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Allotted Views

by K. D. Grace John Lachatte

In Allotted Views by K.D. Grace a nosey gardener is treated to a raunchy ritual through her bedroom window. Illustrated versions illustrated by John LaChatte.

Altars: Bringing Sacred Shrines into Your Everyday Life

by Denise Linn

TFrom the book: he urge to create sacred spaces is so deep in the human psyche that we often create them unconsciously. A gathering of photos on a piano, an arrangement of personal objects on a desk or fireplace mantel, are perhaps outer manifestations of an inner desire to establish hallowed and holy spaces in our environment. Denise Linn, the internationally acclaimed author of Sacred Space, speaks directly to this primal longing for sacred places. In Altars, she demonstrates in photos and text how you can enrich your home or office by creating unique shrines for healing and contemplation. Beautifully illustrated and thoroughly practical, Altars shows how to Create personal altars for devotion, transitions in life, manifestation, and love Choose the optimum place to locate your home altar, according to the points of the compass and the ancient principles of feng shui Select altar objects that are particularly suited to your special needs Purify yourself and your altars with incense, prayers, drumming, and chanting Everyone who yearns to enter into the mysterious and wondrous realms, to infuse ordinary moments with sacred meaning, will find a great abundance of beauty, inspiration, and wisdom in this unique book. Renowned lecturer, author, and visionary Denise Linn has researched spiritual practices from cultures throughout the world for more than twenty-nine years. Calling upon this wealth of knowledge, she originated the unique and groundbreaking feng shui system Interior Alignment . Her synthesis of practical information and spirituality has had a deep impact on thousands of participants worldwide. She is also the author of nine books, including Sacred Legacies, The Secret Language of Signs, Quest, and the international bestseller Sacred Space. Includes appendices which explain the meanings (traditionally) of items frequently used on altars: stones, shells, flowers, herbs and more.

Amazing World of Spiders

by Janet Craig

What kind of animals have two more legs than insects, eat their boy friends, make beautiful traps, and have 8 eyes but can't see very well? "Spiders! This book of facts about spiders is too short and interesting to be boring. These are facts you will want to know. You will enjoy yourself as you learn about spiders, which make good pets and which can kill you. Find out how spiders catch insects to eat and how they escape birds and wasps which want to eat them. Many pictures are described.

American Barns

by Jan Arnett

The heart of every working farm and ranch, the barn is an icon of rural America. This book chronicles - and celebrates - all the main types, and looks at how these treasures of early American architecture developed. It explains how a wealth of immigrant construction methods and range of environments and climates resulted in a fascinating variety of barn styles in the United States, from the earliest rare Dutch examples to simpler English types and others in more surprising shapes (round or even polygonal) crafted by the Shakers in the 1800s. It highlights the most notable, famous and historic barns that the reader can visit, and features highlights the efforts of conservation groups to preserve America's barns and find innovative ways to repurpose these glorious old structures as homes and studios--and as living monuments of rural heritage.

American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards

by Wade Graham

The story of our nation and ourselves as told through our country's most significant gardens and their creators. From Frederick Law Olmsted to Richard Neutra, Michelle Obama to our neighbors, Americans throughout history have revealed something of themselves--their personalities, desires, and beliefs--in the gardens they create. Rooted in the time and place of their making, as much as in the minds and identities of their makers, gardens mirror the struggles and energies of a changing society. Melding biography, history, and cultural commentary in a one-of-a-kind narrative, American Eden presents a dynamic, sweeping look at this country's landscapes and the visionaries behind them. Monticello's gardens helped Jefferson reconcile his conflicted feelings about slavery-and take his mind off his increasing debt. Edith Wharton's gardens made her feel more European and superior to her wealthy but insufficiently sophisticated countrymen. Martha Stewart's how-to instructions helped bring Americans back into their gardens, while at the same time stoking and exploiting our anxieties about social class. Isamu Noguchi's and Robert Smithson's experiments reinvigorated the age-old exchange between art and the garden. American Eden offers an inclusive definition of the garden, considering intentional landscapes that range from domestic kitchen gardens to city parks and national parks, suburban backyards and golf courses, public plazas and Manhattan's High Line park, reclaimed from freight train tracks. And it exposes the overlap between garden-making and painting, literature, and especially architecture-the garden's inseparable sibling-to reveal the deep interconnections between the arts and their most inspired practitioners. Moving deftly through time and place across America's diverse landscapes--from Revolutionary-era Virginia to turn-of-the-century Chicago to 1960s suburban California--and featuring a diverse cast of landscape-makers--whether artists, architects, or housewives, amateurs or professionals, robber barons, politicians, reformers, or dreamers--Wade Graham vividly unfolds the larger cultural history through more personal dramas. Beautifully illustrated with color and black-and-white images, American Eden is at once a different kind of garden book and a different kind of American history, one that offers a compelling, untold story--a saga that mirrors and illuminates our nation's invention, and constant reinvention, of itself.

