Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World by  Alan Weisman - Paperback - 1st Edition - 1998 - from Librairie La Foret des livres (SKU: R2948)

Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World

Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World by  Alan Weisman - Paperback - 1st Edition - 1998 - from Librairie La Foret des livres (SKU: R2948)

Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World

by Weisman, Alan

  • Used
  • paperback
  • First
Condition
Très bon
ISBN 10
1890132284
ISBN 13
9781890132286
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Quebec, Quebec
Item Price
$22.08
$12.80 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 20 to 30 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

U.S.A.: Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 1998 « The eastern savannas of war-ravaged Colombia, known as the llanos, are among the most brutal environments on Earth, an unlikely setting for one of the most hopeful environmental stories ever told. Here, more than twenty-five years ago, an intrepid visionary named Paolo Lugari set out to create a village that could sustain itself agriculturally, economically, and artistically. He reasoned that if a community could survive in the Colombian llanos, it would be possible to live anywhere. The new village was named after the graceful river terns common in the area, los gaviotas. The early inhabitants of Gaviotas soon realized that if they wanted even basic necessities, they would need to be very resourceful. So they invented wind turbines that convert mild breezes into energy, super-efficient pumps that tap previously inaccessible sources of water, and solar kettles that sterilize drinking water using the furious heat of the tropical sun. They even invented a rain forest! Two million pine trees planted as a renewable crop have unexpectedly allowed the rain forest to re-establish itself. Paolo Lugari and the Gaviotans, in their quest to create a model human habitat, serendipitously renewed an entire ecosystem. This is why Colombian author Gabriel Garc­a M¡rquez has called Lugari as "The Inventor of the World.»

Reviews

Review this book and you’ll be entered for a chance to win !

(Log in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

bookseller
Librairie La Foret des livres CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
R2948
Title
Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World
Author
Weisman, Alan
Format/binding
Couverture souple
Book condition
Used - Très bon
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1890132284
ISBN 13
9781890132286
Publisher
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Place of Publication
U.S.A.
Date Published
1998
Keywords
ENVIRONMENT, ECOLOGY, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, RENEWABLE ENERGY, AGRICULTURAL AUTONOMY, FOREST PLANTATION
Bookseller catalogs
ENGLISH BOOKS; ENVIRONNEMENT; BIOLOGIE-ÉCOLOGIE;

Terms of Sale

Librairie La Foret des livres

CONDITIONS DE VENTE: Nous utilisons les services et les tarifs de base de Postes Canada. Les frais de transport sont taxables. Le tout est calculé en fonction du code postal, du poids de la commande et du type de livraison choisi. Les frais de transport peuvent être modifiés si une raison valable le justifie. ---- Chèques et mandats acceptés en dollars canadiens seulement. N'hésitez pas à nous contacter directement pour un devis d'expédition précis.

CONDITIONS OF SALE: We use basic Canada Post services and rates. Transport costs are taxable. Everything is calculated according to the postal code, the weight of the order and the type of delivery chosen. Transport costs can be modified if a valid reason justifies it.. ----Checks and money orders accepted in Canadian Dollars only. Do not hesitate to contact us directly for precise shipping quote.

About the Seller

Librairie La Foret des livres

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since 2016
Quebec, Quebec
Ask Seller a Question

About Librairie La Foret des livres

Livres en Francais et bonne sélection en Anglais. Ex-libris, cartes postales, photographies d'art, etc... Vente sur internet ou sur rendez-vous. Nous contacter au besoin. English : Books mostly in French but also a good selection in English; postcards, bookplates, etc....Sale on Internet or on appointment. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new"... [More]

Frequently asked questions

This Book’s Categories

tracking-