Healing Appalachia: Sustainable Living through Appropriate Technology

Healing Appalachia: Sustainable Living through Appropriate Technology

by Al Fritsch, Paul Gallimore
     
 

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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

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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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"Contains a wealth of valuable wisdom on appropriate technology in Appalachia, culled from decades of experience. Fritsch and Gallimore inspire readers with a detailed and realistic vision of what is practically possible, and they explain what works and what doesn't in this unique region." —John Nolt, author of Down to Earth: Toward a Philosophy of Nonviolent Living" —

"This is a timely and welcome book. It makes an important contribution to the advancement of earth-friendly, user-friendly and community-friendly ways of living in the Appalachian highlands." —Michael Frome, Ph.D., author of Strangers in High Places: The Story of the Grea" —

"This work will be extremely valuable for individuals in environmental studies, ecology, agriculture, and Appalachian studies." —J.R. Burch, Jr., CHOICE" —

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813139005
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
05/11/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
456
File size:
10 MB

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