ERIC Number: ED196652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Appropriate Technology Sourcebook - For Tools and Techniques That Use Local Skills, Local Resources, and Renewable Sources of Energy. Volume One.
Darrow, Ken; Pam, Rick
Written in non-technical language, this sourcebook identifies plans and books for village and small community technology. It contains reviews of publications from 375 American and foreign sources on agriculture, alternative sources of energy, water supply, health care, housing, and related subjects. Emphasized are small-scale systems using local resources, skills, and control. Tools and techniques selected also share the characteristics of low price, labor-intensive construction, adaptability to local situations, and the use of decentralized renewable energy sources. Reviews include materials and production equipment needed, price of the publication, and address of the supplier. Diagrams illustrate most listings. (Author/WB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agriculture, Community Development, Community Education, Developing Nations, Energy, Food, Health, Natural Resources, Nonschool Educational Programs, Technology, Technology Transfer, Water Resources
Appropriate Technology Project, Volunteers in Asia, Box 4543, Stanford, CA 94305 ($4.50, for local groups in developing countries $2.25, discounts on quantity orders).
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Volunteers in Asia, Stanford, CA.