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This book has a dual focus. As its title is meant to suggest, it is a history not just of housework but also of the tools with which that work is done: household technology. Human beings are tool-using animals; indeed, some anthropologists believe that, along with speech,, the ability to use and to refine our tools is precisely what sets us apart from other species of primates.
Explains clearly how if you have a mortgage already you can maximize your equity sooner and save tons of money.
Thirteen million children in the U. S. each year leave behind familiar people and places to move to new homes across town and across the country. Moving can be hard for parents too, as they not must not only prepare themselves but also help their children cope with the changes. In Moving with Kids, social worker and mother of three Lori Collins Burgan offers 25 practical, action-oriented tips for parents before, during, and after a move. Tips include giving kids a sense of control and involvement in the move, making the physical move less stressful, and creating a sense of belonging in a new home. Written with busy parents in mind, this book is accessible and concise-perfect for anyone looking to help children adjust to a move.
In an intimate, playful, penetrating book on gardens, the plants that fill them, and the gardeners who tend them, Kincaid examines the idea of the garden on Antigua and considers the implications of the English formal garden in colonized countries.
Information on marijuana, opium, morphine, heroin, coca, cocaine, alcohol, tobacco, ololiuqui, peyotl (mescaline), pituri, fly agaric, caapi, kava, betel, coffee, chocolate and tea.
2014 Man Booker Prize Winner. August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. His life is a daily struggle to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from pitiless beatings. Until he receives a letter that will change him forever. Moving deftly from the POW camp to contemporary Australia, from the experiences of Dorrigo and his comrades to those of the Japanese guards, this savagely beautiful novel tells a story of love, death, and family, exploring the many forms of good and evil, war and truth, guilt and transcendence, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.From the Hardcover edition.
Essays from the long time chef and host of his travel show and author of Kitchen Confidential.
National Arboretum Book of Outstanding Garden Plants: The Authoritative Guide to Selecting and Growing the Most Beautiful, Durable, and Care-free Garden Plants in North Americaby Jacqueline Heriteau
The guide book of the National Arboretum book for outstanding garden plants.
A REVISED EDITION OF THE BESTSELLING GUIDE TO EASY AND EFFECTIVE HOME BEAUTY TREATMENTS FROM AMERICA'S NATURAL BEAUTY EXPERT. Marie Antoinette Masque. Orange-Mint Toner. Pineapple Body Seltzer. Coconut-Almond Lip Gloss. Fizzing Bath Bombs. You'll learn how to make all of these--and hundreds more--easily with Natural Beauty at Home. Author Janice Cox has been concocting her own home beauty treatments for nearly thirty years and shows us how economical, satisfying, and fun it can be. This newly revised second edition of her book contains more than 250 simple but remarkably effective home treatments for cleansers and scrubs, toners and skin fresheners, creams and lotions, shampoos and conditioners, nail and lip care treatments--even children's products. And all of the recipes feel as delicious as they sound! Because you control production, you know that only the freshest natural ingredients are used and that no artificial colors, preservatives, or fragrances are added--and no animal testing is done. Also included is comprehensive information on the basic equipment you'll need, where to find ingredients, storage and refrigeration tips, and much more. If you love products from natural beauty boutiques but don't like the prices, you'll delight in creating your own favorite recipes from Natural Beauty at Home.
The New Create an Oasis With Greywater:Choosing, Building, and Using Greywater Systems (5th Edition)by Art Ludwig
This book describes how to choose, build, and use 20 types of residential greywater reuse systems in just about any context: urban, rural, or village.
New Decorating with Architectural Trimwork focuses on the aesthetic, uses architectural trim work. Plenty of books tell the reader how to install trimround windows and doors, but few also explain how architectural trim can enhance a room's aesthetic appeal. Silber shows readers even more idea so now to choose and use a wide variety of moldings, trim, and design concept to transform the all-too-common sterile, open floor plan into a warm, inviting, richly textured home, providing ideas for how to decorate homes with trim and wall panels so that walls, passageways, and stairways can radiate the warmth, character, and beauty of the well-trimmed homes.
