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HOW TO BUILD WITH GRID BEAM

Phil & Richard Jergenson
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How To Build With Grid Beam is a Mother Earth News book that will help you become familiar with the modular, reusable building system that is fast, easy, affordable and virtually goof-proof.

Grid beam's modular pieces and bolt-together construction make the system fast and straightforward to work with. It has all the advantages of an industrial building system: standard, modular sizes; uniform materials; and interchangeable parts. Projects knock flat and are easy to transport. Since the pieces can be used over and over again, grid beam is easy both on your wallet and on the environment — the authors have been using some of their components for over 30 years.

How to Build with Grid Beam includes hundreds of photos of real projects built over a 60-year period, showing the many uses of grid beam, from shelves for college students to projects involving alternative energy. The versatility of grid beam is inspiring, for beginners, more experienced do-it-yourselfers, and innovators who will develop their own designs. Even school-age children can use grid beam to build simple projects.

About the Contributor(s):
Phil Jergenson is an innovator who built the first grid beam vehicle.

Richard Jergenson built his first grid beam project in 1977.

Wilma Keppel is a writer and editor who is also a welder, carpenter and grid beam builder.

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TO PLEAD OUR OWN CAUSE

Editors:Kevin Bales, Zoe Trodd
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To Plead Our Own Cause contains ninety-five narratives by slaves and former slaves from around the globe. Told in the words of slaves themselves, the narratives movingly and eloquently chronicle the horrors of contemporary slavery, the process of becoming free, and the challenges faced by former slaves as they build a life in freedom.


An editors' introduction lays out the historical, economic, and political background to modern slavery, the literary tradition of the slave narrative, and a variety of ways we can all help end slavery today. Halting the contemporary slave trade is one of the great human-rights issues of our time. But just as slavery is not over, neither is the will to achieve freedom, “plead” the cause of liberation, and advocate abolition. Putting the slave's voice back at the heart of the abolitionist movement, To Plead Our Own Cause gives occasion for both action and hope. Paperback, 272 pages.

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BEST OF MOTHER EARTH NEWS: GARDENING MADE EASY CD-ROM

MOTHER EARTH NEWS
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Whether you're interested in starting a new garden or improving last year's bed, Mother Earth News' Gardening Made Easy E-Book has something for you. This new collection of articles guides you through the complete gardening process, from soil preparation to timing your harvest to get the best flavor for your efforts.

These helpful, informative articles come directly from our pages. We've combed through the Mother Earth News archive and put together the best pieces on everything from building fertile soil and finding and growing great seeds to choosing a tiller and building versatile, inexpensive hoop houses to improve your planting options and harvest.

Today's increased fuel costs continue to drive up the price of supermarket goods. News reports of the threats posed by chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers to both people and the environment appear with increasing frequency. In the midst of conflicting reports and often confusing information, homegrown food is a simple, healthful alternative for you and your family. Good for your pocketbook, great for your health and easy on the environment, a backyard garden is a win-win solution to many of the obstacles faced in today's conscientious living.

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BEST OF MOTHER EARTH NEWS: NATURAL BUILDING METHODS CD-ROM

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If you want to build an environmentally friendly house, garage or barn from natural materials, this is the ultimate guide 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 solar heat and natural cooling.

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

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BEST OF MOTHER EARTH NEWS: HOW TO CHOOSE WIND POWER CD-ROM


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Discover the wonders of wind power! With growing concerns about climate change, pollution and the rising costs of fossil fuels, today there's more demand for clean, renewable energy than ever before. Wind power has enormous potential to meet that need, but what does that mean to you and your community?

Wondering what it would cost to put a turbine on your property? This guide tells you how to find out. Want to learn more about how communities can produce their own clean, price-stable power? This guide explains the great potential of local wind projects. How to Choose Wind Power will help you understand how wind turbines can be good choices for homeowners, farmers, small businesses and rural communities.

Learn from detailed case studies and explanations of issues such as net metering, battery storage, types of turbines, concerns about noise, impact on wildlife and more. Find out how to evaluate your wind resource and what factors make a wind project successful.

Mother Earth News has been writing about renewable energy for more than 30 years. Our brand new, completely up-to-date guide was developed in partnership with the International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology. This guide will help you understand the big picture of wind power, and the potential of wind projects big and small as a sustainable source of energy. Order your copy and start learning more about wind power today!

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BUILD IT YOURSELF E-BOOK ON CD-ROM


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Mother Earth News has been a leading source for DIY project plans and advice for over 30 years — and we’ve compiled 14 of the best projects in this convenient 47-page e-book for beginner and intermediate do-it-yourselfers. Learn how to build furniture, handle home plumbing, and many other skills for becoming more self-reliant. Projects include:

  • Woodworking Basics
  • Build a Solar Food Dehydrator
  • How to Unclog Drains
  • Build a Cozy Cabin
  • Make Safe Paint
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Also available: Mother Earth News Complete Set of Digital E-Books.

