The Complete Idiot s Guide to Organic Living

Author: Eliza Sarasohn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101019476
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Everyone knows that we should be doing more to be good to our body, but moving toward an organic lifestyle can be overwhelming. This guide provides step-by-step information on everything from food to cleaning products to how to detoxify our bodies. It includes choosing quality natural products, exploring holistic alternatives to conventional medicine, and determining what to eat - and what not to eat. - Global market for organic products reached $38.6 billion in 2006 - Practical, step-by-step advice for making the transition

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Country Living

Author: Kimberley Willis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440653305
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Even simple living has complications. City/suburban dwellers heading to 'greener pastures' will find this guide indispensable. The transition to a more rural life can be complicated, with dozens of issues to consider, from utilities to schools to weather. Expert advisor Kimberly Willis writes from experience on such topics as choosing the right location, building or refurbishing, tools and supplies, home farming, animal ownership, and more. ?A growing market with little or no competition ?Practical, easy-to-follow advice ?Strong resources section

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Making Natural Beauty Products

Author: Sally Trew
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101198141
Format: PDF, Docs
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A natural treasure for every body. Whether it's about saving money, living greener, or treating sensitive skin, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Making Natural Beauty Products has everything the hobbyist will need to create organic, natural beauty products. ?Includes everything from face creams to mineral makeup to shampoo and more ?Each formula is clearly presented in recipe style, with notes on prep time, storage, and uses ?All products are made from natural ingredients which will appeal to people going green as well as to people with sensitive skin

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Composting

Author: Chris McLaughlin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110119779X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Waste not, want not. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Composting takes readers step by step through the process of selecting the right compost container, filling it with the right "ingredients," maintaining the mix at the right temperature and humidity, and using the end product. ?A concise format, simplified approach, and thrift-conscious price ? Author is a Master Gardener and an expert on all forms of composting ?Gardening has risen greatly in popularity in the last few years, with an added boost from first lady Michelle Obama, and so has composting, which is cheap, effective, and environmentally friendly ?Thousands of state, regional, and municipal programs have been developed to encourage composting and thus reduce landfill waste

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Self Sufficient Living

Author: Jerome D. Belanger
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101152044
Format: PDF, Docs
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How to be green, save green, grow greens, even turn a thumb green. Self-sufficient living can mean a healthier life, a way to protect the earth, or a way to save money. This guide helps readers find their perfect degree of self reliance in the areas of food, shelter, energy, clothing, and more. For both the urban and rural dweller, it covers gardening, cooking from scratch, preserving food, raising livestock, keeping chickens, generating or supplementing energy, essential tools and equipment, foraging for wild foods, hunting, fishing, and trapping. ?Saving money in today's economy and self-sufficiency go hand-in-hand ?For the growing number of eco-friends considering self-sufficiency ?Existing books focus on either rural or urban self-sufficiency, but this covers both

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Green Living

Author: Trish Riley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 144062626X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The environmental movement and rising awareness of global warming have sparked an interest in green living. People want to know what they can do to live sustainable lives. In this book, you will find an overview of global warming and environmental degradation of air, water, soil; what sustainable living is and how to do it; how to cut down on carbon output (the cause of global warming) with alternative cars and fuels; and environmentally friendly home and lawn care products.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Organic Chemistry

Author: Ian Guch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440636397
Format: PDF, Docs
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An easy formula for success. With topics such as stereochemistry, carboxylic acids, and unsaturated hydrocarbons, it's no wonder so many students have a bad reaction to organic chemistry class. Fortunately, this guide gives college students who are required to take organic chemistry an accessible, easy-to-follow companion to their textbooks. * With the tremendous growth in the health-care job market, many students are pursuing college degrees that require organic chemistry * Ian Guch is an award-winning chemistry teacher who has taught at both the high school and college levels

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Making Natural Soaps

Author: Sally Trew
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101197846
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Leave no soapstone unturned! Soapmaking has always been a popular craft with a dedicated group of followers, but with the explosion of urban homesteading and people looking to go green, noncrafters are now joining in on the fun. Whether it's making natural soap to live greener, give as gifts, save money, or make money, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Making Natural Soaps has everything the new soap maker will need to create organic, natural soaps of all kinds. ?Includes recipes to make a wide array of molded, poured, and liquid soaps ?Contains soap recipes for body as well as household and even pets

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Vegan Living Second Edition

Author: Beverly Bennett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 161564279X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Vegan Living explains the many benefits and dispels the myths that stand between readers and a healthy vegan lifestyle, showing an easy way to adopt veganism as a lifestyle, including: - Tips for transitioning your diet, body, and belongings to a vegan lifestyle in small steps. - Easy ways to get the protein, calcium, and other nutrients the body needs without consuming meat or dairy. - The benefits of raw foods and how to get more of them into the diet. - Vegan nutrition for expectant mothers. - How to peacefully coexist with non-vegan family members at mealtimes, holidays, and when dining out. - How to stock a vegan pantry and substitute vegan ingredients in favorite recipes. - How to be an informed, conscious vegan consumer of food, clothing, and personal care products. The book also includes more than 50 completely updated vegan recipes for every meal of the day.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Urban Homesteading

Author: Sundari Kraft
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101529008
Format: PDF, ePub
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How to save money, time, and the environment - on the urban frontier. With The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Urban Homesteading anyone can learn how to live sustainably and responsibly - and save money and time - in any urban environment. Expert urban homesteader Sundari Elizabeth Kraft shares her hands-on knowledge of: growing organic foods and preserving them; composting; raising small livestock and chickens; generating electricity and biofuels; and other ways to cut costs and live green. This book has all the information required to become a successful urban homesteader in any city. ? Practical advice on everything from composting to clean energy. ? Sundari Elizabeth Kraft is an expert in urban homesteading.