Living Without Electricity: People's Place Book No. 9 (Paperback)

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          How do the Amish get along without electric lights or appliances, computers, power tools, or their own phones? This book examines the Amish response to technology. Also, the role of invention among the Amish. This book tells how and why the Amish live without inventions other people take for granted: How do you light a room without electricity? How do you keep warm without centralized heating? What do you do for entertainment when you don't have TV? How do you get around without a car? How do you communicate when you don't have a phone?           Living Without Electricity explains how the Amish cook and store food, pump water, wash clothes, and even run farms and businesses. It describes the practices of other Old Order groups in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and several South American countries.

About the Author

Stephen Scott became interested in the Plain People while a teenager in southwestern Ohio. He moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1969 and became a member of the Old Order River Brethren. His books include Plain Buggies, Why Do They Dress That Way?, and The Amish Wedding. He lived in Columbia, Pennsylvania.

Kenneth Pellman, along with his wife, Rachel, is the co-author of The World of Amish Quilts, A Treasury of Amish Quilts, and A Treasury of Mennonite Quilts. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two sons.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780934672610
ISBN-10: 093467261X
Publisher: Good Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 1990
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: People's Place Book