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Residential Architecture: Design and Drafting

by Ernest R. Weidhaas Mark D. Weidhaas

This comprehensive text provides a complete overview for beginning and intemediate students. With equal emphasis on design and drafting, the book leads students through the design of a contemporary home from preliminary program to finished rendering, with plans included in relevant chapters. Applied academics are integrated throughout the text, applying math, social studies, science, and communication to the field of architectural drafting. Career profiles give students the perspective they need to plan their own careers. Beyond the basics, the text also explores such contemporary issues as environmental sensitivity, accessibility for the physically challenged, alternate energy sources, radon control, earthquake protection, and construction administration, to name a few. A complete set of plans exposes students to commercial construction. Features on computers and the Internet prepare students for the technological challenges they will encounter in the workforce. An ideal introduction to architectural drafting and design!

Hollyhock

by Andrew Weil Moreka Jolar Heidi Scheifley

Hollyhock-renowned the world over as an unparalleled center of learning and connection-exists to inspire, nourish, and support people who are making the world better. At the heart of this unique institution, located on beautiful Cortes Island, is Hollyhock's spectacular organic garden, just steps from the ocean view kitchen. Serving up exquisite meals for thirty years, the Hollyhock cooks are back with a new collection, boasting over two hundred new garden-inspired recipes.Hollyhock: Garden to Table invites you to join in a celebration of the beauty of fresh, local food-filled with imaginative ideas and seasoned with global inspiration. The versatility of whole grains, healthy oils, and natural sweeteners is showcased in mouthwatering creations such as:Thin-Crust Pizza with Nettle Pesto and Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Asparagus, and ChevreBlack Sesame Crusted Albacore Tuna with Ponzu SauceSoft Polenta with Roasted Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onions, Peas, and Smoked CheddarHoney Roasted Pears with Balsamic and MascarponeFocusing on sustainable seafood and garden-fresh foods from wherever you are, Hollyhock: Garden to Table will have you leafing through its pages for your next great meal again and again. Welcome to the Hollyhock kitchen!Moreka Jolar has been a chef at Hollyhock for fifteen years. She is co-author of the best-selling cookbook Hollyhock Cooks.Heidi Scheifley is a certified gourmet natural foods chef who has cooked in kitchens from Hollyhock on Cortes Island, Canada to Greece to Southeast Asia, Egypt, Israel, Nepal, India, and Hawaii.

Knitting Without Needles

by Anne Weil

Who knew you could actually knit without needles? Put down those complicated knitting projects that take forever to finish. Knitting Without Needles brings cool home, gifts, and clothing accessories--cowls, totes, rugs, poufs, scarves, and more--within arm's reach. An all-in-one resource for a new kind of craft, this book shows you how to loop yarn with your fingers or your forearms with thirty patterns that are simple to follow and produce stylish results. Best of all, many of them knit up fast--in less than an hour! Even if you've never picked up knitting needles, you can easily master the techniques to make fun knits with kids and for kids (a princess crown, baby booties) and even last-minute gifts (a statement necklace for your fashionista friend). With stunning photography, plenty of step-by-step photos, and a detailed resource section, Knitting Without Needles is your go-to for a new way to knit.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Knitting Without Needles: A Stylish Introduction to Finger and Arm Knitting

by Anne Weil

Who knew you could actually knit without needles? Put down those complicated knitting projects that take forever to finish. Knitting Without Needles brings cool home, gifts, and clothing accessories--cowls, totes, rugs, poufs, scarves, and more--within arm's reach. An all-in-one resource for a new kind of craft, this book shows you how to loop yarn with your fingers or your forearms with thirty patterns that are simple to follow and produce stylish results. Best of all, many of them knit up fast--in less than an hour! Even if you've never picked up knitting needles, you can easily master the techniques to make fun knits with kids and for kids (a princess crown, baby booties) and even last-minute gifts (a statement necklace for your fashionista friend). With stunning photography, plenty of step-by-step photos, and a detailed resource section, Knitting Without Needles is your go-to for a new way to knit.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Green Roof Systems

by Susan Weiler Katrin Scholz-Barth

Green Roof Systems goes beyond the fashionable green roof movement and provides solid information on building accessible space, often as important public space, over structure. It offers brief coverage of the entire process, including planning and collaboration, and focuses on the technical aspects of these roof systems, their components, and their applications.

