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Background Reading General References The Workshop Agriculture Crop Drying, Preservation, and Storage Forestry Aquaculture Water Supply and Sanitation Water Supply: Pumps Water Supply: Tanks Water Supply: Solid Wastes Water Supply: Treatment Energy: General Energy: Improved Cookstoves and Charcoal Production Energy: Wind Energy: Water Energy: Solar Energy: Biogas Housing and Construction Transportation Health Care Science Teaching Nonformal Education and Training Small Enterprises and Cooperatives Local Communications Beekeeping Small Industries Disaster Preparedness and Relief

Background Reading
Appropriate Technology for African Women
Appropriate Technology: Problems and Promises
The Barefoot Book
Coming Full Circle
Design for the Real World
Experiences in Appropriate Technology
High Impact Appropriate Technology Case Studies
Introduction to Appropriate Technology
Paper Heroes
Participatory Approaches to Agricultural Research and Development
Questioning Development
Radical Technology
Repairs Reuse Recycling
Rural Women
Sharing Smaller Pies
Strategies for Small Farmer Development Projects
Technology and Employment in Industry
Technology for the Masses in Invention Intelligence
Towards Global Action for Appropriate Technology
Village Technology in Eastern Africa
When Aid is No Help
The World of Appropriate Technology
General References
Appropriate Technology and Research Projects
Appropriate Technology Directory
Appropriate Technology for Rural Development
Appropriate Technology Institutions: A Directory
Appropriate Technology Institutions: A Review
Appropriate Technology: Directory of Machines Tools Plants Equipment Processes and Industries
Bibliography of Appropriate Technology Information for Developing Countries
The Book of the New Alchemists
China at Work
Dick’s Encyclopedia of Practical Receipts and Processes
Economically Appropriate Technologies for Developing Countries
Fichier Encyclopedique du Development Rural
Field Director’s Handbook
Field Engineering
The Formula Manual
Foxfire Book 1
Foxfire Book 2
Foxfire Book 3
Foxfire Book 4
Foxfire Book 5
Foxfire Book 6
A Guide to Appropriate Technology Institutions
Guide to Convivial Tools
Guide to Technology Transfer in East Central and Southern Africa
How to Build Up a Simple Multidimensional Documentation System on Appropriate Technology
Intermediate Technology in Ghana
Introducing Family Planning in Your Neighborhood
The Journal of the New Alchemists Volume 1
The Journal of the New Alchemists Volume 3
The Journal of the New Alchemists Volume 4
The Journal of the New Alchemists Volume 5
Knots for Mountaineering: Camping Climbing Utility Rescue Etc.
Liklik Buk
The Mechanical Engineers’ Pocket Book
Mini Technology II
Mini Technology
More Other Homes and Garbage
NonAgricultural Choice of Technology
One Hundred Innovations for Development
People’s Workbook
Pictorial Handbook of Technical Devices
Simple Technologies for Rural Women in Bangladesh
Simple Working Models of Historic Machines
Soft Tech
Teknologi Kampungan
Tinker Tailor Technical Change
Traditional Crafts of Persia
The Use of the Radio in Family Planning
Village Technology Handbook
Visual Aids Tracing Manual
World Neighbors in Action
Local Self-Reliance
Alternative Development Strategies and Appropriate Technology
Another Development: Approaches and Strategies
Appropriate Technology in Social Context
The Breakdown of Nations
A Landscape for Humans
Learning from China
Local Responses to Global Problems
Rural SmallScale Industry in the People’s Republic of China
Rural University
Small Scale Cement Plants
Soft Technologies Hard Choices
Technologies for Basic Needs
Technology for Ujamaa Village Development in Tanzania
Towards Village Industry
4Wheel Band Saw
Inch Table Saw
Amateur’s Workshop
Basic Machines and How They Work
Bearing Design and Fitting
The Beginner’s Workshop
Blacksmithing Welding and Soldering
A Blacksmith’s Bellows
DeCristoforo’s Book of Power Tools Both Stationary and Portable
Electric Motor Test and Repair
Electroplating for the Amateur
Equipment for Rural Workshops Fabricating Simple Structures in Agricultural Engineering1
Fabricating Simple Structures in Agricultural Engineering
Farm Shop and Equipment
Foundrywork for the Amateur
Gear Wheels and Gear Cutting
General Metal Work Sheet Metal Work and Hand Pump Maintenance
Handtool Handbook for Woodworking
Hardening and Tempering Engineers’ Tools
Heavy Duty Drill Press
How to Make a Folding Machine for Sheet Metal Work
How to Make Planes Cramps and Vices
How to Make Twelve Woodworking Tools
How to Mill on a Drill Press
How to Use Metal Tubing
How to Work Sheet Metal
How to Work with Copper Piping
Lathe Sanders
LeJay Manual
LostWax Casting
The Making of Tools
A Manual on Sharpening Hand Woodworking Tools
Metal Bending Machine
