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How To Grow Fresh Air

Author : B. C. Wolverton
ISBN : 0297844776
Genre : House plants
File Size : 39.15 MB
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Plants are the lungs of the earth: they produce the oxygen that makes life possible, add precious moisture, and filter toxins. Houseplants can perform these essential functions in your home or office with the same efficiency as a rainforest in our biosphere. In research designed to create a breathable environment for a NASA lunar habitat, noted scientist Bill Wolverton discovered that houseplants are the best filters of common pollutants, such as ammonia, formaldehyde and benzene - chemicals released by furniture, carpets, building materials and photocopiers and then trapped by closed ventilation, leading to a host of respiratory and allergic problems now called Sick Building Syndrome. Here Dr Wolverton shows you how to grow 50 plants as accessible and trouble-free as the tulip and Boston fern. He rates each plant for its effectiveness in removing various pollutants. Studies show we spend around 80% of our lives indoors which means good indoor air is vital for good health. How to Grow Fresh Air will show you how to purify the environment that has the most impact on you.
Category: House plants

How To Grow And Create Fresh Air

Author : Ayaka Etsuko
ISBN : 1724732307
Genre : Air quality management
File Size : 83.88 MB
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Every year millions of people suffer from lack of proper oxygen. In a world full of pollution, toxins, and non-friendly chemicals, fresh air has never been so important. Indoor plants benefit everyone from children with allergies, to seniors with COPD. Many of these toxins build up in the body and cause a variety of chronic diseases and health issues, such as cancers, infertility, and asthma. In fact, many of them can be found in a frightening percentage of areas around the home. You see, many homeowners decide on random plants to grow in their home completely disregarding the type of house plant they need to purify the air, along with potential toxins from plant choice"--Amazon.com.
Category: Air quality management

The Mom S Guide To Growing Your Family Green

Author : Terra Wellington
ISBN : 1429964634
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 75.19 MB
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With the multitude of green choices available, how can moms determine what will be best for their families—and the environment? Terra Wellington has the answers. This user-friendly and invaluable resource is packed with hundreds of easy green how-tos including: • Shopping: Get the most bang for your buck by purchasing organic foods that would otherwise have high pesticide residue, like apples, grapes, green peppers, peaches, and pears. • Kitchen: Save money and water by scraping—not rinsing— dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Today's models are so efficient that rinsing is not necessary. • Home office: Screensavers don't save energy. Instead have the computer switch to sleep mode when idle.
Category: Health & Fitness

Peak Oil Prep

Author : Mick Winter
ISBN : 9780965900041
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 37.49 MB
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How you can help your family, neighborhood and community prepare for Peak Oil, climate change, and economic collapse and live a more sustainable, money-saving lifestyle. A practical handbook of ideas, suggestions, and book and Internet resources.
Category: House & Home

Plants

Author : B. C. Wolverton
ISBN : 8174367519
Genre : Nature
File Size : 56.63 MB
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Though essential to our existance, plants get sidelined in the hustle and bustle of city life. The revolutionary concept of 'eco-landscaping' heralds the effort to bring greenery back into the concrete jungle we inhabit. Plants: Why You Can't Live Without Them explores how our homes and offices can be made healthier and more cheerful with plants. Air-conditioned rooms, synthetic building materials and inadequate ventilation cause numerous respiratory and nervous disorders. The mere presence of plants has been proved to lessen enviornmental pollution, increase labour productivity and reduce the cost of healthcare.Plants also provide medical herbs and nutritious food that go a very long in extending our lifespan.From the refreshening up of indoor space, to creating a variety of gardens, and to natural methods of waste recycling, Plants elaborates the diverse means by which to enhance our living. Produced after many years of scientific research and data collection, this book is a comprehensive study of the amazing benefits of plants, which are nature's gift to us and provide us sustenance. Dr. B.C. 'Bill' Wolverton is a retired NASA scientist and has received numerous patents and wards for his pioneering research into enviromental pollution. He lectured throughout the world and his publication include Eco-friendly Houseplants(or How to Grow Fresh Air), now in fifteen translations, and Growing Clean Water-Nature's Solution to Water Pollution. Kozaburo Takenaka, Founder of Takenaka Garden Afforestation, the topmost plant leasing company in Japan, has created many styles of green enviroments in all manner of indoor and outdoor spaces. He has conducted research with universities into green plant related technologies, with experiments in natural and artificial enviroments, soil developement and water resources.
Category: Nature

