Your mouth contains more bacteria than a dog´s. Money is covered with germs that can make you sick. The germs in a sneeze travel only an arm´s length. You may have heard these common sayings or beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through research? Let´s investigate 17 statements about the microscopic world and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones stump even the experts! Find out whether millions of tiny creatures are living under your bed! Discover whether bacteria cause the common cold! See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Is That a Fact? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000703/bk_lrnr_000703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the spirit of treading a bit lighter on the planet, a new trend in sustainable living architecture is called ´´microgreen living´´-literally the creation of tiny homes where people challenge themselves to live ´´greener´´ lives. Far beyond solar panels and the use of sustainable materials, homeowners have embraced the concept and have implemented many creative solutions. TINY HOUSES brings together an international collection of over thirty prefab homes and concepts under 1,000 square feet. The book presents conceptual building plans, detailed illustrations, and vivid photographs of the homes, architects, and proud enthusiasts who live in them. With ´´McMansions? increasingly giving way to ´´tiny? houses, the desire to downsize and be more ecologically and economically prudent is a concept many are beginning to embrace. Focusing on dwelling spaces all under 1,000 square feet, TINY HOUSES (Rizzoli, April 2009) by Mimi Zeiger aims to challenge readers to take a look at their own homes and consider how much space they actively use. Ranging from tree houses to floating houses, TINY HOUSES features an international collection of over thirty modular and prefab homes, each one embodying ´´microgreen living?, defined as the creation of tiny homes where people challenge themselves to live ´´greener? lives. By using a thoughtful application of green living principles, renewable resources for construction, and clever ingenuity, these homes exemplify sustainable living at its best.
A sister title to ´´Tiny Homes´´, this chronicles 21st century nomads, people who inhabit homes that are compact and mobile, either on wheels or in the water. With more than 1000 colour photos accompanying stories and descriptions.