Metal Turning Lathe Built from Stock Parts
Metalworking Handbook
The Modern Blacksmith
Motorize Your Hacksaw
A Museum of Early American Tools
Oil Drum Forges
Practical Blacksmithing
The Procedure Handbook of Arc Welding
The Recycling Use and Repair of Tools
Scroll Saw
Sharpening Small Tools
Sheet Metal Brake
Sheet Metal Former
Shop Tactics
Small Scale Foundries for Developing Countries
Smelting Furnace
Spring Design and Calculation
Stocking Spare Parts for a Small Repair Shop
Technical Drawing
Technology Metal 1 Fundamental Skills
Three Welding Jigs
Tools and How to Use Them
Tools and Their Uses
Try Your Hand at Metal Spinning
TwoSpeed Bandsaw Cuts Wood and Metal
The Use of Hand Woodworking Tools
Welding Craft Practices
Wood Planer for $100
Workshop Exercises Metal Fundamental Skills
Agricultural Extension
Agricultural Extension: The Training and Visit System
AgroForestry Systems for the Humid Tropics East of the Andes
An Agromedical Approach to Pesticide Management
Alternative Agriculture
Animal Husbandry in the Tropics
Approved Practices in Soil Conservation
The Art of the Informal Agricultural Survey
As You Sow
Backyard Composting
The Basic Book of Organic Gardening
Basic Soil Improvement for Everyone
Better Farming Series #1 The Plant: The Living Plant The Root
Better Farming Series #2 The Plant: The Stems; The Buds; The Leaves
Better Farming Series #3 The Plant: The Flower
Better Farming Series #4 The Soil: How the Soil is Made Up
Better Farming Series #5 The Soil: How to Conserve the Soil
Better Farming Series #6 The Soil: How to Improve the Soil
Better Farming Series #7 Crop Farming
Better Farming Series #8 Animal Husbandry: Feeding and Care of Animals
Better Farming Series #9 Animal Husbandry: Animal Disease
Better Farming Series #10 The Farm Business Survey
Better Farming Series #11 Cattle Breeding
Better Farming Series #12 Sheep and Goat Breeding
Better Farming Series #13 Keeping Chickens
Better Farming Series #14 Farming with Animal Power
Better Farming Series #15 Cereals
Better Farming Series #16 Roots and Tubers
Better Farming Series #17 Groundnuts
Better Farming Series #18 Bananas
Better Farming Series #19 Market Gardening
Better Farming Series #20 Upland Rice
Better Farming Series #21 Wet Paddy or Swamp Rice
Better Farming Series #22 Cocoa
Better Farming Series #23 Coffee
Better Farming Series #24 The Oil Palm
Better Farming Series #25 The Rubber Tree
Better Farming Series #26 The Modern Farm Business
Better Farming Series # Freshwater Fish Farming
The Book of Geese
China: Recycling of Organic Wastes in Agriculture
Code of Practice for Safe Use of Pesticides
Composting for the Tropics
Composting in Tropical Agriculture
Composting: Sanitary Disposal and Reclamation of Organic Wastes
Conservation Farming for Small Farmers in the Humid Tropics
The Design and Optimization of Irrigation Distribution Networks
Environmentally Sound Small Scale Agricultural Projects
Farm Management Research for Small Farmer Development
The Farmer’s Guide
A Farmer’s Primer on Growing Rice
Fields and Pastures in Deserts
Friends of the Rice Farmer
Gardening for Better Nutrition
Gardening with the Seasons
Goat Health Handbook
Growing Garden Seeds
Guide for Field Crops in the Tropics and Subtropics
Guide for Small Holder Coffee Farmers
Guidelines for Watershed Management
Gully Control and Reclamation
Handbook of Tropical and Subtropical Horticulture
The Homesteader’s Handbook for Raising Small Livestock
How to Grow More Vegetables
How to Make Fertilizer
How to Perform an Agricultural Experiment
Illustrated Guide to Integrated Pest Management in Rice in Tropical Asia
Insights of Outstanding Farmers
Integrated Farm Management
Integrated Pest Management: A Catalogue of Training and Extension Materials
Integrated Pest Management
Intensive Gardening for Profit and Self Sufficiency
Intercropping in Tropical Smallholder Agriculture with Special Reference to Wes tAfrica
Introduction to Soil and Water Conservation Practices
Irrigation Principles and Practices
Jojoba and Its Uses
Jojoba Happenings
Jojoba: A Guide to the Literature
Keeping Livestock Healthy
Leucaena Based Farming
Lost Crops of the Incas
Managing Pests and Pesticides in Small Scale Agriculture
Manual for Calculation of Check Dams
More Water for Arid Lands
The Nursery Manual
Operation and Maintenance of Small Irrigation Schemes
Permaculture II
Pigs and Poultry in the South Pacific
A Planning Guide for SmallScale Livestock Projects
Practical Poultry Raising
The Rabbit as a Producer of Meat and Skins in Developing Countries
Rabbit Production
Raising Goats for Milk and Meat
Raising Healthy Cattle Under Primitive Conditions
Raising Healthy Goats Under Primitive Conditions
Raising Healthy Pigs Under Primitive Conditions
Raising Healthy Poultry Under Primitive Conditions
Raising Healthy Rabbits Under Primitive Conditions
