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Author : Abigail R. Gehring
ISBN : 9781602397477
Genre : Architecture
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A companion guide to the best-selling Back to Basics shares recommendations for identifying and incorporating green lifestyle choices, covering practices ranging from container gardening and keeping chickens to using rainwater and supporting sustainable restaurants.
Category: Architecture

Homesteading As Social Protest

Author : Vivien Ellen Rose
ISBN : CORNELL:31924073146874
Genre : Collective settlements
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Homesteading Two Prairie Seasons

Author : Edward West
ISBN : 9781446097946
Genre : House & Home
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Category: House & Home

The Urban Homesteading Catalogue

Author : Urban Systems Research & Engineering
ISBN : PURD:32754050014749
Genre : Federal aid to community development
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Category: Federal aid to community development


Author : Percy Wollaston
ISBN : 0140279156
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Homesteading' is a first-person recollection of a pioneer family's attempt to carve a prosperous new life out of the harsh, 'inexorable' land around Ismay, Montana, in the early years of this century. Told in a clear, straightforward style, this unsentimental narrative chronicles the backbreaking labors and simple pleasures of pioneer folk scratching out a living in a pitiless and uncooperative terrain. From such workaday details of life as the construction of a house, trapping and hunting, and courtships and funerals, to the encroaching signs of the outside world - county extension agents, the sinking of the Titanic, and the Great War - Homesteading is a rich and unflinching view of days past in the American West. Never thinking of publication, Percy Wollaston wrote his memoir in the 1970s for his grandchildren and handed the pages to his son, saying, 'nothing much, probably not worth the trouble of reading.' On the contrary, as Jonathan Raban discovered; the manuscript was one of the chief sources of his bestselling, award-winning Bad Land. Raban's eloquent Foreword puts Wollaston's narrative in historical and cultural perspective.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Urban Homesteading

Author : Rachel Kaplan
ISBN : 9781616080549
Genre : Gardening
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Teaches self-reliance, sustainability, and green living in urban areas, from growing food with limited space and making solar cookers to raising chickens.
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Homesteading The Plains

Author : Richard Edwards
ISBN : 9781496202291
Genre : History
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"Homesteading the Plains offers a bold new look at the history of homesteading, overturning what for decades has been the orthodox scholarly view. The authors begin by noting the striking disparity between the public's perception of homesteading as a cherished part of our national narrative and most scholars' harshly negative and dismissive treatment. Homesteading the Plains reexamines old data and draws from newly available digitized records to reassess the current interpretation's four principal tenets: homesteading was a minor factor in farm formation, with most Western farmers purchasing their land; most homesteaders failed to prove up their claims; the homesteading process was rife with corruption and fraud; and homesteading caused Indian land dispossession. Using data instead of anecdotes and focusing mainly on the nineteenth century, Homesteading the Plainsdemonstrates that the first three tenets are wrong and the fourth only partially true. In short, the public's perception of homesteading is perhaps more accurate than the one scholars have constructed. Homesteading the Plainsprovides the basis for an understanding of homesteading that is startlingly different from current scholarly orthodoxy. "--
Category: History

At Home In Nature

Author : Rebecca Kneale Gould
ISBN : 0520937864
Genre : Religion
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Motivated variously by the desire to reject consumerism, to live closer to the earth, to embrace voluntary simplicity, or to discover a more spiritual path, homesteaders have made the radical decision to go "back to the land," rejecting modern culture and amenities to live self-sufficiently and in harmony with nature. Drawing from vivid firsthand accounts as well as from rich historical material, this gracefully written study of homesteading in America from the late nineteenth century to the present examines the lives and beliefs of those who have ascribed to the homesteading philosophy, placing their experiences within the broader context of the changing meanings of nature and religion in modern American culture. Rebecca Kneale Gould investigates the lives of famous figures such as Henry David Thoreau, John Burroughs, Ralph Borsodi, Wendell Berry, and Helen and Scott Nearing, and she presents penetrating interviews with many contemporary homesteaders. She also considers homesteading as a form of dissent from consumer culture, as a departure from traditional religious life, and as a practice of environmental ethics.
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The Homesteading Handbook

Author : Abigail R. Gehring
ISBN : 9781616082659
Genre : House & Home
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Explains how to grow an organic garden, preserve the food one grows, build alternate-energy devices by hand, identify edible wild foods, conserve water, handcraft household items and much more, in a book with 500 full-color illustrations. Original.
Category: House & Home

Urban Homesteading

Author : Urban Systems Research & Engineering
ISBN : UOM:39015037285635
Genre : Urban homesteading
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