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Non Sense Living Within The Grid

Author : Sheba Blake
ISBN : 153914691X
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Non-Sense Living Within the Grid covers Living Off the Grid Basics, Having the Right Mindset, Finding the Right Place to Live, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Water Collection Systems, Waste Disposal, Food Sources, What to Avoid and The Benefits of Living off The Grid. As a person just like you who has struggled with trying to go green, I have searched high and low to find the best strategies to fix this problem and I am fully qualified and equipped to help you put an end to your frustration with trying to wade through all the info you need to help our Earth! There are various reasons why a person can live off the grid but, usually, off-grid solar electric systems are used in the remote areas where connecting to a local utility grid can't be possible or it is prohibitively costly. These systems are also suitable for those areas wherein grid power is incompatible or it can be because of the demand of a self-sufficient lifestyle. Whatever your reason for choosing to live off the grid, you should consider first what you will need. The following are the things you require to start the off the grid life. And all of this up till now is just the beginning! Are you ready?

Minimalist Living Off The Grid The No Nonsense Guide To Off Grid Minimalism Living Using Solar Power

Author : Mike Holsworth
ISBN : 1797748262
Genre : House & Home
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Solar power plus off grid living equals minimalist living. What? Let me explain... Minimalism at its core is about you living with less. Living with less financial burdens. Which means you live with less debt. That directly makes you more happier and less stressed. It also means that you reduce your carbon footprint. Going green. Living with less reliance on the 'grid'. You can be free. How do you be free by installing solar power and not break the bank? Not only that, how do you live off the grid? Good news, you have all the answers on your screen right now. In this book your will discover: The one key benefit to solar power... page 25 The two most important factors in energy consumption... page 32 A quick overview on solar power for your RV or camper... page 37 Mistakes to avoid when selecting your solar power system... page 43 The one thing to avoid in maintaining your system... page 61 What the heck is off-grid living anyways? ... page 76 What are the three keys to the right mindset?... page 87 Get prepared in just 6 easy steps ... page 91 Mistakes to avoid when choosing your location ... page 97 How far off grid is right for you? ... page 107 Foods you didn't know were this good for you to not just survive but thrive! ... page 123 What the essential components are to surviving year-round no matter the weather ... page 112 By now you are thinking... What if I can't do it? What if I am not ready? Believe that you can do it. You don't necessarily have to leave the city to start. You can do it in steps. It all starts with your conscientious choice. You can start small and take steps to live with less. Or just go big right from the start. Are you ready? Like, seriously ready? Take action now. Buy the book today. Don't wait for tomorrow.

In Praise Of Nonsense

Author : Ted Hiebert
ISBN : 9780773539730
Genre : Art
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A speculative exploration of theory, subjectivity and art in an age of uncertainty.

Living On The Grid

Author : William L. Thompson
ISBN : 9781491790441
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Theres probably a good chance that youve turned on your television, computer, or an appliance without giving much thought about the electric grid. But when theres a power outage, its a different story. Suddenly, youre asking yourself questions such as: What is the electric grid and who owns it? Who controls the grid and how is it controlled? What causes a grid blackout? What is the future of the grid? William L. Thompson, who retired from Dominion Virginia Power after thirty-eight years in the electric business, answers those questions and many more in this book for anyone curious about the electric grid and how it works. In plain, simple language, he reveals what goes on behind the scenes at grid control centers across the country. He also explains how electricity is generated through renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. He also examines the causes behind the largest blackout in United States history and how global warming and technological developments could permanently change Living on the Grid.

