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ISBN: 9780977246434
Year Added to Catalog: 2011
Book Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
Number of Pages: 304
Book Publisher: Rainsource Press
Release Date: June 13, 2013
Web Product ID: 679

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Rainwater Harvesting Vol. 1, Second Edition

Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape

by Brad Lancaster

This book and the thinking behind it should be part of the basic education of civil engineers, architects, landscape architects and planners everywhere. As a civil engineer working for a progressive municipal water utility in an arid climate, I can see if a majority of our citizens followed these practices, many of our current and future challenges would be alleviated. The positive side benefits in terms of erosion-control, creation of bird habitat, and natural cooling would be exceptional.

Patricia Eisenberg, P.E., Past president, Arizona Society of Civil Engineers

Best Indie Books of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews in the Nonfiction category

2013 USA Best Book Award in the General Home category

The award-winning Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 2nd Edition: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape is the first volume of a three-volume guide on how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community. This book enables you to assess your on-site resources, gives you a diverse array of strategies to maximize their potential, and empowers 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 on-site harvests with more integrated tools and strategies for solar design, understanding your water/energy/carbon connections, 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 invite you to do the same!


About the Author

Brad Lancaster

Brad Lancaster has taught, designed, and consulted on the sustainable design system of permaculture and integrated rainwater harvesting systems since 1993. He lives on the thriving 1/8th-acre urban permaculture site he created in downtown Tucson, Arizona.

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