Earthen Floors

Autore: Sukita Reay Crimmel
Editore: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 155092561X
Grandezza: 56,20 MB
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Down and dirty – a complete step-by-step guide to making, installing and living with beautiful, all-natural earthen floors For most of human history, people have lived in durable, comfortable buildings made from natural materials such as soil, sand, rocks and fiber. All over the globe, these ancient traditions persist; a quarter to a third of the world's population today lives in houses built partially or entirely of earth. Conventional Western building techniques using industrial materials may save time and create efficiencies, but these perceived savings come at considerable financial and environmental cost. As well as boasting a unique and beautiful aesthetic, natural building techniques are accessible, affordable and nontoxic. Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated manual covering the history, use and maintenance of this attractive, practical flooring option. This detailed, fully-illustrated guide explains every part of the process, including: Sourcing and harvesting materials Preparing the subfloor Pouring, finishing and sealing the floor Living with and maintaining your earthen floor. Because information on creating quality earthen floors was not previously widely available, there have been some negative experiences. Drawing on the combined knowledge of the most qualified earthen floor practitioners, as well their own substantial experience, the authors deliver the definitive resource for this exciting technique, perfect for everyone from the novice to veteran builder.

Earthen Floors

Autore: Athena Swentzell Steen
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Grandezza: 50,69 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8759
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Earthen Floor Wall Tiles

Autore: United States Tariff Commission
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Grandezza: 25,90 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8369
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Building Your Straw Bale Home

Autore: Brian Hodge
Editore: Landlinks Press
ISBN: 0643092420
Grandezza: 66,59 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6739
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This practical guide is written especially for the owner-builder and provides step-by-step instructions supported by diagrams and photographs. It covers the construction process from site preparation through to foundations, concrete slabs, strip footings and stumps. Special techniques for straw bale construction and the integration of these techniques with those of conventional house building are also covered, including floors, timber wall-frames, ceilings and roof framing. Advice is offered on plumbing and electrical work in a straw bale house.

The Natural Building Companion

Autore: Jacob Deva Racusin
Editore: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603583394
Grandezza: 41,84 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1459
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"Natural buildings not only bring satisfaction to their makers and joy to their occupants, they also leave the gentlest footprint on the environment. In this complete reference to natural building philosophy, design, and technique, Jacob Deva Racusin andAce McArleton walk builders through planning and constructio.The Natural Building Companion--provides the tools necessary to understand basic principles of building science, including structural and thermal engineering, and hydrodynamics. This guide offers thorough, up-to-date, and advanced installation details and performance characteristics of straw-bale, straw-clay, woodchip-clay, and cellulose wall systems, as well as earthen and stone wall systems and a variety of framing, roofing, flooring, mechanical system, and finishing options. This fully-illustrated volume informs professionals making the transition from conventional building, homeowners embarking on their own construction, or green builders who want comprehensive guidance on natural-building options. The book, part of the The Yestermorrow Design/Build Library, is accompanied by an instructional DVD"--

Carpenter

Autore: United States. Department of the Army
Editore:
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Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Roman Woodworking

Autore: Roger Bradley Ulrich
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300103410
Grandezza: 78,19 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7398
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This book presents an authoritative and detailed survey of the art of woodworking in the ancient Roman world. Illustrated with over 200 line drawings and photographs, Roman Woodworking covers topics such as the training and guild memberships of Roman carpenters, woodworking tools and techniques, the role of timber in construction and the availability of trees, and interior woodwork and furniture making. It also includes an extensive glossary of fully defined terms. This comprehensive book displays the accomplishment of the Roman woodworkers and their high skill and knowledge of materials and tools. Ulrich helps bring to light the importance of wooden projects and structures in Roman daily life and provides a wealth of information not only for classicists but also for those interested in the history of technology and the history of woodworking.

Neve S The City And Country Purchaser And Builder S Dictionary

Autore: Richard NEVE (Philomath.)
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 13,78 MB
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Vista: 3741
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The City And Countrey Purchaser And Builder S Dictionary Or The Compleat Builder S Guide Shewing The Qualities Quantities Of All Materials Relating To Building By T N Philomath I E Richard Neve

Autore: T. N. (Philomath.)
Editore:
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Grandezza: 79,26 MB
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Adios To Tears

Autore: Seiichi Higashide
Editore: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295800585
Grandezza: 59,17 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1234
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Adios to Tears is the very personal story of Seiichi Higashide (1909�97), whose life in three countries was shaped by a bizarre and little-known episode in the history of World War II. Born in Hokkaido, Higashide emigrated to Peru in 1931. By the late 1930s he was a shopkeeper and community leader in the provincial town of Ica, but following the outbreak of World War II, he�along with other Latin American Japanese�was seized by police and forcibly deported to the United States. He was interned behind barbed wire at the Immigration and Naturalization Service facility in Crystal City, Texas, for more than two years. After his release, Higashide elected to stay in the U.S. and eventually became a citizen. For years, he was a leader in the effort to obtain redress from the American government for the violation of the human rights of the Peruvian Japanese internees. Higashide�s moving memoir was translated from Japanese into English and Spanish through the efforts of his eight children, and was first published in 1993. This second edition includes a new Foreword by C. Harvey Gardiner, professor emeritus of history at Southern Illinois University and author of Pawns in a Triangle of Hate: The Peruvian Japanese and the United States; a new Epilogue by Julie Small, cochair of Campaign for Justice�Redress Now for Japanese Latin Americans; and a new Preface by Elsa H. Kudo, eldest daughter of Seiichi Higashide.

The Complete Farmer Or A General Dictionary Of Husbandry

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Grandezza: 64,10 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 1545
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The Technical Repository By T Gill

Autore: Thomas Gill (patent-agent)
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ISBN:
Grandezza: 34,95 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1772
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Archaeologies Of Colonialism

Autore: Michael Dietler
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520947940
Grandezza: 70,39 MB
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Vista: 9200
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This book presents a theoretically informed, up-to-date study of interactions between indigenous peoples of Mediterranean France and Etruscan, Greek, and Roman colonists during the first millennium BC. Analyzing archaeological data and ancient texts, Michael Dietler explores these colonial encounters over six centuries, focusing on material culture, urban landscapes, economic practices, and forms of violence. He shows how selective consumption linked native societies and colonists and created transformative relationships for each. Archaeologies of Colonialism also examines the role these ancient encounters played in the formation of modern European identity, colonial ideology, and practices, enumerating the problems for archaeologists attempting to re-examine these past societies.

The Complete Farmer

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Grandezza: 73,17 MB
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Vista: 1558
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When Technology Fails

Autore: Matthew Stein
Editore: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603580956
Grandezza: 52,73 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8238
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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

Parliamentary Papers

Autore: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 47,58 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6242
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Sessional Papers Inventory Control Record 1

Autore: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Editore:
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Grandezza: 20,77 MB
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Vista: 6375
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The Life And Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe Including An Account Of His Shipwreck And Residence For Twenty Nine Years On An Unknown Island

Autore: Daniel Defoe
Editore:
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Grandezza: 57,22 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8598
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Gold Cord

Autore: Amy Carmichael
Editore: CLC Publications
ISBN: 1619580713
Grandezza: 28,10 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 604
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The Dohnavur Fellowship is a group of Indian and European men and women working together in South India. Its friends wanted to know how it began, and asked for something that would link up the stories already written: “What [kind of cord] holds you together?” Dohnavur answered, “A gold cord.”