Raising Poultry the Modern Way
Raising Rabbits
Raising the Home Duck Flock
The Samaka Guide to Homesite Farming
The self-sufficient Gardener
Sheep Health Handbook
Simple Assessment Techniques for Soil and Water
Small Farm Development
Small Farm Weed Control
Small Plastic Greenhouses
Small Scale Irrigation
Small Scale Pig Raising
Soil Conservation
Soil Tillage in the Tropics and Subtropics
Soils Crops and Fertilizer Use
Surface Irrigation
Technology Applications Gap
Test the Soil First
Training and Visit Extension
Tropical Feeds
Tropical Legumes
Tropical Vegetables
Try the Rabbit
Two Ears of Corn
Underexploited Tropical Plants with Promising Economic Value
Understanding Small Farmers
Understanding Traditional Agriculture
The UNICEF Home Gardens Handbook
Vegetable Production Under Arid and SemiArid Conditions in Tropical Africa
Vegetable Seeds for the Tropics
Vetiver Grass
The Water Buffalo
The Winged Bean
Agricultural Tools
Adjustable Width VDrag Ditcher/Bund Former
The Agribar Operator’s Manual
Agricultural Technology for Developing Nations
American Farm Tools
Animal Power in Farming Systems
Animal Traction in Africa
Animal Traction
The Animal Drawn Wheeled Tool Carrier
Animal Drawn Wheeled Tool carriers: Perfected Yet Rejected
Appropriate Industrial Technology for Agricultural Machinery and Implements
Bell Alarms and Sack Hoists in Windmills
Cassava Grinder
Cereal Processing
Chain Link Fence Making Machine
Chitedze Ridgemaster Toolbar
Clod Crushers Two Designs
Dibble Sticks Donkeys and Diesels
The Draft Horse Primer
Eight Simple Surveying Levels
The Employment of Draught Animals in Agriculture
Farm Implements for Arid and Tropical Regions
A Feeder to Improve the Performance of a Hand Operated Groundnut Sheller
Foot Powered Thresher
Guide Book for Rural Cottage and Small and Medium Industries: Paddy Rice Cultivation
The Handcart Handbook
A Hand Operated Bar Mill for Decorticating Sunflower Seed
A Hand Operated Winnower
The Harness Maker’s Illustrated Manual
Harnessing and Implements for Animal Traction
The Harnessing of Draught Animals
Horse Drawn Farm Implements
How to Repair Briggs and Stratton Engines
IDC Weeding Attachment for EMCOT Plow
IDCBornu Groundnut Lifter and IT Groundnut Lifter
Introduction of Animal Powered Cereal Mills
IT Expandable Cultivator
IT Granule Applicator
IT High Clearance Rotary Hoe
Kabanyalo Toolbar
Lightweight Seeder/Spreader
Making Coir Rope
Mechanics in Agriculture
MultiAction Paddy Field Puddling Tool
Oil Extraction
Oil Soaked Wood Bearings
Old Farm Tools and Machinery
OxDrawn Tie Ridger/Weeder Implement
A Pedal Operated Grain Mill
The Potential for SmallScale Solar Powered Irrigation in Pakistan
Prototype multipurpose OxDrawn Tool
The “Rasulia” Bladed Roller Thresher
Repair and Maintenance of Stationary Diesel Engines
Rice: Postharvest Technology
Root Crop Processing
Rotary Corn (Sorghum) Thresher
Rotary Weeder for Row Planted Rice
Rural Africa Development Project
The Scythe Book
Seed Dressing Drum (Hand Operated)
Single Row and ThreeRow Rice Seeders
Sled Type Corrugator Irrigation Furrow Former
Small Farm Equipment for Developing Countries
Small Gas Engines
Small Scale Maize Milling
Small Scale Oil Extraction from Groundnuts and Copra
Small Scale Processing of Oilfruits and Oilseeds
SmallScale Solar Powered Irrigation Pumping Systems
Solar Photovoltaics for Irrigation Water Pumping
Solar Water Pumping: A Handbook
Tools for Agriculture
Tools for Homesteaders Gardeners and SmallScale Farmers
Treadle Operated Peanut Thresher
The Tropicultor’s Manual: Field Operations
The Weeder Mulcher
The Winnower
Winnowing Fan
Crop Preservation
Appropriate Technology for Grain Storage
China: Grain Storage Structures
Construction of a Brick Hot Air Copra Dryer
Cookbook for Building a Solar Crop Dryer
Domestic Grain Storage Bins
Dry It You’ll Like It
Drying and Processing Tree Fruits
Drying Equipment for Cereal Grains and Other Agricultural Produce
Evaluation of the Bissa
Fish Processing
Food Drying
Fruit and Vegetable Processing
Guide to the Manufacture of Metal Bins
Handling and Storage of Food Grains in Tropical and Subtropical Areas
Home Scale Processing and Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables
How to Build a Solar Crop Dryer
How to Dry Fruits and Vegetables
How to Make a Solar Cabinet Dryer for Agricultural Produce
How to Salt Fish
Manual on Improved Farm and VillageLevel Grain Storage Methods
Postharvest Food Losses in Developing Countries
Potential of Solar Agricultural Dryers in Developing Areas Preservation of Foods
Principles of Potato Storage
Rural Home Techniques: Food Preservation
Simple Grain Drier
Small Farm Grain Storage
Small-Scale Processing of Fish
Solar Drying: Practical Methods of Food Preservation
Solar Grain Drying
Stocking Up
Storage Management
Storage of Food Grain
Storing Vegetables and Fruits in Basements Cellars Outbuildings and Pits
