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Permaculture : principles & pathways beyond sustainability

Author: David Holmgren
Publisher: Hepburn, Vic. : Holmgren Design Services, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unlike previous books by David Holmgren which have highlighted practical case studies in permaculture design, this book brings into sharper focus the powerful and still evolving Permaculture concept he pioneered with Bill Mollison in the 1970s. It draws together and integrates 25 years of thinking and teaching to show a whole new way of understanding and action behind a simple set of design principles. This book is  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Holmgren
ISBN: 0646418440 9780646418445
OCLC Number: 51870173
Description: xxxi, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Ethical principles of permaculture --
Observe and interact --
Catch and store energy --
Obtain a yield --
Apply self-regulation and accept feedback --
Use and value renewable resources and services --
Produce no waste --
Design from patterns to details --
Integrate rather than segregate --
Use small and slow solutions --
Use and value diversity --
Use edges and value the marginal --
Creatively use and respond to change --
Postscript: After September 11.
Other Titles: Principles and pathways beyond sustainability
Responsibility: David Holmgren.
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Unlike previous books by David Holmgren which have highlighted practical case studies in permaculture design, this book brings into sharper focus the powerful and still evolving Permaculture concept he pioneered with Bill Mollison in the 1970s. It draws together and integrates 25 years of thinking and teaching to show a whole new way of understanding and action behind a simple set of design principles. This book is relevant to every aspect of how we reorganise our lives, communities and landscapes to creatively adapt to ecological realities which shape human destiny. For anyone seriously interested in understanding the foundations for sustainable design and culture, this book is essential reading. It contributes to a growing synthesis of design with economics, society, and landscape ecology, and compels all serious advocates of sustainability to reconsider the central organizing power of the permaculture concept.--From publisher description.

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