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The Humanure Handbook

Author : Joseph C. Jenkins
ISBN : UVA:X030197209
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 60.48 MB
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Category: Gardening

The Humanure Handbook

Author : Joseph C. Jenkins
ISBN : 0964425890
Genre : Nature
File Size : 37.24 MB
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Written in laypeople's terms by a humanure composting practitioner with twenty years' experience, this book is for anyone interested in a unique topic that is fundamentally related to every human being on planet Earth.The second edition of The Humanure Handbook is completely revised, expanded, and updated, but retains that element of improbable humor that made this book an underground classic. This fascinating, one-of-a-kind book tells you how to safely recycle human manure, and includes color photographs of humanure-compost gardens, listings for international commercial compost toilet sources and manufacturers, and a list of backyard composting bin and compost thermometer retailers. This new edition also contains a chapter on alternative graywater systems; illustrated, step-by-step instructions for building a simple, low-cost, composting toilet for household, camp, or emergency use; current information about community-level composting; and the latest material on composting microbiology.
Category: Nature

Holy Shit

Author : Gene Logsdon
ISBN : 9781603583107
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 78.39 MB
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In his insightful new book, Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind, contrary farmer Gene Logsdon provides the inside story of manure-our greatest, yet most misunderstood, natural resource. He begins by lamenting a modern society that not only throws away both animal and human manure-worth billions of dollars in fertilizer value-but that spends a staggering amount of money to do so. This wastefulness makes even less sense as the supply of mined or chemically synthesized fertilizers dwindles and their cost skyrockets. In fact, he argues, if we do not learn how to turn our manures into fertilizer to keep food production in line with increasing population, our civilization, like so many that went before it, will inevitably decline. With his trademark humor, his years of experience writing about both farming and waste management, and his uncanny eye for the small but important details, Logsdon artfully describes how to manage farm manure, pet manure and human manure to make fertilizer and humus. He covers the field, so to speak, discussing topics like: How to select the right pitchfork for the job and use it correctly How to operate a small manure spreader How to build a barn manure pack with farm animal manure How to compost cat and dog waste How to recycle toilet water for irrigation purposes, and How to get rid ourselves of our irrational paranoia about feces and urine. Gene Logsdon does not mince words. This fresh, fascinating and entertaining look at an earthy, but absolutely crucial subject, is a small gem and is destined to become a classic of our agricultural literature.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Water Wise Home

Author : Laura Allen
ISBN : 9781603429207
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 34.94 MB
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Save the earth’s most precious resource while also saving yourself money. Laura Allen provides expert strategies for using water smartly and efficiently while fulfilling all of your home and garden needs. Learn how to create a water-wise landscape, reuse greywater, harvest rainwater, and even set up a waterless composting toilet. Offering proven techniques in clear and accessible language, The Water-Wise Home makes it easy to help the environment and lower your household operating costs through conserving water.
Category: House & Home

The Humanure Handbook

Author : Joseph C. Jenkins
ISBN : 096442584X
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 42.78 MB
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This book explains why people of the Western world do not compost their humanure, why we should, and how it can be done safely. Written by an expert with more than twenty years experience as an organic gardener, this book balances science and philosophy, data and humor. Learn how American attitudes towards waste differ from those of other cultures and how human waste impacts clean water supplies. Includes instructions for building your own outhouse and sawdust toilet.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Balance Point

Author : Joseph Jenkins
ISBN : 0964425858
Genre : Ecology
File Size : 42.9 MB
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Dr. Lucille Boggs, a maverick scientist at a large western university, had been uncovering answers as to why humans remain indifferent to the looming ecological collapse that jeopardizes the world today. Yet her untimely death in 1999 threatened to put an end to her extraordinary discoveries. Through an ingenious manipulation involving her Last Will and Testament, however, she manages to goad a nephew into following a mysterious trail she had so nearly completed -- a journey that takes him and his wife to remote territories, and ultimately, leads them back to the truths they hold inside.
Category: Ecology

The Slate Roof Bible 3rd Edition

Author : Joseph C. Jenkins
ISBN : 0964425823
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 71.39 MB
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Joseph Jenkins climbed on his first slate roof in 1968, authored the first edition of The Slate Roof Bible in 1997, and published the second edition in 2003. Both editions received national awards. Now, a dozen years later, Jenkins is still very active in the slate roofing industry. The third edition of the book reflects more than a decade of additional experience being passed on to the reader by the man who is arguably the foremost expert on slate roofs in the United States today. The third edition, hardbound, completely updates and expands the material in the second edition, with more emphasis on the craft of slate roof installation. Expanded sections include slate siding, eyebrow dormers, turrets, soldering, flashings, international slate, American slate history, slating styles, installation and repair tips, and trade secrets. Dozens of new color photographs have been added, as well as step-by-step illustrations and line drawings. This book is sure to become a classic. It belongs on the shelf of every architect, roofer, slate roof owner, architectural consultant, history buff, and anyone in the roofing industry.
Category: Architecture

Water Storage

Author : Art Ludwig
ISBN : 0964343363
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 50.55 MB
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"Describes how to store water for home, farm, and small communities."--P. ii.
Category: Architecture

Liquid Gold

Author : Carol Steinfeld
ISBN : 0966678311
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 40.68 MB
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Every day, we urinate nutrients that can fertilize plants - plants to could be used for beautiful landscapes, food, fuel, and fiber. Instead, these nutrients are flushed away and treated at high cost. Or they are discharged to waters where they overfertilize and choke off aquatic life. Urine accounts for most of the nutrients in domestic wastewater, and it usually carries no disease risk. Liquid Gold: The Lore and Logic of Using Urine to Grow Plants tells you how to put it to work as a resource. Starting with a short history of urine use (from ritual to medicinal to even culinary) and a look at some unexpected urinals, Liquid Gold shows how urine is used worldwide to grow food and landscapes, while protecting the environment, saving its users the cost of fertilizer, and reconnecting people to the land and the nutrient cycles that sustain the. That's real flower power!
Category: Gardening

Compost Toilets

Author : Dave Darby
ISBN : 0956675115
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 45.80 MB
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Compost toilets reduce water usage, prevent pollution and produce fertiliser from a waste product. Built properly they can be attractive, family friendly and low maintenance. This DIY guide contains everything you need to know about building a compost toilet, plus proprietary models, decomposition, pathogens and hygiene, use and maintenance, environmental benefits, troubleshooting and further resources.
Category: Technology & Engineering