New Independence! Environmental Adaptations in Community Facilities for Adults with Vision Impairmentsby Maureen A. Duffy
Contents include: environmental changes and vision; evaluating the environment; modifying the environment; specific suggestions by area; useful resources, and a checklist for conducting environment evaluations. A book that can make a big difference!
The simple way to growing top-quality organic vegetables.
The New Organic Grower's Four-Season Harvest: How To Harvest Fresh, Organic Vegetables From Your Home Garden All Year Longby Eliot Coleman
Everyone who grows vegetables must know Coleman. He's the organic methods expert--the one who knows how to maximize both garden yield and gardening pleasure, year round. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc. , Portland, Or.
This book is an indispensable reference for beginning and expert gardeners alike. Completely redesigned and updated, this ninth edition includes a fresh new look, thousands of color photographs, fresh illustrations, and an easy-to-follow format.
This handy book is easy to read and easy to use. It covers the basics, suggests useful tools and gives step-by-step instructions for making repairs. It contains a clear table of contents and a useful index. I put this book to use during a holiday weekend. The toilet stopped filling and flushing and a plumber would have cost my year's salary. What I know about toilets is this: push the handy, listen for the noises which make kids laugh, all is well. If the handy does nothing it might be the thing which falls off and rusts. By following the instructions in this book, I repaired two problems without assistance. People who are blind will find that the directions and descriptions make sense without benefit of diagrams and pictures. Oh, yes. Don't be surprised if you catch your teenager or husband peeking at this book to sneak some information for their projects, too. Topics: Tools and Materials; Painting and Papering; Walls and Ceilings; Door Troubles; Window Problems; Electrical Repairs; Plumbing Repairs; Floors and Stairs; Furniture Repairs; Concrete and Masonry Repairs; Outside Repairs; Heating and Air Conditioning.
Knit Gorgeous Colorwork Accessories in the Nordic Tradition! Traditional Scandinavian and Icelandic designs are given new life in the projects found in Nordic Knitting Traditions. 25 projects feature original floral, star, feather and geometric motifs, all knit in fresh and modern colors. With a diverse collection of hats, tams, mittens, gloves, socks, knee-highs and legwarmers, you'll find plenty of jaw-dropping, colorful accessories to knit for yourself and the ones you love. Inside: Thoughtful construction and full-color charts make these designs easy to knit. Variations for knitting mittens and gloves in two ways and lengthening socks into knee-highs, as well as fully charted alternative colorways, allow you to achieve customized looks. "Complete the Look" instructions guide you to patterns that match, making it easy to create coordinating accessories. Tips and tricks for sizing, construction and stress-free knitting help you knit items that will become family heirlooms. Nordic Knitting Traditions celebrates the roots of stranded knitting with inspiring designs and elegant colorways. Start knitting your own piece of history today.
In Northern Knits Gifts, knitwear and textile designer Lucinda Guy continues her exploration of folk-knitting traditions in this colorful volume of small projects and accessories. You'll learn some of the traditional knitting techniques of Scandinavia, Estonia, Iceland, and the Faroe and Shetland islands, through modern interpretations of such heritage techniques as twined knitting, two-color knitting, lace techniques, damask, fair isle, embroidery, and rya (knotted knitting similar to shag carpet).Northern Knits Gifts embraces the Danish notion of hygge - taking pleasure in comforting and cozy things, which is often associated with family and close friends. The 20 projects include mittens, socks, hats, scarves, and bags, and are perfect for wearing and gifting. Emphasizing pattern and color, these knitted designs also embody the Scandinavian aesthetic of making utilitarian objects beautiful as well as useful.Additionally, the book celebrates the specific wools traditionally used in each project. Immerse yourself in Lucinda's world as you enjoy thumbnail sketches of the history and folk culture surrounding each technique.
What could be more alluring than the silky feel of yarn between your fingers, the rhythmic click of needles in your hands, and the satisfaction of watching your beloved ball of bouclé transform into a sensational creation? Well, there's always the joy of: * getting social and knitting with friends * meeting like-minded knit-chicks * celeb spotting the knitterati * shopping for the latest on-trend yarns * surfing the knit-blogs for gossip * casting on and chilling out So put down your needles, wind up your yarn, and indulge in this vivacious celebration of your passion for knitting!
