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Author Fritsch, Albert J.
Title Healing Appalachia : sustainable living through appropriate technology / Al Fritsch and Paul Gallimore.
Imprint Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2007.

Author Fritsch, Albert J.
Subject Appropriate technology -- Appalachian Region.
Sustainable living -- Appalachian Region.
Bioregionalism -- Appalachian Region.
Environmental protection -- Appalachian Region.
Green products.
Alt Name Gallimore, Paul, 1947-
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 435 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-421) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Healing Appalachia is the first book to apply "appropriate technology," or the simplest level of technology that can effectively achieve the desired result, specifically to the Appalachian region. The authors examine thirty low-cost, people-friendly, and environmentally benign appropriate technologies that are concerned with such issues as food preservation, land use, shelter, and transportation. They pay close attention to the practicality of each technique according to affordability, ease of use, and ecological soundness. Details on construction and maintenance and resources for locating fur.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Solar photovoltaics -- 2. Microhydropower -- 3. Wind power -- 4. Wood heating -- 5. Solar heating applications -- 6. Shade trees and windbreaks -- 7. Food preservation -- 8. Edible landscaping -- 9. Intensive and organic gardening and orcharding -- 10. Regional heritage plants -- 11. Solar greenhouses and season extenders -- 12. Wildlife habitat restoration -- 13. Nontimber forest products -- 14. Silvicultural practices -- 15. Wildcrafting -- 16. Constructed or artificial wetlands -- 17. Land reclamation with native species -- 18. Retreat cabin sites -- 19. Energy-efficient passive solar design -- 20. Natural cooling -- 21. Native building materials -- 22. Cordwood structures -- 23. Yurts in Appalachia -- 24. Simple modes of transportation -- 25. Composting and vermicomposting -- 26. Composting toilets -- 27. Recycled, salvaged, and deconstructed materials -- 28. Ponds and aquaculture -- 29. Cisterns and water catchments -- 30. Irrigation and water conservation -- Conclusion : an Appalachian appropriate technology.
ISBN 9780813172170 (electronic bk.)
0813172179 (electronic bk.)
9780813139005 (electronic bk.)
0813139007 (electronic bk.)
9780813191775 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0813191777 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780813124315 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
081312431X (hbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 166261955
Additional Format Print version: Fritsch, Albert J. Healing Appalachia. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2007 9780813191775 0813191777 (DLC) 2007001530 (OCoLC)82470381

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