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Interior Design for Autism from Birth to Early Childhood

by A. J. Paron-Wildes

Interior Design for Austism from Birth to Early Childhood gives designers who are creating spaces for individuals with Autism, the exact information they need to create optimal spaces that can have a positive impact on special learning and sensory needs. This book also shows how to implement specific design strategies that can be employed in their own projects. Projects covered relate specifically to the age ranges from birth through early childhood, including schools, homes, and clinical therapy settings. The main neurofunctions of Autism are covered along with specific design techniques that can be used to address each one. Information on toxins and material selection is also included.

The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood

by Kathryn Aalto

Loved “Goodbye Christopher Robin”? Learn more about the real place that inspired the beloved stories. Delve into the home of the world’s most beloved bear! The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh explores the magical landscapes where Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their friends live and play. The Hundred Acre Wood—the setting for Winnie-the-Pooh’s adventures—was inspired by Ashdown Forest, a wildlife haven that spans more than 6,000 acres in southeast England. In the pages of this enchanting book you can visit the ancient black walnut tree on the edge of the forest that became Pooh’s house, go deep into the pine trees to find Poohsticks Bridge, and climb up to the top of the enchanted Galleons Lap, where Pooh says goodbye to Christopher Robin. You will discover how Milne's childhood connection with nature and his role as a father influenced his famous stories, and how his close collaboration with illustrator E. H. Shepard brought those stories to life. This charming book also serves as a guide to the plants, animals, and places of the remarkable Ashdown Forest, whether you are visiting in person or from the comfort of your favorite armchair. In a delightful narrative, enriched with Shepard’s original illustrations, hundreds of color photographs, and Milne’s own words, you will rediscover your favorite characters and the magical place they called home.

Creative Wood Letters: 35 Simple Craft Projects for Decorating Your Home

by Krista Aasen

<p>Krista Aasen of The Happy Housie blog presents a collection of 35 creative projects that can brighten up the walls of any house. <p>Decorating wood letters is a fun and simple project for the home, from a child's name in a bedroom to an uplifting message above the mantel. But how do you achieve the pin-worthy results of the stylists you see online? Enter Krista Aasen of The Happy Housie blog, whose crafting experiments with wood letters have been shared hundreds of thousands of times. <p>In Creative Wood Letters, Aasen reveals unique ideas and techniques to craft beautifully decorated letters inspired by everything from nature to art using maps, vintage book pages, photo transfer, paper flowers, washi tape, succulents, driftwood, metallic paints, lights, and more. With a wide variety of styles from rustic and beachy to cute and sparkly, this book's wood letters are perfect for gracing the walls, shelves, and nooks of kitchens, bedrooms, and beyond.</p>

The Everything Small-Space Gardening Book

by Catherine Abbott

Vine-ripened tomatoes. Succulent squash. Plump cucumbers. Growing vegetables is a rewarding--and cost-effective--way to eat better for less. However, you might think you lack the space necessary to grow a functioning garden. With this guide, however, you'll learn how to maximize your space and grow delicious vegetables and herbs cheaply and efficiently, whether you have a small backyard or just a windowsill! The book includes expert information on:How to align plants for maximum compatibility and organic pest deterrenceBuilding small-space necessities, including self-watering containers and vertical plantersA variety of plans designed to maximize the amount of food generated at several specific price pointsProductive gardening can and should be a reality for you, regardless of the amount of land you own. This book has everything you need to grow fresh produce in any size space, at any time of year!

The Everything Small-Space Gardening Book

by Catherine Abbott

Vine-ripened tomatoes. Succulent squash. Plump cucumbers. Growing vegetables is a rewarding--and cost-effective--way to eat better for less. However, you might think you lack the space necessary to grow a functioning garden. With this guide, however, you'll learn how to maximize your space and grow delicious vegetables and herbs cheaply and efficiently, whether you have a small backyard or just a windowsill! The book includes expert information on:How to align plants for maximum compatibility and organic pest deterrenceBuilding small-space necessities, including self-watering containers and vertical plantersA variety of plans designed to maximize the amount of food generated at several specific price pointsProductive gardening can and should be a reality for you, regardless of the amount of land you own. This book has everything you need to grow fresh produce in any size space, at any time of year!

