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ISBN: 9781890132583
Year Added to Catalog: 1999
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: b&w photos, diagrams, & plans, bibliographyb&w photos, diagrams, & plans
Number of Pages: 6 x 9, 124 pages
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Old ISBN: 1890132586
Release Date: June 28, 1999
Web Product ID: 69

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Recycling Waste and Conserving Water

by Sim Van der Ryn

Foreword by Wendell Berry

A classic is back in print! One of the favorite books of 1970s back-to-the-landers, The Toilet Papers is an informative, inspiring, and irreverent look at how people have dealt with their wastes through the centuries. In a historical survey, Van der Ryn provides the basic facts concerning human wastes, and describes safe designs for toilets that reduce water consumption and avert the necessity for expensive and unreliable treatment systems. The Toilet Papers provides do-it-yourself plans for a basic compost privy and a variety of graywater systems.

 


About the Author

Sim Van der Ryn

Sim Van der Ryn has been a teacher, writer, researcher, and practitioner of design for forty years. A leading authority on ecologically sustainable architecture and design, he is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1961. As California's State Architect in the 1970s, he initiated landmark programs in energy-efficient building and environmentally appropriate technologies. His innovative designs for homes, sustainable communities, retreat centers, schools, and commercial buildings have received many awards and been widely published. ...

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