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Cannabis Indica Volume 3

by The Rev S. T. Oner

Cannabis plants are classified into two main groups: Indica and Sativa. This book focuses on Cannabis Indica, a bushier and heavier plant that produces a smoke that famously induces (among other highs) a desire to sit quietly on the couch and relax. This is the latest book in the bestselling series focusing on the Cannabis Indica plant, the most popular type of marijuana in the United States due to its growth patterns and intense physical effects.No other strain guide series has looked at Cannabis Indica in such depth before, and readers across the USA are desperate for more. Featuring 100 strains of amazing Indica-dominant genetics and a dazzling array of skilled breeders, this book is a must-have for pot enthusiasts, pot growers, and pot connoisseurs, new and old alike.Cannabis Indica, Volume 3 features genetics from the world's greatest seed breeders, and showcases strains from such varied countries as Britain, Holland, Canada, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Australia and the USA. No other guide series features this many emerging seed breeders, as well as established cannabis genetics companies. Cannabis Indica is the latest book in the must-have series for connoisseurs and growers looking to expand their knowledge about the plant, and the genetics in their gardens.Featuring classic Indica strains, such as Pure Kush, Bubba Kush, Hash Plant and Romulan, Cannabis Indica, Volume 3 also introduces fascinating brand new, never-before-seen varieties from previously unknown seed breeders. The book also features multiple strain variations on Hindu Kush - America's best selling cannabis strain - adored by growers and smokers alike.Filled with hundreds of beautiful full-color images, this book is ideal for every grow room, dorm room, and living room. Each plant is discussed in detail, with accurate information on genetics and lineage so that readers can become experts on Cannabis Indica strains - their aromas, flavors, potency, THC content, medical potentials and growth patterns.Cannabis Indica, Volume 3 is a true resource for the Cannabis community, providing useful information to enthusiasts and invaluable insights to the seed-buying public. This series is a true reflection of the global marijuana seed breeding movement and it is completely up-to-date, a quality that cannabis enthusiasts place a high value on. Strains were selected based on their relevance to the current market and the strength of their genetics. There are no advertisements in the book and no one paid to be included. Chief editor, bestselling author S.T. Oner, carefully selected all strains based on merit, not advertising dollars. This grassroots philosophy has resulted in the previous volumes in the series selling thousands of copies.With an introduction by SKUNK Magazine's cultivation editor and breeding guru The Rev, the bestselling author of True Living Organics: The Ultimate Guide to Growing All-Natural Marijuana Indoors, discussing his views on the Cannabis Indica plant, as well as its growth patterns, genetic tendencies, breeding potential and smokeability, this book is every true cannabis enthusiast's dream.

Cannabis Sativa

by S. T. Oner Greg Green

Cannabis plants are classified into two main groups: Indica and Sativa. This book focuses on Cannabis Sativa, an especially tall and potent species of marijuana plant that true connoisseurs love not only for its smoke that induces a desire to create art and socialize with people, but also for the interesting challenges it presents to growers due to its size. No other strain guide has looked at Cannabis Sativa in such depth before, and the fan base established by the previous best-selling book, Cannabis Indica, is eagerly awaiting the release of this new title.Featuring one hundred strains of amazing Sativa-dominant genetics from one hundred of the world's best marijuana breeders, this book is a must-have for pot enthusiasts, pot growers, and pot connoisseurs, new and old alike.Cannabis Sativa features one hundred incredible strains from one hundred different seed breeders-more than all other cannabis strain guides put together-and strains from such varied countries as Britain, Holland, Canada, Russia, Spain, Chile, Switzerland, Germany, France, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and throughout the USA. No other guide features this many emerging seed breeders, as well as established cannabis genetics companies. The Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica series of books are set to become the go-to books for connoisseurs and growers looking to expand their knowledge about the plant, and the genetics in their gardens.Features classic Sativa strains, such as Grapefruit, New York City Diesel, AK-47 and Santa Maria, as well as fascinating brand new, never-before-seen varieties from previously unknown seed breeders. This book also features multiple strain variations on Haze - the strain of choice for connoisseur breeders and smokers, and a favorite amongst medicinal users throughout the USA.Filled with hundreds of beautiful full-color images, this book is ideal for every grow room, dorm room, and living room. Each plant is discussed in detail, with accurate information on genetics and lineage so that readers can become experts on Cannabis Sativa strains-their aromas, flavors, THC content, medical potentials and growth patterns.Cannabis Sativa is a true resource for the Cannabis community, providing useful information to enthusiasts and invaluable insights to the seed-buying and pot smoking public. Unlike its competitor, The Big Book of Buds, which features a mere thirty companies that pay to be included and over twenty pages of advertisements, this book is a true reflection of the global marijuana seed breeding movement. Strains were selected based on their relevance to the current market and the strength of their genetics. There are no advertisements in the book and no one paid to be included. Chief editor, bestselling author S.T. Oner, carefully selected all strains based on merit, not advertising dollars. This grassroots philosophy has resulted in the previous release in this series, Cannabis Indica, gaining much attention and praise as well as consistent sales.With an introduction by Greg Green, the bestselling author of The Cannabis Grow Bible, focusing on the history and origins of the Cannabis Sativa plant, as well as its growth patterns, genetic tendencies, breeding potential and smokeability, this book is every true cannabis enthusiast's dream.

