How To Build Your Own Greenhouse

Author: Roger Marshall
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612122604
Size: 69.27 MB
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Unlock new growing opportunities and increase your property value with an outdoor conservatory. In this illustrated guide, Roger Marshall shows you how to build our own greenhouse using simple, easy-to-follow techniques. Covering everything from selecting a site to glazing glass, Marshall includes tips on laying a foundation, construction materials, ventilation, and much more. Whether your goal is to stretch the growing season or create a lush space for a year-round hot tub, you can build the greenhouse of your dreams.

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Author: John Schaeffer
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925792
Size: 24.30 MB
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What book would you want if you were stranded on a desert island? Widely regarded as the "bible" of off-grid living, Real Goods Solar Living Source Book might be your best choice. With over six hundred thousand copies in print worldwide, it is the most comprehensive resource available for anyone interested in lessening their environmental footprint or increasing their energy independence. The Solar Living Sourcebook, Fourteenth Edition is the ultimate guide to renewable energy, sustainable living, natural and green building, off-grid living, and alternative transportation, written by experts with decades of experience and a passion for sharing their knowledge. This fully revised and updated edition includes brand new sections on permaculture and urban homesteading and completely rewritten chapters on solar technology, sustainable transportation, and relocalization. It also boasts greatly expanded material on: Natural building Permaculture and biodynamics Electric and biofuel-powered vehicles Passive solar Solar water heating Grid-tie photovoltaic systems —plus maps, wiring diagrams, formulae, charts, electrical code, solar sizing worksheets, and much more. Whether you're a layperson or a professional, novice or longtime aficionado, the Sourcebook puts the latest research and information at your fingertips—everything you need to know to make sustainable living a reality. John Schaeffer is the president and founder of Real Goods—the foremost global source for tools and information on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living. Since 1978, through Real Goods, he has pioneered solar technology in North America, providing over one hundred and fifty megawatts of solar power and helping to solarize over eighteen thousand homes.

Best Of Growing Edge

Author: Tom Alexander
Publisher: New Moon Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780944557037
Size: 80.82 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Permaculture City

Author: Toby Hemenway
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603585273
Size: 58.60 MB
Format: PDF
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Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food—connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways—applies perfectly to many of our other needs. Toby Hemenway, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of permaculture design, illuminates a new way forward through examples of edge-pushing innovations, along with a deeply holistic conceptual framework for our cities, towns, and suburbs. The Permaculture City begins in the garden but takes what we have learned there and applies it to a much broader range of human experience; we’re not just gardening plants but people, neighborhoods, and even cultures. Hemenway lays out how permaculture design can help towndwellers solve the challenges of meeting our needs for food, water, shelter, energy, community, and livelihood in sustainable, resilient ways. Readers will find new information on designing the urban home garden and strategies for gardening in community, rethinking our water and energy systems, learning the difference between a “job” and a “livelihood,” and the importance of placemaking and an empowered community. This important book documents the rise of a new sophistication, depth, and diversity in the approaches and thinking of permaculture designers and practitioners. Understanding nature can do more than improve how we grow, make, or consume things; it can also teach us how to cooperate, make decisions, and arrive at good solutions.

Black Decker The Complete Guide To Greenhouses Garden Projects

Author: Philip Schmidt
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
ISBN: 1610590171
Size: 63.34 MB
Format: PDF
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DIVOne of the hottest consumer trends is the new importance on outdoor living, and nothing brings the outdoor home to life like a greenhouse and other accessories to help grow and nurture landscape greenery. This book has plans and step by step for constructing and appointing greenhouses of several varieties, from glass-wall to hoophouse; some from kits, some from scratch; also includes plans and steps for other garden structures and accessories. Includes projects suitable to homes and landscapes of all types—urban, suburban, and rural. /div

Ted S Greenhouse

Author: Ted Keller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692373378
Size: 64.96 MB
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If you have ever dreamed of growing your own vegetables and flowers year-round in a passive solar greenhouse, this is a book you will be interested in. The greenhouse described in this book provides the owners, neighbors, friends, and family with an amazing abundance of vegetables in all four seasons. Ted's Greenhouse describes the process of building this 484 square foot passive solar polycarbonate greenhouse from the foundation to the finish. Included are chapters on passive solar design, siting the building, permits for the building, cost considerations, materials, and greenhouse coverings, with a special emphasis on the polycarbonate that is used to sheathe this building. A complete set of building plans is included, along with a description of the building process, step by step. While the book does describe one specific design, the plans could be adjusted to fit various budgets and situations. Also covered is information on how to use the greenhouse for plants. Chapters on soil, experiences with a variety of plants, pests and diseases, and how to heat and cool the greenhouse are included. The addendum adds reviews of various products that have been tried in this greenhouse, and resources that are available to the greenhouse grower. There is a materials list and a cost breakdown. Ted's Greenhouse is an elegant, functional building that will add joy to your life and beauty to your property.

Fast Spectrum Reactors

Author: Alan E. Waltar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441995728
Size: 67.86 MB
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This book is a complete update of the classic 1981 FAST BREEDER REACTORS textbook authored by Alan E. Waltar and Albert B. Reynolds, which , along with the Russian translation, served as a major reference book for fast reactors systems. Major updates include transmutation physics (a key technology to substantially ameliorate issues associated with the storage of high-level nuclear waste ), advances in fuels and materials technology (including metal fuels and cladding materials capable of high-temperature and high burnup), and new approaches to reactor safety (including passive safety technology), New chapters on gas-cooled and lead-cooled fast spectrum reactors are also included. Key international experts contributing to the text include Chaim Braun, (Stanford University) Ronald Omberg, (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Massimo Salvatores (CEA, France), Baldev Raj, (Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research, India) , John Sackett (Argonne National Laboratory), Kevan Weaver, (TerraPower Corporation) ,James Seinicki(Argonne National Laboratory). Russell Stachowski (General Electric), Toshikazu Takeda (University of Fukui, Japan), and Yoshitaka Chikazawa (Japan Atomic Energy Agency).

The Manual Of Australian Agriculture

Author: Robert L Reid
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483100340
Size: 59.75 MB
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The Manual for Australian Agriculture is a collection of information related to agriculture gathered from different Australian government agencies that are directly or indirectly concerned with agriculture. The book covers related topics such as land utilization and resource use; government assistance to Australian farmers; the physical and chemical properties of soil; soil mapping; plant nutrition, and fertilizers; and the growing of grain crops. The book also covers agro-industrial, fruit, and vegetable crops; kinds of seeds and their processing and storage; plant pests and diseases; and livestock and poultry. The text is recommended for agriculturists who are engaged in business, as well as those who would like to know more about agriculture in Australia.

Building A Sustainable Energy Future

Author: Steven C. Beering
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437925782
Size: 32.91 MB
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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The U.S. faces a critical challenge to transform our current fossil fuel based energy economy to a sustainable energy economy. This transformation must be achieved to increase U.S. energy independence, enhance environ. stewardship and reduce energy and carbon intensity, and generate continued economic growth. These are the six topics in this report: 1: A comprehensive Fed. strategy. 2: Private and Fed. support for sustainable energy R&D is inadequate. 3: The U.S. energy economy does not value the environ. as a public good. 4: Human capital development in the sustainable energy sector is vital. 5: Limited internat. engagement inhibits progress. 6: Public support for sustainable energy is needed to get to a sustainable energy economy. Illustrations.