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1 Brown's Alcohol Motor Fuel CookbookMichael H. Brown Desert Pubns 1979 0879473002 / 9780879473006 PAPERBACK

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0879473002 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! vi, 140 p. : ill.; 24 cm. Includes Illustrations. Author Michael H. Brown has given us another great and useful book. It contains step-by-step procedure for modifications of an average care's engine to run on alcohol. Also how to build your own ethenal still to keep you in fuel and keep things running. Great illustrations cover the basics in this handy technical guide to alcohol fuel and it's uses. 
Price: 22.50 USD

 
2 Do It Yourself Guide to Biodiesel: Your Alternative Fuel Solution for Saving Money, Reducing Oil Dependency, and Helping the PlanetPurcella, Guy Ulysses Press 2008 1569756244 / 9781569756249 PAPERBACK

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1569756244 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 230 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Containing the most current and complete information available for would-be biodiesel makers, Do-It-Yourself Guide to Biodiesel offers a step-by-step path from the initial desire to do something good for the environment to the final stage of filling the tank with low-cost fuel. As the author tells how to break free from the grip of big oil, he counters the common myths about biodiesel with facts from university studies and his own extensive experience. many benefits of biodiesel are detailed, including higher lubricity, increased engine life, cleaner burn, less toxicity, and faster biodegrading action. Do-It-Yourself Guide to Biodiesel explains in simple terms the procedures and the equipment needed to make biodiesel at home, in small or large batches. Readers are given a complete understanding of what biodiesel is and how to make it properly and safely. There is even a section on pitfalls to avoid as well as the author's personal tips and tricks. 
Price: 14.00 USD

 
 
3 Energy From The Wind: Annotated Bibliography (4 Volumes) by Burke, Barbara L.Burke, Barbara L. Colorado State University 1982 TRADE PAPERBACK

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~Good. No DJ, as issued. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Ex library markings. 
Price: 285.00 USD

 
4 New Green Home Solutions: Renewable Household Energy and Sustainable LivingBonta, Dave; Snyder, Stephen Gibbs Smith 2008 1423603893 / 9781423603894 PAPERBACK

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1423603893 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. 144 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Green living begins at home, and New Green Home Solutions tells you how. Most of the energy-derived pollution we produce comes as a direct result of our homes-how we heat them, how we cool them, how we keep them well-lit and full of things that make our lives so comfortable. good news is that we have tremendous power to create change. Renewable energy design, better insulation and more efficient appliances could reduce energy demands by 60 to 80 percent. By embracing conservation and renewable energy, we can win our energy independence and help save the planet. Dave Bonta, president and founder of USA Solar Stores, the largest alternative energy retailer in the Northeast, has written about alternative energy and sustainable living for Green Living, Back Home Magazine, Alternative Energy Retailer and Vermont Guardian. Bonta has studied renewable energy and energy efficiency for more than twenty years, is a frequent speaker at major green energy conferences across America and is a tireless advocate for green living. Also president of BioQuantum, Inc., a bio-fuels company, Bonta is the creator of BackHome chapters in America and is president of a renewable energy community organization, Sustainable Valley Group. Stephen Snyder, communications director for USA Solar Stores, left New York City in 1995 to start an organic herb farm in Vermont with his wife, Melissa. He holds a degree in radio, television and motion picture communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has broad experience in communications, public affairs, and media relations. He also works as a freelance writer and has published Brewmaster's Bible (HarperCollins), Beer Companion (Simon & Schuster) and Brewmaster's Recipe Manual. 
Price: 22.00 USD

 
 