The Everything Small-Space Gardening Book

by Catherine Abbott

Vine-ripened tomatoes. Succulent squash. Plump cucumbers. Growing vegetables is a rewarding--and cost-effective--way to eat better for less. However, you might think you lack the space necessary to grow a functioning garden. With this guide, however, you'll learn how to maximize your space and grow delicious vegetables and herbs cheaply and efficiently, whether you have a small backyard or just a windowsill! The book includes expert information on: How to align plants for maximum compatibility and organic pest deterrence Building small-space necessities, including self-watering containers and vertical planters A variety of plans designed to maximize the amount of food generated at several specific price points Productive gardening can and should be a reality for you, regardless of the amount of land you own. This book has everything you need to grow fresh produce in any size space, at any time of year!

Root Cellaring Book: Learn to Store, Cook, and Preserve Fresh Produce All Year Round (The Everything )

by Catherine Abbott

There's an old-fashioned solution to the problem of fresh produce going bad. Store fruits and veggies in a root cellar or other cold storage location! This book provides you with step-by-step plans on how to build a root cellar--or utilize the one you've got. Professional farmer Catherine Abbott teaches you:How to effectively organize your root cellarWhere to store fruits and vegetables in unconventional placesWhat the best fruits and vegetables are for storingWays to preserve, dry, and freeze a variety of foods to enjoy all winter longRecipes for fresh fruits, berries, veggies, and herbs to cook all year round Featuring illustrations for building root cellars as well as a full nutritional breakdown for all 150 recipes, you will love this comprehensive guide. Before long, you'll know how to provide yourself and your family with great nutritious foods all year long!

The Green Smoothie Garden

by Catherine Abbott Tracy Russell

Green smoothies straight from your garden! Smoothies blended with fresh, crisp greens and natural fruit juices will increase your daily vegetable intake, boost your energy, and improve your overall well-being--and they don't have to cost a fortune! The Green Smoothie Garden teaches you how to make the healthiest green smoothies without breaking the bank. Featuring simple instructions and valuable gardening tips, this book shows you how to grow the vegetables in your favorite smoothies and incorporate them into a variety of delicious recipes. From kale to spinach to collards, the nutrient-rich greens featured in these tasty smoothies can be produced in any gardening space, so you'll be able to reap the benefits of a homegrown green smoothie no matter where you live. The Green Smoothie Garden gives you the advice and tools you need to make the most nutritious drinks right at home and at a fraction of the cost!

The Everything Grow Your Own Vegetables Book

by Catherine Abbott Meghan Shinn

Vine-ripened tomatoes. Succulent squash. Plump cucumbers. Growing vegetables is a rewarding and cost-effective way to eat better for less. Yet many don't know where to start. Author and farmer Catherine Abbott answers questions like: What is the best way to maximize my garden space? How do I get started growing food to sustain my family? Can I grow vegetables inside my house? How can I tell if my vegetables are primed for eating? Will I really save money by growing my own? You will find affordable tips on how to plant and harvest more than thirty common vegetables, from spinach and eggplant to corn and beans. Abbott's expertise shines on planting, fertilizing, watering, weeding, and troubleshooting. This book has everything you need to grow fresh, delicious veggies in any climate, any time of year!

The Everything Grow Your Own Vegetables Book (The Everything®)

by Catherine Abbott Meghan Shinn

Vine-ripened tomatoes. Succulent squash. Plump cucumbers.Growing vegetables is a rewarding and cost-effective way to eat better for less. Yet many don't know where to start. Author and farmer Catherine Abbott answers questions like:What is the best way to maximize my garden space?How do I get started growing food to sustain my family?Can I grow vegetables inside my house?How can I tell if my vegetables are primed for eating?Will I really save money by growing my own? You will find affordable tips on how to plant and harvest more than thirty common vegetables, from spinach and eggplant to corn and beans. Abbott's expertise shines on planting, fertilizing, watering, weeding, and troubleshooting. This book has everything you need to grow fresh, delicious veggies in any climate, any time of year!

