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Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind

by Gene Logsdon & Brooke Budner

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...


The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food

by Janisse Ray

There is no despair in a seed. There's only life, waiting for the right conditions-sun and water, warmth and soil-to be set free. Everyday, millions upon millions of seeds lift their two green wings.

At no time...


Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World

by Michael C. Ruppert & Colin Campbell

The book that inspired the movie Collapse.

The world is running short of energy-especially cheap, easy-to-find oil. Shortages, along with resulting price increases, threaten industrialized civilization, the...


The Passive Solar House: Using Solar Design to Cool and Heat Your Home, 2nd Edition

by James Kachadorian

Revised and Expanded Edition - Includes CD-ROM with Custom Design Software

For the past ten years The Passive Solar House has offered proven techniques for building homes that heat and cool themselves, using...


Wind Energy Basics: A Guide to Home and Community-Scale Wind-Energy Systems, 2nd Edition

by Paul Gipe

The availability of clean, renewable power is without question going to be the defining challenge and goal of the 21st century, and wind will lead the way.

Internationally acclaimed wind energy expert Paul Gipe...


Small-Scale Grain Raising: An Organic Guide to Growing, Processing, and Using Nutritious Whole Grains for Home Gardeners and Local Farmers, 2nd Editio

by Gene Logsdon & Jerry O'Brien

First published in 1977, this book—from one of America’s most famous and prolific agricultural writers—became an almost instant classic among homestead gardeners and small farmers. Now fully updated and...


Atlas of American Artisan Cheese

by Jeffrey Roberts, Allison Hooper & Carlo Petrini

The Atlas of American Artisan Cheese is the first reference book of its kind and a must-have for every foodie's library. Jeffrey P. Roberts lavishes loving attention on the growing local food and farmstead movement...


Thinking in Systems: A Primer

by Donella Meadows & Diana Wright

In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained...


Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered

by Woody Tasch & Carlo Petrini

Could there ever be an alternative stock exchange dedicated to slow, small, and local? Could a million American families get their food from CSAs? What if you had to invest 50 percent of your assets within 50...


Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy, 2nd Edition

by Greg Pahl & Bill Mckibben

For anyone who is trying to keep up with the extremely rapid developments in the biodiesel industry, the second edition of Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy is an invaluable aid. The breathtaking speed...


Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, 2nd Edition

by Robyn Van En, Elizabeth Henderson & Joan Dye Gussow

To an increasing number of American families the CSA (community supported agriculture) is the answer to the globalization of our food supply. The premise is simple: create a partnership between local farmers...


Climate Solutions: A Citizen's Guide

by Peter Barnes & Bill Mckibben

Millions of Americans are demanding that all levels of government—local, state, and federal—take immediate and effective action to fight climate change. But there’s a big problem. Hundreds of policy ideas...


Mad Sheep: The True Story behind the USDA's War on a Family Farm

by Linda Faillace & Ronnie Cummins

In the mid-1990s Linda and Larry Faillace had a dream: they wanted to breed sheep and make cheese on their Vermont farm. They did the research, worked hard, followed the rules, and, after years of preparation...


Developments in Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Civil Engineering

by N Uddin

The use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials has had a dramatic impact on civil engineering techniques over the past three decades. FRPs are an ideal material for structural applications where...


Building Financial Models, Chapter 4 - Accounting for Modeling

by Guy Dore & Hannele Zubeck

This following chapter comes from Cold Regions Pavement Engineering, which prepares you to make the right decisions in areas where freezing temperatures, unstable soils, snow and ice, sparse population, and...


Interatomic Bonding in Solids: Fundamentals, Simulation, Applications

by Valim Levitin

The connection between a quantum behavior of the structure elements of a substance and the parameters that determine the macroscopic behavior of materials has a major influence on the properties exhibited by...


Recommendations on Piling (EA Pfähle)

by Alan Johnson & Deutsche Gesellschaft fr Geotechnik e.V.

This handbook provides a complete and detailed overview of piling systems and their application. The design and construction of piled foundations is based on Eurocode 7 and DIN 1054 edition 2010 as well as the...


Nuclear Electric Power: Safety, Operation, and Control Aspects

by J. Brian Knowles

Assesses the engineering of renewable sources for commercial power generation and discusses the safety, operation, and control aspects of nuclear electric power

From an expert who advised the European Commission...


Statistical Models and Methods for Reliability and Survival Analysis

by L?o Gerville-R?ache, Catherine Huber & Vincent Couallier

Statistical Models and Methods for Reliability and Survival Analysis brings together contributions by specialists in statistical theory as they discuss their applications providing up-to-date developments in...


Materials and Structures under Shock and Impact

by Patrice Bailly

In risk studies, engineers often have to consider the consequences of an accident leading to a shock on a construction. This can concern the impact of a ground vehicle or aircraft, or the effects of an explosion...