The American Gardener

by William Cobbett

Out of print since 1856, The American Gardener is perhaps the first classic work of American gardening literature. In it, William Cobbett, Victorian England's greatest and most gifted journalist, draws upon his experiences during a two-year exile on a Long Island, New York, farm to lay out the rudiments of gardening for American farmers and, ultimately, to tailor principles developed in wet, drippy, weed-prone British gardens to their fine, sun-drenched counterparts in America. Full of practical knowledge memorably imparted with Cobbett's gift for the indelible phrase, The American Gardener offers advice still useful today on all aspects of gardening, with special attention to those plants successful in the New World, including the artichoke ( indeed, a thistle upon a gigantic scaleo) and the increasingly ubiquitous potato. Rediscovered 180 years after its composition, The American Gardener is evidence of a great mind and pen at work in the earliest days of American gardens. This Modern Library edition is published with a new Introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg, a New York Times editorialist and the author of The Rural Life, Making Hay, and The Last Fine Time.

The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (Revised American Edition)

by Christopher Brickell H. Marc Cathey

American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants is a comprehensive, detailed, and illustrated alphabetical guide to some 15,000 ornamental plants and an essential reference for all gardeners and horticulturists. Easy to Use Plants are arranged alphabetically by their botanical names for fast, straightforward access, and previous names and common names appear as cross-references throughout the main text.

American Profile Hometown Cookbook: A Celebration of America's Table

by Mary Carter Susan Fisher Candace Floyd

"In this extraordinary cookbook, you'll find traditional American favorites with a unique twist alongside ethnic creations from around the world. Also included are helpful tips from American Profile's test kitchen as well as 30 articles on hometown festivals and fairs across the nation that give you a sneak peek into the lives of the ordinary citizens that make up hometown America. Whether it's a simple soup for the family or a full meal for visitors, the American Profile Hometown Cookbook has just the right recipe to make any gathering a special occasion."

Amish Garden

by Laura A. Lapp

An Amish Garden: A Year in the Life of an Amish Garden takes you to six working Amish gardens, from January through December. Matchless photos show the garden asleep, the Amish women putting together their orders for seeds, the preparation of the soil, parents and children planting, the emerging plants, the lush harvest, the food being preserved. This close-up of a world seldom seen shows how the seasons and Amish life work rhythmically together. Laura Anne Lapp lives with her husband and three young sons in a tucked-away valley. Gardening is simply the highpoint of her year. Step apart and enter this pastoral world of hard work, sturdy families, the freshest of flowers and produce, all in harmony with the seasons.

Anatomy of a Park: Essentials of Recreation Area Planning and Design (Third Edition)

by Donald J. Molnar

This book lays bare the essentials of park design. Although it may serve as an overview or refresher for park designers, this book is written primarily for nondesigners such as lay members of park boards, park directors and superintendents, recreation leaders, and anyone directly affected by what a designer proposes for the development of parklands.

Anatomy of a Rose: Exploring the Secret Life of Flowers

by Sharman Apt Russell

Combining graceful writing with a scientist's clarity, Russell reveals that the science behind these intelligent plants--how they evolved, survive, heal--is even more awe-inspiring than their fleeting beauty.