With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history. Countless numbers of his readers are now financially independent and many actual millionaires attribute their wealth to his techniques. Why has this blockbuster bestseller been so successful? The answer is simple: it works! Now, in one of the most practical books you'll ever read, Robert Allen has created effective new wealth strategies for investing in real estate. Real estate remains the one reliable investment in which profits can be made consistently, no matter where you live. Whether employment figures and stock prices are high or low, the real estate market never dries up -- it is one of the most dynamic income-producing vehicles ever created. The demand for housing will continue to be strong in most areas of the country for the foreseeable future. There will, of course, always be plenty of foreclosures, which are great opportunities to purchase properties cheaply. And, finally, mortgage qualification today is simpler than ever, with new mortgage packages that did not even exist twenty years ago. Nothing Down for the 2000s shows you how to locate the best buys, deal with real estate agents, and manage properties, all with little -- or no -- money down. Discover step-by-step techniques and dynamic strategies to: Use real estate to build monthly income; Finance bargain properties for equity or cash flow; Guarantee and secure your retirement; Find and profit from foreclosures before they are publicly listed; Sell and trade for maximum gain; Increase property value; Use owner financing to create opportunities; Obtain direct, legal tax cuts; Profit from conversions; Develop effective negotiation techniques, and much more. Excellent for beginners or experienced investors, Nothing Down for the 2000s is the key to generating low-risk, high-profit wealth and to a potential future of security and financial independence.
We commonly experience problems with wildlife because of our expansion into the animal's domain. Many mammals must now share our busy world and learn to survive alongside of man. From the urban districts to the rural areas, we must cope with animals and learn how to prevent and control wildlife damages. When Animals Become a Nuisance... A Practical Wildlife Guidebook for Everyone Learn how to... keep animals out of the garden and away from crops keep animals from destroying property keep animals away from valuable shrubs and trees avoid animals that stalk humans protect pets and livestock from predators :- identify problem animals, tracks and sign prevent and control wildlife damage Nuisance Animals takes a close look at several wildlife species and the damage they cause: Deer, beaver, rabbits, squirrels, woodchucks, muskrats, raccoons, coyotes, black bear, mountain lion, bobcats, wild pigs, skunks, fish-eating birds and prairie dogs are among the 40 species of animals discussed in this book.
Mrs. White loved gardens and spent much time working in hers and writing about all things related. Her husband's introduction to this book is warm and informative.
Whether in blossom and laden with fruit, orchards are places of great beauty. Throughout history, they have played an important role in country, and also city, life, providing not just food and drink, but also a haven for wildlife and a setting for age-old customs and social gatherings. Some of Britain's surviving orchards are almost 600 years old. But when did orchards first appear? Why are there over 3,000 varieties of apple, so varied in colour, shape, texture and taste? What is wassailing and who did it? Why has England lost almost two-thirds of its orchards since 1950 - and what is being done about it today? This beautifully illustrated book reveals the engaging story and rich diversity of Britain's orchards and answers many intriguing questions along the way.
A superb primer on orchid culture. It uses a step-by-step approach and doesn't skimp on relating complete details. There's a chapter showing easy-to-grow orchids in all their glory, and there's also a chapter warning about 'difficult' orchids to avoid. This book takes you on a visit to 16 terrific varieties you can easily handle.
Great compost is one of the most important secrets of successful organic gardening. In this comprehensive guide, you'll learn everything you need to know about the various methods of composting and how to adapt them to your home and garden. With full-color photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, this will be a welcome addition to every organic gardener's library. Topics covered include: What you can and can't throw on your compost pile * How to balance nitrogen and carbon in your pile for quick decomposition and rich compost * Buying or building the best tools and containers * Vermicomposting * How to compost indoors * Troubleshooting smelly compost, dry compost, and other problems * How and when to apply the compost to your garden beds. With growing concerns about the use of pesticides, herbicides, and GMOs in mainstream gardening practices, more and more families are turning to their backyards to grow their own food using methods they know are safe. The need for clear, straightforward instruction on organic gardening techniques has never been greater. With The Organic Composting Handbook, readers will get the information they need to prepare their gardens for healthy, abundant crops.
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