My Saw

by Kimberly Weinberger

With vibrant artwork and rhyming text. this durable board book provides the perfect way to introduce preschoolers to the exciting world of tools!

Do-It-Yourself Projects to Get You Off the Grid: Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, Solar Panels, and More

by Noah Weinstein

Instructables is back with this inspiring book focused on a series of projects designed to get you thinking creatively about going green. Twenty Instructables illustrate just how simple it can be to make your own backyard chicken coop, or turn a wine barrel into a rainwater collector. Here, you will learn to: • Clip a chicken’s wings • Power your lawn mower with solar power • Create a chicken tractor for the city • Water your garden with solar power • Build a thermoelectric lamp • Create an algae bioreactor from water bottles • And much more! Illustrated with dozens of full-color photographs per project accompanying easy-to-follow instructions, this Instructables collection utilizes the best that the online community has to offer, turning a far-reaching group of people into a mammoth database churning out ideas to make life better, easier, and, in this case, greener, as this volume exemplifies.

Cincinnati Art Deco

by Douglas R. Weise Steven J. Rolfes

Art Deco, daring and almost defiant in its optimism, reflected the spirit of a restless time. Bursting forth in the midst of the Roaring Twenties, an age when there seemed to be no limits, this new art form was both elegant and modern. Cincinnati is fortunate to have three stunning examples of this unique style: the sophisticated Hilton Netherland Plaza hotel, the overwhelming Cincinnati Times-Star Building, and the Union Terminal. Beyond these giants, the Greater Cincinnati region is studded with many other breathtaking examples of Art Deco, from a water tower decorated with Christmas lights to stunning neighborhood theaters and apartment buildings to mythological creatures guarding a Masonic temple in northern Kentucky. There is no doubt that Art Deco is alive and well in Cincinnati, so grab a hip flask of bathtub gin, put on some Glenn Miller, and explore the elegance and history of Cincinnati Art Deco.

24-Hour Crochet Projects

by Rita Weiss

Quick and easy doesn't mean boring, as this vibrant crochet guide attests. Twenty-four simple patterns, each of which can be finished in 24 hours or less, include garments, bags, and home accessories. They're easy to pick up whenever you have a few moments to spare — but they're hard to put down! You'll be amazed at what you can create in such a short time.Patterns include stylish hats, scarves, sweaters, and purses as well as afghans, doilies, and baby clothes. Full-color photos illustrate the easy-to-follow instructions, and a helpful "Refresher Course" offers diagrams of stitches and describes gauge. From a cute little sweater to a trendy scarf and a little black bag for a night on the town, these 24 patterns offer a terrific variety of projects that make great gifts and treasured keepsakes.

24-Hour Knitting Projects

by Rita Weiss

Even if you have only one hour a day to devote to knitting, you can make any one of these chic patterns in less than a month! Twenty-four quick and easy projects for knitters at all skill levels include shawls, hats, sweaters, afghans, and other items. The simple instructions will appeal to beginners, and advanced knitters will appreciate the chance to whip up a variety of keepsakes and gift items.Full-color photographs of the finished products illustrate the complete, easy-to-follow instructions, and a helpful "Refresher Course" covers everything from casting on to weaving in ends. Stylish and practical projects include Snazzy Scarves, Boudoir Afghan, Yummy Throw, Pocket Shawl, Snappy Scrappy Purse, plus an exciting variety of sporty caps and cozy tops.

24-Hour Quilting Projects

by Rita Weiss

It doesn't have to take months or years to make a quilt - believe it or not, these patterns require only 24 hours or less! Whether you're an absolute beginner or an experienced quilter, these simple instructions for 20 projects offer everything you need to know from start to finish. You'll discover innovative, time-saving techniques that make fast work of cutting and sewing heirloom-quality quilts.Full-color photos illustrate directions for pinwheel layouts, zig zag arrangements, patchwork designs, and appliqué motifs. Create wall hangings, decorative throws, and traditional quilts of all sizes that will add charm to any room. This wealth of projects -- many of which can be finished in just six hours--offers designs that look as if they took months to stitch. In addition to their keepsake value, the quilts make wonderful gifts for all occasions.

