What Is Yurt

what is yurt

What is a yurt?



Amp'd


Amp’d


$26.36


?Complete with painfully wry observations and delightfully caustic wit, this novel is a gritty exploration of what it’s like to feel incomplete in the world. All five fingers up for this bitterly satisfying tale. Kirkus Reviews(starred)Aaron is not a man on a hero’s journey. In the question of fight or flight, he’ll choose flight every time. So when a car accident leaves him suddenly asymmetrical, his left arm amputated, looking on the bright side just isn’t something he’s equipped to do. Forced to return to his boyhood home to recuperate, Aaron is confronted with an aging father (a former Olympic biathlete turned hoarder), a mother whose chosen to live in a yurt with a fireman twelve years her junior, and a well-meaning sister whose insufferable husband proves love isn’t just blind, but also painfully stupid. As Aaron tries to make the world around him disappear in a haze of Vicodin and medical marijuana, the only true joy in his life comes from daily ninety-second radio spots of fun science facts: the speed of falling raindrops, batteries made out of starfish, and sexual responses triggered by ringtones – all told in the lush, disembodied voice of commentator Sunny Lee, with whom he falls helplessly, ridiculously, in love. Aaron’s obsession with Sunny only hastens his downward spiral, like pouring accelerant on a fire. Pressured to do something – anything – to move his life forward, he takes the only job he can get. As a fish counter at the nearby dam, he concludes that an act of violent sacrifice to liberate the river might be his best, final option.

An Explorer's Guide Arkansas


An Explorer’s Guide Arkansas


$87.51


A classy series with encyclopedic coverage. National Geographic Traveler. Now with color highlights inside!

Daily Life in the Mongol Empire


Daily Life in the Mongol Empire


$97.07


The Mongol Empire comes to life in this vivid account of the lives of ordinary people who lived under the rule of Ghengis Khan. Enjoy traditional Mongol folktales and experience life in a yurt, the tents in which the nomadic Mongols lived. Understand why the Mongols had a reputation of being savage barbarians by reading about their fur-lined clothes and their heavy meat and alcohol-based diets. Read first hand accounts about fighting in Ghengis Khan’s decimalized army, and explore the various tasks that were left up to the women, loading and unloading the wagons when traveling. High school students and undergraduates can compare and contrast religious beliefs and various laws of the Mongols with those of other cultures they are studying. From traditional medicinal treatments to the Great Yasa law system, readers young and old can enjoy this comprehensive, in-depth study of everyday living during the Mongol Empire.

Do It Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power


Do It Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power


$12.93


If you want to introduce alternative power supplies around the home and garden or even live totally off-grid in your boat, caravan, or yurt and need a practical introduction to solar power and 12-volt supplies, here is an essential guide to the subject. Not only will it save you money, it will show you how to run your lights, laptop, DVDs, and music, and even your tools and household products, from a simple 12-volt system. Be in control of more of your home?s own energy supply, develop a low-impact way of living, and be prepared for power outages in the future! Do It Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power begins with a lesson on how electricity works and the main components of a DIY solar system. The author uses clear diagrams and terms. There is, of course, more technical information as the book progresses, but don’t worry, this no-nonsense guide provides a useful, back-to-basics approach for the layperson. This is a reference book that will help you troubleshoot and get the best value for money from what you can find hidden in the back of the garage. It is also quirky and humorous and shows you how to make a sun-following system using just a bicycle wheel, a pallet, and the motor from a CD player!

If You Lived Here


If You Lived Here


$15.84


Step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived. Showing the tremendous variety of dwellings worldwide-log cabins, houses on stilts, cave dwellings, boathouses, and yurts-this book addresses why each house is built the way that it is. Full color.

Moon Handbooks Idaho


Moon Handbooks Idaho


$86.06


It’s not just potatoes-Idaho has world-class whitewater rafting, skiing, mountain climbing and biking. This colorful guide highlights Idaho’s wide-ranging world of outdoor activities. Photos & illustrations.

Padman: A Dad's Guide to Buying. Those and Other Tales


Padman: A Dad’s Guide to Buying. Those and Other Tales


$16.72


Padman: A Dad’s Guide to Buying. Those and Other Tales

Steven Caney's Ultimate Building Book


Steven Caney’s Ultimate Building Book


$86.06


This definitive volume details the ins and outs of construction in all its fascinating forms. Packed with exciting building projects guaranteed to engage anyone from age 4 to 104, the Ultimate Building Book gives easy-to-follow instructions for creating amazing models and toys.

Sustainable Compromises


Sustainable Compromises


$23.89


Living simply isn?t always simple. When Alan Boye first lived in sustainable housing, he was young, idealistic, and not much susceptible to compromise?until rattlesnakes, black widow spiders, and loneliness drove him out of the utilities-free yurt he?d built in New Mexico. Thirty-five years later, he decided to try again. This time, with an idealism tempered by experience and practical considerations, Boye and his wife constructed an off-the-grid, energy-efficient, straw bale house in Vermont. Sustainable Compromises chronicles these two remarkable attempts to live simply in two disparate American eras. Writing with hard-won authority and humor, Boye takes up the? how-to? practicalities of? building green,? from finances to nuts and bolts to strains on friends and family. With Walden as a historical and philosophical touchstone and his own experience as a practical guide, he also explores the ethical and environmental concerns that have framed such undertakings from Thoreau?s day to our own. A firsthand account of the pleasures and pitfalls of living simply, his book is a deeply informed and engaging reflection on what sustainability really means?in personal, communal, ethical, and environmental terms.

The Map of Enough


The Map of Enough


$29.35


Molly Caro May grew up as part of a nomadic family, one proud of their international sensibilities, a tribe that never settled in one place for very long. Growing up moving from foreign country to foreign country, just like her father and grandfather, she became attached to her identity as a global woman from nowhere. But, on the verge of turning thirty years old, everything changed. Molly and her fianc? Chris suddenly move to 107 acres in Montana, land her family owns but rarely visits, with the idea of staying for only a year. Surrounded by tall grass, deep woods, and the presence of predators, the young couple starts the challenging and often messy process of building a traditional Mongolian yurt from scratch. They finally finish just on the cusp of winter, in a below-zero degree snowstorm. For Molly it is her first real home, yet a nomadic one, this one concession meant to be dissembled and moved at will. Yurt-life gives her rare exposure to nature, to the elements, to the wildlife all around them. It also feels contrary to the modern world, and this triggers in Molly an exploration of what home means to the emergent generation. In today?s age, has globalization and technology taught us that something better, the next best thing, is always out there? How does any young adult establish roots, and how do we decide what kind of life we want to lead? How much, ever, is enough?
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