Zen Rock Gardening

by Abd al-Hayy Moore

Through Zen philosophy, we can experience the large in the small. And in a grain of sand, we may glimpse the meaning of the world. Follow the path of the Zen rock garden. Learn to open your eyes and mind, and experience a new way of seeing.

The Sakura Obsession: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan's Cherry Blossoms

by Naoko Abe

The remarkable 1,200-year history of the Japanese cherry blossom tree--and how it was saved from extinction by an English gardener.Collingwood "Cherry" Ingram first fell in love with the sakura, or cherry tree, when he visited Japan on his honeymoon in 1907. So taken with the plant, he brought back hundreds of cuttings with him to England, where he created a garden of cherry varieties. In 1926, he learned that the Great White Cherry had become extinct in Japan. Six years later, he buried a living cutting from his own collection in a potato and repatriated it via the Trans-Siberian Express. In the years that followed, Ingram sent more than 100 varieties of cherry tree to new homes around the globe, from Auckland to Washington. As much a history of the cherry blossom in Japan as it is the story of one remarkable man, the narrative follows the flower from its adoption as a national symbol in 794, through its use as an emblem of imperialism in the 1930s, to the present-day worldwide obsession with forecasting the exact moment of the trees' flowering.

Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier

by Michael Ableman

Street Farm is the inspirational account of residents in the notorious Low Track in Vancouver, British Columbia--one of the worst urban slums in North America--who joined together to create an urban farm as a means of addressing the chronic problems in their neighborhood. It is a story of recovery, of land and food, of people, and of the power of farming and nourishing others as a way to heal our world and ourselves. During the past seven years, Sole Food Street Farms--now North America's largest urban farm project--has transformed acres of vacant and contaminated urban land into street farms that grow artisan-quality fruits and vegetables. By providing jobs, agricultural training, and inclusion in a community of farmers and food lovers, the Sole Food project has empowered dozens of individuals with limited resources who are managing addiction and chronic mental health problems. Sole Food's mission is to encourage small farms in every urban neighborhood so that good food can be accessible to all, and to do so in a manner that allows everyone to participate in the process. In Street Farm, author-photographer-farmer Michael Ableman chronicles the challenges, growth, and success of this groundbreaking project and presents compelling portraits of the neighborhood residents-turned-farmers whose lives have been touched by it. Throughout, he also weaves his philosophy and insights about food and farming, as well as the fundamentals that are the underpinnings of success for both rural farms and urban farms. Street Farm will inspire individuals and communities everywhere by providing a clear vision for combining innovative farming methods with concrete social goals, all of which aim to create healthier and more resilient communities.

Compact Farms: 15 Proven Plans for Market Farms on 5 Acres or Less; Includes Detailed Farm Layouts for Productivity and Efficiency

by Michael Ableman Josh Volk

Small is beautiful, and these 15 real farm plans show that small-scale farmers can have big-time success. Compact Farms is an illustrated guide for anyone dreaming of starting, expanding, or perfecting a profitable farming enterprise on five acres or less. The farm plans explain how to harness an area’s water supply, orientation, and geography in order to maximize efficiency and productivity while minimizing effort. Profiles of well-known farmers such as Eliot Coleman and Jean-Martin Fortier show that farming on a small scale in any region, in both urban and rural settings, can provide enough income to turn the endeavor from hobby to career. These real-life plans and down-and-dirty advice will equip you with everything you need to actually realize your farm dreams.

