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REAL GOODS SOLAR LIVING SOURCE BOOK

John Schaeffer
Paperback

Price: $39.95

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 more than 600,000 copies …

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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, the Solar Living Sourcebook might be your best choice. With more than 600,000 copies in print worldwide, it is the most comprehensive resource available for anyone interested in lessening their environmental footprint and increasing their energy independence.

This 14th edition of the sourcebook 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-tied photovoltaic systems

You’ll also find maps, wiring diagrams, formulas, 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.


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THE HERBAL HANDBOOK FOR HOME & HEALTH

Pip Waller
Hardcover

Price: $27.95

Kitchen pharmacy meets green cleaning and natural beauty in this comprehensive handbook. Expert herbalist Pip Waller provides 501 recipes that harness the power of plants to enhance wellness and toxi…

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Kitchen pharmacy meets green cleaning and natural beauty in this comprehensive handbook. Expert herbalist Pip Waller provides 501 recipes that harness the power of plants to enhance wellness and toxin-free living. Within these pages, you’ll find a wealth of information about growing, collecting, preserving and preparing herbs for a variety of purposes … from cleaning products to food and drink, medicines, beauty products, and more. Attractive and easy to use, The Herbal Handbook for Home and Health includes growing tips and profiles of herbs, guidelines for setting up an herbalist's kitchen, and techniques to make everything from tinctures to tonics. A valuable resource for anyone affected by allergies or sensitivities, this compendium is handsomely produced with two-color printing throughout and more than 300 striking illustrations.

The handbook includes contributions from herbalists from around the world and encompasses recipes that range from simple to complex. Seasoned herbalists as well as those just beginning to explore the world of herbs will find something to start their own nontoxic, nonallergenic domestic revolution.

The book includes:

  • A history of herbal lore
  • The herbalist's kitchen: equipment and procedures for harnessing the power of plants
  • Green cleaning products (from floor wax to stain removers)
  • Herbal pharmacy (from throat lozenges to hangover cures)
  • Nutritional supplements and detoxes
  • First aid (from anti-anxiety drops to bruise ointment)
  • Travel companions (insect repellant to anti-nausea drops)
  • Food and drink (breads, butters, wines, teas)
  • Beauty and balms (toothpaste to shampoo to lip balm)
  • Kitchen pharmacy
  • Food and drink
  • Personal care


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MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FAMILY HEALTH, 3RD EDITION


Paperback

Price: $6.99

Maintaining a healthy home and healthy family is, for the most part, everyone’s goal; however, achieving that goal may be a challenge. With the third edition of Guide to Family Health, Mother Earth Ne…

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Maintaining a healthy home and healthy family is, for the most part, everyone’s goal; however, achieving that goal may be a challenge. With the third edition of Guide to Family Health, Mother Earth News offers more than 215 tips for natural wellness as well as several popular articles featured in Mother Earth News on healthy and natural living.

Read how to have a healthy home by learning how common household problems can be solved without resorting to harsh chemicals. Discover how to make simple soaps with the easy and unique herbal homemade soap recipes found in this guide. If you are a new parent, learn home remedies for ear infections, stretch marks, colic and more. Six doctors share their favorite recipes to help naturally boost your family’s immunity – no drugstore needed. Find out how to make your backyard more productive and save money, increase your garden’s yield and maximize its resources.

More articles include:

  • The Very Best DIY Home Cleaning Recipes – Avoid harmful chemicals and save money by making your own household cleaners.
  • Get Better Faster – Shorten your family’s cold and flu recovery times with these 15 natural remedies.
  • 13 Reasons to Love (and Take) Probiotics – There are many reasons we should stock up on these friendly bacteria – from digestive health to neurological well-being.
  • Natural First-Aid Tips for Families – Use this beginners guide to make basic medicines that are safe and effective for the entire family.
  • Plant once, Eat for Years – Grow these perennial food plants and you’ll enjoy the fruits of your labors for many seasons to come.

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