Common Nonsense

Author : Kabembo Chinku
ISBN : 9781479708413
Genre : Fiction
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It's almost a universal phenomenon. Nobody knows when, how, and why it started, but society somehow allows their political leaders to get away with nearly anything, up to and including murder- at least in many countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Central and South America. Here in these United States of America, no one is suggesting (at least not me) that our political leaders are guilty of committing murders. To the extent that anybody can accuse them of such, it's their enacting of lax gun laws at the behest of the NRA. Thanks to these laws, anyone applying for a permit to buy an automatic assault weapon is no more subjected to rigorous background check than they are buying candy. By this and this alone, U.S. politicians are partly to blame in the deaths of innocent people. Anyway, this book is not about murders or guns. In a way though, it's about "death"- the death of reason and sense in politics. It's about some insidious behavior that politicians get away with. Society itself is to blame for tacitly permitting politicians to engage in such a behavior. So here in the United States, as is the case everywhere, politicians get away with too much: Corruption; lying or showing a disdain for facts; being lazy; stealing; and cheating on their spouses. We also allow them to make promises that they can't possibly keep- or never keeping promises that they can easily keep. We have put the bar for tolerable behaviors, or conduct expected of our leaders, very low. We have reached a stage where the moral code of our politicians is on par with, if not worse than, that of criminals. Well, this author decided to draw a line, a "red line," if you want to be dramatic, on dumbassedness- or rather- on the dumb things that the people we look up to in society, especially our political leaders, say. They can get away with lying, being corrupt, etc., but they will not be let off so easily for saying things that are decidedly dumb. Just as Iran will hear from Israel and the U.S. if its nuclear (or as George W. Bush would say, "nucular") ambitions crosses Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu's somewhat arbitrary "red line," politicians here will hear from me if and when they cross my own arbitrarily laid "dumbassedness" red line. Like most citizens, I'll tolerate- barely- such maladapted behaviors of our politicians as corruption, cheating, infidelity, lying, not keeping campaign promises, etc., but not dumbassedness. This is what this book is about. This author's blood boils when he hears these stupid politicians, like Indiana's U.S. Senate candidate, Richard Mourdock say such things as, "A woman being raped and conceiving as a result, is in God's grand scheme of things." That is, God wanted it that way, and therefore that the victim shouldn't be allowed to terminate such a pregnancy. Unlike most books, this is not one long, continuous story. One need not necessarily start reading from page one or chapter one successively to the last. One can jump around, or even begin with the last chapter. Every chapter is a stand-alone chapter. There is no "continuity" to worry about if you decide to read the book in a sort of haphazard manner. You're going to encounter unbelievable dumbassedness of our politicians on every page.Politicians and other leaders of society may get away with having the morals and ethics of alley cats, but I´ll be damned if I´ll let them get away with the immaturity of pre-adolescents and the dumbassedness of a jackass. This is my raison d´etre, or if you want to be "religious" about it, it´s my calling.Let me add that had my sense of self-preservation not been so heightened, I´d have moved to Russia to take on Emperor Vladimir Putin.But I don´t like having Polonium-210 as part of my diet. Thank you and enjoy. Kabembo Chinku.

No Sense Of Place

Author : Joshua Meyrowitz
ISBN : 9780198020578
Genre : Performing Arts
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How have changes in media affected our everyday experience, behavior, and sense of identity? Such questions have generated endless arguments and speculations, but no thinker has addressed the issue with such force and originality as Joshua Meyrowitz in No Sense of Place. Advancing a daring and sophisticated theory, Meyrowitz shows how television and other electronic media have created new social situations that are no longer shaped by where we are or who is "with" us. While other media experts have limited the debate to message content, Meyrowitz focuses on the ways in which changes in media rearrange "who knows what about whom" and "who knows what compared to whom," making it impossible for us to behave with each other in traditional ways. No Sense of Place explains how the electronic landscape has encouraged the development of: -More adultlike children and more childlike adults; -More career-oriented women and more family-oriented men; and -Leaders who try to act more like the "person next door" and real neighbors who want to have a greater say in local, national, and international affairs. The dramatic changes fostered by electronic media, notes Meyrowitz, are neither entirely good nor entirely bad. In some ways, we are returning to older, pre-literate forms of social behavior, becoming "hunters and gatherers of an information age." In other ways, we are rushing forward into a new social world. New media have helped to liberate many people from restrictive, place-defined roles, but the resulting heightened expectations have also led to new social tensions and frustrations. Once taken-for-granted behaviors are now subject to constant debate and negotiation. The book richly explicates the quadruple pun in its title: Changes in media transform how we sense information and how we make sense of our physical and social places in the world.


Author : Nick Angelis
ISBN : 9781465844514
Genre : Fiction
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A Grid For Murder

Author : Casey Mayes
ISBN : 9781101611555
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Savannah Stone makes her living creating puzzles for logic lovers. But when a novice puzzle maker’s number is up, Savannah has to fill in the blanks to solve a murder... Savannah would almost rather drink poison than have tea with Joanna Clayton. Not only is the unpleasant woman one of the worst gossips in Asheville, North Carolina, over tea she flaunts her new assignment creating logic puzzles for a local newspaper—one that has repeatedly turned down Savannah’s work. But when Savannah’s retired police chief husband, Zach, calls her later to tell her Joanna has actually been poisoned, she is more than puzzled—she’s troubled. Will the police consider puzzle envy a strong enough motive and think she decided to eliminate the competition? It’s time for Savannah to sort through Joanna’s long list of enemies to find out who was bitter enough to poison the prospective puzzle maker . . .


