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Author Boyle, Mark, 1979- author.

Title The way home : tales from a life without technology / Mark Boyle.

Publication Info. London : Oneworld, 2019.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Julia Hull DL Adult Non-Fiction NEW - JHLY-14  640 BOY    DUE 11-25-19
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  640 BOY    AVAILABLE
Description xix, 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-266).
Contents Knowing my place -- Winter -- Spring -- Summer -- Autumn -- The complexities of simplicity -- A short note on the free hostel.
Summary "'It was 11pm when I checked my email for the last time and turned off my phone for what I hoped would be forever.' No running water, no car, no electricity or any of the things it powers: the internet, phone, washing machine, radio or light bulb. Just a wooden cabin, on a smallholding, by the edge of a stand of spruce. In this honest and lyrical account of a remarkable life without modern technology, Mark Boyle explores the hard won joys of building a home with his bare hands, learning to make fire, collecting water from the spring, foraging and fishing. What he finds is an elemental life, one governed by the rhythms of the sun and seasons, where life and death dance in a primal landscape of blood, wood, muck, water, and fire--much the same life we have lived for most of our time on earth. Revisiting it brings a deep insight into what it means to be human at a time when the boundaries between man and machine are blurring."--Publisher's website.
Subject Boyle, Mark, 1979- -- Homes and haunts.
Boyle, Mark, 1979- (OCoLC)fst01950648
Boyle, Mark, 1979- -- Homes and haunts -- Ireland -- Galway (County)
Self-reliant living -- Case studies.
Self-reliant living.
Home economics, Rural -- Case studies.
Mountain life -- Case studies.
Cell phones -- Social aspects -- Miscellanea.
Internet -- Social aspects -- Miscellanea.
Social media -- Social aspects -- Miscellanea.
Self-reliant living -- Ireland -- Galway (County)
Homes. (OCoLC)fst01353235
Self-reliant living. (OCoLC)fst01736333
ISBN 9781786076007 (hardback)
1786076004 (hardback)
9781786076021 (paperback)
1786076020 (paperback)

 
    
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