Sun Dry Your Fruits and Vegetables
A Survey of Solar Agricultural Dryers
Agroforestry Species: A Crop Sheets Manual
Barnacle Parp’s Chain Saw Guide
The Chainsaw and the Lumbermaker
China: Forestry Support for Agriculture
Constructing and Operating a Small Solar Heated Lumber Dryer
Crosscut Saw Manual
Environmentally Sound SmallScale Forestry Projects
Firewood Crops
Forest Farming
A Forest Tree Seed Directory
Forestry Case Studies
Forestry for Local Community Development
Frame Saw Manual
Land Clearance
Make Your Own Precision Milled Lumber from Logs and Trees: Alaskan MKII
Manual of Reforestation and Erosion Control for the Philippines
Natural Durability and Preservation of One Hundred Tropical African Woods
An Overview of Possible Uses of Sawdust
People and Trees
Planning for Agroforestry
Planting Tree Crops
A Pocket Directory of Trees and Seeds in Kenya
The Propagation of Tropical Fruit Trees
Reforestation in Arid Lands
Savanna Afforestation in Africa
ShortRotation Forestry
Small and Medium Sawmills in Developing Countries
Timber Drying Manual
Tree Crops
Tree Planting in Africa South of the Sahara
Wood Harvesting with Hand Tools
Aquaculture Practices in Taiwan
Artificial Salmon Spawning
Better Freshwater Fish Farming: The Fish
Better Freshwater Fish Farming: The Pond
Elementary Guide to Fish Culture in Nepal
Fish Catching Methods of the World
Fish Culture in Central East Africa
Fishing with Bottom Gillnets
Freshwater Fish Farming: How to
Freshwater Fish Pond Culture and Management
Freshwater Fisheries and Aquaculture in China
Making Aquatic Weeds Useful
Pair Trawling with Small Boats
Practical Shellfish Farming
Profitable Cage Culture
Raising Fresh Fish in Your Home Waters
Salmon Rancher’s Manual
Tropical Oysters
Water Supply: Background
Environmentally Sound Small-ScaLe Water Projects
Guidelines on Health Aspects of Plumbing
Water for the Thousand Millions
Hand Pump Maintenance in the Context of Community Well Projects
Rainwater Harvesting
Using Water Resources
Design Problems for a Simple Rural Supply System
Gravity Flow Water Systems
Hand Drilled Wells
Hand Dug Wells and Their Construction
A Handbook of Gravity-Flow Water Systems for Small Communities
Manual for Rural Water Supply
Manual for Water Systems and Pipe Work
Public Standpost Water Supplies
Public Standpost Water Supplies: A Design Manual
Rainwater Harvesting for Domestic Water Supply in Developing Countries
Residential and non-residential Drinking Water Installations and Drainage Requirements in Buildings in Nepal
Rural Water Supply in China
Rural Water Supply in Developing Countries
Rural Water Supply in Nepal: Concrete
Rural Water Supply in Nepal: Construction Design Course
Rural Water Supply in Nepal: Hydrology and Water Cycle
Rural Water Supply in Nepal: Pipes and Fittings
Rural Water Supply in Nepal: Stone Masonry
self-help Wells
Small Community Water Supplies
Village Water Systems
Water Supply for Rural Areas and Small Communities
Water Wells Manual
Well Construction Using Curved Hollow Block
Wells Construction: handgun and HandDrilled
Water Supply: Pumps
Chinese Chain and Washer Pumps
Community Water Supply: The Handpump Option
A Comparative Assessment of Photovoltaics Handpumps and Diesels for Rural Water Supply
The Construction of a Hydraulic Ram Pump
Hand Pumps for Use in Drinking Water Supplies in Developing Countries
Handpumps Testing and Development: Proceedings of a Workshop in China
Handpumps Testing and Development: Progress Report on Field and Laboratory Testing
Hydraulic Rams3
Hydraulic Rams: Consumer’s Guide
Laboratory Testing of Handpumps for Developing Countries
Manual of Information: RIFE Hydraulic Rams
A Manual on the Hydraulic Ram Pump for Pumping Water
Popular Mechanics Hydraulic Ram0
Pump Selection Pumps and Water Lifters for Rural Development
The Rower Pump
Use of Hydraulic Rams in Nepal
Village Hand-pump Technology
Water Current Turbines
Water-Pumping Devices
Women and the Transport of Water
Water Supply: Tanks
Ferrocement Water Tanks and Their Construction
Construction Manual for 3500 gal. Ferrocement Water Tank
Bamboo Reinforced Concrete Rainwater Collection Tanks
From Ferro to Bamboo
Water Supply: Treatment
How to Make a Solar Still (Plastic Covered)
Installation of a Solar Distillation Plant on Ile de la Gonave Haiti
Plans for a Glass and Concrete Solar Still
The Purification of Water on a Small Scale
Simple Solar Still for the Production of Distilled Water
Simplified Procedures for Water Examination
Slow Sand Filtration for Community Water Supply in Developing Countries
Design and Construction Manual
Construction Operation and Maintenance
Slow Sand Filtration
Solar Disinfection of Drinking Water and Oral Rehydration Solutions
Solar Distillation as a Means of Meeting Small Scale Water Demands
Water Treatment and Sanitation
Water Supply: Sanitation