Hygge: A Celebration of Simple Pleasures. Living the Danish Way.

by Charlotte Abrahams

Candlelight is hygge; the smell of freshly brewed coffee is hygge; the feel of crisp, clean bed linen is hygge; dinner with friends is hygge. 'Hygge', pronounced 'hoo-ga', is a Danish philosophy that roughly translates to 'cosiness'. But it is so much more than that. It's a way of life that encourages us to be kinder to ourselves, to take pleasure in the modest, the mundane and the familiar. It is a celebration of the everyday, of sensual experiences rather then things. It's an entire attitude to life that results in Denmark regularly being voted one of the happiest countries in the world. So, with two divorces behind her and her 50th birthday rapidly approaching, journalist Charlotte Abrahams ponders whether it's hygge that's been missing from her life. Is it a philosophy we can all embrace? In a society where lifestyle trends tend to centre on deprivation - be it no sugar, no gluten, no possessions - what does cherishing yourself actually mean? And will it make her happy? In Hygge, Charlotte Abrahams weaves the history of hygge and its role in Danish culture with her own attempts, as an English woman, to embrace a more hygge life. In this beautifully written and stylishly designed book, she examines the impact this has on her home, her health, her relationships and, of course, her happiness. Light a candle, pour yourself a glass of wine, and get ready to enjoy your more hygge life.

Carve: A Simple Guide to Whittling

by Melanie Abrantes

Whittle a beautiful spoon, comb, pair of dice, and more with this fresh introduction to a folksy craft. Carve modernizes a mindful hobby that people have turned to for generations to help them slow down, relax, and connect with the outdoors. Choose from a dozen projects with bespoke details, all are designed to be useful at home or while camping. And because these objects are small, they require only a few hours and a tool or two to complete. You'll also learn how to choose the right knife and wood, helpful information on techniques and safety, and tips for refining, personalizing and maintaining your piece. Whether you're headed to the woods or just to the porch, this pocket-sized guide will have you carving your own unique designs in no time.From the Hardcover edition.

The Pre-Fabrication of Building Facades

by Vítor Abrantes Bárbara Rangel José Manuel Amorim Faria

This book compares two buildings with different technologies and distinct environment from the combined viewpoints of civil engineering and architecture. The first is the most recent building of Columbia University in New York, the Northwest Science Building, a project designed by Rafael Moneo and Dan Brodkin of Ove Arup. The second one is the Burgo Tower in Oporto, by Eduardo Souto Moura and Rui Furtado of AFA, a building that brings a new perspective to the use of prefabrication technologies with local traditional construction systems. With the detailed analyses of recognized researchers in civil engineering and architecture, this book is a reflection upon the problems and solutions in the design and construction process of a prefabricated building system. This volume, like those to follow, brings together, building research and building design practice to enhance the knowledge of complementarity areas involved in construction, engineering and architecture. This is the first book in a new series "Building Research: Design, Construction and Technologies" which aims to bridge scientific research and professional practice to understand the Building Design problems. In each edition, one or two case studies (recognized buildings in the international design panorama) are analyzed with their authors to assess the design process and the construction development. To understand the problems involved, researchers, engineers and architects, are asked to contribute to this ana lysis with essays on building research issues, as building technology, construction management, acoustics, maintenance or prefabrication.

Conscious Money: Living, Creating, and Investing with Your Values for a Sustainable New Prosperity

by Patricia Aburdene

Why not make money and make a difference, too? A revolutionary blueprint for growing wealth, finding fulfillment, and changing the world by living your values. In the emerging era of Conscious Money, we achieve prosperity by tapping into the power of values, consciousness, and sound economic principles. By applying the wisdom of Conscious Money to your personal finances, you can build a foundation for sustainable wealth and true fulfillment. No longer will you need to choose between your core values and your paycheck. Instead you'll expand on-the-job creativity, grow income through conscious practices, and change the world as you: * identify your unique personal values; * break down barriers to financial success; * partner with companies that reflect your values; * express your values through conscious shopping; * tap into higher consciousness at the office; * harness your intuition to clarify financial choices; and * invest in enterprises that honor the planet.

Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden

by Diane Ackerman

"Cultivating Delight" celebrates the sensory pleasures that the author discovers in her garden.

