Rex and LaVonne Ewing. Combines the how-to of log home building with the energy-independent options of solar and wind energy. "There aren't a lot of books that focus on the nuts and bolts of log home construction. Fewer still that focus on the energy efficiency possibilities. Rex and LaVonne's book tackles them both and does it well," says Jim Cooper, author of Log Homes Made Easy." This book should be at the top of your list for any log construction project." In addition to log building techniques, a renewable energy primer, and chapters on home heating and water pumping, this book profiles a dozen very different log homes that each rely on solar energy. 255 pages. Nonreturnable.