A.T. for Water Supply and Sanitation: Sanitation Alternatives for LowIncome Communities4
A.T. for Water Supply and Sanitation: Technical and Economic Options
A.T. for Water Supply and Sanitation: A Planner’s Guide
A.T. for Water Supply and Sanitation: Health Aspects of Excreta and Sullage Management
A.T. for Water Supply and Sanitation: LowCost Technology Options for Sanitation
A.T. for Water Supply and Sanitation: Sociocultural Aspects of Water Supply and Excreta Disposal
A.T. for Water Supply and Sanitation: Night Soil Composting
Aquaculture: A Component of Low Cost Sanitation Technology
The CoComposting of Domestic Solid and Human Wastes
Compost Toilets
The Design of Small Bore Sewer Systems
The Design of Ventilated Improved Pit Latrines
Double Vault Composting Toilets
Dry Composting Latrines in Guatemala
Excreta Disposal for Rural Areas and Small Communities
Goodbye to the Flush Toilet
How to Build a Pit Latrine
Human Faeces Urine and Their Utilization
Manual on the Design Construction and Maintenance of Low Cost PourFlush Waterseal Latrines in India
Natural Sewage Recycling Systems
Sanitation Handbook (Nepal)
Sanitation in Developing Countries
Sanitation Without Water
Septic Tank Practices
Ventilated Improved Pit Latrines
Water Supply: Solid Waste
Wastewater Irrigation in Developing Countries
Management of Solid Wastes in Developing Countries
Recycling from Municipal Refuse
Residential Water ReUse
Energy: General
Design for a PedalDriven Power Unit for Transport and Machine Uses in Developing Countries
The Economics of Renewable Energy Systems for Developing Countries
Energy for Rural Development (Supplement)
Energy for Rural Development
Energy: The Solar Prospect
Food or Fuel
Foot Power
Fuel Alcohol Production
Fuel from Farms
Gemini Synchronous Inverter Systems
The Haybox
The Heat Generator
Hot Water
Independent Energy
Manege: AnimalDriven Power Gear
Model Boilers and Boilermaking
Model Stationary and Marine Steam Engines
Pedal Power: In Work Leisure and Transportation
The Planning Installation and Maintenance of LowVoltage Rural Electrification Systems and Subsystems
The Power Guide
Proceedings of the Meeting of the Expert Working Group on the Use of Solar and Wind Energy
Rays of Hope
Renewable Energy Research in India?Renewable Energy Resources and Rural Applications in the Developing World
Small Scale Renewable Energy Resources and Locally Feasible Technology in Nepal
The Solar Energy Timetable
Steam Power
The Use of Pedal Power for Agriculture and Transport in Developing Countries
Energy: Cookstoves
Brief Notes on the Design and Construction of Wood-burning Cook-stoves
Burning Issues
Charcoal Making for Small Scale Enterprises
Charcoal Production Using a Transportable Metal Kiln
Comparing Simple Charcoal Production Technologies for the Caribbean
Comparison of Improved Stoves
The Complete Book of Heating with Wood
The Construction Installation and Operation of an Improved Pit-Kiln for Charcoal Production
The Construction of a Transportable Charcoal Kiln
A Cooking Place for Large-Sized Pots
Cook-stove Construction by the TerraCETA Method
Designing a Test Procedure for Domestic Wood-burning Stoves
Double Drum Sawdust Stove
From Lorena to a Mountain of Fire
Guidelines on Evaluating the Fuel Consumption of Improved Cookstoves
Helping People in Poor Countries Develop FuelSaving Cookstoves
How to Build an Oil Barrel Stove
Improved Wood Waste and Charcoal Burning Stoves
The Kenya Ceramic Jiko
Lab Tests of Fired Clay Stoves the Economics of Improved Stoves and Steady State Heat Loss from Massive Stoves
Laboratory and Field Testing of Monolithic Mud Stoves
Less Smoky Rooms
Lorena OwnerBuilt Stoves
Modern Stoves for All
New Nepali Cooking Stoves
One Pot Two Pot…Jackpot
Report on Training of District Extensionists
Rice Husk Conversion to Energy
Rice Husks as a Fuel
SawdustBurning Space Heater Stove
The SocioEconomic Context of Fuelwood Use in Small Communities
Splitting Firewood
Technology Markets and People
Testing the Efficiency of WoodBurning Cookstoves
Testing Timber for Moisture Content
Wood Conserving Cook Stoves Bibliography
Wood Conserving Cook Stoves: A Design Guide
A Woodstove Compendium
Energy: Wind
Aspects of Irrigation with Windmills
Considerations for the Use of Wind Power for Borehole Pumping
Construction Manual for PU350 and PU500 Windmills
Construction Manual for a Cretan Windmill
Electric Power from the Wind
Energy from the Wind
Food from Windmills
The Gaudgaon Village Sailwing Windmill
The Homebuilt WindGenerated Electricity Handbook
Homemade 6Volt WindElectric Plants
The Homemade Windmills of Nebraska
Horizontal Axis Fast Running Wind Turbines for Developing Countries
How to Build a “Cretan Sail” Windpump for Use in LowSpeed Wind Conditions
How to Construct a Cheap Wind Machine for Pumping Water
Low Cost Wind Speed Indicator