Flowers that Fly

by Susan Yoder Ackerman

Simon teaches his little cousin Adeline about how to grow a garden that will attract beautiful butterflies.

Forever Flower Fun

by Susan Yoder Ackerman

There are so many fun things to do outside during the summer! When the flowers bloom, there is flower fun for everyone! When their hollyhock ladies and daisy chains wilt, Lily Rose and her friend learn how to preserve flowers by drying them. There's always an adventure in nature!

Up Tunket Road

by Philip Ackerman-Leist

Ever since Thoreau's Walden, the image of the American homesteader has been of someone getting away from civilization, of forging an independent life in the country. Yet if this were ever true, what is the nature and reality of homesteading in the media-saturated, hyper-connected 21st century? For seven years Philip Ackerman-Leist and his wife, Erin, lived without electricity or running water in an old cabin in the beautiful but remote hills of western New England. Slowly forging their own farm and homestead, they took inspiration from their experiences among the mountain farmers of the Tirolean Alps and were guided by their Vermont neighbors, who taught them about what it truly means to live sustainably in the postmodern homestead-not only to survive, but to thrive in a fragmented landscape and a fractured economy. Up Tunket Roadis the inspiring true story of a young couple who embraced the joys of simple living while also acknowledging its frustrations and complexities. Ackerman-Leist writes with humor about the inevitable foibles of setting up life off the grid-from hauling frozen laundry uphill to getting locked in the henhouse by their ox. But he also weaves an instructive narrative that contemplates the future of simple living. His is not a how-to guide, but something much richer and more important-a tale of discovery that will resonate with readers who yearn for a better, more meaningful life, whether they live in the city, country, or somewhere in between.

The Woodland Homestead: How to Make Your Land More Productive and Live More Self-Sufficiently in the Woods

by Philip Ackerman-Leist Brett McLeod

Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. You’ll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture for livestock; prune and coppice trees to make fuel, fodder, and furniture; build living fencing and shelters for animals; grow fruit trees and berries in a woodland orchard; make syrup from birch, walnut, or boxelder trees; and much more. Whether your property is entirely or only partly wooded, this is the guide you need to make the best use of it.

Neoclassical Ornamental Designs

by Rudolph Ackermann

Graphic artists, illustrators, desktop publishers - anyone in search of elegant classical ornament - will find a wealth of usable material in this handy resource, reproduced from rare 19th-century portfolios. Readers can choose from borders, corners, vignettes, cartouches, busts, ornamental designs, and many other configurations depicting gods and goddesses, mythical animals, floral and foliate motifs, urns, chariots, helmets, angels and cherubs, columns, figures from classical mythology, and more - all in fine-line renderings that convey a sense of timeless elegance and classical ambience. Ideal for adding pictorial interest to book and magazine illustrations, advertisements, brochures, and many other projects, these designs comprise an easy-to-use, copyright-free reference that belongs at the fingertips of anyone wishing to create eye-catching graphics with a classical touch.

The Everyday Experiences of Reconstruction and Regeneration: From Vision to Reality in Birmingham and Coventry

by David Adams Peter Larkham

Set within a wider British and international context of post-war reconstruction, The Everyday Experiences of Reconstruction and Regeneration focuses on such debates and experiences in Birmingham and Coventry as they recovered from Second World War bombings and post-war industrial collapse. Including numerous images, Adams and Larkham explore the initial development of the post-Second World War reconstruction projects, which so substantially changed the face of the cities and provided radical new identities. Exploring these cities throughout the post-war period brings into sharp focus the duality of contemporary approaches to regeneration, which often criticise mid-twentieth century ’poorly-conceived’ planning and architectural projects for producing inhuman and unsympathetic schemes, while proposing exactly the type of large-scale regeneration that may potentially create similar issues in the future. This book would be beneficial for academics and students of planning and urban design, particularly those with an interest in post-catastrophe or large-scale reconstruction projects within cities.

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