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Window Gardening the Old-Fashioned Way: Tried and true methods for turning any window, porch,or balcony into a beautiful garden.

by Henry T. Williams

This vintage guide to interior decorating and gardening may have been at the height of fashion at the turn of the century, but many of its classic tips still hold true, and numerous styles and plants have come back into vogue. Learn about the very best flora and equipment to use when adding a green touch to any space, whether it's a cozy city apartment or a sprawling country villa. With over a hundred original hand-drawn illustrations and a charming, downto- earth style, Window Gardening the Old-Fashioned Way is a must-have guide for novice decorators and experts alike.

From Seed to Skillet

by Jimmy Williams Susan Heeger Eric Staudenmaier

Jimmy Williams learned all about vegetable gardening at the knee of his grandmother, a South Carolina native from a traditional Gullah community whose members were descendents of Caribbean slaves. He pays homage to his family history in this inspiring step-by-step guide to designing and planting a backyard vegetable garden and growing one's own food. With this essential garden manual, home gardeners can learn how easy it is to plan a garden, design and construct growing beds, tend the crop without using harmful chemicals, harvest gorgeous vegetables, and cook a delicious feast using Jimmy's favorite family recipes.

Achieving Sustainable Urban Form

by Katie Williams Mike Jenks Elizabeth Burton

Achieving Sustainable Urban Form represents a major advance in the sustainable development debate. It presents research which defines elements of sustainable urban form - density, size, configuration, detailed design and quality - from macro to micro scale. Case studies from Europe, the USA and Australia are used to illustrate good practice within the fields of planning, urban design and architecture.

Fundamentals of Real Estate Appraisal

by Martha Williams William Ventolo

Fundamentals of Real Estate Appraisal is a classic text in the field, first published in 1975 and still updated by the original authors. The latest edition of this best-selling text provides a strong foundation for understanding the modern real estate appraisal market. New discussion includes the modern appraisal office, gross living area, the division of outdoor spaces, the concept of curb appeal, interior house design, landscaping plans, Historical Landmark Designation, retrospective value, and financial calculators. This edition includes learning objectives and unit review questions. Additionally, this text covers the basic principles and procedures requirements of the Appraiser Qualifications Board.

Gimme Shelter

by Mary Elizabeth Williams

"Of course I want a home," writes Mary Elizabeth Williams, "I'm American." Gimme Shelter is the first book to reveal how this primal desire, "encoded into our cultural DNA," drove our nation to extremes, from the heights of an unprecedented housing boom to the depths of an unparalleled crash. As a writer and parent in New York City, Williams is careful to ground her real-estate dreams in the reality of her middle-class bank account. Yet as a person who knows no other way to fall in love than at first sight, her relationship with the nation's most daunting housing market is a passionate one. Williams's house-hunting fantasy quickly morphs into a test of endurance, as her search for a place to live and a mortgage she can afford stretches into a three-year odyssey that takes her to the farthest reaches of the boroughs and the limits of her own patience. "Welcome to the tracks," she declares at the outset of yet another weekend tour of blindingly bad, wildly overpriced properties. "Let's go to the wrong side of them, shall we?" As her own quest unfolds, Williams simultaneously reports on the housing markets nationwide. Friends and family members grapple with real estate agents and lenders, neighborhood and quality-of-life issues, all the while voicing common concerns, as expressed by this Maryland working parent of three: "The market was so hot, there were no houses. We looked for years at places the owners wouldn't even clean, let alone fix up." How frustrating is the process? Williams likens it to hearing "the opening bars of a song you think is 'Super Freak.' And then it turns out to be 'U Can't Touch This.'" Told in an engaging blend of fact-finding and memoir, Gimme Shelter charts the course of the real estate bubble as it floated ever upward, not with faceless numbers and documents but with the details of countless personal stories -- about the undeniable urge to put down roots and the lengths to which we'll go to find our way home.

Killer Plants: Growing and Caring for Flytraps, Pitcher Plants, and Other Deadly Flora

by Molly Williams

Explore the darker side of nature with this accessible guide to choosing, growing, and caring for carnivorous and predatory plants like Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, sundews, and other spooky guys.Carnivorous plants: they're weird, they're gorgeous, and they're the perfect addition to your urban jungle of pothos, snake plants, and succulents. However, they can also be intimidating to grow and care for. Let Killer Plants be your guide as it walks you through the different types of carnivorous plants and how to keep each variety alive and well.The book answers the many questions you may have surrounding these freaks of nature, such as:Where the heck do I buy a pitcher plant? Can I grow it from a seed?Do I need to feed my carnivorous plant flies, or can it survive on water and light alone?What carnivorous plants are safe to have around pets and kids?I have a gnat problem -- what predatory plant can help?