Author : Richard Register
ISBN : 0865715521
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An updated edition of the landmark classic by the leader of the ecocity movement

Stop Being Poor Let Your Money Work Not You

Author : Neal T. Gerth
ISBN : 9780557545513
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Everywhere around the world, people are just trying to work a job to make money to support their family. Pay the bills and food to eat. Yet, when they receive their money. The little paycheck is not enough for all the bills and supplies. They use credit cards and loans to purchase everything they "Want". Now, causing more problems later on in time trying to pay off all the debts. Just think, if there was a better way of living to make your life better. Would you do it? This book is intended to change your way of thinking and living! Giving you a new direction in the way you live, showing you brand new tools and choices toward Financial Independence!

The No Nonsense Guide To World History

Author : Chris Brazier
ISBN : 9781780260358
Genre : History
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Most people's knowledge of world history is hazy and incomplete at best. This updated No-Nonsense Guide gives a full picture, revealing the hidden histories and communities left out of conventional history books—from the civilizations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America to the history of women. The new final chapter includes material on the financial crisis and the world response to climate change. Chris Brazier is co-editor at New Internationalist. His previous books include Vietnam: The Price of Peace. He is principal writer for UNICEF's The State of the World's Children report.

Living With One S Past

Author : Norman S. Care
ISBN : 0847682374
Genre : Philosophy
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Alcoholism, major depression, debilitating shyness or extreme anxiety may all lead to personal failings and even moral wrongdoing that we can neither explain nor ignore. How are we to deal with these failings in our own pasts? How should we think about 'agency' or responsibility in other people who suffer from such difficulties? What does morality require of us in living with these people? In this original and eloquent work, Norman S. Care addresses these questions from both theoretical and personal perspectives, just as John Rawls's A Theory of Justice offered a set of principles by which the members of a society might reconcile themselves to their own and others' failings. Along the way, Care challenges the idea that individuals are masters of their own fate, discusses the 'persona moralism' that enables us to blame ourselves and others, and considers in a positive way the famous twelve-step Alcoholics Anonymous program, interesting because it acknowledges that 'recovery' may not occur for some alcoholics who attempt to follow it. Living with One's Past will be of interest not only to philosophers, psychologists, health-care and social service providers, but also to anyone whose life has been affected by his or her own or others' moral failings.

Before The Flood

Author : Ian Wilson
ISBN : 9781466867383
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In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. The great Biblical flood so described in Genesis has long been a subject of fascination and speculation. In the 19th century the English archbishop James Ussher established it as having happened in the year 2348 B.C., calculating what was then taken as the age of the earth and working backward through the entire series of Biblical "begats." Proof of the flood, which is an element of so many creation myths, began in earnest when archaeology started connecting physical evidence with Biblical story. The dream of proving the Bible as literal truth has proven irresistible, producing both spurious claims and serious scholarship. As best-selling historian Ian Wilson reveals in this fascinating new book, evidence of a catastrophic event has been building steadily, culminating in the work of William Ryan and Walter Pitman. Several years ago Ryan and Pitman had posited that around 5600 BC there had an inundation in the Black Sea of such proportions that it turned the freshwater lake into a saltwater lake by connecting it to the Mediterranean. Were that true, they estimated that there would be signs of civilization 300 feet below the surface of the Black Sea. In September 2000, using his famous underwater equipment, Robert Ballard (of SS Titanic fame) explored parts of the Black Sea near the Turkish shore and found the remains of wood houses. There had been a flood, and whether God's wrath or not it had destroyed everything around it for hundreds of miles, killing tens of thousands of people. Exploring all the archeological evidence, Wilson explains how the Black Sea flood and the Biblical flood have to be connected. In particular, Wilson argues, learnedly and persuasively, that the center of the civilized world was further to the West than previously thought-not in Egypt or Mesopotamia but in what is today Northern Turkey. The earliest, antediluvian civilizations may have migrated east into those places we have come to call the cradles of civilization, forced by the Black Sea flood to create new settlements. Scrupulous in its details and compelling in its sweep, Before the Flood is narrative detective history at its most provocative, contributing a vital new chapter to the debate about the Bible and origins of the modern world.

Power Ritual To Ra The Sun God Oexp001

Author : Frater Marabas
ISBN : 9781468933666
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Here Marabas explains succinctly the sacred triple-salutation ritual used by the Ancient Egyptian priests of Son at Helipolis to draw down the power of the sun for use in their life and magic. Really practical Step by Step instructions on performing it yourself at home mean that anyone can do it anywhere in the world. Marabas says the benefits are tremendous. Everything we are, comes from the Sun. The Sun is life and gives us life. Everything that happens in nature - everything we think and do is controlled by it. The ancients knew and understood this which is why the Priests of Heliopolis harmonised their souls with it using this primordial rite.

