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The Human-Powered Home

By Tamara Dean

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New Society Publishers

P.O. Box 189

Gabriola Island, BC  V0R 1X0 Canada

800-567-6772

www.newsociety.com

The Human-Powered Home, by Tamara Dean, is a guide to modern pedal-powered, treadled, and hand-cranked devices for the home as practical alternatives to dependency on fossil and other fuels.

 

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The book:

  • Discusses the science and history of human power from Archimedes' screw to electricity-generating boots
  • Describes the role of human-powered devices today in countries across the globe
  • Details plans for making specific pedal-powered and treadled devices
  • Profiles dozens of human-powered devices today in countries across the globe.
Enthusiasts of using human-power point out advantages such as:
  • Portable and available on-demand
  • Close connection to the process or product offers more control
  • Improved health and fitness
  • The satisfaction of being able to make do with what is available.
This book is a reference for those wanting to apply their own ingenuity or for those who are not familiar with human-powered machines. 261 pages.

 

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The Human-Powered Home:  Created on February 5th, 2010.  Last Modified on February 11th, 2010

 

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