Do It Yourself Sustainable Water Projects

Author: Paul Dempsey
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071794239
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A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUILDING 10 INEXPENSIVE PROJECTS THAT HELP YOU CONSERVE WATER ... SO SIMPLE YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF! People can live without SUVs, jet travel, and numerous other luxuries. But no life, human or otherwise, can survive without our most precious natural resource: water. Do-it-Yourself Sustainable Water Projects offers a basis for understanding the importance of conserving water, explains how the lack of it affects different regions around the world, and provides practical information on how to collect, store, purify, and drill for this magical substance. In this easy-to-follow guide, master mechanic Paul Dempsey provides costeffective ways we can reduce or eliminate our dependence on public water supplies. Everything you need to know to create 10 inexpensive water projects is here -- from collecting rainwater and air conditioner condensate to properly drilling and constructing pump systems. These projects are accompanied by step-by-step instructions, drawings, photos, and even sources for inexpensive parts -- so you can do it yourself. Whether you're interested in becoming knowledgeable about insufficient global water supplies or you just want to conserve water -- from creating a composting toilet to building a rainwater harvesting system -- this book is an effective way to help save our most critical resource. Do-it-Yourself Sustainable Water Projects includes information on: 10 inexpensive water projects How to adjust behavior to conserve water List of resources including web sites, published texts, and vendors Calculating your "water footprint" Pumps and related components Easy-to-follow ways to drill for water Getting water from air "Water vulnerability"

Do It Yourself Sustainable Water Projects Collect Store Purify And Drill For Water

Author: Paul Dempsey
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071794220
Size: 46.30 MB
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A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUILDING 10 INEXPENSIVE PROJECTS THAT HELP YOU CONSERVE WATER … SO SIMPLE YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF! People can live without SUVs, jet travel, and numerous other luxuries. But no life, human or otherwise, can survive without our most precious natural resource: water. Do-it-Yourself Sustainable Water Projects offers a basis for understanding the importance of conserving water, explains how the lack of it affects different regions around the world, and provides practical information on how to collect, store, purify, and drill for this magical substance. In this easy-to-follow guide, master mechanic Paul Dempsey provides costeffective ways we can reduce or eliminate our dependence on public water supplies. Everything you need to know to create 10 inexpensive water projects is here -- from collecting rainwater and air conditioner condensate to properly drilling and constructing pump systems. These projects are accompanied by step-by-step instructions, drawings, photos, and even sources for inexpensive parts -- so you can do it yourself. Whether you're interested in becoming knowledgeable about insufficient global water supplies or you just want to conserve water -- from creating a composting toilet to building a rainwater harvesting system -- this book is an effective way to help save our most critical resource. Do-it-Yourself Sustainable Water Projects includes information on: 10 inexpensive water projects How to adjust behavior to conserve water List of resources including web sites, published texts, and vendors Calculating your "water footprint" Pumps and related components Easy-to-follow ways to drill for water Getting water from air "Water vulnerability"

Build Your Own Autonomous Nerf Blaster

Author: Bryce Bigger
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071802762
Size: 33.33 MB
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Design and build your own robotic, Arduino-powered sentry blaster! Break out the big daddy blaster--and teach it to act on its own! Build Your Own Autonomous NERF Blaster walks you through cool DIY projects, such as working with motion sensors, remote monitors, and facial detection software, all while building up to the ultimate goal: a robotic NERF weapon that finds and fires on its targets! Have some serious fun along the way as you learn about creative coding with Processing and Arduino. Step-by-step instructions show you how to: Construct and mount a servo, NERF blaster, and webcam in harmonious alignment Program Processing to receive video, search it for a face, and then pass instructions to your Arduino board via USB cable Configure Arduino to process the message and instruct the servo to move to a new position Specify your target radius in Processing and, when met, send the message to Arduino that it's time to "open fire!"

Native American Survival Skills

Author: W. Ben Hunt
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1626366349
Size: 19.88 MB
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W. Ben Hunt, whose Sioux name was Tasunka Witko, traveled throughout the Midwest, living with several Native American tribes, finally settling near the site of the last Sioux uprising. Here he provides step-by-step instructions and exact dimensions to make Sioux ghost shirts, Plains Indian shields, box traps, Iniut snowshoes, and more. From making rawhide to putting the finishing touches on a pair of moccasins, beginners and seasoned woodsmen alike will enjoy making the tools and camp equipment that were used for centuries. Native American Survival Skills is a remarkable source of information about the Americans who first pioneered self-sufficient living. In it, there are lessons for all of us today.

