The Earth sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book

Author: Mike Oehler
ISBN: 0960446400
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Earth sheltered houses

The Earth-Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book is the first to promote the benefits of both passive solar energy and earth sheltering in greenhouse design. This combination results in greenhouses which need no additional heating. The captured sun's energy and that which is stored in the earth is enough for successful year round harvest. It takes you step by step through the construction of an inexpensive greenhouse which may be built with either newly purchased or salvaged building materials for pennies on the dollar. It explains the author's unique Post/Shoring/Polyethylene construction methods and design techniques. The Earth-Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book has 230 pages with nearly 200 illustrations, photos, diagrams, lists, charts and drawings. It contains all the information you need to free you from the pesticide, herbicide, fungicide, waxed, and E-coli laden, genetically modified and irradiated supermarket produce.

Building underground

Author: Herb Wade
Publisher: Rodale Pr
ISBN: UCAL:B4544295
Release Date: 1983-03-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Describes the basic construction techniques for earth sheltered homes and discusses the design styles, waterproofing, insulation, lighting, and solar heating of underground houses

How to Build Your Own Underground Home

Author: Ray G. Scott
ISBN: 0830617922
Release Date: 1985-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A guide to the design and construction of an earth sheltered house includes discussions of waterproofing, ventilation, energy sources, and insulation

Earth Sheltered Homes

Author: Donna Ahrens
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold
ISBN: MINN:319510004641364
Release Date: 1981-07-01
Genre: Architecture

Describes the features of a variety of earth sheltered homes

The House Book

Author: Editors of Phaidon Press
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 071484490X
Release Date: 2005-10-01
Genre: Architecture

An A-Z guide to 500 iconic houses and traditional dwellings around the world, from the ancient to the new Features a wide range of houses from igloos to Baroque palaces, mud huts to Modernist hideaways, as well as architectural treasures like Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye Each entry consists of a full-page reproduction and an accompanying text describing the house, its designer and historical context Contains over 400 stunning full-colour images, together with rare illustrations and little-seen black-and-white photos Includes a glossary of architectural terms and movements and a directory of houses open to the public An engaging and informative sourcebook for the architect as well as general interest reader

Underground designs

Author: Malcolm Wells
Publisher: Brick House Pub Co
ISBN: UOM:39015006318912
Release Date: 1981-05-01
Genre: Architecture

Architectural designs accompany a discussion of the various aspects of and recent improvements in building homes and businesses underground

The Complete Guide to Alternative Home Building Materials Methods

Author: Jon Nunan
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781601382450
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Architecture

Learn how to identify, locate, and effectively use alternative building materials, including cob, adobe, rammed earth, bamboo, cork, wool carpeting, and more. You will also learn about the structure, climate control, siting, foundations, and flooring options you gain when using these materials. Ultimately, you will come to understand that these materials are cheaper, easier to build with, stronger, more durable, and more fire resistant.

The Glorious Heresies

Author: Lisa McInerney
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
ISBN: 9780804189088
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Fiction

From Lisa McInerney, hailed by The Irish Times as “arguably the most talented writer at work in Ireland today,” comes The Glorious Heresies, a searing debut novel about life on the fringes of Ireland’s post-crash society. When grandmother Maureen Phelan is surprised in her home by a stranger, she clubs the intruder with a Holy Stone. The consequences of this unplanned murder connect four misfits struggling against their meager circumstances. Ryan is a fifteen-year-old drug dealer desperate not to turn out like his alcoholic father, Tony, whose feud with his next-door neighbor threatens to ruin his family. Georgie is a sex worker who half-heartedly joins a born-again movement to escape her profession and drug habit. And Jimmy Phelan, the most fearsome gangster in the city and Maureen’s estranged son, finds that his mother’s bizarre attempts at redemption threaten his entire organization. Biting and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies presents an unforgettable vision of a city plagued by poverty and exploitation, where salvation still awaits in the most unexpected places. — New York Time's Book Review's "10 Best Crime Novels" of the year

Off the Books

Author: Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674044649
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Social Science

In this revelatory book, Sudhir Venkatesh takes us into Maquis Park, a poor black neighborhood on Chicago's Southside, to explore the desperate and remarkable ways in which a community survives. The result is a dramatic narrative of individuals at work, and a rich portrait of a community. But while excavating the efforts of men and women to generate a basic livelihood for themselves and their families, Off the Books offers a devastating critique of the entrenched poverty that we so often ignore in America, and reveals how the underground economy is an inevitable response to the ghetto's appalling isolation from the rest of the country.