LowCost Windmill for Developing Nations
Matching of Wind Rotors to Low Power Electrical Generators
Optimization and Characteristics of a Sailwing Windmill Rotor
Performance Test of a Savonius Rotor
Piston Water Pump
Report on the Practical Application of WindPowered Pumps
Rotor Design for Horizontal Axis Windmills
Sahores Windmill Pump
Savonius Rotor Construction
Selecting Water Pumping Windmills
Set of Construction Drawings for PU350 and PU500 Windmills
Simplified Wind Power Systems for Experimenters
A Siting Handbook for Small Wind Energy Conversion Systems
A Survey of the Possible Use of Windpower in Thailand and the Philippines
Syllabus for Irrigation with Windmills
Technical Report
Trees as an Indicator of Wind Power Potential
Un Molino de Viento Tropical Gaviotas
Vegetation as an Indicator of High Wind Velocity
Vertical Axis Sail Windmill Plans
The Wind Power Book
Wind Power for Farms Homes and Small Industry
Windpower in Eastern Crete
Windpumping Handbook
Windpumping: A Handbook
Windpumps for Irrigation
Energy: Water
The Banki Water Turbine
Cost Reduction Considerations in Small Hydropower Equipment
A Design Manual for Water Wheels
Design of CrossFlow Turbine BYS/T2
Design of CrossFlow Turbine BYS/T3
Design of Small Water Storage and Erosion Control Dams
Design of Small Water Turbines for Farms and Small Communities
The Dhading MicroHydropower Plant:
Directory of Manufacturers of Small Hydropower Equipment
Harnessing Water Power for Home Energy
Hints on the Development of Small WaterPower
Industrial Archaeology of Watermills and Waterpower
Local Experience with MicroHydro Technology
LowCost Development of Small Water Power Sites
Manual for the Design of a Simple Mechanical WaterHydraulic Speed Governor
Micro Hydro Electric Power
Micro Pelton Turbines
MicroHydro Power: Reviewing an Old Concept
MicroHydro: Civil Engineering Aspects
MicroHydropower Schemes in Pakistan
MicroHydropower Sourcebook
Microhydropower Handbook Volume 233
Microhydropower Handbook Volume 234
Mill Drawings
Mini Hydro Power Stations
MultiPurpose Power Unit with Horizontal Water Turbine: Basic Information
MultiPurpose Power Unit with Horizontal Water Turbine: Operation and Maintenance Manual
Nepal: Private Sector Approach to Implementing MicroHydropower Schemes
On Watermills in Central Crete
Overshot and Current Water Wheels
A Pelton MicroHydro Prototype Design
The Segner Turbine
Small Earth Dams
Small Hydroelectric Powerplants
Small Hydropower for Asian Rural Development
Small Michell (Banki) Turbine
Small Scale Hydropower Technologies
Water Power for the Farm
Watermills with Horizontal Wheels
Young MillWright and Miller’s Guide
Your Own Water Power Plant
Energy: Solar
An Attached Solar Greenhouse
Basic Principles of Passive Solar Design
A Bibliography for the Solar Home Builder
Bread Box Water Heater
The Design and Development of a Solar Powered Refrigerator
Elements of Solar Architecture for Tropical Regions
Evaluation of Solar Cookers
The Food and Heat Producing Solar Greenhouse
The Fuel Savers
Homegrown Sun dwellings
Low Cost Passive Solar Greenhouses
The Passive Solar Energy Book
Proceedings of the Conference on Energy Conserving Solar Heated Greenhouses
Reaching Up Reaching Out
The Solar Cookery Book
Solar Dwelling Design Concepts
The Solar Greenhouse Book
The Solar Home Book
Solar Photovoltaic Products
The Solar Survey Solar Energy
A Solar Water Heater Workshop Manual
Solar Water Heaters in Nepal
SolarPowered Electricity
A StateoftheArt Survey of Solar Powered Irrigation Pumps Solar Cookers and Woodburning Stoves
Technology for Solar Energy Utilization3
Window Box Solar Collector Design
Energy: Biogas
The Anaerobic Digestion of Livestock Wastes to Produce Methane
Biogas and Waste Recycling
The Biogas/Biofertilizer Business Handbook
Biogas Handbook
Biogas Plants in Animal Husbandry
Biogas Systems in India
Biogas Technology in the Third World
Compost Fertilizer and Biogas Production from Human and Farm Wastes in the People’s Republic of China
A Chinese Biogas Manual
Fuel Gas from Cow Dung
Renewable Sources of Energy: Biogas
Report on the Design and Operation of a FullScale Anaerobic Dairy Manure Digester
Running a Biogas Programme
Housing and Construction
Adobe as a Socially Appropriate Technology for the Southwest
Adobe Craft
Appropriate Building Materials
Bamboo as a Building Material
Bambu—Su Cultivo y Aplicaciones
The Book of Bamboo
Brickmaking in Developing Countries
Build a Yurt
Building to Resist the Effect of Wind: A Guide for Improved Masonry and Timber Connections in Buildings
Building with Earth
Chawama SelfHelp Housing Project
Comparison of Alternative Design Wheelbarrows for Haulage in Civil Construction Tasks
Construction of Trail Suspended Bridges in Nepal
Construction Reference Manual
Construire en Terre
Earth for Homes
Earth Sheltered Housing Design
Farm Structures in Tropical Climates
