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        THE HOME ENERGY DIET

        Paul Scheckel
        Paperback

        Price: $6.00

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        Learn how to get the most bang for your energy buck. The Home Energy Diet, a Mother Earth News Book for Wiser Living, was designed to help readers take control of their personal energy usage and costs so they can save money, live more comfortably and help reduce environmental impacts. With rising energy costs, homeowners are beginning to examine the energy efficiency of their own homes, asking questions about where energy comes from and how much it costs, how to choose new appliances and what options exist for renewable energy.

        The Home Energy Diet answers all these questions and more while helping readers take control of their personal energy use and costs. Energy auditor Paul Scheckel first explores energy literacy, and then describes how your home uses and looses energy you pay for through electricity, hot water, heating and air conditioning, windows, walls and insulation.

        The Home Energy Diet involves readers in learning about their own homes by: measuring, metering, investigating and considering habits related to household energy use; learning how to quantify energy consumption and cost and making informed decisions about cost-effective improvements and upgrades. The book explores the misunderstood concept of efficiency versus cost by comparing fuel costs and equipment choices, including the possibility of using renewable energy for meeting home energy needs. This authoritative guide makes efficiency fun through personal anecdotes and humorous tales-from-the-basement energy misadventures.

        About the author:

        Paul Scheckel is an energy auditor who has visited thousands of homes, educating people about energy efficiency, cost-effective improvements and indoor air quality. With a passion for efficiency and renewables, he walks the talk by living in a solar-powered house and driving a car powered by vegetable oil in his home state of Vermont.

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        THE HOMEOWNER'S GUIDE TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

        Dan Chiras
        Paperback

        Price: $28.95

        This Mother Earth News Book for Wiser Living helps you understand the sometimes confusing array of renewable energy technologies and techniques, plus shows how you can slash energy bills.

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        This Mother Earth News Book for Wiser Living helps you understand the sometimes confusing array of renewable energy technologies and techniques, plus shows how you can slash energy bills.

        The 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.

        This 290-page book opens with basic facts about energy and an outline of likely impacts of fossil fuel shortages. It discusses how to conserve energy and cut heating bills, and how to prepare for renewable energy options. Focusing on strategies for replacing specific fuels, the book then examines each practical energy option available to homeowners.

        The 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.

        About the author:

        Dan Chiras is the father of two boys, and the author of more than 20 books on environmental issues and sustainability. He teaches courses on renewable energy, green building and sustainability at Colorado College. His free time is spent mountain biking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, playing music and gardening with his boys.

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        BEST OF MOTHER EARTH NEWS: HEAT YOUR HOME FOR FREE E-BOOK

        Mother Earth News
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        Price: $10.00

        Heat Your Home for Free is a collection of classic articles exclusively from Mother Earth News that shows how simple solar systems can heat your home, garage, shop, barn, commercial building — just about any structure with a south-facing wall. The heat comes from solar energy, and it’s free. Best of all, this e-handbook shows how you can design, build and install solar-powered heating systems yourself! We’ve compiled our best articles on do-it-yourself solar heating, from the early days of the magazine right up to the present. 47 pages.

        INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

        Buy this e-book for your Kindle reader! Visit Amazon to purchase your Kindle version today!

        *E-Books are Eco-friendly! By supporting digital products like this one you help conserve resources and energy that comes with printing standard books. Order your downloadable E-book and start reading today!

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        BEST OF MOTHER EARTH NEWS: NATURAL BUILDING METHODS E-BOOK

        Mother Earth News
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        Price: $10.00

        If you want to build an environmentally friendly house, garage or barn from natural materials, this is the e-book for you. Explore the pros and cons of building with straw, logs, cordwood, earth and local lumber. Learn how to manage local building codes and inspections. And find out how you can design any home to take advantage of solar heat and natural cooling.

        Plus, we've included extra articles on green roofing options, used building materials and choosing the perfect plaster.

        INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

        Buy this e-book for your Kindle reader! Visit Amazon to purchase your Kindle version today!

        *E-Books are Eco-friendly! By supporting digital products like this one you help conserve resources and energy that comes with printing standard books. Order your downloadable E-book and start reading today!

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        MOTHER EARTH NEWS COMPLETE SET OF DIGITAL E-BOOKS

        Mother Earth News
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        Price: $49.95

        Bumper-to-bumper traffic, huge supermarket warehouses, outrageous utility bills — facts of every day life, right? Wrong! There is a better life. It’s simpler, healthier and more satisfying, and Mother…

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        Bumper-to-bumper traffic, huge supermarket warehouses, outrageous utility bills — facts of every day life, right? Wrong! There is a better life. It’s simpler, healthier and more satisfying, and Mother Earth News can help you live it. The Best of Mother Earth News: Original E-book Collection is a set of e-books featuring the best original content from the pages of the magazine.

        Each e-book explores topics ranging from renewable energy advice to practical homesteading solutions to creative natural building methods. Sustainability experts and novices alike will find what they’ve been looking for in this unmatched collection. This comprehensive set includes more than 500 pages of up-to-date tips, stories and diagrams – for one low price!

