Healing Appalachia: Sustainable Living through Appropriate Technology

Healing Appalachia: Sustainable Living through Appropriate Technology

by Al Fritsch, Albert J. Fritsch, Paul Gallimore
     
 

Healing Appalachia is the first book to apply "appropriate technology," or the simplest level of technology that can effectively achieve the desired result, specifically to the Appalachian region. The authors examine thirty low-cost, people-friendly, and environmentally benign appropriate technologies that are concerned with such issues as food preservation, land

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Healing Appalachia is the first book to apply "appropriate technology," or the simplest level of technology that can effectively achieve the desired result, specifically to the Appalachian region. The authors examine thirty low-cost, people-friendly, and environmentally benign appropriate technologies that are concerned with such issues as food preservation, land use, shelter, and transportation. They pay close attention to the practicality of each technique according to affordability, ease of use, and ecological soundness. Details on construction and maintenance and resources for locating further information are included, making this an essential volume for everyone who cares about the future of Appalachia.

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ISBN-13:
9780813124315
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.70(d)

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