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Christiansen, Per and Bernard Zubrowski, How to make Tools, Peace Corps ICE Reprint #35, Washington, D.C., 1980

Daniels, Farrington. Direct Use of the Sun's Energy. (p. 271) ($1.95 paperback) Ballantine Books, Division of Random House, 201 E. 50th St., NY, NY. 10022 (1974). Available in moat college bookstores and most bookstores that have science or ecology sections. Dr. Daniels was America's leading authority on solar energy. Excellent background material for any solar energy experimentation with students, farmers or builders. Fairly technical. Chapters on radiation, measurement, geographical distribution of radiation, as well as chapters on solar cooking, heating buildings, heating and distilling water, solar drying and solar energy conversions to electrical energy.

Dick, William. Dick's Encyclopedia of Practical Receipts and Processes or How They Did It in the 1870's. Leicester and Harriet Hansfield, editors. P. 607 ($7.95) Funk and Wagnalls, distributed by Thomas Crowell Company, 666 5th Ave., NY, NY 10019 (1975). Available from the Whole Earth Access Company, Berkeley, CA. This book is fun to read through to develop an appreciation for the practical arts of the late 1800's, as well as increase one's awareness of the methods used for appropriate technology. It is a collection of practical science recipes and processes. Its major drawback is that the terms used for various chemicals and processes are antiquated and are not readily translatable to the young scientist of the late 1900's! We hope to remedy this in a later Peace Corps publication. Recipes and processes in Dick's include: soap making, wine making, brewing, perfumes, toothpastes, cheese, preservatives, disinfectants, cements, and pastes, whitewash and paints, electroplating, acids and alkaloids, and medical receipts. Useful and enjoyable!

Hertzberg, R., B. Vaughn and J. Greene. Putting Food By. (p. 565) ($2.50 paperback revised edition) Bantam Books, Inc., 666 5th Ave., NY, NY 10019 (1976). Available in most bookstores with cooking sections. Most useful compilation of all the safe ways to preserve foods: drying, canning, freezing, pickling. Useable tables and charts.

Lappe, Frances. Diet for a Small Planet. (p. 301) ($1.95 revised paperback) Ballantine Books, Division of Random House, 201 E. 50th St., NY, NY 10022. A discussion of protein sources and how to plan diets without using animal protein. Well written information that can be used for nutrition lessons. Easily modifiable recipes with high protein content. Gives the reader..."a way of eating that makes the most of the earth's capacity to supply this vital nutrient, ...protein."

Magee, John. How to Build Food Drying Equipment, (p. 17) ($2.00 paperback), California Wood Plans, P.O. Box 5 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 (1975). Also available through the Whole Earth Truck Store, San Mateo, CA. Step-by-step guide to building three basic types of food dryers with steps to modify the designs for varied heat sources. The plans use plywood and therefore need to be modifies for use in most developing countries.

McDowell, James. Solar Drying of Crops and Foods in Humid Tropical Climates, The Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute, Jamaica Centre-Trinidad Centre, 1973

Organic Gardening and Farming Magazine, "Solar Drying: It's Energy Free", Staff Report, August, 1977. "How to Use Dried Foods", Ron Beasley, August, 1977. "Build a Low Cost Indoor Dryer", Brenda Bortz, August, 1975. Rodale Press, Inc., 33 E. Minor Street, Emmaus, PA 18049. Subscription rates (in 1977 us Dollars): United States and Possessions: One year, $7.85; Two years, $14.25; Three years, $19.95. (In Canada, add an additional $1.00 per year, other foreign, add $1.50 per year). Single copies are $.75 each.