Sustainable Revolution

Author: Juliana Birnbaum
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583946845
Size: 35.17 MB
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Urban gardeners. Native seed-saving collectives. Ecovillage developments. What is the connection between these seemingly disparate groups? The ecological design system of permaculture is the common thread that weaves them into a powerful, potentially revolutionary—or reevolutionary—movement. Permaculture is a philosophy based on common ethics of sustainable cultures throughout history that have designed settlements according to nature's patterns and lived within its bounds. As a movement that has been building momentum for the past 40 years, it now is taking form as a growing network of sites developed with the intention of regenerating local ecologies and economies. Permaculture strategies can be used by individuals, groups, or nations to address basic human needs such as food, water, energy, and housing. As a species, humans are being called forth to evolve, using our collective intelligence to meet the challenges of the future. Yet if we are to survive our collective planetary crisis, we need to revisit history, integrating successful systems from sustainable cultures. To boldly confront our position on the brink of the earth's carrying capacity and make changes that incorporate the wisdom of the past is truly revolutionary. Sustainable Revolution features the work of a worldwide network of visionaries, including journalists, activists, indigenous leaders and permaculturists such as David Holmgren, Vandana Shiva, Charles Eisenstein, Starhawk, Erik Assadourian, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Albert Bates, and Geoff Lawton. This beautifully photographed collection of profiles, interviews, and essays features 60 innovative community-based projects in diverse climates across the planet. Edited by anthropologist Juliana Birnbaum Fox and award-winning activist filmmaker Louis Fox, it can be read as an informal ethnography of an international culture that is modeling solutions on the cutting edge of social and environmental change. The research presented in the book frames the permaculture movement as a significant ally to marginalized groups, such as the urban poor and native communities resisting the pressures of globalization. Sustainable Revolution uplifts and inspires with its amazing array of dynamic activists and thriving, vibrant communities. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Water Quality Surveillance

Author: Guy Howard
Publisher: WEDC, Loughborough University
ISBN: 1843800039
Size: 71.24 MB
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This guide is designed to help staff who undertake surveillance and monitoring of water supplies in developing countries. It provides simple information on how data may be collected and explains the use of equipment and inspection techniques. It also provides example forms that can be easily photocopied, guidance on how monitoring data can be used to improve water supplies and water handling, and how reporting of information can be used to initiate dialogue with communities.

The Woodland Homestead

Author: Brett McLeod
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612123503
Size: 55.19 MB
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Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. You’ll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture for livestock; prune and coppice trees to make fuel, fodder, and furniture; build living fencing and shelters for animals; grow fruit trees and berries in a woodland orchard; make syrup from birch, walnut, or boxelder trees; and much more. Whether your property is entirely or only partly wooded, this is the guide you need to make the best use of it.

Milkwood

Author: Kirsten Bradley
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760637106
Size: 20.24 MB
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This beautifully presented book gives readers the nitty-gritty guide for five diverse ways to nourish ourselves from stewarding nature's abundance.' David Holmgren, co-originator of Permaculture 'This book may change your life and your community.' Costa Georgiadis 'Finally, the ultimate self-reliance manual from premier educational facilitator, Milkwood.' Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm 'A joyful guide to how to grow, eat and live in harmony with nature.' Indira Naidoo The skills that we learn bind our lives together. Do you want to know how to grow your own food? Or how to keep bees? How to forage for edible seaweed along the shoreline, or wild greens down by the stream? Maybe you're curious about growing mushrooms or how to grow the perfect tomato. You're invited to make these skills your own. Designed to be read with a pot of tea by your elbow and a notebook beside you, Milkwood is all you need to start living a more home-grown life. From DIY projects to wild fermented recipes, the in-depth knowledge and hands-on instruction contained in these pages will have your whole family fascinated and inspired to get growing, keeping, cooking and making. Milkwood is the name of Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar's first farm as well as their school where anyone can learn skills for down-to-earth living. Kirsten, Nick and a team of educators offer courses on topics contained in this book as well as permaculture design, natural building and much more. Kirsten and Nick live on a small regenerative farm near Daylesford, where many things from the sprouted grain they feed their chickens to ingredients that make up dinner is homegrown.

Living In The Environment Principles Connections And Solutions

Author: G. Tyler Miller
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133169546
Size: 15.28 MB
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Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.