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Appropriate Technology Sourcebook'k reviews over 1,150 of the best books on appropriate technology. Most of the books reviewed in the sourcebook are available as a collection in the AT Library on (28) CD-ROM or (4) DVD available for sale from Village Earth for $500 [1]. Most of the literature in the sourcebook is under copyright although some is in the public domain.

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Complete List of Books by Subject in the Sourcebook and the AT Library [2]

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 Background Reading