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91.

LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS

Richard Louv
Paperback

Price: $13.95

"I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are," reports a fourth-grader. Never before in history have children been so plugged in—and so out of touch with the natur…

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"I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are," reports a fourth-grader. Never before in history have children been so plugged in—and so out of touch with the natural world. In this groundbreaking new work, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation—he calls it nature deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as rises in obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and depression.

Some startling facts: By the 1990s the radius around the home where children were allowed to roam on their own had shrunk to a ninth of what it had been in 1970. Today, average eight-year-olds are better able to identify cartoon characters than native species, such as beetles and oak trees, in their own community. The rate at which doctors prescribe antidepressants to children has doubled in the last five years, and recent studies show that too much computer use spells trouble for the developing mind.

Nature-deficit disorder is not a medical condition; it is a description of the human costs of alienation from nature. This alienation damages children and shapes adults, families, and communities. There are solutions, though, and they're right in our own backyards. Last child in the Woods is the first book to bring together cutting-edge research showing that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development—physical, emotional, and spiritual. What's more, nature is a potent therapy for depression, obesity, and ADD. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Even creativity is stimulated by childhood experiences in nature.

Yet sending kids outside to play is increasingly difficult. Computers, television, and video games compete for their time, of course, but it's also our fears of traffic, strangers, even virus-carrying mosquitoes—fears the media exploit—that keep children indoors. Meanwhile, schools assign more and more homework, and there is less and less access to natural areas.

Parents have the power to ensure that their daughter or son will not be the "last child in the woods," and this book is the first step toward that nature-child reunion.

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THE MAXWELL VICTORIAN HOME STUDY PLAN


Study Plan

Price: $19.95

The study plan for this home will give you a close look at its design, which can be modified to your liking. Package includes elevation drawings, floor plan, description of design features and a color…

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The study plan for this home will give you a close look at its design, which can be modified to your liking. Package includes elevation drawings, floor plan, description of design features and a color copy of the Mother Earth News article.

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It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications study plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or this study plan you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

93.

LET IT ROT! THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO COMPOSTING

Stu Campbell
Paperback

Price: $12.95

This classic guide helps you turn household waste into gardener's gold. The 219 page book has helped countless gardeners recycle waste materials, such as household garbage, grass clippings and ashes, …

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This classic guide helps you turn household waste into gardener's gold. The 219 page book has helped countless gardeners recycle waste materials, such as household garbage, grass clippings and ashes, to create useful, soil-nourishing compost.

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THE BACKYARD LUMBERJACK

Frank & Stephen Philbrick
Paperback

Price: $18.95

Skilled lumberjacks Frank and Stephen Philbrick show you how to bring a tree from forest to fireplace. This is your complete guide to bringing in wood, from felling the tree, to splitting and drying t…

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Skilled lumberjacks Frank and Stephen Philbrick show you how to bring a tree from forest to fireplace. This is your complete guide to bringing in wood, from felling the tree, to splitting and drying the wood, to stacking and burning. The father and son duo will give you detailed instructions on managing a woodlot, felling and bucking, splitting and stacking, and even include fun facts on burning wood.

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GRASS-FED CATTLE

Julius Ruechel
Paperback

Price: $24.95

Whether you're beginning a new enterprise or changing from a more conventional livestock feeding and management system, this 348 page book offers complete information on running a profitable, environm…

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Whether you're beginning a new enterprise or changing from a more conventional livestock feeding and management system, this 348 page book offers complete information on running a profitable, environmentally sustainable farm based on grass feeding.

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CHICKEN COOPS - 45 BUILDING PLANS FOR HOUSING YOUR FLOCK

Judy Pangman
Paperback

Price: $19.95

Chicken coops come in all sizes and styles to meet the needs of every chicken family. Start a great DIY project, and build a chicken coop with these how-to drawings and conceptual plans for 45 diffe…

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Chicken coops come in all sizes and styles to meet the needs of every chicken family. Start a great DIY project, and build a chicken coop with these how-to drawings and conceptual plans for 45 different designs — from strictly practical to flights of fancy — guaranteed to meet the needs of every chicken owner. A 16-page color section shows detailed photos of many of the featured coops.

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THE CHICKEN HEALTH HANDBOOK

Gail Damerow
Paperback

Price: $19.95

This must-have reference for the small-flock owner covers the problems and diseases common to chickens of all breeds and ages. Practical charts identify common symptoms and causes of disease, while an…

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This must-have reference for the small-flock owner covers the problems and diseases common to chickens of all breeds and ages. Practical charts identify common symptoms and causes of disease, while an alphabetic listing of diseases provides advice on treatment.

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PASTURED POULTRY PROFITS

Joel Salatin
Paperback

Price: $35.00

The title says it all. If you want to make money selling pastured chickens or eggs, you won’t want to miss reading Salatin’s advice, which is based on his many years of firsthand experience and his k…

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The title says it all. If you want to make money selling pastured chickens or eggs, you won’t want to miss reading Salatin’s advice, which is based on his many years of firsthand experience and his knowledge of what has and has not worked for others.

99.

THE POST-PETROLEUM SURVIVAL GUIDE AND COOKBOOK

Albert Bates
Paperback

Price: $9.70

CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $19.95 AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Over the coming years we will need to move from a global culture addicted to cheap, abundant petroleum…

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CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $19.95 AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Over the coming years we will need to move from a global culture addicted to cheap, abundant petroleum to a culture of compelled conservation, whether through government directive or market forces. The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook provides practical advice for preparing your family and community to make the transition.

This 228-page book takes a positive, upbeat, and optimistic view of "the Great Change," promoting the idea that it can be an opportunity to redeem our essential interconnectedness with nature and with each other. The many rifts that have grown up since oil became the world's prime commodity can be mended: between cities and their food sources; the design of the suburban built environment and its car-oriented sprawl; runaway greenhouse warming, clearing of forests and toxification of rivers, oceans, and land. Topics covered include:

  • Rebuilding civilization
  • Changing your needs
  • Water and waste disposal
  • Energy and transportation
  • Equipment and Tools
  • Food storage and First Aid


Also including light-hearted, playful recipes -- some using basic, wholesome foods, some illustrating food growing or preservation, and all emphasizing organic, flavorful and locally grown produce that readily substitute one for another -- this book is about having your catastrophe and eating it too.

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THE CARBON BUSTER'S HOME ENERGY HANDBOOK

Godo Stoyke
Paperback

Price: $7.10

CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $12.95. AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Most people are unaware that environmental problems such as climate change can be easily avoided, at a…

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CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $12.95. AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Most people are unaware that environmental problems such as climate change can be easily avoided, at a profit, through the intelligent application of appropriate technology. This handy guide describes how to achieve this goal in the residential field.

The first book in North America to provide a detailed carbon accounting of a family's carbon emissions and how to reduce them, it systematically analyzes energy costs and evaluates which measures yield the highest returns for the environment and the pocketbook. It provides answers to questions such as:

  • Which measure is more effective: putting solar panels on your roof, or buying a hybrid car?
  • Where do I need to invest first: in high-efficiency shower-heads, or solar tubes?
  • Is a $500 fridge that uses 800 kWh of power per year a good buy?
This 152-page book allows individuals to quickly and accurately assess which products are a good deal and which aren't. It systematically analyzes residential carbon emissions and energy costs and prioritizes solutions based on highest carbon reductions and monetary returns, yielding results that are often surprising. This handbook shows you how to dramatically reduce carbon emissions - far below the levels targeted under the Kyoto Protocol. At the same time, implementing these recommendations will save you an average of US$15,000 in energy costs over the next five years.

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