The Next Better Place: Memories of My Misspent Youth (Google eBook)

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Storey Publishing, May 11, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 224 pages
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In 1959, at the age of eleven, Michael Keith left a relatively stable life with his mother and sisters in Albany, New York, and surreptitiously set off for California with his irresponsible alcoholic father. For the rest of Michael's childhood, the two cr
  

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Contents

Foreword
6
Foreword
7
Preface
8
Kids Power
10
PART 1 HEATING UP
12
PART 2 CHILLING OUT
44
PART 3 HARNESS THE SUN
80
PART 4 CATCH THE WIND
130
PART 5 CRANK UP THE POWER
172
Epilogue
210
Appendix
211
Resources
215
Acknowledgments
220
Index
221
Photography Credits
223
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Michael J. Caduto is an author, storyteller, ecologist, and musician. He is the author of Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun and is well-known as the creator and co-author of the international best-selling Keepers of the Earth series. He also wrote Native American Gardening, Earth Tales from Around the World, Pond and Brook, The Crimson Elf, In the Beginning, and A Child of God. His many awards include The Aesop Prize, NAPPA Gold and Silver Awards, and a Storytelling World Honor Award. His articles have appeared in Cricket, Ranger Rick, and Nature Study. He can be found at www.p-e-a-c-e.net. He lives in Norwich, Vermont.

John Hanson Mitchell is the editor of Sanctuary, the journal of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and the author of The Paradise of All These Parts and Ceremonial Time.

David Bonta is the founder and president of USA Solar Stores.

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