        Order today and receive an addition e-book, How to Choose Wind Power for Your Home, Farm or Business, at no additional cost. The complete set includes:

        INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with links** for the e-books on the confirmation page. Simply click on the individual e-book links (not the e-book set link) and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

        *E-Books are Eco-friendly! By supporting digital products like this one you help conserve resources and energy that comes with printing standard books. Order your downloadable E-book and start reading today!

        **Note: Upon purchase, you will be directed to a page with a link for the set and for each individual e-book. To download your e-books, please use the individual e-book links below the link for the set.

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        THE HUMAN-POWERED HOME

        Tamara Dean
        Paperback

        Price: $29.95

        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 fu…

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        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.

        The 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
        • The 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.

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        BEST OF MOTHER EARTH NEWS: HEAT YOUR HOME FOR FREE CD-ROM

        MOTHER EARTH NEWS
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        Price: $14.95

        Heat Your Home for Free is a collection of classic articles exclusively from Mother Earth News that shows how simple solar systems can heat your home, garage, shop, barn, commercial building — just ab…

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        Heat Your Home for Free is a collection of classic articles exclusively from Mother Earth News that shows how simple solar systems can heat your home, garage, shop, barn, commercial building — just about any structure with a south-facing wall. The heat comes from solar energy, and it’s free. Best of all, this e-handbook shows how you can design, build and install solar heating systems yourself! We’ve compiled our best articles on do-it-yourself solar heating, from the early days of the magazine right up to the present.

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        MEN GUIDE TO HOME ENERGY SAVINGS E-BOOK


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        Price: $6.99

        Mother Earth News: Guide To Home Energy Savings

        You’ll save money on home energy bills for years to come with this convenient collection of recent articles from Mother Earth News! The Guid…

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        Mother Earth News: Guide To Home Energy Savings

        You’ll save money on home energy bills for years to come with this convenient collection of recent articles from Mother Earth News! The Guide to Home Energy Savings filled with information on solar heating options, plus natural ways to cool your house. If you want to heat your home for free, you can find instructions for building a DIY solar heating system. And if you’re planning to remodel or build a new home, the Guide includes articles to help you make your home super-energy efficient by tapping the free energy of the sun.

        Considering new, energy-efficient appliances or windows? Maybe even heating with a woodstove? Learn what you need to know to spend your money wisely. Including a 3-page directory of more resources related to solar energy and energy efficiency.

        This is the downloadable e-book version of the Mother Earth News: Guide to Home Energy Savings Bookazine. To order a print copy by mail, click here.

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        CREATING CUSTOM GARDEN SPACES ON CD-ROM


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        Price: $19.95

        This e-book on CD-ROM is packed with 20 customizable designs, gardening tips and tricks and conventional wisdom about the many uses of herbs. Creating Custom Garden Spaces is a fabulous guide to plann…

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        This e-book on CD-ROM is packed with 20 customizable designs, gardening tips and tricks and conventional wisdom about the many uses of herbs. Creating Custom Garden Spaces is a fabulous guide to planning an organized, beautiful and practical garden for any space, large or small. Whether you’re a first-timer or an avid gardener, our detailed illustrations and maps will help give your garden personality with our easily understandable designs, including:

        • Mexican herb and green salad food gardens
        • Medicinal herb gardens
        • Gardens for pots and for tight spaces
        • Fragrant and flowering herb gardens
        • Gardens for children
        • Gardens that prevent deer
        • Fence line and mailbox gardens
        • Hammock and walkway gardens
        • Gardens designed for use with a rain barrel
        • Gardens that attract birds and butterflies
        With the help of this convenient digital handbook, you’ll learn about companion planting and building raised beds. You'll also learn about medicinal uses for herbs. With this great resource, creating a custom garden will be easy and enjoyable.

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        Also available: Creating Custom Garden Spaces as a downloadable e-book

        *PC requirements: CD-ROM drive, Adobe Acrobat Reader (available from Adobe.com)

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        TOWARD A ZERO ENERGY HOME

        David Johnston/Scott Gibson
        Paperback

        Price: $13.71

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        A "zero energy" home — a home that produces as much energy as it consumes — is an idea whose time has come. By reduc…

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        A "zero energy" home — a home that produces as much energy as it consumes — is an idea whose time has come. By reducing or eliminating utility bills, zero energy homes offer a new direction for housing in America. It is a win-win for the homeowner, for the planet and for a new generation of builders who are building houses that better meet the energy challenges ahead of us all.

        With unequaled knowledge and a passion for the subject, authors David Johnston and Scott Gibson explore the design and construction of energy self-sufficient houses from start to finish and feature 12 houses that were built for zero energy living.

        About the authors:

        A leader in the green building movement, David Johnston is the author of Green From the Ground Up and founder of Green Building and What's Working. His approach to green building has been embraced by building professionals, municipalities, homeowners and sustainability advocates nationwide. Co-author Scott Gibson is a freelance writer and longtime contributing editor to Fine Homebuilding magazine.

        Recommended Product for Wiser Living: Today, more than ever before, our society is seeking ways to live more conscientiously. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, MOTHER EARTH NEWS is recommending books to readers. For 40 years, MOTHER EARTH NEWS has been North America’s “Original Guide to Living Wisely,” creating books and magazines for people with a passion for self-reliance and a desire to live in harmony with nature.

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