Cannabis Sativa Volume 2

by S. T. Oner Mel Thomas

Cannabis plants are classified into two main groups: Indica and Sativa. This book focuses on Cannabis Sativa, an especially tall and potent species of marijuana that true connoisseurs love not only for its smoke that induces a desire to create art and socialize with people, but also for the interesting challenges it presents to growers due to its size. This is the latest book in the bestselling series focusing on Cannabis Sativa, the most celebrated and mythologized marijuana type in the United States.No other strain guide series has looked at Cannabis Sativa in such depth before, and the fan base established by the previous best-selling books, Cannabis Indica, Vols. 1 & 2 and Cannabis Sativa, Vol. 1 is eagerly awaiting the release of this new title in order to collect the whole set. Featuring 100 strains of amazing Sativa-dominant genetics and 100 different breeders, this book is a must-have for pot enthusiasts, pot growers, and pot connoisseurs, new and old alike.Cannabis Sativa, Volume 2 features genetics from 100 different seed breeders - more than all other cannabis strain guides put together. This book features genetics from such varied countries as Britain, Holland, Canada, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, France, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Denmark, Slovenia, Australia and the USA. No other strain guide series features this many emerging seed breeders, as well as established cannabis seed companies. Cannabis Sativa is the latest book in this must-have series for connoisseurs and growers looking to expand their knowledge about the plant, and the genetics in their gardens.Featuring classic Sativa strains, such as Kali Mist, Diesel, Jack Herer and Chocolope, Cannabis Sativa, Volume 2 also introduces fascinating brand new, never-before-seen varieties from previously unknown seed breeders. The book also features multiple strain variations on Haze - the strain of choice for connoisseur breeders and smokers, and a favorite amongst medicinal and recreational users throughout the USA.Filled with hundreds of beautiful full-color images, this book is ideal for every grow room, dorm room, and living room. Each plant is discussed in detail, with accurate information on genetics and lineage so that readers can become experts on Cannabis Sativa strains - their aromas, flavors, potency, THC content, medical potentials and growth patterns.Cannabis Sativa, Volume 2 is a true resource for the Cannabis community, providing useful information to enthusiasts and invaluable insights to the seed-buying public. Unlike its competitor, The Big Book of Buds, which only features 30 companies that pay to be included and over 20 pages of advertisements, this book is a true reflection of the global marijuana seed breeding movement. Strains were selected based on their relevance to the current market and the strength of their genetics. There are no advertisements in the book and no one paid to be included. Chief editor, bestselling author S.T. Oner, carefully selected all strains based on merit, not advertising dollars. This grassroots philosophy resulted in the previous books in this series selling thousands of copies to devoted fans during their first year in print.With an introduction by Mel Thomas, the bestselling author of Cannabis Cultivation, A Complete Grower's Guide, now in its 3rd Edition and with total sales of over 30,000, discussing his views of the Cannabis Sativa plant, as well as its history, growth patterns, genetic tendencies, breeding potentials and smokeability, this book is every true cannabis enthusiast's dream.

Cannabis Sativa Volume 3

by The Rev S. T. Oner

The third volume in the best-selling series featuring the world's finest Cannabis sativa strains.Marijuana plants are classified into two species: indica and sativa. This book focuses on sativa, an especially tall and potent species of the Cannabis plant that true connoisseurs love not only for its psychedelic high, but also for the interesting challenges its size presents to growers. No other strain guide has looked at Cannabis sativa in such depth, with profiles of both emerging seed breeders and established cannabis seed companies. With details on 100 strains of amazing sativa-dominant genetics, features on breeders from around the globe, and more pictures of marijuana than all other strain guides put together, this is a must-have guide for connoisseurs and growers looking to expand their knowledge about the plant and the genetics in their gardens.