And I Shall Have Some Peace There

by Margaret Roach

This e-book includes 26 bonus photos from the author!Margaret Roach worked at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for 15 years, serving as Editorial Director for the last 6. She first made her name in gardening, writing a classic gardening book among other things. She now has a hugely popular gardening blog, "A Way to Garden." But despite the financial and professional rewards of her job, Margaret felt unfulfilled. So she moved to her weekend house upstate in an effort to lead a more authentic life by connecting with her garden and with nature. The memoir she wrote about this journey is funny, quirky, humble--and uplifting--an Eat, Pray, Love without the travel-and allows readers to live out the fantasy of quitting the rat race and getting away from it all.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

by Barbara Kingsolver Steven L. Hopp Camille Kingsolver

Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat. "As the U.S. population made an unprecedented mad dash for the Sun Belt, one carload of us paddled against the tide, heading for the Promised Land where water falls from the sky and green stuff grows all around. We were about to begin the adventure of realigning our lives with our food chain. "Naturally, our first stop was to buy junk food and fossil fuel. . . ." Hang on for the ride: With characteristic poetry and pluck, Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Their good-humored search yields surprising discoveries about turkey sex life and overly zealous zucchini plants, en route to a food culture that's better for the neighborhood and also better on the table. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet. "This is the story of a year in which we made every attempt to feed ourselves animals and vegetables whose provenance we really knew . . . and of how our family was changed by our first year of deliberately eating food produced from the same place where we worked, went to school, loved our neighbors, drank the water, and breathed the air."

Anjalendran

by David Robson Waruna Gomis

During the past 25 years of civil war in Sri Lanka, Anjalendran has stayed on, creating architecture that has attracted interest across the entire Indian subcontinent.In Anjalendran, David Robson explores this unique man and his uncommon vision. Anjalendran's buildings have a simple directness and although totally modern in spirit, they acknowledge the rich traditions of Sri Lanka. Whether working with ample budgets or at rock bottom cost (like his SOS Children's Village orphanages), his work focuses not only on creative buildings, but-:a la Frank Lloyd Wright-:also their landscaping, furniture and decoration.Just as interesting as the architecture is the process by which Anjalendran works-:from home, never employing more than four student assistants, with no office, no secretary, no car and no cell phone. He operates without a bank account and has never signed a contract with either a client or a builder. With stunning color photographs, plan details and behind-the-scenes insights, Anjalendran sheds light on the works of this exceptional man.

The Ann Lovejoy Handbook of Northwest Gardening

by Ann Lovejoy

In this updated second edition of the popular guide, Ann Lovejoy explains how to create a gorgeous ornamental garden following the principles and techniques of organic and sustainable gardening. Emphasizing good soil prep, composting, drainage, mulching, and proper plant selection, the book covers every step from landscaping and design to soil prep to planting beds, all with the goal of creatinga lovely garden without chemical fertilizers or pest control. Janet Loughrey's color photographs show the splendid results.

Annuals

by Ted Martson Andrew Lawson

Arranged like an encylopedia, Annuals discusses the variety, proper care and importance of growing annual plants.

Another Use For . . .

by Vicki Lansky Martha Campbell

ANOTHER USE FOR... has a 10 page index making it easier to find the solutions to household problems. Common household items are listed alphabetically, followed by five to ten additional and often surprising uses for that item. Beginning with ALCOHOL (to remove grass stains from clothing), ALUMINUM FOIL (to wrap doorknobs before painting to avoid drips), to WAX PAPER (to rub across closet rods for easy-sliding hangers.) You will be amazed at the ingenious ways you can use the ordinary things you have at home.Whimsical line drawings add a touch of humor to this clever compendium of handy suggestions for recycling, reusing or repositioning common items. Frugality is the watchword. This book should help throwaway habits and strike back at planned obsolescense.

Another Use For 101 Common Household Items

by Vicki Lansky

From the Book Jacket: Your A to Z Guide to Marvelous Multiple Uses for Everyday Items You Have in Your House * Use a COFFEE FILTER to drain cooled cooking oil when pouring it into another container for reuse. * An old TOOTH' BRUSH is excellent for cleaning around crevices in the bathroom or kitchen. * Use a clean PAINT BRUSH to dust your house plants or to grease muffin tins. About the Author Vicki Lansky has collected and shared her practical hints and tips for years through her numerous parenting books, media appearances and feature columns. Her popular "Another Use For..." section has run in the HELP! column she writes for FAMILY CIRCLE MAGAZINE since 1988.

