The Smart Guide to Geothermal: How to Harvest Earth’s Free Energy for Heating & Cooling
by Donal B. Lloyd
Discover why geothermal heat pumps are the most energy-efficient technology for heating and cooling, and how all homes—new or retrofit, in hot or cold climates—can use this reliable, silent, non-polluting way of extracting free energy from the earth.
"After 20 years as consultant, CGD and IGSHPA instructor, and a vetted Geo Junkie, this is a very rare, not to mention 'the best', holistic and non-technical presentation of technical information I've seen. Within the past hour, I have decided to order another 20 for routine use in my 'ramp up' of new clients. A few bucks as a gift will save me weeks of education."
— John Geyer, John Geyer & Associates - Vancouver, WA
"This book has helped give me the knowledge and confidence to move forward. It took geothermal from something too good to be true to something too good to ignore.”
— Louis S., New York homeowner
"Thank you, Don Lloyd, for writing a geothermal book that is accessible for homeowners. Educating consumers about geothermal heat pumps is the responsibility of everyone in the geothermal industry; Don's book gives us another tool to use as we try to improve the way we heat and cool our buildings."
— Brian Hayden, HeatSpring Institute
192 pages • 5½ x 8½ paperback
illustrated • 2011
Log Home Secrets of Success:
"Invaluable in helping sort through the hype and sometimes conflicting information that can befuddle and discourage log-home enthusiasts. I can think of no better place to start (or re-start) the quest for your own log home than in these pages."
Living With Bears Handbook:
"If you live in bear country (and, unless you're an inner-city resident, you probably do), you owe it to bears to read this smart, useful and long-overdue book. Don't let them die because of your or your neighbors' mistakes."
Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate:
"...Even trained scientists will find something new in the personal, and often humorous, observations in these pages. This book is perfect reading for every inquisitive traveler to Costa Rica."
"Lloyd makes a complex subject accessible and helpful to a broad audience, from interested homeowners to system installers. A solid addition to all 'renewables' collections."
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:
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