Mexican Indian Folk Designs: 252 Motifs from Textiles

by Irmgard Weitlaner-Johnson

This fascinating book is the product of intensive scholarly research, its exacting illustrations based on choice examples of Mexican Indian textiles in many different museums and private collections. Incorporating abstract and geometric forms as well as highly stylized images of flowers, plants, animals, birds, and humans, the patterns represent more than 20 major Mexican Indian cultures.Among the designs are a two-faced feathered serpent from the Huichol culture, an allover pattern dominated by horizontal zigzags woven by the Otomí, and a flower and leaf design from the Tepehua. The Huasteco people are represented by a bold motif featuring prancing animals with bushy tails; a Nahuatl design depicts a lion with a flower in his mouth; while an elegant curvilinear Mazatec motif features flowers, vines, and birds. Other peoples whose art is represented include the Tarahumara, Tepecano, Mestizo, Zapotec, Mixteco, and Cuicatec. In the bold, startling designs originated by these cultures are primal links to the imagery of other cultures and traditions, centuries old and worldwide.Artists, designers, and craftspeople will value this modestly priced collection as a source of striking and unusual royalty-free designs for inspiration and practical use; anyone interested in Mexican Indian culture will find it an important reference as well.

Ethical Planning Practitioner

by Jerry Weitz

If a local college gives a city planner tickets to a sold-out football game, is it wrong to take them – even if the planner pays? Should a planning consultant bid on a project that has a clearly unrealistic timeframe? Can a planning director moonlight for another agency? For practicing planners, potential ethics violations abound, and the eye of public scrutiny never blinks. Planners need a guide, and now they have it: the first guidebook based on the current revision of the AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. The Ethical Planning Practitioner presents 76 scenarios, all real-life dilemmas based on the code's rules of conduct. Each scenario comes with tools to help planners explore the answers on their own, in a training session, or in a classroom. This vital handbook looks at everyday ethics the way planners need to see them, in black, white, and shades of gray – but most of all, clearly. It will not only instruct but inspire planners to strengthen the public's trust.

Pretty Neat

by Sarah Welch Alicia Rockmore

Negative self-image. Fantasy-induced overspending. Marital tension. A new kind of airbrushed concoction is wreaking havoc on homes and psyches, and Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore have a name for it: org porn. It's in magazines, coffee table books, advertisements, and TV shows, promoting a perfect - and entirely imaginary - world in which everything is always pristine, serene, and flawlessly organized. Pretty Neat is a handbook that embraces the chaotic reality that lies beneath org porn's glossy veneer, offering pithy anecdotes and candid advice from experts and real women alike on tackling organizational inertia. Funny, irreverent, entertaining, and helpful, the book covers all facets of clutter-control, from tried-and-true tips for conquering to-do lists and wrangling family schedules to ideas on excavating inboxes, eliminating excuses, and delegating housework. Most importantly, Pretty Neat insists that women need to stop holding themselves to impossibly high standards, and focus instead on defining their own, realistic organizational goals. Full of engaging examples from everyday women, Pretty Neat offers readers unorthodox, surprisingly simple methods to reduce their org porn-fueled stress, insisting that perfection is impossible - and unnecessary - in this messy, unpredictable world called real life.

Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History

by Diana Wells

Diana Wells, author of 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names now turns her attention to something bigger—our deep-rooted relationship with trees. As she investigates the names and meanings of trees, telling their legends and lore, she reminds us of just how innately bound we are to these protectors of our planet. <P><P>Since the human race began, we have depended on them for food, shade, shelter and fuel, not to mention furniture, musical instruments, medicine utensils and more. Wells has a remarkable ability to dig up the curious and the captivating: At one time, a worm found in a hazelnut prognosticated ill fortune. Rowan trees were planted in churchyards to prevent the dead from rising from their graves. Greek arrows were soaked in deadly yew, and Shakespeare’s witches in Macbeth used “Gall of goat and slips of Yew” to make their lethal brew. One bristlecone pine, at about 4,700 years old, is thought to be the oldest living plant on earth. <P>All this and more can be found in the beautifully illustrated pages (themselves born of birch bark!) of 100 Trees.