Antique Trader Furniture Price Guide

by Kyle Husfloen

Antique Trader Furniture Price Guide examines all major styles of American and European furniture from the seventeenth century through the mid-twentieth century via a review of beds, benches, cradles, sofas, armories, and more, complete with furniture dating chart, price guide, and more than one thousand color photos.

Antique Trader® Furniture: Price Guide: 3rd Edition

by Kyle Husfloen

Antique Trader Furniture Price Guide examines all major styles of American and European furniture from the seventeenth century through the mid-twentieth century via a review of beds, benches, cradles, sofas, armories, and more, complete with furniture dating chart, price guide, and more than one thousand color photos.

Antique Trader Salt and Pepper Shaker Price Guide

by Mark F Moran

Collecting salt and pepper shakers is a hobby with a little something for everyone. Whether you fancy figurals, go-togethers, hangers, kissers, nesters, stackers, or long-boys, you'll quickly discover the pricing and identifying details you need in Antique Trader Salt and Pepper Shaker Price Guide. This go-to guide will help you easily assess your favorite collectible condiment containers.

Antique Trader Tools Price Guide

by Clarence Blanchard

The Most Valuable Tool in Your Toolbox Lacking the edge on tool information? Cut through the competition and hammer home deals like a pro with Antique Trader Tools Price Guide. Featuring 700 color photos, thousands of listings with current values, market trends, and collecting advice, it's the definitive reference on antique tools. This book features:700 color photos, with actual prices received at auctions 2,000 listings covering planes, braces, drills, saws, hammers, levels, rules, squares, gauges, scientific instruments, patented tools, advertising, and much more Information on building a collection, condition grading, market trends, and investing New!Chapter on collecting Stanley tools Condition grading photos

Antique Trader® Tools Price Guide: Third Edition

by Clarence Blanchard

Lacking the edge on tool information? Cut through the competition and hammer home deals like a pro with Antique Trader Tools Price Guide. Featuring 700 color photos, thousands of listings with current values, market trends, and collecting advice, it's the definitive reference on antique tools. This book features: 700 color photos, with actual prices received at auctions 2,000 listings covering planes, braces, drills, saws, hammers, levels, rules, squares, gauges, scientific instruments, patented tools, advertising, and much more Information on building a collection, condition grading, market trends, and investing

Apartment Gardening

by Amy Pennington

Forget the 100-mile eat-local diet; try the 300-square-foot-diet -- grow squash on the windowsill, flowers in the planter box, or corn in a parking strip. Apartment Gardening details how to start a garden in the heart of the city. From building a window box to planting seeds in jars on the counter, every space is plantable, and this book reveals that the DIY future is now by providing hands-on, accessible advice. Amy Pennington's friendly voice paired with Kate Bingham-Burt's crafty illustrations make greener living an accessible reality, even if readers have only a few hundred square feet and two windowsills. Save money by planting the same things available at the grocery store, and create an eccentric garden right in the heart of any living space.

Apartment Therapy

by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan

From not enough space and too many things to not knowing what color to paint the living room walls, many of us struggle with our homes. Now Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, frequent makeover expert on HGTV's Mission: Organization and Small Spaces, Big Style, shares the do-it-yourself strategies that have enabled his clients and fans to transform their apartments into well-organized, beautiful places that suit their style and budget. Week by week,Apartment Therapywill guide you to treat common problems, eliminate clutter, and revamp even the tiniest space. Here is an eight-step process that includes: A therapeutic questionnaire to help you get in touch with your personal taste and diagnose your home's physical, emotional, and energy flow issues A prescription with recommendations for each room based on your needs and lifestyle-including tips on how to use color, lighting, and accessories A treatment plan, including regular maintenance schedules to ensure the ongoing health of your space Illustrations of floor plans and decorative examples that allow you to visualize concepts before you begin With surprising ease and without elaborate professional help,Apartment Therapywill help you clear a path through disorder and indecision-to reveal a home you'll love. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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