The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living

by Nathan Williams

New York Times bestseller When The Kinfolk Table was published in 2013, it transformed the way readers across the globe thought about small gatherings. <P><P>In this much-anticipated follow-up, Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams showcases how embracing that same ethos—of slowing down, simplifying your life, and cultivating community—allows you to create a more considered, beautiful, and intimate living space. <P>The Kinfolk Home takes readers inside 35 homes around the world, from the United States, Scandinavia, Japan, and beyond. Some have constructed modern urban homes from blueprints, while others nurture their home’s long history. <P>What all of these spaces have in common is that they’ve been put together carefully, slowly, and with great intention. Featuring inviting photographs and insightful profiles, interviews, and essays, each home tour is guaranteed to inspire.

The Anxious City: British Urbanism in the late 20th Century

by Richard J. Williams

In the Western world, cities have arguably never been more anxious: practical anxieties about personal safety and metaphysical anxieties about the uncertain place of the city in culture are the small change of journalism and political debate. Cities have long been regarded as problems, in need of drastic solutions. In this context, the contemporary revival of city centres is remarkable. But in a culture that largely fears the urban, how can the contemporary city be imagined? How is it supposed to be used or inhabited? What does it mean? Taking England since WWII as its principal focus, this provocative and original book considers the Western city at a critical moment in its history.

Complex Housing: Designing for Density

by Julia Williams Robinson

Complex Housing introduces an architectural type called complex housing, common to the Netherlands and found in other Northern European countries. Eight fully illustrated case studies show successful approaches to designing for density, which reflect values such as long-term planning, a right to housing, and access to light and air. The case studies demonstrate a wide range of applications including a mixture of urban and suburban sites, various numbers of dwelling units, low- to high-density approaches, different architectural styles, and organizational strategies that can be adopted in projects elsewhere. More than 350 color images.

The Triumph of Human Empire: Verne, Morris, and Stevenson at the End of the World

by Rosalind Williams

In the early 1600s, in a haunting tale titled New Atlantis, Sir Francis Bacon imagined the discovery of an uncharted island. This island was home to the descendants of the lost realm of Atlantis, who had organized themselves to seek "the knowledge of Causes, and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible. " Bacon's make-believe island was not an empire in the usual sense, marked by territorial control; instead, it was the center of a vast general expansion of human knowledge and power. Rosalind Williams uses Bacon's island as a jumping-off point to explore the overarching historical event of our time: the rise and triumph of human empire, the apotheosis of the modern ambition to increase knowledge and power in order to achieve world domination. Confronting an intensely humanized world was a singular event of consciousness, which Williams explores through the lives and works of three writers of the late nineteenth century: Jules Verne, William Morris, and Robert Louis Stevenson. As the century drew to a close, these writers were unhappy with the direction in which their world seemed to be headed and worried that organized humanity would use knowledge and power for unworthy ends. In response, Williams shows, each engaged in a lifelong quest to make a home in the midst of human empire, to transcend it, and most of all to understand it. They accomplished this first by taking to the water: in life and in art, the transition from land to water offered them release from the condition of human domination. At the same time, each writer transformed his world by exploring the literary boundary between realism and romance. Williams shows how Verne, Morris, and Stevenson experimented with romance and fantasy and how these traditions allowed them to express their growing awareness of the need for a new relationship between humans and Earth. The Triumph of Human Empire shows that for these writers and their readers romance was an exceptionally powerful way of grappling with the political, technical, and environmental situations of modernity. As environmental consciousness rises in our time, along with evidence that our seeming control over nature is pathological and unpredictable, Williams's history is one that speaks very much to the present.

Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters: Build and Outfit Your Life-Saving Escape

by Scott B. Williams

A CATACLYSMIC DISASTER STRIKES YOUR AREA.How will you evacuate your family to safety?Do you have a vehicle you can count on?Can it double as a mobile retreat, or do youhave a shelter prepared in advance?What's your plan for reaching the shelter?Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters gives you the vital answers and options for becoming a survivor instead of a refugee:VEHICLES Prepping fast-escape vehicles Using specially equipped vehicles for unique situations Planning for backup vehicles if your main escape option fails Utilizing bikes, canoes, kayaks, rowboats and other human-powered means of escapeSHELTERS Preparing temporary shelters Locating and stocking longterm shelters Using an RV, motorhome, camper trailer or converted utility vehicle Living aboard boats, from motorboats to houseboats to blue-water sailboatsExplaining the advantages and drawbacks of each vehicle and shelter option, this survival handbook zeroes in on the key considerations and essential equipment for planning all your bug-out needs.