The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet

by Richard Heller Rachael F. Heller

Does this sound like you? *After eating a full breakfast, are you hungrier before it's time for lunch, than you would be if you had only had time for a cup of coffee? *Do you have a hard time stopping once you start to eat bread, pasta or sweets? *Do you have a tendency to gain weight easily, or if you lose weight, to gain it back again? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you may not be experiencing a lack of willpower but rather a physical addiction to carbohydrates-- a compelling or recurring craving for starches, snack foods, or sweets. Now, Drs. Rachel and Richard Heller of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York have discovered a revolutionary new diet that eliminates the cravings and helps you to overcome the yo-yo syndrome-- permanently-- without deprivation. Based on the Hellers' nine years of research, thousands of case studies, and their own personal victories over cravings and weight (maintaining a 200-pond loss between them!), this healthful, unique diet features a pleasurable way that adapts to your lifestyle and does away with measuring, food exchanges and calorie counting. A daily Reward Meal, along with wholesome, balanced Complimentary Meals, fit easy into busy schedules, restaurant meals, holiday celebrations, and vacations. Filled with sound advice and effective strategies-- including wonderful recipes and menu plans-- this groundbreaking book helps eliminate carbohydrate cravings and puts you in control of your eating and your weight-- for life.

The Carbon-Free Home

by stephen Rebekah Hren

You've read the stories and watched the documentaries. So you're convinced--burning fossil fuels leads to global climate change; supplies of fossil fuels are diminishing in quantity and increasing in price. You've fretted and worried, but still go through your day consuming some quantity of non-renewable fossil fuels to accomplish nearly every task (and you may not even realize it). You want to do something besides worry but you are unsure where to begin. Read this book--then grab your handsaw, tape measure, and drill, and get started! A life powered by the sun is waiting for you. Meant as a guide for renovating existing homes, this book gives you the hands-on knowledge necessary to kick the fossil fuel habit, with projects small and large listed by skill, time, cost, and energy saved. For every aspect of your life currently powered by fossil fuels, we offer alternatives you can accomplish yourself to get started using renewable and sustainable sources of power. Inspired by their own determination to wean themselves completely from fossil fuels, Rebekah and Stephen Hren provide a map for others interested in the path to producing all their own energy and living a fossil fuel-free life. It shows first how to reduce energy consumption as much as possible, then how to retrofit an existing home in order to obtain all heating and cooling, all cooking and refrigeration, and all hot water and electricity from renewable sources. The Hrens also provide advice on renewable methods of transportation and home gardening, as poor choices about food and mobility often negate hard-won gains in the home. Like many today, the Hrens felt they had a moral obligation to mitigate humankind's contribution to the ravages of pollution, including global warming as a result of fossil fuel addiction. In this book, the Hrens offer practical approaches that fit into anyone's budget, and can be done over time as a way to wean oneself from fossil fuel dependency.

Caring for Your Cherished Possessions

by Mary K. Levenstein

An invaluable guide for everyone who owns fine and precious things and wants to know how to maintain their beauty and value. Whether it's art objects, furnishings, or textiles, this complete, practical book provides state-of-the-art and traditional techniques for effective preservation and restoration.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Carpentry

by Floyd Vogt

Part of our new Residential Construction Academy series, Carpentry introduces users to skills and information required to work professionally on any job site. Based on nationally-recognized standards set by the construction industry, this handbook is organized into four sections:

Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening (2nd edition)

by Louise Riotte

This gardening classic was first published in 1975, and now a second generation of gardeners who prefer pest-resistant planning to chemicals will find a place for it on their shelves.

Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, 2nd Edition

by Cass Turnbuss

Nothing about pruning is obvious; in fact, most of it is downright counterintuitive, says expert Cass Turnbull. This second edition of her definitive illustrated guide adds 40 percent new material, with more coverage of different kinds of trees, shrubs, and ground covers and how to prune them for health and aesthetics. The book is organized around the most common types of plants found in Northwest gardens: evergreen and deciduous shrubs; bamboos and tea roses; rhododendrons, camellia and other tree-like shrubs; hedge plants like boxwood and heather; clematis, wisteria and all those vines; and detailed information on trees by species from dogwoods to weeping cherries. In her trademark witty style, Turnbull also addresses tools, landscape renovation, and design errors. Included too are her amusing Ten Commandments for gardeners, which feature such treasures as "Thou shalt not weed-whip the trunk of thy tree, nor bash it with thine mower, nor leave anything tied on thy tree or the branches of thy tree, as is done in the land of the philistines."

Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, 3rd Edition

by Cass Turnbull

This 3rd Edition of Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning covers more than twenty additional plants in three new chapters. The result is the new definitive guide for the home gardener with friendly, expert advice from Cass Turnbull, founder of Seattle's PlantAmnesty, whose mission is "to end the senseless torture and mutilation of trees and shrubs caused by mal-pruning."Nothing about pruning is obvious. In fact, most of it is downright counterintuitive. People try to prune plants like they cut lumber or hair. But that doesn't work to get what they want. Your plants are actually telling you how they want to be pruned and where they need to be planted, if you would just learn to listen to your burning bush. Here are ten commandments for preventing mal-pruning and other gardening sins:The Ten Gardener Commandments1. Thou shalt not shear thy bush.2. Thou shalt not top thy tree.3. Thou shalt not plant thy sun-lover in the shade, nor thy shade-lover in the sun.4. Thou shalt mulch.5. Thou shalt not leave stubs.6. Thou shalt not flush cut, neither shalt thou paint wounds.7. Thou shalt not cover up the base of thy plant, or thy tree, or thy shrub. Neither with mulch, nor with soil, nor with any landscape material.8. Thou shalt cut circling/girdling roots.9. Thou shalt not compact the root zone of thy tree, nor trench near the trunk of thy tree.10. Thou shalt not weed-whip the trunk of thy tree, nor bash it with thine mower, nor leave anything tied on thy tree or the branches of thy tree, as is done in the land of the philistines.With the information in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, you can approach your trees, shrubs, and other plants with the knowledge that will make your plants grow in healthy and aesthetic ways. The book is organized around the most common types of plants found in Northwest gardens: evergreen and deciduous shrubs; bamboos and tea roses; rhododendrons, camellia, and other tree-like shrubs; hedge plants like boxwood and heather; and clematis, wisteria, and all those vines. It also includes detailed information on trees by species from dogwoods to weeping cherries.Cass Turnbull is a gardner with a mission, so mind your shears and loppers!

Catalog Living at Its Most Absurd

by Molly Erdman

Millions have already been to Gary and Elaine's. Isn't it time you dropped by? Have you ever flipped through the pages of a Pottery Barn catalog and thought, "Who actually lives that way?" Rest assured, you are not alone. Pushed too far by a photo depicting a plate of figs placed under a table, actor and Second City-alum Molly Erdman created Gary and Elaine, a well-heeled and deeply superficial couple living happily amongst abundantly pillowed chairs, giant abacuses, and decorative fruit. Inspired by Erdman's popular blog Catalog Living, Decorating Takes (Wicker) Balls takes home décor catalog photos and sends them up with wickedly funny captions mockumenting Gary and Elaine, their lives, and their absurdly over-decorated rooms. Praise for www.catalogliving.net:"'Catalog Living'" taps into thoughts many have had ... about how things are sold to us." --Chicago Tribune

Catification

by Jackson Galaxy Kate Benjamin

The star of Animal Planet's hit television series My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy, shows cat owners everywhere how to make their homes both cat-friendly and chic. Cat owners know the struggles of creating living spaces that are both functional and stylish for owner and cat. Don't just go to your local pet shop and adorn your home with unattractive cat towers and kitty beds. In Catification, Jackson Galaxy, the star of Animal Planet's My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, of the popular cat design website Hauspanther.com, walk readers through a step-by-step process of designing an attractive home that is also an optimal environment for cats. This gorgeously designed, full-color book includes more than twenty fun DIY projects, from kitty beds and litter boxes to catios (cat patios) that will be sure to make readers--and their cats--purr in approval.

