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Natural Solar Architecture: A Passive Primer Paperback – April 21, 1978

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 245 pages
  • Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company; 1st edition (April 21, 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0442295863
  • ISBN-13: 978-0442295868
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,066,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. R. Holliday on February 7, 2013
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This is a masterpiece of creativity. There are loads of drawings that make you smile and you can open it randomly when walking past your bookshelf and get a nice warm feeling and a longing to save our planet. It is written like a notebook with font that convinces me that it was written in parks and on buses and while drinking coffee in the sunshine or laying in a field of flowers. It is suitable for any age from a small child who hasn't started school to an old person who can't read without squinting and every age in between. Everyone who reads it will suddenly have a desire to find a nice warm hillside to dig a home into like a bunny rabbit does.
Not only that but it teaches solid practical lessons for every skill level about the cycles of heat, water, wind and also the dynamics of harnessing the landscape that you live in, whether it's an ordinary house or something unique; everyone who reads it will have a better chance of survival if ever we have to start over. The lessons are so gentle that you find yourself making small adjustments in the placement of things in your home, then feeling the benefit and feeling clever.
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I've been a passive solar aficionado for 30 years and read a number of books on the subject. This one has always been my favorite because of it's comprehensiveness, applicability and delightful personality. It teaches dozens of sound, workable principles... from the funky to the indispensable.
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