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.

The Complete Guide to Building Affordable Earth Sheltered Homes

Author: Robert McConkey
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781601383730
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Architecture

The home, an essential part of the American dream, has been beset by troubles since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2007. Whether from an unstable housing economy, ever-rising energy costs, or the environmental ruin of urban sprawl, the origin and variety of these assaults can be bewildering. Surprisingly, some of the answers to many of these modern-day troubles lie in some of humanity�s most ancient building techniques. Earth-sheltered building has existed since the heyday of Skara Brae in Scotland 5,000 years ago, and is used today by people around the world, from the Yaodong of northwest China to the subterranean residents of Coober Pedy, Australia, and even to converted missile silos in America. If you have ever looked at your power bill in stunned disbelief, if you are interested in green building techniques, or if you want your home to stand out (or hide out), then this book is for you. Contrary to popular misconceptions of being cramped, dark, or dank domiciles, earth-sheltered homes come in a number of different styles, incorporating brilliant techniques designed to bring light and air into the home. With The Complete Guide to Building Affordable Earth-Sheltered Homes, you will learn about the many different types of earth-sheltered homes and their various advantages, including a life span that can be two to three times longer than that of conventional housing, inexpensive building materials, and reduced maintenance costs. Additionally, the energy costs of an earth-sheltered home can be as much as 80 percent lower than a conventional home�s power costs. The book will also examine the different environmental factors that you need to consider when selecting which style to build and how to begin, and carry out, your building process. Some of the factors discussed include the different types of soil and how to adjust to them, the level of precipitation and how to manage runoff, and how to maximize use of natural light sources. Construction experts and earth-sheltered homebuilders have been interviewed and their expertise is included in this guide to help you learn how you can create your own underground home. Details of construction methods are found throughout the book, including tips and advice for planning, excavation, flooring, walls, framing, waterproofing, roofing, drainage, and insulation. You will also learn how to pour your own footings and floor, how to dry stack concrete block walls, how to use post and beam framing, and how to waterproof the membranes. With the information provided in this book, you can start planning and building your own earth-sheltered home in no time so that you, too, can benefit from the natural protection of the earth. If earth-sheltered building is good enough for Bill Gates� $136 million mansion, then it just might be good enough for you too.

Earthbag Building

Author: Kaki Hunter
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550923032
Release Date: 2004-06-01
Genre: Architecture

The only comprehensive, illustrated, step-by-step guide to building with earthbags.

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

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

Earthship How to build your own

Author: Michael E. Reynolds
Publisher: Earthship Biotecture
ISBN: 0962676705
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Architecture

Illustrates how to build an earthship, a building built with recycled tires and aluminum cans.

The House Book

Author: Editors of Phaidon Press
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714839844
Release Date: 2001-05-10
Genre: Architecture

An A-Z guide to 500 iconic houses and traditional dwellings worldwide.

The earth sheltered house

Author: Malcolm Wells
Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub Co
ISBN: 1890132195
Release Date: 1998-10-01
Genre: Architecture

Originally published as "Underground Buildings" in 1990, "The Earth-Sheltered House" makes its cogent case for using the insulating power of earth in architectural design via the author's futuristic illustrations.


Author: George Orwell
ISBN: 9789881235602
Release Date: 2016-07-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

1984 is a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949. The novel is set in Airstrip One, a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation. It is dictated by a political system named English Socialism under the control of the Inner Party, that persecutes individualism and independent thinking. Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, Room 101, telescreen, 2 + 2 = 5, and memory holes, have entered into common use since its publication. In 2005, the novel was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels.