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📒Off The Grid ✍ Lori Ryker
✏Off the Grid Book Summary : Off the Grid confronts the ecological and cultural problems associated with the way we get and use energy, and explains how it is possible to live in a beautifully designed home using much less--no matter where your home is located. Our homes are connected by a nearly invisible grid of infrastructure that binds us together. It is a system of electrical poles, wire, substations, hydroelectric dams, telecommunication towers, and water extraction and sewage systems. From within this system we work, play, and raise families. We have also created one of the greatest environmental challenges known to modern civilization. The signs of our impact upon the world can be recognized in the reports of environmental changes occurring across the earth, and they can also be seen in the growing failures of the energy grids across the world as the current system is stressed beyond its capacity. Technologies that can be used to live off the grid (geothermal energy use, wind turbines, photovoltaic arrays, micro hydropower, rainwater collection and reclamation, and more) are explained as author Lori Ryker shows how to choose and incorporate these sources according to geography and climate. Off the Grid beautifully illustrates that this is not just a concept for rural living; examples of homes that are "off the grid" to varying degrees are found in New York City; Ontario, Canada; Stuttgart, Germany; Belmont, California; Pipe Creek, Texas; Clyde Park, Montana; Twin Lakes, Minnesota; Laytonville, California; Venice, California; and New South Wales, Australia. Off the Grid shows how we can take responsibility for our future choices and conveniences now, and proves that off-the-grid living is a concept that can be easily understood and adopted by everyone, regardless of where you live or how much money you make. Lori Ryker grew up in Texas and has lived and worked in a variety of locations, including Boston, New York City, Portland, and Basel, Switzerland. She now resides in Livingston, Montana, where she teaches in the School of Architecture at Montana State University and is a partner, along with Brett W. Nave, of Ryker/Nave Design. Their work has been published in The House You Build, and Western Interiors and Design. Ryker holds a MArch from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Ph.D. from Texas A & M University. She is the author of Mockbee Coker: Thought and Process.
📒Off The Grid ✍ Nick Rosen
✏Off the Grid Book Summary : Inside the subculture of off-grid living Written by a leading authority on living off the grid, this is a fascinating and timely look at one of the fastest growing movements in America. In researching the stories that would become Off the Grid, Nick Rosen traveled from one end of the United States to the other, spending time with all kinds of individuals and families striving to live their lives the way they want to-free from dependence on municipal power and amenities, and free from the inherent dependence on the government and its far-reaching arms. While the people profiled may not have a lot in common in terms of their daily lives or their personal background, what they do share is an understanding of how unique their lives are, and how much effort and determination is required to maintain the lifestyle in the face of modern America's push toward connectivity and development.
📒Living Off The Grid ✍ David Black
✏Living Off the Grid Book Summary : This clever how-to handbook is the first step to living off the grid.
📒Off The Grid Homes ✍ Lori Ryker
✏Off the Grid Homes Book Summary : An in-depth look at the strategies employed in sustainable home design.
📒Off The Grid ✍ Phillip Vannini
✏Off the Grid Book Summary : Off-grid isn’t a state of mind. It isn’t about someone being out of touch, about a place that is hard to get to, or about a weekend spent offline. Off-grid is the property of a building (generally a home but sometimes even a whole town) that is disconnected from the electricity and the natural gas grid. To live off-grid, therefore, means having to radically re-invent domestic life as we know it, and this is what this book is about: individuals and families who have chosen to live in that dramatically innovative, but also quite old, way of life. This ethnography explores the day-to-day lives of people in each of Canada’s provinces and territories living off the grid. Vannini and Taggart demonstrate how a variety of people, all with different environmental constraints, live away from contemporary civilization. The authors also raise important questions about our social future and whether off-grid living creates an environmentally and culturally sustainable lifestyle practice. These homes are experimental labs for our collective future, an intimate look into unusual contemporary domestic lives, and a call to the rest of us leading ordinary lives to examine what we take for granted. This book is ideal for courses on the environment and sustainability as well as introduction to sociology and introduction to cultural anthropology courses.
📒Off The Grid ✍ LaMar Alexander
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📒Off The Grid ✍ P. J. Tracy
✏Off the Grid Book Summary : Off the Florida coast, Grace MacBride, partner in software company Monkeewrench, thwarts an assassination attempt on a retired FBI agent. A few hours afterward in Minneapolis, a young girl’s throat is slashed. Later that day, two men are killed execution style. Minneapolis Homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth struggle to link the three crimes, but the wave of murders across the country has only just begun. Piece by piece, evidence accumulates, pointing to a suspect—and a motive—that shocks them to the core. It puts the entire Midwest on high alert...and Monkeewrench in the line of fire.
📒Off The Grid ✍ Karyn Good
✏Off the Grid Book Summary : A committed doctor to Vancouver's inner city, nothing fazes Sophie Monroe--until a pregnant teenager shows up at her clinic on Christmas Eve requesting sanctuary and claiming the baby's father is one of the city's most influential businessmen. Sophie is in over her head and thankful when aid shows up in the form of an attorney who's a little too confident and a lot too sexy. Family Law expert Caleb Quinn just wants a date, a chance to prove he isn't the elitist jerk Sophie assumes. Helping deliver a baby is not what he has in mind. But before long protecting a traumatized teenager and her son become his first priority. Even if saving them pits him against the baby's father, a childhood friend. A man who will do anything to keep his dark side private. But justice never comes cheap. Will doing the right thing cost Sophie and Caleb their reputations? Or their lives?
📒Off The Grid Meals ✍ Fadi Ayat
✏Off The Grid Meals Book Summary : If variety is the spice of life, then you will love these savory meals. Some of these recipes are challenging, and others are a snap. Some are one-pot wonders that leave you only one pot to clean up. The last recipe in this book is a fry bread that you can make quickly and easily.
📒Move Off The Grid ✍ K.K. Yadhunath
✏Move off the Grid Book Summary : This thought-provoking book is about the use of solar energy at our home. It is about a solution to the countrys most urgent problempower shortage. The book details basic principles, usage, and current development and growth of solar energy in India and around the world, with add-on chapters about other renewables, climate change, energy efficiency, green buildings, electrical vehicles, etc. We are proud to present this first-of-its-kind book to be published in India. Even though a few publications in the subject are available today, most are pure technical for a niche segment. This book is now unique in India with its broad range of interesting subjects of mass appeal related to deployment of solar energy, its importance in our daily life, and other related topics and happenings. The introductory chapter of the book looks into the history of solar energy. The next couple of chapters get more specific on solar energy and its usage. The amazing range of products that work on solar energy, which gives us an alternative to grid power, is briefed here next. The next section of the book talks about climate change, its impact on our ecology, and an exhaustive list of organizations working to combat climate change. This is followed by the solar energy utilization around the world. Indias power requirements is then followed by the status of solar power in India, the aggressive action plan of the government of India, a serious look on why to minimize the use of grid power, and then tips for selecting and installing the right solar system for your use. The wonderful concept of the worlds first carbon-neutral city comes next, followed by a chapter on the importance of energy efficiency. The world of renewables has an astonishing range of power-generation techniques, and this is detailed in the next chapter. This is followed by the chapter on green buildings. The main book comes to a landing with a chapter on one of the most promising conceptelectric vehicles. This book on contemporary science and its imminent use is a well-thought-out and prepared collection of useful information for every discerning reader to enjoy reading and improve his/her knowledge on the subject.