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Energybook, No 1: Natural Sources and Backyard Applications

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A., Running Pr: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 519A5561

ISBN: 0914294210

Condition: Good


0914294210 112 pages. Bibliography. Numerous black and white illustrations and line diagrams. "...an overview of possible alternative sources of energy... includes some approaches that may not be practical now but may become important in the future... will appeal both to the interested layman and to the backyard experimenter." - from page 3. Average wear. Binding sound. Unmarked. Solid working copy. View more info

Webster's New Style Guide

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Rexdale, ON, Webster's New World: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 44509796

ISBN: 0471798916

Condition: Very Good


0471798916 279 pages including index. "The general reader will emerge with a good picture of the general precepts of solar design and of the various difficulties one may expect to encounter in building a solar house. Exceptionally well illustrated." - Harrowsmith. Moderate wear. Unmarked. View more info

Tools for the Soft Path

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., Brick House Pub Co: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 64105587

ISBN: 0913890545

Condition: Very Good


0913890545 288 Pages. Light rubbing and wear to corners. Clean inside. Pioneering work from around the world on the latest solar collectors, boilers, automobiles, architecture, national plans, renewable fuels, efficient motors, industry and agriculture, and ideas on the einvironmental alternatives to imported oil and nuclear dangers. Well illustrated with black and white photos and diagrams. View more info

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Cityside Oasis, or How to Bridge the Gap Between City and Countryside

By: N/A

Price: $129.95

Publisher: Netherlands, Eemlandhoeve: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 152G0228

ISBN: 9081340824

Condition: Very Good


9081340824 112 pages. Illustrated with colour photography. Inspires innovative entrepreneurship between city and countryside. "An intimate look into the life and process of Jan Huijgen and the creation of Eemlandhoeve." - from back cover. Text in English. Unmarked with light wear. A sound copy. View more info

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The Book of Heat

By: N/A

Price: $59.95

Publisher: USA, Penguin (Non-Classics): 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 642H1590

ISBN: 082890488X

Condition: Fair


082890488X 181 pages. Index. Abundantly illustrated in black and white. Oblong 11" x 9". "With specific information that reflects the state of the art and knowledge of the pitfalls, this book is the one source you need for heating with wood and coal. Seasonal checklists give stove users assurance that they have taken the necessary steps each season to qualify as safe, dependable providers of heat for the household." - from dust jacket. Somewhat abov... View more info

The Canadian Renewable Energy Guide - Second Edition

By: Alexandra R. (editor) McKirdy

Price: $59.89

Publisher: Canada, Solar Energy Society of Canada: 1999

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 51903899

ISBN: 1894263073

Condition: Fine


1894263073 228 pages. Your guide to affordable energy alternatives including solar, earth energy, microhydro, wind and biomass. Features 35 case studies that examine how alternative energy technologies are being used in Canada and around the world. Provides insights into zero-energy homes, energy efficiency, heating and cooling of space and water. A comprehensive directory of Canadian renewable energy companies and their available products and services. View more info

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Tools, Operations, and Materials of Hand Forging

By: Anstey, G.

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 445A4657

Condition: Good


84 pages. Undated. Circa 1950s? Arranged for the Technical Course, Victoria High School, Victoria, British Columbia. A wonderfully practical work. Illustrated with many line drawings. Unmarked. Average wear. Binding sound. Gilt lettering upon pebbled front board partially worn. A quality copy. View more info

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All Drawn by Horses

By: Arnold, James

Price: $44.95

Publisher: United Kingdom, David & Charles: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 524C7179

ISBN: 0715376829

Condition: Fair


0715376829 142 pages. Index. Diagrams and black and white photos. "A celebration of horse-drawn transport, this book combines the author's superb illustrations - at the same time technically accurate and decorateive - with descriptive text." - from dust jacket. Above-average wear. Usual library markings. Binding intact. A sound reference copy. View more info

Ventilation for Greenhouses - A Guide Fo the Practical Design of Installations - Growelectric Handbook No. 3

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Kenilworth, England, The Electricity Council, Farm-Electric Centre, National Agricultural Centre: 1975

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 61506054

Condition: Good


82 pages. Chapters include: the need for ventilation, natural ventilation of glasshouses, fan ventilation of glasshouses, ventilation of film plastics houses, control systems, control theory, crop ventilation requirments, economics, saftey. Includees diagrams and black and white photos. Former owner's name upon title page. View more info

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Promise in the Land: Sustaining Our Agriculture - VHS Video Tape in Case

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, UBC: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 152A8398

Condition: Good


VHS video tape. Running Time 57 minutes. Average wear. Usual library markings View more info

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Saskatchewan Trapper's Guide

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Government of Saskatchewan: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 642A2041