Interior Design Clients: The Designer's Guide to Building and Keeping a Great Clientele

by Thomas L. Williams

Clients are the lifeblood of any interior design firm and a sound understanding of how to manage those clients is essential. Interior Design Clients is an informative yet fun read for entrepreneurial designers interested in gaining a better understanding of how to build and manage their clientele. Tom Williams, designer, author, and blogger, deconstructs the pitfalls and challenges that can waylay even seasoned designers. As many professional designers learn, clients can be intimidated by interior designers and sometimes can even be fearful of the process. This unreasonable intimidation can often hinder the designer-client relationship and can even stop clients from asking for what they want. This leads to clients being unsatisfied and then walking away with a negative impression of their designer. Learning why clients fear their interior designer and developing strategies to allay those fears is essential for gaining and keeping a satisfied clientele. Everything from good client, project, and time management to interview techniques and staff and paperwork organization can all lead to making client interaction as rewarding as possible and are important aspects of the business rarely addressed by the interior design community as a whole. Interior Design Clients covers the subjects rarely taught in design schools such as specific presentation and interview skills and how to sell to market. Through frank discussion and practical examples, Williams weaves the art of selling into his lessons on interviewing, presenting, and pleasing the client as a natural part of the design process. Becoming a residential or commercial interior designer is not an easy undertaking, but Thomas Williams' Interior Design Clients: The Designer's Guide to Building and Keeping a Great Clientele provides the fundamental lessons and innovative solutions to help designers succeed in the ultra-competitive world of modern interior design.

The Interior Design Sourcebook

by Thomas L. Williams

Concrete that is light and translucent, fabric that responds to its environment by lighting up, tiles that can be moved from place to place at will-these are just a few of the updated entries you'll find in The Interior Design Directory. The book is divided into four parts, opening with a section on classic, composite materials including wood and stone, brick, and ceramic, then moving on to building materials that have been refined and updated for home use from glass, concrete, and metal to rubber and tiles. The final section is devoted to sustainable materials and the environmental impact of our choices. Photographs of contemporary interiors and detailed close-ups of each material make this as visually inspiring as it is practical.

The Everything Marijuana Book

by Alicia Williamson

When someone wants to start growing cannabis, they may be filled with questions: Is it legal? Can it be done inside or outside? It is hard to grow? In this book, you'll find a clear, step-by-step manual to the world of marijuana. Longtime licensed Oregon-based medical-grower Alicia Williamson explains the entire process--from choosing seeds or clones to proper curing and storage of harvest. You'll also find:Information on the legality of growingTips on growing indoors, outdoors, and in containersTroubleshooting information for plants that just won't grow Recipes for medibles such as fruit rollups and chocolate lolliesGrowing cannabis can be challenging, yet rewarding. From the beginner just starting out to the experienced gardener wanting to improve quality and productivity, this is the complete guide to everything marijuana.

The Everything Marijuana Book: Your complete cannabis resource, including history, growing instructions, and preparation

by Alicia Williamson

When someone wants to start growing cannabis, they may be filled with questions: Is it legal? Can it be done inside or outside? It is hard to grow? In this book, you'll find a clear, step-by-step manual to the world of marijuana. Longtime licensed Oregon-based medical-grower Alicia Williamson explains the entire process--from choosing seeds or clones to proper curing and storage of harvest. You'll also find:Information on the legality of growingTips on growing indoors, outdoors, and in containersTroubleshooting information for plants that just won't grow Recipes for medibles such as fruit rollups and chocolate lolliesGrowing cannabis can be challenging, yet rewarding. From the beginner just starting out to the experienced gardener wanting to improve quality and productivity, this is the complete guide to everything marijuana.

The Everything® Marijuana Book

by Alicia Williamson

When someone wants to start growing cannabis, they may be filled with questions: Is it legal? Can it be done inside or outside? It is hard to grow? In this book, you'll find a clear, step-by-step manual to the world of marijuana. Longtime licensed Oregon-based medical-grower Alicia Williamson explains the entire process--from choosing seeds or clones to proper curing and storage of harvest. You'll also find: Information on the legality of growing Tips on growing indoors, outdoors, and in containers Troubleshooting information for plants that just won't grow Recipes for medibles such as fruit rollups and chocolate lollies Growing cannabis can be challenging, yet rewarding. From the beginner just starting out to the experienced gardener wanting to improve quality and productivity, this is the complete guide toeverythingmarijuana.

Grow Marijuana Now!

by Alicia Williamson

The only thing better than growing marijuana is growing it fast. This lucrative cash crop is in great demand for its medicinal and recreational benefits--and with this easy-to-understand primer, you can realize profits from pot in less time than it takes to grow tomatoes. You can manufacture the greatest and grandest ganja when you learn how to:Grow top crops indoors or outGerminate seeds in as few as 24 hoursRotate vegetative and flowering cyclesCreate, fertilize, and de-pest the best soil mixturesHarvest and cure plants for saleWith this book as your guide, you will grow a great business in no time--literally!