Star Ark

Author : Rachel Armstrong
ISBN : 9783319310428
Genre : Science
File Size : 79.96 MB
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As space ventures have become more numerous, leading scientists and theorists have offered ways of building a living habitat in a hostile environment, taking an ‘ecosystems’ view of space colonization. The contributors to this volume take a radical multi-disciplinary view of the challenge of human space colonization through the ongoing project Persephone. This book fundamentally challenges prevalent ideas about sustainability and proposes a new approach to resource austerity and conservation and providing truly sustainable approaches that are life-promoting. Readers will learn the details of the plans for Persephone – a real project that is part of the company Icarus Interstellar’s plans for the design and engineering of a living interior on a worldship to be constructed in Earth’s orbit within 100 years. Although the timeframe itself is only an estimate, since it is contingent on many significant developments, including funding and technological advances, the industry consensus is that within 100 years we will see manned space exploration beyond our solar system. This notion is shared by organizations such as the Initiative for Interstellar Studies and the DARPA-funded 100-year starship project. This book specifically develops the principles for the construction of a living habitat within a worldship – a multi-generational starship that contains its own world that supports colonists as it travels across great distances between stars at a speed much slower than light. Far from being a sterile industrial setup, such as the ISS, or even being a bucolic suburbia as proposed by Gerard O’Neill in the 1970s, this worldship will provide the pre-conditions for sustaining life beyond Earth’s environment, which may also lead to the evolution of non-terrestrial ecologies. Drawing on the principles of ecopoiesis and insights offered by the Biosphere 2 experiment that demonstrated what we have to learn about ecosystem construction, this book proposes first designing the soils of such a space. It should then be possible to set up the conditions that a first generation of colonists may experience in leaving our solar system to find new worlds to settle - perhaps in spreading life throughout the universe. Although the book takes a unique view of ecology and sustainability within the setting of a traveling starship it is equally concerned with the human experience on artificial worlds. Chapters come from a range of multi disciplinary thinkers who shed light on the brave new future ahead from different angles.
Category: Science

Living Homes

Author : Thomas J. Elpel
ISBN : 1892784181
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 64.61 MB
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The house of your dreams does not have to be expensive. Living Homes takes you through the planning process to design an energy- and resource-efficient home that won't break the bank. Then, from the footings on up to the roof, author Thomas J. Elpel guides you through the nuts and bolts of slipform stone masonary, tilt-up stone walls, log home construction, building with straw bales, terra tile floors, concrete countertops, windows and doors, solar water systems, masonry heaters, framing, plumbing, greywater, septic systems, swamp filters, painting, and much more.
Category: Architecture

Transactions On Engineering Technologies

Author : Gi-Chul Yang
ISBN : 9789401788328
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 62.12 MB
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This book contains revised and extended research articles written by prominent researchers participating in the international conference on Advances in Engineering Technologies and Physical Science (London, U.K., 3-5 July, 2013). Topics covered include mechanical engineering, bioengineering, internet engineering, image engineering, wireless networks, knowledge engineering, manufacturing engineering, and industrial applications. The book offers state of art of tremendous advances in engineering technologies and physical science and applications, and also serves as an excellent reference work for researchers and graduate students working with/on engineering technologies and physical science.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Main Street Vegan

Author : Victoria Moran
ISBN : 9781101580622
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 36.81 MB
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Hollywood celebrities are doing it. Corporate moguls are doing it. But what about those of us living in the real world—and on a real budget? Author and holistic health practitioner Victoria Moran started eating only plants nearly thirty years ago, raised her daughter, Adair, vegan from birth, and maintains a sixty-pound weight loss. In Main Street Vegan, Moran offers a complete guide to making this dietary and lifestyle shift with an emphasis on practical "baby steps," proving that you don’t have to have a personal chef or lifestyle coach on speed dial to experience the physical and spiritual benefits of being a vegan. This book provides practical advice and inspiration for everyone—from Main Street to Wall Street, and everywhere between. "Finally, a book that isn't preaching to the vegan choir, but to the people in the pews—and the ones who can’t fit in those pews. This is a book for the Main Street majority who aren’t vegans. Once you read this, you'll know it's possible to get healthy and enjoy doing it—even if you live in Paramus or Peoria."—Michael Moore "A great read for vegans and aspiring vegans."—Russell Simmons "Yet another divine gift from Victoria Moran. Main Street Vegan covers it all—inspiration, information, and out of this world recipes. This book is a gem."—Rory Freedman, co-author Skinny Bitch "Main Street Vegan is exactly the guide you need to make changing the menu effortless. Victoria Moran covers every aspect of plant-based eating and cruelty-free living, with everything you need to make healthy changes stick."—Neal Barnard, MD, president, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and NY Times bestselling author of 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart "A great book for anyone who's curious about veganism. It shows that not all vegans are weirdos like me."—Moby
Category: Health & Fitness

Homemade Cleaners

Author : Dionna Ford
ISBN : 9781612433134
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 29.73 MB
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Category: House & Home