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Book Review: The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Solar Power For Your Home

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Solar Power For Your Home, by Dan Ramsey With David Hughes One of the more interesting aspects of this book is the way that the appeal of the subject matter of the book is somewhat … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Passive Solar House

The Passive Solar House: The Complete Guide To Heating And Cooling Your Home, by James Kachadorian When reading a book like this, it is important to know why. Sometimes an author will be coy about their intentions, but in this … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language:  Towns, Buildings, Construction, by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, with Max jacobson, Ingrid Fiksadahl-King, and Shlomo Angel There are some books that are bad because they are incompetent, because the author has no idea what they … Continue reading

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Book Review: Be In A Treehouse

Be In A Treehouse:  Design, Construction, Inspiration, by Pete Nelson Sometimes someone might want a detailed guide on how it is that one can build a treehouse and do so in a way that is minimally destructive to the tree … Continue reading

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Book Review: Treehouses (The House That Jack Built)

Treehouses (The House That Jack Built), by David Pearson It is fascinating to think of the strange coalition of people who are interested in treehouses.  The author of this fascinating and well-illustrated book does a good job in showing the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Consciousness Instinct

The Consciousness Instinct, by Michael S. Gazzaniga This book was at least somewhat disappointing because it did not provide nearly as much science as I expected when it comes to the matter of consciousness.  On the other hand, the book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Design Of Business

The Design Of Business:  Why Design Thinking Is The Next Competitive Advantage, by Roger Martin It must be admitted that a book like this has a bit of an uphill climb.  The author seeks to promote a sort of thinking … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cradle To Cradle

Cradle To Cradle:  Remaking The Way We Make Things, by William McDonough & Michael Braungart There are times where writers forget the sort of audience that they are writing to with serious consequences and such is the case with this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Consider The Fork

Consider The Fork:  A History Of How We Cook And Eat, by Bee Wilson I must admit that I liked this book a great deal, since it tends to look at items we take for granted and ways of eating … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black & Decker: The Complete Guide To Bathrooms

Black & Decker:  The Complete Guide To Bathrooms, by Chis Peterson As one can probably imagine, there are a great many books about bathrooms that one can find.  Some of them focus on aesthetics, and the sort of fixtures and … Continue reading

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