Ferrocement a Versatile Construction Material
Ferrocement: Applications in Developing Countries
The $50 and Up Underground House Book
Grasses—Their Use in Building
Handbook for Building Homes of Earth
House Form and Culture
Housing by People
How to Build a House Using SelfHelp Housing Techniques
The Kenyan Low Cost Modular Timber Bridge
LowCost Country Home Building
LowCost Housing: Prefabricated Panel System
Making Building Blocks with the ClNVARam Block Press
Making the Adobe Brick
Manual for Building a Rammed Earth Wall
A Manual of Building Construction
Manual of Rural Wood Preservation
Manual para la Construccion de la CETARam
Mud Brick Roofs
Mud Mud
Nuevas Tecnicas de Construccion con Bambu
00 to 3000 Capacity Brick Kiln
The Owner Builder’s Guide to Stone Masonry
The Owner Built Home
The Owner Built Homestead
Painting Inside and Out
Plastic Sheeting
Pole Buildings in Papua New Guinea
Popular Manual for Wooden House Construction
Rice Husk Ash Cement
Roof Constructions for Housing in Developing Countries
Roofing in Developing Countries
Rural Building: Basic Knowledge
Rural Building: Construction
Rural Building: Drawing Book
Rural Building: Reference Book
Selection of Materials for Burnt Clay Brick Manufacture
SelfHelp Construction of lStory Buildings
SelfHelp Practices in Housing
A Series of Articles on the Use of Bamboo in Building Construction
Shaft Lime Kiln
Shelter II
Simple Bridge Structures
Small Scale Brickmaking
Smal lScale Lime Burning
Small Scale Manufacture of Burned Building Brick
Small Scale Production of Cementitious Materials
Soil Block Presses
Soil Cement
Standard Trail Suspended and Suspension Bridges
The Timber Framing Book
Traditional Bridges of Papua New Guinea
Traditional Suspension Bridges in Taplejung District
The Use of Bamboo and Reeds in Building Construction
The Use of Wheelbarrows in Civil Construction
When You Build a House
Wood Handbook
Wood Frame House Construction
Wooden Bridges
The Yurt
Appropriate Industrial Technology for Low Cost Transport for Rural Areas
A.T. in Rural Development: Vehicles Designed for On and Off Farm Operations
Automotive Operation and Maintenance
The Backyard Mechanic Volume 1
The Backyard Mechanic Volume 2
The Backyard Mechanic Volume 3
Better Tools for the Job
The Bicycle Builder’s Bible
Bicycle Resource Guide
Bicycles and Tricycles
Bicycles: A Case Study of Indian Experience
Bicycling Science
Boatbuilding Manual
Boats from Ferrocement
The Design and Manufacture of AnimalDrawn Carts
The Design and Manufacture of LowCost Motorized Vehicles
The Design of Bicycle Trailers
The Dory Book
Earth Roads
Electric Vehicles
Fishing Boat Designs: Flat Bottom Boats
Gasoline Engine Tune Up
Guide to Tools and Equipment for Labour Based Road Construction
Handbook of Artisanal Boatbuilding
Installation and Maintenance of Engines in Small Fishing Vessels
Low Cost Transportation
Low Cost Vehicles
Maintaining Motorcycles
The Management of Animal Energy Resources and the Modernization of the Bullock Cart System
Manual on the Planning of Labour lntensive Road Construction
The Manufacture of Low Cost Vehicles in Developing Countries
New Working Watercraft
Notes on Simple Transport in Some Developing Countries
Proceedings of ITDG Seminar “Simple Vehicles for Developing Countries”
Roads and Resources
The Rural Access Roads Programme
Rural Roads Manual
Rural Transport in Developing Countries
Small Boat Design
Sails as an Aid to Fishing
Three Wheeled Vehicles in Crete
Health Care
Alternative Limbmaking
Anaesthesia at the District Hospital
Animals Parasitic in Man
A Barefoot Doctor’s Manual
Better Care in Leprosy
Better Child Care
Communicable Diseases
Dermatological Preparations for the Tropics
Disabled Village Children
Establishing a Refugee Camp Laboratory
General Surgery at the District Hospital
Handbook on the Prevention and Treatment of Schistosomiasis
Health by the People
Health Care and Human Dignity
Health Care in China
Health Records Systems
Health: The Human Factor
Helping Health Workers Learn
How to Look After a Refrigerator
How to Make Basic Hospital Equipment
Independence Through Mobility
Low Cost Physiotherapy Aids
Manual of Basic Techniques for a Health Laboratory
Medical Care in Developing Countries
A Medical Laboratory for Developing Countries
Medicine and Public Health in the People’s Republic of China
A Model Health Centre
More With Less
Mosquito Control
Nutrition for Developing Countries
Nutrition Rehabilitation
Pediatric Priorities in the Developing World
Personal Transport for Disabled People
Philippine Medicinal Plants in Common Use
The Principles and Practices of Primary Health Care
The Provision of Spectacles at Low Cost
Rattan and Bamboo
Reference Material for Health Auxiliaries and Their Teachers
Simple Dental Care for Rural Hospitals
The Tooth Trip
The Village Health Worker
What is AIDS?
