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Ben And Penny Hewitt are the authors of The Nourishing Homestead. Ben has written for magazines such as Outside, Discover, National Geographic Adventure, Gourmet, Men's Journal, The New York Times Magazine, and many others. They live with their two sons in a self-built house in northern Vermont.

Inkluderar namnen: Ben Hewitt, Ben Hewitt (Author)

Verk av Ben Hewitt

Bicycling Magazine's New Cyclist Handbook (2000) 86 exemplar, 1 recension
Bicycling Magazine's Mountain Biking Skills (1990) 45 exemplar, 1 recension
I Toss Till Dawn (2010) 6 exemplar, 1 recension
1000 consejos para ciclistas (2007) 2 exemplar


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Ben Hewitt
Hewitt, D. Alan (Vader)



A good introduction to both road and mountain biking, with chapters explaining technique, exercise routines, nutrition, training, minor repairs, etc. Well worth the short time it took to read.
SteveCarl | Jun 24, 2024 |
I mostly liked this book, but trying to articulate what it was even about is rather difficult, so I won't even try. I enjoyed reading about the various agricultural operations in the town of Hardwick, Vermont; however, the broader theme of "Is it possible for a town to sustain itself entirely on its own, and if so, how can we replicate the model elsewhere?" was something I had a harder time following. It just didn't seem to be organized as well. The book sometimes reminded me of [b:The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals|3109|The Omnivore's Dilemma A Natural History of Four Meals|Michael Pollan|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1393804353s/3109.jpg|3287769], except I liked that one much better.… (mer)
RachelRachelRachel | 10 andra recensioner | Nov 21, 2023 |
I like the manifesto, and I think that this could have been a really stellar essay.

If you're into philosophical contemplations of why money doesn't matter, go ahead and pick this book up. I'm glad he finally figured out that community and relationships are important. I don't think he makes a convincing enough argument, well, about anything -- and I'm definitely a reader that would fall into the category of deeply suspicious of monetary systems. Perhaps this book would be profound if I disagreed with him on more things. Instead I found it to be an irritating flood.

It's an interesting premise, but the structure of the narrative just makes me want to bang my head into a wall. Meandering fits of story interspersed with blatant assumptions that he keeps making about his thrify friend Eric's life. Guess what? On further consideration, all of the blatant assumptions turn out to be wrong. And I can work with that as a reader, if it wasn't so darn repetitive -- First he thought this thing! which turned out to be wrong. Then he thought that thing! which turned out to be wrong. Then this thing happens, which leads him to think this other judgemental thing which, wait for it.... turns out to be wrong. *sigh* So not my thing.

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jennybeast | 1 annan recension | Apr 14, 2022 |
From the title, it sounds like a celebration of the new locavore culture, right? Well, kind of. It’s more of a balanced consideration of the changes happening in a community based in a historical agricultural context. There is an exciting new agripreneurial in Hardwick, VT, but Ben Hewitt spends some time appreciating the sturdy, older food culture that makes the new possible. It’s a fascinating look at how personality and drive can create dynamic change.
jennybeast | 10 andra recensioner | Apr 14, 2022 |



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