The Toilet Papers
Recycling Waste and Conserving Water
By (author) Sim Van Der Ryn
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Toilet Papers by Sim Van Der Ryn
Book DescriptionA classic is back in print! One of the favorite books of 1970s back-to-the-landers, The Toilet Papers is an informative, inspiring, and irreverent look at how people have dealt with their wastes through the centuries. In a historical survey, Van der Ryn provides the basic facts concerning human wastes, and describes safe designs for toilets that reduce water consumption and avert the necessity for expensive and unreliable treatment systems. The Toilet Papers provides do-it-yourself plans for a basic compost privy and a variety of graywater systems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781890132583
(203mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Chelsea Green Publishing Co
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Sim Van Der Ryn
Sim Van der Ryn has been a teacher, writer, researcher, and practitioner of design for forty years. A leading authority on ecologically sustainable architecture and design, he is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1961. As California's State Architect in the 1970s, he initiated landmark programs in energy-efficient building and environmentally appropriate technologies.
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