A Celebration of Stitching

by Krause Publications

This one-of-a-kind compilation features needlecraft creations donated by more than 70 designers from around the world. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go toward the Copyright Protection Fund, which was created to help protect the needlecraft industry from copyright violations, as well as increase awareness of copyright issues. Designs include a wide range of styles and motifs, from animals, landscapes, and fantasy, to beautiful geometric designs. You will enjoy the versatility of the squares, whether stitched individually o r incorporated into larger designs.

celebraTORI

by Tori Spelling

"I love the puzzle of throwing special, chic parties with down-to-earth budgets, and lucky you, I'm psyched to share my secrets." Tori Spelling planned her very first party (her own roller skate-themed birthday with a hot-pink- and-turquoise color scheme) at the age of eight, and she's been hosting friends and family in her home ever since. She knows as well as anyone that "style" and "elegance" don't often play well with "budget." Well, with celebraTORI, she rolls up her sleeves and turns that notion on its head--expertly showing how creativity, passion, and smart planning are the secret ingredients for throwing a truly unforgettable bash on any "real world" budget. All it takes is a little elbow grease and a lot of imagination to transport your guests to another world as soon as they walk through the door. In this delightfully entertaining, must-have party companion, Tori shares all the tips and tricks she's learned from her most successful soirees (and a few train wrecks). It's like having your own personal party planner for a fraction of the cost! celebraTORI is not just instructional, it's inspirational. Hosting an event is not about ticking to-dos off a list; it's about turning an organic idea into a fun day you and your guests won't forget--so much so that you just can't wait to do it again . . . with a different theme, of course. Tori covers all the basics, from discovering new reasons to celebrate and choosing a concept, to decorating, creating flower arrangements, making refreshments, and building the corner-stone of any great party: the dessert table! The best part is that all of her suggestions, including her mouthwatering recipes, are 100 percent do-it-yourself. Filled with lots and lots of great advice, handy blueprints, and hilarious anecdotes, celebraTORI will be the most important guest at your next party. It's the perfect foundation for taking life's special occasions up a notch . . . or five. ***They say the devil's in the details, but for me the details are heaven. Maybe an avid planner and host like me should say that in the course of the party I'm on a cloud of joy, but that would be a lie. Planning and preparing are my favorite parts of the process. Truth be told, when it comes to the actual parties, I'm a nervous wreck. But there is a moment of joy. Mine comes when I see the party come together. The guests are flowing through the space, tasting food, trying out any activities, having conversations with friends and strangers. And when I see someone take a bite of dessert, or try out a photo booth costume, or smile as they pick up a favor, well, that makes it all worth it. Creating a party. It's my favorite thing to do, and I'm inviting you, as my guest, to join me in the festivities. I know we're going to have fun. Come--discover your inner party planner! Love, Tori

The Challenge of Interior Design

by Mary V. Knackstedt

A groundbreaking work-at an affordable price!* Fully revised and updated to reflect current trends* Invaluable for designers and the contractors and consultants who work with them Where is the business of interior design now? Where is it going? The Challenge of Interior Design shows designers how to see the big picture-how to understand the trends and movements in current design, then use them to work more effectively. Learn how to create spaces that reflect the times. Discover how to spot a trend, recognize a pattern, work as a team member, and understand what clients really want. This inspiring work, will guide designers to develop their skills and create new spaces to live, work, heal, learn, and grow.

The Challenge of Interior Design: Professional Value and Opportunities

by Mary V. Knackstedt

Knackstedt, an interior designer and business consultant, takes an eye to changes happening in the interior design field and advises readers how to confront the challenges they entail. The book discusses what is different in the following design-related areas: business theories and today's market, industry, trends, clients' needs, design firms, learning programs, communication, the design team, and specialization.

Character Wreaths

by Kasey Rogers Mark Wood

The home decor market is going strong - with little sign of slowing - and wreaths are an extremely popular way to add panache to one's home. This book goes beyond the "typical flower and fruit" wreaths. Readers will find characters that relate to seasons and holidays, including Uncle Sam, Miss Liberty, Santa, a mummy, and Father Time.. Focusing on technique, authors Kasey Rogers and Mark Wood cover the basics of creating a character wreath, from making the face to adding the sleeves to complete the perfect outfit. Each of the projects includes stunning photographs and step-by-step instructions. Detailed instructions for character wreaths that add unique decor to any home. Stunning photographs to guide the reader through each project

Character Wreaths

by Kasey Rogers Mark Wood

Readers will learn to create character wreaths for every month of the year, such as Uncle Sam for July, Santa Claus for December, and Father Time for January. Focusing on technique, the authors cover the basics of creating a character wreath, from making the face to adding the sleeves to complete the perfect outfit. Each of the 12 projects includes stunning photographs and step-by-step instructions.

