Category Archives: Library

Nontoxic, Natural, & Earthwise: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family from Harmful Products and Live in Harmony with the Earth

Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1990

ISBN-10: 0874775841

ISBN-13: 9780874775846

Pages: 360

“In this second edition of the pioneering buyer’s guide, Nontoxic & Natural, noted consumer advocate Debra Lynn Dadd not only helps you identify products that are safe for…

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The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience

Totnes, Devon, England: Green Books, 2008

ISBN-10: 1900322188

ISBN-13: 9781900322188

Pages: 240

“We live in an oil-dependent world, and have got to this level of dependency in a very short space of time, using vast reserves of oil in the…

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Living Homes: Sustainable Architecture and Design

San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2008

ISBN-10: 0811862852

ISBN-13: 9780811862851

Pages: 204

“The homes gathered here in this book… were built by craftspeople, practicing ancient and modern arts, incorporating natural and synthetic technology, working in open air, combining solar power with…

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Life With Picasso

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1964

ISBN-10: 0070232660

ISBN-13: 9780070232662

Pages: 373

Life with Picasso is the most intimate and revealing portrait of Pablo Picasso ever published. For nearly a decade, Françoise Gilot shared her life with this greatest artist…

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House as a Mirror of Self: Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Home

Berwick, ME: Nicolas-Hays, 2006

ISBN-10: 0892541245

ISBN-13: 9780892541249

Pages: 298

House as a Mirror of Self presents a unique examination of the relationship between ourselves and where we live, interwoven with compelling personal stories of searching for a place for…

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Building Sustainable Societies: A Blueprint for a Post-Industrial World

Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1996

ISBN-10: 1563247399

ISBN-13: 9781563247392

Pages: 361

“This collection of previously unpublished essays addresses, in a comprehensive fashion, the question of whether the industrial model of human progress can be sustained over time. By analyzing the…

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The Cob Builders Handbook: You Can Hand-Sculpt Your Own Home

Murphy, OR: Groundworks, 1997

ISBN-10: 0965908208

ISBN-13: 9780965908207

Pages: 173

“Becky Bee has built natural structures in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Central America, and Samoa. Her company, ‘Groundworks’, has been at the forefront of the cob revival: building,…

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The Architect’s Remodeling, Renovation, & Restoration Handbook

New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1989

ISBN-10: 0442205740

ISBN-13: 9780442205744

Pages: 348

“Here, in just one convenient source, is everything you need to produce the special documentation needed for changes made to existing buildings. Tapping the expertise of a top…

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Design of Cities

New York: Viking Press, 1974

ISBN-10: 1670268623

ISBN-13: 9780670268627

Pages: 336

“My principal purpose in this revised edition is to transmit… the thought models and the muscular and sensory images on which [the forms of my work] were based, and…

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The Timeless Way of Building

New York: Oxford University Press, 1979

ISBN-10: 0195024028

ISBN-13: 9780195024029

Pages: 552

“The theory of architecture implicit in our world today, Christopher Alexander believes, is bankrupt. More and more people are aware that something is deeply wrong. Yet the power…

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