Biogas 1 & 2
by People of Africa Biogas Centre
ISBN:116 pages 5.5x8.5 inches [size]
This book will enable you to understand how to make biogas at the farm or family level. Covers: Biogas, what it is; how it is made; how to use it begins with a complete introduction to biogas including materials, testing and the high quality ferilizer it produces. This book covers the making of biogas in something as simple as a 55 gallon drum and it covers the storage of it in items as simple as a drum inverted in water or in innertubes. This is a hands on DIY book with lots of drawings and pictures. I have had students win 1st place in science fairs with this book.
Biogas 3: How the Chineese Make Biogas.
by Michael Cook
ISBN:140 pages 5.5x8.5 inches [size]
This book contains the ways that the Chinese perfected the process of making methane from manure and plant waste. The manual shows you how to dig a hole, make a brick or earth wall and then cover it for continuous production of free methane from the digesting material. This is a very low maintenance system and the Chinese had over 6 million bio digesters, like this model, working in the late 70's/early 80's. This is one beautiful system that you can build in your own backyard or farm and it will provide continous biogas for cooking, lighting and heating.
Energy For Rural Development
by National Academy of Sciences
ISBN:570 pages 5.5x8.5 inches [size]
Focuses on small-scale energy technologies, not based on conventional fuels that are candidates for rural and village use in developing countries. The technologies that this book presents are capable of improving the quality of rural and village life in situations where conventional fuels and power systems have not yet penetrated or are too expensive to become a significant factor in the foreseeable future.
Mechanical Movements: Powers and Devices
by Gardner D. Hiscox M.E.
ISBN:416 pages 5.5x8.5 inches [size]
A great work of reference for inventors, experimenters, mechanical students, artisans and anyone with an inquiring mind and the ambition of an engineer. For anyone with a real interest in mechanical thought and work, the book covers gears, pullys in combinations never thought of, it covers clock mechanisms, lifting and rotating mechanisms, impact and pounding machines. Click on MORE INFO for examples. This book will keep you up at night thinking.
HandBook of Home Made Power
by The Mother Earth News
ISBN:386 pages 5.5x8.5 inches [size]
Hands-on reprint of the famous publication from Mother Earth News. This book is actually larger and easier to read than the original paperback copy of the book. It covers wood heat and wood power, water/hydroelectric home power and RAM-pumps. The handbook also has chapters on wind power, solar energy and an extensive chapter on making and using methane.