Where There Is No Dentist
Where There Is No Doctor
Science Teaching
Adventures with a Hand Lens
AntiPollution Lab
Construction and Use of Simple Physics Apparatus
Development and Production of School Science Equipment
Guidebook to Constructing Inexpensive Science Teaching Equipment
How to Make Tools
Low Cost Science Teaching Equipment
A Method for Cutting Bottles Light Bulbs and Fluorescent Tubes
New UNESCO Source Book for Science Teaching
Preserving Food by Drying
The Production of School Science Equipment
Nonformal Education
Towards Scientific Literacy
Bridging the Gap
Demystifying Evaluation
Doing Things Together
From the Field
Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
Perspectives on Non formal Adult Learning
Small Enterprises
Basic Control of Assets
Basic Finances
Basic Marketing
Blacksmith Baker Roofing Sheet Maker
Business Arithmetic for Cooperatives and Other Small Businesses
The Business Plan
The Business Review
A Complete Cash Analysis Accounts System for Businessmen
Consultancy for Small Businesses
Cooperative Accounting 1: Thrift and Credit Cooperatives
Cooperative Accounting 2: Consumer Cooperative Societies
Cooperative Accounting 3: Marketing Cooperative Societies
Cooperative Bookkeeping
Cooperative Organization
Credit and Savings for Development
Developing Small Scale Industries in India
Entrepreneur’s Handbook
Financial Management of a Small Handicraft Business
Guidelines for Management Consulting Programs for Small Scale Enterprises
A Handbook for Cooperative Fieldworkers in Developing Nations
How to Grow a Shop
Improve Your Business: Handbook
Improve Your Business: Workbook
Josbarko Enterprise
Managing Time and Personnel
Manual for Commercial Analysis of Small Scale Projects
The Practice of Entrepreneurship
Refugee Enterprise
Rural Credit
Single Entry Bookkeeping System for Small Scale Manufacturing Businesses
Small Business in the Third World
Small Business Promotion
Small Enterprises in Developing Countries
Stock Taking
Training Village Entrepreneurs
Local Communications
Communicating with Pictures
The Copy Book
Experiences in Visual Thinking
57 How to Do It Charts on Materials and Equipment and Techniques for Screen Printing
Grass Roots Radio
How to Do Leaflets Newsletters and Newspapers
Illustrations for Development
Low Cost Printing for Development
The Low Cost Wooden Duplicator
The Organization of the Small Public Library
The Photonovel
Plain Talk
Print: How You Can Do It Yourself
Rural Mimeo Newspapers
Small Technical Libraries
Visual Communication Handbook
The StenScreen
Visual Literacy in Communication
Women and Graphics
The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture
The Beekeeper’s Handbook
Beekeeping Guide
A Beekeeping Handbook
Beekeeping in Rural Development
Golden Insect
Home Honey Production
A Homemade Honey Extractor
Making and Using a Solar Wax Melter
Plans for a Complete Beekeeping System
Small Scale Beekeeping
Tropical and SubTropical Apiculture
Small Industries
The Backyard Dairy Book
Barbs Prongs Points Prickers and Stickers
Basic Sewing Machine Repair
Book of Tempeh
Cane Sugar
Community Canning Centers
Dye Plants and Dyeing
Dyeing and Printing
Environmentally Sound Leather Tanning
Glassware Manufacture for Developing Countries
Handloom Construction
How to Make Soap
Introduction to Soapmaking
The Kiln Book
Making Homemade Soaps and Candles
Manual on the Production of Rattan Furniture
Medleri Charkha
Natural Plant Dyeing
The Preparation of Soap
Rural Tanning Techniques
The Self Reliant Potter
Silkworm Rearing
Simple Methods of Candle Manufacture
Small Scale Manufacture of Footwear
Small Scale Papermaking
Small Scale Recycling of Plastics
Small Scale Weaving
Small Scale Gold Mining
Small Scale Mining
Small Scale Soapmaking
Soap Pilot Plant
Tanning of Hides and Skins
Traditional Cheesemaking
Vegetable Dyeing
The Village Texturizer
Work from Waste
Yay Soybeans!
Disaster Preparedness
Building to Resist the Effect of Wind: Overview
Building to Resist the Effect of Wind: Estimation of Extreme Wind Speeds and Guide to the Determination of Wind Forces
A Methodological Guide
and Architectural Considerations
Disaster Mitigation
Economic Issues in Housing Reconstruction
Emergency Health Management after Natural Disaster
Emergency Vector Control after Natural Disaster
Environmental Health Management after Natural Disaster
Establishing Needs after a Disaster
How to Build a House of Modern Adobe
Improving Building Skills
The Management of Nutritional Emergencies in Large Populations
Medical Supply Management after Natural Disaster
Minimum Standards for Cyclone Resistant Housing Utilizing Traditional Materials
Program Planning Guide
Program Planning Options for the Reconstruction of Disaster Resistant Housing
Shelter After Disaster
Shelter after Disaster: Guidelines for Assistance
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Handbook for Emergencies: Field Operations
What is a Hurricane?
What is a Tidal Wave?
Wind Resistant Block Houses

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