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"The Human-Powered Home is a level-headed book which focuses on informing and entertaining. There is no utopian hyperbole, just useful facts and anecdotes that provide the foundation necessary to take appropriate action. Dean has produced an accessible primer for novices in the area of people power as well as a book that is thorough enough to benefit even experienced tinke...more
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Published November 1st 2008 by New Society Publishers
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jen
This book thoroughly covers a topic that has not been written about much: powering household and garden devices with the human body. It discusses the history of human power and the physics behind human-powered devices, and provides a survey of products on the market and very detailed plans for making your own pedal-powered devices such as blenders, juicers, and grain mills. It is a very practical book, and thankfully does not devote any space to rants about the evils of technology or reasons why...more
David
Excellent resource for do-it-yourself power-producers. Reviews the history of making human power and details what is and isn't possible. Many detailed plans for making your own devices.
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