Also, I have found a source to search for books that are free in the US. (Usually I can't as Amazon knows I'm in Canada and adjusts its prices accordingly.) As most of the readers of this blog are from the US, this is a good thing. (There will be a lot of extra books today that didn't show up in searches for me before.)
What this means:
Everyone should check the price before clicking "buy". As I'm in Canada I can't verify the US prices, and prices are subject to change rather suddenly.
Especially those who are not in the US should check prices first. Not all the books listed will be free in Canada and other countries, although many will, perhaps even most.
The books will not appear on the day's blog entry any more, but on the tabs. I will update the blog and the Facebook page as each day's update is completed. I'll also post my "picks" if I happen to have any, on the blog page (i.e. here)
Brainstorm Islands: Invent to Survive
"What if you were stranded on an island and you had to brainstorm to survive? Would you be able to find the most important things: water, food and shelter? What if danger threatened? Go with Water Boy and Rocky, the wonder dog, on their survival adventures. And then improve your creativity and chances of survival with the Brainstorm Workshop at the end of the book."
Weekend Homesteader: August
"Twelve months to self-sufficiency! This fully updated second edition of the popular Weekend Homesteader series includes exciting, short projects that you can use to dip your toes into the vast ocean of homesteading without getting overwhelmed. If you need to fit homesteading into a few hours each weekend and would like to have fun while doing it, these projects will be right up your alley, whether you live on a forty-acre farm, a postage-stamp lawn in suburbia, or a high rise.
The August volume includes the following projects: Saving seeds; Drying food; Building a chicken coop or tractor; Making a rain barrel
The second edition has been revised and expanded to match the paperback, with extra photos and feedback from weekend homesteaders just like you, plus permaculture-related avenues for the more advanced homesteader to explore."
"When the most deadly tornado to hit the United States in six decades roared through Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, 2011, it destroyed one-third of the city, and took 161 lives. Among those most affected by the natural disaster were the 500 students of East Middle School, most of whom lived in the path of the tornado. Many of the students lost their homes and had their lives changed forever. ...reveals how he and his fellow faculty members battled to make a warehouse into a school and a second home for the children."