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The solar food dryer : how to make and use your own high-performance, sun-powered food dehydrator

Author: Eben Fodor
Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, 2008, [2006] 2008, ©2006
Series: Books for living wisely from Mother Earth news.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The only book in print devoted to solar food drying.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eben Fodor
ISBN: 9780865715448 0865715440
OCLC Number: 62227657
Description: xv, 121 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Food Drying Is More Fun in the Sun! --
Why Dry? --
Going Solar --
Is Solar Food Drying Right for Me? --
Why Haven't I Heard More about Solar Food Dryers? --
The Bigger Picture --
Harvesting Solar Energy --
The Power of the Sun: Capturing Solar Energy to Dry Food --
Solar Basics --
Geography and Seasons --
Climate and Weather Issues --
Atmospheric Clearness --
More Solar Facts --
Design Considerations for Solar Dryers --
Making Food Dry: Heat and Air Flow --
Direct Heating by the Sun --
The Basic Solar Collector --
The "Solar Fan" --
Temperatures and Venting --
Collector Angle --
Insulation and Double Glazing --
Reflectors --
Weatherizing --
Preventing Outdoor Pests --
Backup Electric Heating --
Maintenance and Cleaning --
How Big a Dryer Do I Need? Size, Capacity and Portability --
Materials --
Using Recycled Materials --
Types of Solar Dryers --
Complete Instructions for Making Your Own Solar Dryer --
Sun Works Solar Dryer Features --
Assembly Instructions --
Parts List for SunWorks Solar Food Dryer --
Enhancements --
Putting Your Solar Dryer to Work --
What to Dry --
Food Preparation for Drying --
When to Dry --
Backup Heating During Poor Weather --
Operating Tips --
How Drying Preserves Food --
Drying Times and Temperatures --
How Dry is Dry Enough? --
Storing Dried Foods --
Nutrition and Food Quality --
Pre-treating Foods to Prevent Darkening --
Favorite Dried Food Recipes --
Sun Path Charts --
Useful Solar Data --
Handy Conversion Factors for Solar Energy --
Resources for Solar Food Drying.
Series Title: Books for living wisely from Mother Earth news.
Responsibility: Eben Fodor.
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