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The Resource Sustainable compromises : a yurt, a straw bale house, and ecological living, Alan Boye

Sustainable compromises : a yurt, a straw bale house, and ecological living, Alan Boye

Label
Sustainable compromises : a yurt, a straw bale house, and ecological living
Title
Sustainable compromises
Title remainder
a yurt, a straw bale house, and ecological living
Statement of responsibility
Alan Boye
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An account of Boye's experiences building and occupying alternative, sustainable houses"--
  • "Living simply isn't always simple. When Alan Boye first lived in sustainable housing, he was young, idealistic, and not much susceptible to compromise--until rattlesnakes, black widow spiders, and loneliness drove him out of the utilities-free yurt he'd built in New Mexico. Thirty-five years later, he decided to try again. This time, with an idealism tempered by experience and practical considerations, Boye and his wife constructed an off-the-grid, energy-efficient, straw bale house in Vermont. Sustainable Compromises chronicles these two remarkable attempts to live simply in two disparate American eras. Writing with hard-won authority and humor, Boye takes up the 'how-to' practicalities of 'building green, ' from finances to nuts and bolts to strains on friends and family. With Walden as a historical and philosophical touchstone and his own experience as a practical guide, he also explores the ethical and environmental concerns that have framed such undertakings from Thoreau's day to our own. A firsthand account of the pleasures and pitfalls of living simply, his book is a deeply informed and engaging reflection on what sustainability really means--in personal, communal, ethical, and environmental terms"--
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Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
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Boye, Alan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Our sustainable future
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boye, Alan
  • Boye, Alan
  • Sustainable living
  • Ecological houses
  • Ecological houses
  • Sustainability
  • NATURE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • HOUSE & HOME
  • Ecological houses
  • Homes
  • Sustainable living
  • Vermont
Label
Sustainable compromises : a yurt, a straw bale house, and ecological living, Alan Boye
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What I Lived For -- Sustainable Compromises -- Where I Live -- Water -- Design -- Foundations -- El Sol -- Economics -- The Beautiful Tree and Other Disasters -- The Amoeba -- The Straw That Broke The -- Finances -- Collaboration -- Artifacts -- Solitude -- Visitors -- Thick Skin in a Winter of Discontent -- Spring -- Higher Laws -- Postscript: Mistakes Were Made
Control code
ocn872624311
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803265028
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 37db0ef1-8d23-4c70-825b-21b120e302e4
  • 22573/ctt1d9k0kz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872624311
Label
Sustainable compromises : a yurt, a straw bale house, and ecological living, Alan Boye
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What I Lived For -- Sustainable Compromises -- Where I Live -- Water -- Design -- Foundations -- El Sol -- Economics -- The Beautiful Tree and Other Disasters -- The Amoeba -- The Straw That Broke The -- Finances -- Collaboration -- Artifacts -- Solitude -- Visitors -- Thick Skin in a Winter of Discontent -- Spring -- Higher Laws -- Postscript: Mistakes Were Made
Control code
ocn872624311
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803265028
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 37db0ef1-8d23-4c70-825b-21b120e302e4
  • 22573/ctt1d9k0kz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872624311

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