A Charming Exchange: 25 Jewelry Projects to Create & Share

by Kelly Snelling Ruth Rae

Make your own stunning jewelry and meet new friends in the process! Welcome to A Charming Exchange, a place where inspired minds meet to combine and swap ideas and techniques to create unique charm bracelets, earrings, talismans and more. Your hosts, authors Ruth Rae and Kelly Snelling, have joined forces with a diverse group of talented contributing artists to bring you 55 step-by-step techniques in 25 inspiring jewelry projects.

Chasing the Rose

by Andrea Di Robilant

From the author of the best-selling A Venetian Affair, here is the charming chronicle of his search for the identity of a mysterious old rose. Andrea di Robilant's tale takes us back to the time of Josephine Bonaparte, as well as into some of the most delightful rose gardens in Italy today, brought to colorful life on the page in the watercolors of artist Nina Fuga. In his 2008 biography of the Venetian lady Lucia Mocenigo (his great-great-great-great- grandmother), di Robilant described a pink rose that grows wild on the family's former country estate, mentioning its light peach-and-raspberry scent. This passing detail led to an invitation for an audience with a local rose doyenne, Eleonora Garlant. She and other experts wondered if di Robilant's unnamed rose could possibly be one of the long-lost China varieties that nineteenth-century European growers had cultivated but which have since disappeared. On the hunt for the identity of his anonymous yet quietly distinctive rose, Di Robilant finds himself captivated by roseophiles through time--from Lucia and her friend Josephine Bonaparte to the gifted Eleonora, whose garden of nearly fifteen hundred varieties of old roses is one of the most significant in Europe--and by the roses themselves, each of which has a tale to tell. What starts out as a lighthearted quest becomes a meaningful journey as di Robilant contemplates the enduring beauty of what is passed down to us in a rose, through both the generosity of nature and the cultivating hand of human beings, who for centuries have embraced and extended the life of this mysterious flower.From the Hardcover edition.

Check Points on How to Buy Oriental Rugs

by Charles W. Jacobsen

The check points represent the essence of his five decades of experience in buying and selling new and antique Oriental rugs. Experienced dealers and first-time buyers alike will benefit from the expert information and advice Mr. Jacobsen offers.

Check Points on How to Buy Oriental Rugs

by Charles W. Jacobsen

The check points represent the essence of his five decades of experience in buying and selling new and antique Oriental rugs. Experienced dealers and first-time buyers alike will benefit from the expert information and advice Mr. Jacobsen offers.

The Chelsea Green Reader

by Ben Watson Ian Baldwin

Chelsea Green, the Vermont-based independent publisher, has always had a nose for authors and subjects that are way ahead of the cultural curve, as is evident in this new anthology celebrating the company's first thirty years in publishing. The more than one hundred books represented in this collection reflect the many distinct areas in which we have published-from literature and memoirs to progressive politics, to highly practical books on green building, organic gardening and farming, food and health, and related subjects-all of which reflect our underlying philosophy: "The politics and practice of sustainable living." The Chelsea Green Reader offers a glimpse into our wide-ranging list of books and authors and to the important ideas that they express. Interesting and worth reading in their own right, the individual passages when taken as a whole trace the evolution of a highly successful small publisher-something that is almost an oxymoron in these days of corporate buyouts and multinational book groups. From the beginning, Chelsea Green's books were nationally recognized, garnering positive reviews, accolades, and awards. We've published four New York Times bestsellers, and our books have set the standard for in-depth, how-to books that remain relevant years-often decades-beyond their original publication date. "Chelsea Green was born from a single seed: the beauty of craft. Craft in writing and editing, in a story well told, or a thesis superbly expressed," writes cofounder and publisher emeritus Ian Baldwin in the book's foreword. Today, craft continues to inform all aspects of our work-design, illustration, production, sales, promotion, and beyond. It has even informed our business model: In 2012, Chelsea Green became an employee-owned company. With the rise of the Internet, new media platforms, and a constantly shifting bookselling landscape, the future of publishing is anything but predictable. But if Chelsea Green's books prove anything, it is that, despite these challenges, there remains a hunger for new and important ideas and authors, and for the permanence and craftsmanship of the printed word. Today our ongoing mission is stronger than ever, as we launch into our next thirty years of publishing excellence.

Chic & Unique Wedding Cakes: Lace

by Zoe Clark

Be inspired by the theme of your wedding: the stationery, the flowers, the venue, and of course, the dress! Expert cake decorator Zoe Clark shows you how to create a beautiful unique wedding cake for your special day. The gaps between the tiers mimic the dress by allowing the jagged icing to hand down below the edge of the cake!

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