Living Inside The Grid

Author : New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : UOM:39015059976913
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A grid is an abstract, simple mathematical structure ordered by ninety-degree angles and regularly spaced columns and rows. A grid is also the cities we live and work in, the buildings that tower over us, the electricity and fiber-optic networks that sustain our energy and information needs. We do, as the title of this thematic catalogue suggests, "live inside the grid." The pervasive grid-based visual and information systems that have come to increasingly define contemporary life are explored here by 24 international artists, for whom the grid is something very different than the motif it was for 20th century artists. Artists include Absalon, Jennifer Bolande, Jose Damasceno, Do-Ho Su, Luisa Lambri, Langlands & Bell, Mark Lombardi, Rita McBride, N55 and Danica Phelps. Organized around three critical positions, Living Inside the Grid considers the grid in architecture and urban space; interlocking cultural, linguistic and economic grids; and soft grids.

The Shape Of Things To Come

Author : Greil Marcus
ISBN : 9781466804227
Genre : Social Science
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From the author of Mystery Train and Lipstick Traces, an exhilarating and provocative investigation of the tangle of American identity "America is a place and a story, made up of exuberance and suspicion, crime and liberation, lynch mobs and escapes; its greatest testaments are made of portents and warnings, biblical allusions that lose all certainty in the American air." It is this story of self-invention and nationhood that Greil Marcus rediscovers, beginning with John Winthrop's invocation of America as a "city on the hill," Lincoln's second inaugural address, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech about his American dream. Listening to these prophetic founding statements, Marcus explores America's promise as a New Jerusalem and the nature of its covenant: first with God, and then with its own citizens. In the nineteenth century, this vision of the nation's story was told in public as part of common discourse, to be fought over in plain speech and flights of gorgeous rhetoric. Since then, Marcus argues, it has become cryptic, a story told more in art than in politics. He traces it across the continent and through time, hearing the tale in the disparate voices of writers, filmmakers, performers, and actors: Philip Roth, David Lynch, David Thomas, Allen Ginsberg, Sheryl Lee, and Bill Pullman. In The Shape of Things to Come, the future and the past merge in extraordinary and uncanny ways, and Marcus proves once again that he is our most imaginative and original cultural critic.

Discovering Great Artists

Author : MaryAnn F. Kohl
ISBN : 9780935607284
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Discovering Great Artists" has 75 great artists featured in 110 amazingly fun and unique quality art appreciation activities for children. They will experience the styles and techniques of the great masters, from the Renaissance to the Present. A brief biography of each artist is included with a fully illustrated, child-tested art activity, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Includes such greats as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Matisse, Pollock, and O'Keeffe. 1998 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, 2002 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award. Full "click-to" resource guide at Bright Ring's website to show each artist's most famous works. Some activity examples are: Da Vinci - Invention Art Michelangelo - Fresco Plaque Rembrandt - Shadowy Faces Monet - Dabble in Paint Degas - Resist in Motion Picasso- Fractured Friend Van Gogh - Starry Night Pollock - Action Splatter 1997 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Education 2003 Practical Homeschooling Award, 3rd Place 2007 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category, 3rd place. 2009 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category,1st Place


Author : James Wolanyk
ISBN : 9781618684820
Genre : Fiction
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Those who have lights have power. That’s the truth the city-state of Grid 76 has come to know. For years, 76 has been the safest and most decadent bastion of the rebuilt grid fortresses, a far cry from the violence beyond its walls. The Grid is a monument to the tenacity of its citizens, the brutality of urban enforcers, and the engineering brilliance of a man named Peter Fletcher. But 76 is changed when Fletcher puts compassion over protocol and shelters two outsiders–a woman named Roux and her sister Sarah. Seemingly innocent at first, Roux’s secrets emerge when hacked military drones and Kevlar-bundled guerrillas appear in pursuit. In the aftermath of the first attack the city's leadership accuses Roux of being more than a refugee. To the urban enforcers, she's a traitor. To Fletcher, she's a second chance to protect the family he once failed. Loyalties fracture as defense becomes desperation. With an assault from the outside and mutiny inside, Fletcher must draw battle lines on both sides of the walls. In the growing darkness of winter, a new truth emerges. Even the brightest lights eventually burn out.

Living Art Wassily Kandinsky

Author : Hajo Düchting
ISBN : UCSD:31822037125960
Genre : Art
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This illustrated book introduces readers to the fascinating world of the artist Wassily Kandinsky - one of the most influential figures of modern art. A trained lawyer turned painter who became a pioneer of abstract expressionism, a man whose intriguing friendships and love affairs inspired contemporary artistic movements and theories. This new volume examines Kandinsky's many facets and offers the reader a vivid introduction to the life and work of this great visionary.

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