Condition: Fair


43 pages. "The basic skills of trapping, preparation of pelts and marketing are outlined. When followed in principle, these methods will lead to better utilization of your trapping time, greater fur yields, finer quality pelts and higher prices for your product. The Conibear trap is highly recommended for the harvesting of aquatic and some small fur bearing animals." - from Foreward. Abundantly illustratrated with helpful detailed diagrams. Undated. Circa 1... View more info

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Spiritual Midwifery *VHS Video Tape in Case*

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $79.95

Publisher: USA, VMP: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 657A2528

Condition: Good


VHS Videotape with case. "Spiritual Midwifery, the book, guided a generation of mothers and midwives through the process of reclaiming the sacrament of birth. Her new daughter, Spiritual Midwifery the video, will surely help our daughters reclaim the normalcy of birth from the clutches of technocracy. The Farm midwives' love and knowledge pour forth in a powerful, stunningly beautiful and well produced film. They always respect and encourage the mother and her fa... View more info

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Pickling Success

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, H.J. Heinz: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 758C6987

Condition: Good


32 pages. Undated. Circa 1960s or 1970s. Bilingual English/French promotional booklet for H.J. Heinz white vinegar. Provides recipes for pickles, relishes, sauces, spiced fruits. Moderate wear. Unmarked. A sound copy. Lots of helpful information in this diminutive package. View more info

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Kerr Canning Guide

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Kerr Glass Manufacturing Corporation: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 519C6989

Condition: Fair


55 pages. Index. Colour photos. Undated. Circa 1940s. Includes article by Zella Hale Weyant entitled The How and Why of Canning. Dozens of pages of practical canning recipes. Faint prior owner's name atop front cover. Above-average but not excessive wear. Binding intact. A sound copy of this vintage canning guide. View more info

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The Handyman's Handbook

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Publisher Not Stated: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 642C9701

Condition: Good


40 pages. Undated but appears to be circa 1930s. Presents very practical and now nostalgic wood projects for the homeowner, including detailed drawings. Of these, the most interesting are the poultry house, milk house, ice well, cattle breeding rack, back yard chicken ranch, and hog loading chute. The dimensioned diagram of the ice well is particularly interesting as it shows how winter ice can be preserved for a summer ice supply in rural areas with no other means o... View more info

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In Praise of the Potato: Recipes from Around the World

By: Bareham, Lindsey

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Overlook Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 758A4534

ISBN: 0879514108

Condition: Fair


0879514108 314 pages. Index. Bibliography. "... The complete potato cookbook, covering all of the possibilities - boiled, steamed, mashed, roasted, wonderfully unexpected variations on these time-honored favorites... Presents an amazing anthology of potato recipes from masters both old and new." - from dust jacket. Above-average but not excessive wear. Usual library markings. Binding sound. A worthy working copy. View more info

$2000 a Year on Fruits and Flowers; or My Ten-Rod Farm and How I Became a Florist - to Which is Added $550 a Year from the Strawberry Garden, Farming By Inches and with Brains. The Flower Garden and How to Manage it

By: Barnard, Charles

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, John E. Potter and Company: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 445C5787

Condition: Fair


345 + 76 pages plus several pages of advertisements. Undated but appears to be circa late 1800s. Front hinge open. Front board holding by backstrip only. Above-average wear. Reading copy only. Despite these defects, what a wonderful inspiration this vintage book this will be for someone looking for a new career, closer to home, and to nature. View more info

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Log Home Guide (Magazine) - For Builders and Buyers, Winter 1984, Volume 7, No. 1 - Canadian-Japanese Connections

By: Bauche, Emile; et al

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Canada, Muir Publishing: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 651H2392

Condition: Fair


222 pages. Features: 8,200 sf geothermally-heated log mountain retreat; The 'Do it With Logs' design contest; Canadian - Japanese connections - log building school; High altitude builders; Energy - how does the log stack up; The 1984 hand-hewn log home company directory; Schools, teachers and associations; Dealer directory; and much more. Few library markings. Above-average wear. Binding intact. A worthy reference copy. View more info

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Timber-Frame Home: Design, Construction, Finishing

By: Benson, Tedd

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Newtown, Connecticut, U.S.A., Taunton Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 537C8505

ISBN: 0918804817

Condition: Fine


0918804817 226 pages. Index. Bibliography. "Takes you step-by-step through timber-frame strategy, engineering, design, and frame and floor plans - so you will be able to understand the fundamentals of timber framing and the design and structure options available to you... With 97 inspiring color photographs and 140 technical drawings, this book is the perfect way to join the timber-frame revival." - from dust jacket. Small address label inside front board, ot... View more info

Herb Drying Handbook: Includes Complete Microwave Drying Instructions

By: Blose, Nora; Cusick, Dawn

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Sterling Pub Co Inc: 1993

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 15304103

ISBN: 0806902817

Condition: Fine


0806902817 96 pages including index and bibliography. "Preserve the colors, shapes, flavors, and often even the fragrances of your favorite herbs - it's much easier than you think!" - from back cover. Clean, bright and unmarked with minimal wear. Excellent copy. View more info