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Handbook of Rural Skills and Technology - Cloudburst 1
Handbook of Rural Skills and Technology - Cloudburst 1 Author:Edited by Vic Marks Cloudburst, a handbook of rural skills and technology, is a book born of people's experiences; people who are finding ways of living harmoniously with nature rather than exploiting it; people who are seeking to think small in a world overrun by big thinking; people who are forming lifestyles based on the economics of self-sufficiency. Cloudburst... more » is an introduction to the arts/skills/technologies of living and working on the land. It attempts to cover with depth some of the basic problems facing the growing movement of people seeking to decentralize society and repopulate the countryside. As such, it gets a lot of its impetus from days gone by; from the crafts/skills/technologies of the last 100 years which have been glossed over in our pursuit of "high" technology. The regaining of forgotten knowledge shall be the foundation on which we build a harmonious societal structure, based on the use of low impact or intermediate technology and skills. The intention of Cloudburst is to be a vehicle for the sharing of past and present skills, and rain for the garden of knowledge which must grow if we are to survive the drought of twentieth-century thinking.« less
This book brings you back to a simpler time of life. It provides detailed information on how to make very practical items that work. It is full of down to earth designs and very helpful writings on many useful projects to help people make a smaller carbon footprint without giving up a good way of life.