Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 2nd Edition Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape

ISBN-10: 0977246434
ISBN-13: 9780977246434
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Brad Lancaster
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Rainsource Press
Publication date: 7/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

The award-winningRainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 2nd Edition: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape, is the first book in a three-volume guide that teaches you how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community. The lessons in this volume will enable you to assess your on-site resources, give you a diverse array of strategies to maximize their potential, and empower you with guiding principles to create an integrated, multi-functional water-harvesting plan specific to your site and needs.This revised and expanded second edition increases potential for on-site harvests with more integrated tools and strategies for solar design, a primer on your water/energy/carbon connections, descriptions of water/erosion flow patterns and their water-harvesting response, and updated illustrations to show you how to do it all.Volume 1 helps bring your site to life, reduce your cost of living, endow you with skills of self-reliance, and create living air conditioners of vegetation, growing beauty, food, and wildlife habitat. Stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their life and landscape will encourage you to do the same!

Brad Lancaster has taught, designed, and consulted on the regenerative design systems of permaculture and integrated water harvesting systems in seven countries since 1993. He created and lives on a thriving solar powered 1/8th-acre urban oasis in downtown Tucson, Arizona which harvests 100,000 gallons of rainwater a year where just 12 inches falls from the sky.

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