5 Off The Grid: Modern Homes + Alternative EnergyRyker, Lori Gibbs Smith 2005 1586855166 / 9781586855161 Hardcover

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1586855166 New in new dust jacket. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 160 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Off the Grid confronts the ecological and cultural problems associated with the way we get and use energy, and explains how it is possible to live in a beautifully designed home using much less--no matter where your home is located. Our homes are connected by a nearly invisible grid of infrastructure that binds us together. It is a system of electrical poles, wire, substations, hydroelectric dams, telecommunication towers, and water extraction and sewage systems. From within this system we work, play, and raise families. We have also created one of the greatest environmental challenges known to modern civilization. signs of our impact upon the world can be recognized in the reports of environmental changes occurring across the earth, and they can also be seen in the growing failures of the energy grids across the world as the current system is stressed beyond its capacity. Technologies that can be used to live off the grid (geothermal energy use, wind turbines, photovoltaic arrays, micro hydropower, rainwater collection and reclamation, and more) are explained as author Lori Ryker shows how to choose and incorporate these sources according to geography and climate. Off the Grid beautifully illustrates that this is not just a concept for rural living; examples of homes that are "off the grid" to varying degrees are found in New York City; Ontario, Canada; Stuttgart, Germany; Belmont, California; Pipe Creek, Texas; Clyde Park, Montana; Twin Lakes, Minnesota; Laytonville, California; Venice, California; and New South Wales, Australia. Off the Grid shows how we can take responsibility for our future choices and conveniences now, and proves that off-the-grid living is a concept that can be easily understood and adopted by everyone, regardless of where you live or how much money you make. Lori Ryker grew up in Texas and has lived and worked in a variety of locations, including Boston, New York City, Portland, and Basel, Switzerland. She now resides in Livingston, Mont. 
Price: 27.00 USD

 
6 Solar Energy: Fundamentals in Building DesignAnderson, Bruce McGraw-Hill Inc.,US 0070017514 / 9780070017511 Hardcover

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0070017514 ~Good. Good DJ, as issued. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Small tears to DJ. 
Price: 4.50 USD

 
 
7 Solar Heating Design: By the F-Chart MethodBeckman, William A.; Klein, Sanford A.; Duffie, John A. John Wiley & Sons Inc 0471034061 / 9780471034063 Hardcover

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0471034061 ~Very Good. Good DJ, as issued. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. 
Price: 6.00 USD

 
8 The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy: Achieving Energy Independence through Solar, Wind, Biomass and Hydropower (Mother Earth News Wiser Living)Chiras, Dan New Society Publishers 2006 086571536X / 9780865715363 PAPERBACK

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086571536X New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 335 p. Contains: Illustrations. Mother Earth News Wiser Living. Audience: General/trade. coming energy crisis caused by a peak in global oil and natural gas production will profoundly affect the lives of all North Americans. As the price of these vital fuels rises, homeowners will scramble to cut their fuel bills. Two options for meeting the upcoming challenge are dramatic improvements in home energy efficiency and efforts to tap into clean, affordable, renewable energy resources to heat and cool homes, to provide hot water and electricity, and even to cook. These measures can result in huge savings and a level of energy independence. Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy tells you how. It starts by outlining the likely impacts of fossil fuel shortages and some basic facts about energy. It then discusses energy conservation to slash energy bills and prepare for renewable energy options. Focusing carefully on specific strategies needed to replace specific fuels, the book then examines each practical energy option available to homeowners: * solar hot water, cooking and water purification * space heat: passive and active solar retrofits * wood heat * passive cooling * solar electricity * wind-generated electricity * electricity from microhydropower sources, and * emerging technologies--hydrogen, fuel cells, methane digesters and biodiesel. Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy gives readers sufficient knowledge to hire and communicate effectively with contractors and, for those wanting do installations themselves, it recommends more detailed manuals. With a complete resource listing, this well-illustrated and accessible guide is a perfect companion for illuminating the coming dark age. 
Price: 25.00 USD

 
 
9 The Human-Powered Home: Choosing Muscles Over MotorsDean, Tamara New Society Publishers 2008 0865716013 / 9780865716018 PAPERBACK

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0865716013 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 260 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. What if I could harness this energy? An unusual question for anyone putting in a long stint on a treadmill perhaps, and yet human power is a very old, practical and empowering alternative to fossil fuels. Replacing motors with muscles can be considered a political act--an act of self-sufficiency that gains you independence. Human-Powered Home is a one-of-a-kind compendium of human-powered devices gathered from a unique collection of experts. Enthusiasts point to the advantages of human power: * Portable and available on-demand * Close connection to the process or product offers more control * Improved health and fitness * satisfaction of being able to make do with what is available This book discusses the science and history of human power and examines the common elements of human-powered devices. It offers plans for making specific devices, grouped by area of use, and features dozens of individuals who share technical details and photos of their inventions. For those who want to apply their own ingenuity, or for those who have never heard of human-powered machines, this book is a fine reference. For those who are beginning to understand the importance of a life of reduced dependency on fossil fuels, this book could be a catalyst for change. 
Price: 26.50 USD

     


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