When Technology Fails by Matthew Stein
A Manual for Self-Reliance & Planetary Survival

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Hurricane Katrina and 9/11 have made Americans farmore aware of the need to be prepared for the unexpected.Matthew Stein’s comprehensive guide to sustainable living skills gives you the tools you need to fend for yourself and your family in times of emergency or disaster.It also goes a step further, giving sound instructions on how to become self-reliant in seemingly stable timesand for the long term by adopting a sustainable lifestyle.Fully revised and expanded, When Technology Fails is truly encyclopedic, covering topics from food and shelter to medicine and metallurgy, and ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on “Making the Shift to Sustainability,”which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community, and global levels.
 

About Matthew Stein

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An engineer, author, and building contractor, Matthew Stein has built hurricane-resistant, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly homes and designed consumer water-filtration devices, commercial water-filtration systems, and automated assembly machinery among other things. He currently resides with his wife, Josie, in the High Sierra Mountains near Lake Tahoe, California. His websites are at www.stein-design.com and www.whentechfails.com.
 
Published August 18, 2008 by Chelsea Green Publishing. 405 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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