system called Grid Beam which allows for the construction …

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Five Ring Circus

by: Heather on 05/28/2008
Posted in: New Books

One of my early memories is of sitting in front of my parents' basement television watching Nadia Comaneci perform her flawless gymnastics routines at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. It was so inspiring (and such a contrast to my own clumsy cartwheels) - even at seven I had a clear understanding that being in the Olympics meant being the best in the …

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Prescriptions for a Healthy House

by: Heather on 05/21/2008
Posted in: New Books

For most people, your home is the most important purchase you will ever make, and you and your family will spend more of your time there than anyplace else. It follows that you want your home to be a place that promotes health, rather than a place that can, quite literally, make you sick. In the brand-new, completely revised and updated 3rd …

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