100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

by Diana Wells Ippy Patterson

Illustrations by Ippy Patterson. From Baby Blue Eyes to Silver Bells, from Abelia to Zinnia, every flower tells a story. Gardening writer Diana Wells knows them all. Here she presents one hundred well-known garden favorites and the not-so-well-known stories behind their names. Not for gardeners only, this is a book for anyone interested not just in the blossoms, but in the roots, too.

The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox: The Essential DIY Guide to a Healthier, Cleaner, All-Natural Life

by Katie Wells

Katie Wells, author of The Wellness Mama Cookbook and founder of wellnessmama.com, finally shares the secret of how she manages six kids, a company, and a career without sacrificing a healthy lifestyle with this step-by-step, comprehensive guide to clean, natural living.By following her simple detox plan, you'll be able to implement a system for better living by reducing toxic exposure, transforming your diet, and regaining control over your health. Katie provides practical tips for slowly incorporating this rewarding lifestyle into an already busy schedule, giving you the option to choose what area of life you'd like to work on first. You can detox your body with whole foods and natural medicines; clean up your beauty regime with all-natural moisturizers, cleansers, hair products, and makeup; get rid of toxic household products that include bleach, ammonia, and acids; try a digital detox for you and your family; or learn how to de-stress by adopting healthier sleeping habits and finding time for yourself. The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox is the natural answer to matters of home, nutrition, and motherhood with over 150 homemade versions of essential household and personal products like: -Citrus Fresh All-Purpose Cleaner-Unscented Liquid Laundry Detergent-Lavender and Honey Face Wash- Mineral Foundation-Lemon Cinnamon Cough Syrup-Chamomile Calming Balm

Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing, Revised Edition

by Walker Wells Kimberly Vermeer

Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing is the most comprehensive resource on how green building principles can be incorporated into affordable housing design, construction, and operation. In this fully revised edition, Walker Wells and Kimberly Vermeer capture the rapid evolution of green building practices and make a compelling case for integrating green building in affordable housing. The Blueprint offers guidance on innovative practices, green building certifications for affordable housing, and the latest financing strategies. The completely new case studies share detailed insights on how the many elements of a green building are incorporated into different housing types and locations. Every affordable housing project can achieve the fundamentals of good green building design. The Blueprint gives project teams what they need to push for excellence.

Pat Welsh's Southern California Gardening

by Pat Welsh

First published in 1992, Pat Welsh's Southern California Gardening sold well over 40,000 copies and received great critical acclaim. The completely revised and updated edition includes 40 new color photographs plus new information on perennials, ornamental grasses, geraniums, and more. Monthly chapters discuss relevant gardening topicsclimate, plant selection, soils, fertilizers, and wateringand are accompanied by handy checklists to help gardeners stay organized. An assortment of sidebars and rules of thumb will prove useful to gardeners in any region. Beautifully photographed and written in Pat Welsh's warm and practical style, this is an indispensable guide for every southern California gardener.

The Outdoor Kitchen: Live-Fire Cooking from the Grill [A Cookbook]

by Eric Werner Nils Bernstein

Anyone can learn to cook outside over a fire with this dazzling guide to setting up an outdoor kitchen, featuring practical tips and 80 recipes from the award-winning chef of Hartwood in Tulum, Mexico.Chef Eric Werner cooks nearly every dish served at Hartwood over wood fire, without gas or electricity, and when he's not at the restaurant, he's making delicious meals for his family, grilled in his own backyard outdoor kitchen. In this book, Werner shares the secrets to and recipes for simple, unrestricted, foolproof outdoor cooking in a way that reimagines the way you cook at home. Whether you already have a grill or have never cooked outdoors before, The Outdoor Kitchen provides all the tools and inspiration you need. Featuring step-by-step blueprints for constructing your own outdoor kitchen plus variations and modifications for store-bought grills, this handbook shows you how to build a high heat quickly and achieve a perfect sear. The recipes range from grilled meats, fish, and vegetables to marinades, quick pickles, cocktails, and desserts, including: • Grilled Lamb Chops and Burnt Cherries • Rib Eye for One with Onion Jam • Salmon and Almond-Tarragon Salsa Verde • Grilled & Pickled Zucchini • Grilled Romaine with Smoked Fish Dressing • Burnt Strawberry Ice CreamWhether you're cooking for yourself or your family on a weeknight or entertaining guests on the weekend, all the recipes are straightforward, with just a few ingredients and simple methods, for dishes that emphasize fresh flavor and the magic of wood-fired cooking.

