Low-tech Magazine 2018-2021 (Paperback)
Low-tech Magazine underscores the potential of past and often forgotten technologies and how they can inform sustainable energy practices. Sometimes, past technologies can be copied without any changes. More often, interesting possibilities arise when older technology is combined with new knowledge and new materials, or when past concepts and traditional knowledge are applied to modern technology. Inspiration is also to be found in the so-called "developing" world, where resource constraints often lead to inventive, low-tech solutions. This third volume (368 pages, 183 images) contains 18 articles published between 2018 and 2021. Contents table: How Circular is the Circular Economy? Keeping Some of the Lights On: Redefining Energy Security Heat your House with a Mechanical Windmill Reinventing the Small Wind Turbine How to Make Wind Power Sustainable Again Mist Showers: Sustainable Decadence? Too Much Combustion, Too Little Fire How Sustainable is a Solar Powered Website? Fruit Trenches: Cultivating Subtropical Plants in Freezing Temperatures Thermoelectric Stoves: Ditch the Solar Panels? How to Make Biomass Energy Sustainable Again How and Why I Stopped Buying New Laptops Vertical Farming Does not Save Space How Sustainable is High-tech Health Care? Urban Fish Ponds: Low-tech Sewage Treatment for Towns and Cities How to Design a Sailing Ship for the 21st Century? How to Build a Low-tech Solar Panel? Fascine Mattresses: Basketry Gone Wild.