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NATURAL HOME STAINLESS STEEL SPOON REST W/ BAMBOO ACCENTS


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Avoid the mess of stirring and cooking with this 10.5-inch-long, handsome and understated spoon rest from Natural Home. Made of stainless steel with light brown bamboo accents, this practical kitchen accessory will save you extra clean-up time while lending its uniquely natural beauty to the most-used room in your home.

Tough, durable and lightweight, bamboo is a natural in the kitchen. One of nature's most sustainable resources, bamboo is stronger than oak and reaches maturity in just four years — without pesticides. Bamboo's density makes it naturally water-resistant, which inhibits germs and bacteria. It won't scratch your pans like metal and doesn't absorb moisture like conventional wood.

Though used like timber, bamboo is a grass that self-propagates as it spreads underground via a network of rhizomes. A white oak tree takes 120 years to grow to maturity; bamboo takes three-and-a-half to seven years. This self-regenerating plant grows without pesticides and needs very little water; some species grow as much as 3 feet a day. Because of its fast growth rate, bamboo sequesters carbon dioxide at faster rates than hardwood trees — another bonus for the environment.

Stainless steel does not leach chemicals. The stainless steel used is 93 percent recycled.

Care instructions: Hand wash only.
Manufactured in China.

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NATURAL HOME STAINLESS STEEL & BAMBOO HAND GRATER


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With its attractive, natural bamboo accents and its 4-by-6-inch, durable stainless steel grating surface, this hand grater is the perfect addition to any kitchen.

Tough, durable and lightweight, bamboo is a natural in the kitchen. One of nature's most sustainable resources, bamboo is stronger than oak and reaches maturity in just four years — without pesticides. Bamboo's density makes it naturally water-resistant, which inhibits germs and bacteria. It won't scratch your pans like metal and doesn't absorb moisture like conventional wood.

Though used like timber, bamboo is a grass that self-propagates as it spreads underground via a network of rhizomes. A white oak tree takes 120 years to grow to maturity; bamboo takes three-and-a-half to seven years. This self-regenerating plant grows without pesticides and needs very little water; some species grow as much as 3 feet a day. Because of its fast growth rate, bamboo sequesters carbon dioxide at faster rates than hardwood trees — another bonus for the environment.

Stainless steel does not leach chemicals. The stainless steel used is 93 percent recycled. The grade of the stainless steel used is 18.8.

The editors at Natural Home & Garden have selected this and other stainless steel and bamboo cooking utensils because they are durable, safe and environmentally-friendly.

"I love the products, which are now available online and will soon be in Target stores nationwide. They're just the right combination of sustainable materials, good design and affordability. … We wanted our products to be affordable for everyone, which meant they had to be manufactured overseas (my biggest compromise, honestly). They're currently being made in Spain, India and China, though we're actively seeking out U.S. companies to partner with us for the next round. Our agents have inspected all of the factories we're working with, and no children or forced laborers are involved in making them. All workers are paid fair wages."

—Robyn Griggs Lawrence, Editor-at-Large of Natural Home & Garden

Care instructions: Hand wash only.
Manufactured in China.

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NATURAL HOME 4-INCH STAINLESS STEEL STRAINER


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Cook safely and stylishly with this handsome, versatile Natural Home 4-inch strainer. Made from stainless steel with a light brown bamboo handle, this sleek utensil will add natural beauty to any kitchen décor.

Tough, durable and lightweight, bamboo is a natural in the kitchen. One of nature's most sustainable resources, bamboo is stronger than oak and reaches maturity in just four years — without pesticides. Bamboo's density makes it naturally water-resistant, which inhibits germs and bacteria. It won't scratch your pans like metal and doesn't absorb moisture like conventional wood.

Though used like timber, bamboo is a grass that self-propagates as it spreads underground via a network of rhizomes. A white oak tree takes 120 years to grow to maturity; bamboo takes three-and-a-half to seven years. This self-regenerating plant grows without pesticides and needs very little water; some species grow as much as 3 feet a day. Because of its fast growth rate, bamboo sequesters carbon dioxide at faster rates than hardwood trees — another bonus for the environment.

Stainless steel does not leach chemicals. The stainless steel used is 93 percent recycled. The grade of the stainless steel used is 18.8.

The editors at Natural Home & Garden have selected this and other stainless steel and bamboo cooking utensils because they are durable, safe and environmentally-friendly.

Care instructions: Hand wash only.
Manufactured in China.

40.

GETTING A GRIP 2

Frances Moore Lappé
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In Getting a Grip 2, Frances Moore Lappé, author of the groundbreaking Diet for a Small Planet, speaks to everyone distressed by the state of our world. In a vibrant, intimate voice, she challenges us to re-examine outdated assumptions about who we are and how the world works. She then weaves surprising facts and stories of courage into a novel narrative of meaning and action.

Drawing on breakthroughs from neuroscience to anthropology, Lappé offers us a way of seeing possibility based not in wishful thinking but hard evidence.

Getting a Grip 2, thoroughly rewritten for this moment, shows us how reframing the very meaning of democracy, power, fear, courage and even hope itself, can free us to create the lives and the world we really want.

Lappé's startling message leaves readers feeling liberated and courageous.

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