The $50 Home Makeover: 75 Easy Projects to Transform Your Current Space into Your Dream Place--for $50 or Less!

by Shaunna West

Stunning and easy projects for less than $50 each!With The $50 Home Makeover, you can finally turn your living space into your home! This inspiring book offers 75 fun and creative ideas that will help give your place the stylish, modern look that you've always wanted--without having to spend a fortune. Each of these imaginative ideas cost less than $50 to bring to life and will beautify your space in unexpected ways. From an Antique Door Table to Reclaimed Wood Wall Art, each crafty home makeover project includes:Step-by-step instructions with full-color photographs.A key to denote how long a project takes, how much it costs, and the level of difficulty.Before-and-after photos of the finished product. With the trendy yet inexpensive projects in The $50 Home Makeover, you'll finally get to make those big improvements that you've been dreaming of--all while saving hundreds of dollars!

501 Amazing Uses for Salt, Vinegar, Baking Soda, Olive Oil and Lemons

by Laura M. Westdale

501 Amazing Uses for Salt, Vinegar, Baking Soda, Olive Oil, and Lemons is a collection of easy-to-use household hints for families who want to have a greener household. Using natural ingredients that are inexpensive, nontoxic, and found in nearly every pantry, these tips make it easy to live green! Readers are introduced to the basic ingredients - salt, vinegar, baking soda, olive oil, and lemons - and what makes them so useful around the home. The book is packed with simple tips for both inside and outside the home, from healthy cleaning solutions to natural pet care. Color-coded by main ingredient, each tip has an ingredient list and step-by-step instructions. This is a great reference for readers wishing to simplify their collection of household products and detoxify their homes. With a charming design and simple-to-use approach, this reliable household companion makes an indispensable reference and a great gift.

Melt & Mold Soap Crafting

by C. Kaila Westerman

Cook colorful, whimsical, eye-catching soaps right in your microwave! It’s easy and fun with C. Kaila Westerman’s guide to creative soap making. Westerman’s recipes are free of harsh chemicals and she encourages you to play with colors, scents, and shapes that the whole family will enjoy — from rubber duckies to sailboats, stars, and gemstones. With an inexpensive soap base, some food coloring, and a bit of imagination, you can quickly create handy bars for kid-friendly cleaning and hours of bath time fun.

Mobilizing the Green Imagination

by Anthony Weston

Dysfunctional cities, catastrophic climate change, ever-deepening distance from nature-today we see environmental disaster everywhere we look. In Mobilizing the Green Imagination, philosophical provocateur Anthony Weston urges us to move beyond ever more desperate attempts to "green" the status quo toward entirely different and far more inviting ecological visions:*Life after transportation-decentralized work, inventive infill, and self-sufficient micro-communities to facilitate life in place*Adaptation with attitude-cities that welcome the rising waters*A great second chance-moving beyond exploitation of the whole natural world*A cosmic ecology-why not a green space program?These postcards from beyond the leading edge of today's green thinking are bold, audacious, extravagantly hopeful, and profoundly inspiring-the perfect antidote to the despair brought on by too many "doom and gloom" scenarios. Nothing less than a complete reinvention of contemporary environmentalism, Mobilizing the Green Imagination belongs in the back pocket of anyone who dares to dream of a brighter future and a better world.Anthony Weston is professor of philosophy and environmental studies at Elon University in North Carolina, where he teaches ethics, environmental studies, and "Millennial Imagination." He is the author of twelve other books, including How to Re-Imagine the World and Back to Earth, as well as many articles on ethics, critical thinking, education, and contemporary culture. At Elon, Weston has been named both Teacher of the Year and Scholar of the Year.

Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television

by Judith Weston

Internationally-renowned directing coach Weston demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, what directors do wrong, script analysis and preparation, how actors work, and shares insights into the director/actor relationship.

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