A recent survey of readers has shown that people want to pay about $5 for an e-book. Accordingly, I have halved my prices. So, grab Woodworking for Idiots Like Me!
My part of the world has been devastated by terrible bushfires, and the danger is still here. Given climate change, chances are that this will become the new norm. Paul Purcell's response has been to supply an essay on how to improve your chances of surviving a wildfire.
I have the honour of posting the last chapter of a wonderful book by Brandon Wilson: Along the Templar Trail: Seven Million Steps for Peace. You need to read this book, and after looking at this chapter, you'll want to.
The real, accurate information about climate change is an easy-to-understand summary of the evidence by Andrew Glickson and Graeme Pearman, two distinguished Australian climate scientists.
A few years ago, my colleague David Morawetz inherited much more money than he expected. He is using it in the way I would (read my essay How to change the world). Read the speech he made at a conference on philantrophy.
My newly reissued book Woodworking for Idiots Like Me has WON the EPPIE Awards.
This book sold over 40,000 copies between 1994 and 1999. I have now prepared an electronic copy you will find more useful than anything on paper because of the way I use internal links. Besides, it's half the cost it was as a paperback.Have a look at a sample.
Late last year, the Australian government appointed a panel to examine the feasibility of nuclear power. The draft report this group produced is a travesty. Read an important rebuttal by John Hill and Jo Wynter.
Order your AUTOGRAPHED copy of the Earth Garden Building Book: Design and build your own house. The 4th edition is now available, in every bookshop in Australia (and probably New Zealand, I'm not sure about that). But wherever you live, I can send you a copy.
For years, people have been asking to see pictures of my house. OK, here they are.
A mudsmith is a person who crafts useful objects from earth. And what could be more useful than a house? The term implies a craftsman rather than an artist, a worker in soil.
I have been doing mudsmithing since 1979, writing about it since 1980 in a variety of magazines in Australia. In particular, EARTH GARDEN magazine has printed an article by me in almost every issue since. Want to READ one?
In 1987, the then Editor of EARTH GARDEN, Keith Smith and I published our book: the EARTH GARDEN BUILDING BOOK.
The fourth edition is now out, after a lot of work. It has a new chapter on strawbale, by John Glassford.
In 1994 I published my second book, WOODWORKING FOR IDIOTS LIKE ME.
You can read REVIEWS of the two books.
My newsletter, Bobbing Around is controversial, entertaining, informative, useful, but never boring. In some issues, I received so many excellent contributions from others that I hardly had space to squeeze in my own stuff.
I live at the Moora Moora Co-operative, an intentional community that has been going since 1974.
You can't divorce conservation from politics. I don't mind stepping on toes in an attempt to wake up people. You'll find many challenging articles in Bobbing Around. You can also read
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