The Solar Greenhouse Book Edited by James C. McCullagh is a 328-page hardcover published in 1978 by Rodale Press. The dust jacket has some shelf wear and rubbing. Inside, the book has light foxing to the top and fore edge. Otherwise, the condition is pristine, with clean unmarked pages and tight binding.
The Solar Greenhouse Book is the first comprehensive book dealing with design, construction, and crop production in a variety of solar greenhouses. It provides detailed technical and design information and presents numerous case studies of the construction and management of freestanding, attached, and pit greenhouses and solar cold frames.
The book tells how to get and keep heat in the solar greenhouse and recommends materials for heat storage and glazing. Minimum design criteria for all regions of the country are included. Emphasis throughout The Solar Greenhouse Book is on low-cost, low-energy structures, with a discussion of the attached greenhouse as a primary heat source for the home.
Crop production in the solar greenhouse is thoroughly discussed, with attention given to specific problems and challenges. Also included are a detailed growing schedule and numerous first-person accounts from gardeners in various states who have successfully grown crops in a solar greenhouse.
The Solar Greenhouse Book graphically demonstrates that there is a solar greenhouse for every home, for every climate, for every need. For the open field, the garden, the center-city rooftops; attached to a house, a garage, a toolshed, a barn, a porch; at schools, hospitals, retirement homes...