Non-fiction books that will help you thrive in, with and around nature.
Power with Nature: Renewable Energy Options for HomeownersUpdated 3rd Edition
by Rex A. Ewing
Take a big step toward self-reliance by harnessing free energy from the sun, wind, water, and earth to power and heat your home. Power with Nature will get you started on the right path, whether you are connected to the grid or far from the nearest power pole.
"Should be mandatory reading for all environmentally conscious folk. This book is immensely useful and readable, and enjoyable. Whoever says conservation and science are stuffy subjects needs to have this book to reverse their view."
— amazon.com reviewer
"Plenty of energy guides for homeowners advocate getting off the grid; but few do such a good job of explaining just how to go about it. Power With Nature is essential for rural homeowners. An outstanding, highly recommended guide."
— California Bookwatch
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MEET THE AUTHOR
Rex Ewing’s diverse interests have led him from Colorado to Costa Rica to Alaska, working cattle and horses, mining gold, and formulating equine supplements. He now lives at the end of a bad dirt road in the Colorado Rockies with his wife LaVonne and two dogs. There he writes novels and non-fiction books from his hand-hewn log cabin powered by the sun and wind.
240 pages • 6 x 9 paperback
illustrated • 2013
We believe words are powerful and that a book in hand is empowering in ways the internet can't be. To really delve into a subject and glean some hard-won wisdom, read a good book.
Educational Materials Also Available
We make it easy for teachers, schools, organizations and other non-profits to buy direct from us: our store lists quantity discounts of books AND we offer a variety of educational materials (door hangers, pocket guides, study guides) to help educate and motivate your students and members.
Rex and LaVonne Ewing
How we ended up here
In 1999, after publishing a best-selling book on horse nutrition, we relocated our new publishing company several miles off the beaten path to a place of breathtaking views and endless wildlife. But no utilities. And so we began the odyssey of handcrafting a home from a pile of trees and learned how to harness the sun and wind to provide the energy. We then transformed our hard-won knowledge into a couple of popular graphic-packed renewable energy books. Soon afterwards we added more authors to our lineup and expanded our range of topics.
What we publish
PixyJack Press publishes non-fiction titles about nature...the wild and not-so-wild:
• renewable energy and sustainable living
• log home planning and building
• wildfire readiness and recovery
• fire safety at home
• bear smart advice
• simple horse nutrition
• Costa Rica nature and history
All in all, PixyJack Press is rather ‘green’ when it comes to our list of environmental titles and our reliance on renewable energy. Even Publishers Weekly took note of this unique combination in the article, "Green and Off the Grid," by Bridget Kinsella (2009).
But since the real-life adoption of renewable energy transcends petty politics, readers never know that our authors come from both ends of the political spectrum; guilt trips are left at the door.
Every good book starts with an articulate, passionate author who effectively puts together thousands of words to inspire and inform.
Renewable Energy: Rex Ewing, Doug Pratt, Gregory McNamee, Donal B. Lloyd
Bears: Linda Masterson, Sylvia Dolson
Costa Rica: Jack Ewing
Fire & Wildfire: Einar Jensen, Linda Masterson
Log Homes: Roland Sweet, Rex Ewing
Horse Nutrition: Rex Ewing