Grow Marijuana Now!: An Introductory, Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Cannabis

by Alicia Williamson

The only thing better than growing marijuana is growing it fast. This lucrative cash crop is in great demand for its medicinal and recreational benefits-and with this easy-to-understand primer, you can realize profits from pot in less time than it takes to grow tomatoes. You can manufacture the greatest and grandest ganja when you learn how to:Grow top crops indoors or outGerminate seeds in as few as 24 hoursRotate vegetative and flowering cyclesCreate, fertilize, and de-pest the best soil mixturesHarvest and cure plants for sale With this book as your guide, you will grow a great business in no time-literally!

The Everything Guide to Flipping Houses: An All-Inclusive Guide to Buying, Renovating, Selling

by Melanie Williamson

Expert advice to find, fix, and flip any residential property!Are you ready to capitalize on the rising real estate market and get in on the red-hot house flipping scene? You need a step-by-step guide to evaluate property, avoid rookie mistakes, and build a profitable, successful business. In The Everything Guide to Flipping Houses, successful house flipper Melanie Williamson walks you through the opportunities, the risks, the work involved, and the potential for real profits in flipping real estate. She teaches you to:Assess properties, work with contractors, and manage renovationsHandle legal and tax regulationsFlip multiple houses at one timeUse green renovation options to keep costs lowSelect the right banks, investors, and real estate agentsChoose marketing strategies that guarantee sales Inside you'll find detailed information for every milestone, from purchase to planning renovations to making the sale and managing profits. It's a competitive market out there, but with this guide in hand, you'll have everything you need to successfully flip any residential property--and reap the lucrative rewards.

Home Rich

by Gerri Willis

For most Americans, our homes are tour biggest single asset. In this book CNN anchor and personal finance editor Gerri Willis sets out twelve key rules for becoming "home rich. " Showing listeners how, from buying to renovating to selling, to get the best return on their investment.

La alquimia de las hierbas: hierbas curativas para conocer, cultivar y usar

by Adidas Wilson

Las hierbas selectas pueden crecer excepcionalmente bien en interiores o exteriores, en contenedores o en el suelo, todo depende de lo que desea hacer. Si el espacio recibe menos de cinco horas de luz solar al día, es mejor optar por la casa para un acceso más fácil, especialmente para regar y cocinar. Además, esto ayuda a prevenir malezas, plagas o temperaturas fluctuantes. Las semillas son bastante económicas, pero toman más tiempo y requieren más recursos para crecer. Mientras que, por otro lado, las plantas de semillero son de cultivo más rápido, pero solo están disponibles en primavera y verano. Varias herramientas de jardinería son esenciales, puede ser una pala, guantes, ollas, recipientes, prácticamente todo lo que necesita para el trabajo. Y recuerde, algunos suelos fertilizados también son importantes, esto puede generarse naturalmente, o con una solución de compost de uso general de una tienda de jardinería. Para jardinería en contenedores, una mezcla de tierra para macetas empaquetada puede ser de gran ayuda, ya que casi no tendrá que preocuparse por las plagas. Tabla de contenidos Introducción 1. Cultive verduras caseras en su patio trasero 2. Imhotep y el origen de la medicina 3. St. John Wort y la depresión 4. Hierbas en espacios pequeños 5. Remedios para el virus VPH 6. Medicina avanzada de sociedades antiguas 7. Historia de la medicina Ayurveda 8. Medicina china tradicional 9. El cáncer y las hierbas 10. Medicina nativa estadoinidense 11. Hierbas para mejorar el sexo 12. Los aceites de eucalipto y sus beneficios 13. Remedios para las alergias 14. Hierbas para desatascar sus arterias 15. Hierbas naturales nativas estadounidenses 16. Hierbas desintoxicantes 17. Salvia en la medicina herbaria 18. Jardín de hierbas hidropónicas 19. Aumente su inmunidad y combata la infección con hierbas antivirales 20. Tratamientos a base de hierbas y suplementos para la

Alquimia Dos Óleos Essenciais

by Adidas Wilson

Óleos essenciais têm qualidade variável. Se você é um aromaterapeuta ou um consumidor, avaliar a qualidade dos óleos essenciais (EOs) não é fácil. Eles são originários de todo o mundo e empresas, ou fornecedores obtê-los de atacadistas ou agricultores cuja integridade e práticas aprenderam a confiar. O consumidor final não tem ideia e não pode avaliar essas práticas e relacionamentos.

De alchemie van etherische oliën: een compleet boek over essentiële oliën en aromatherapie

by Adidas Wilson

Essentiële oliën bestaan in verschillende kwaliteiten. Of je nu een aromatherapeut of een consument bent, het beoordelen van de kwaliteit van essentiële oliën (EO's) is niet eenvoudig. Ze zijn afkomstig uit de hele wereld en bedrijven of leveranciers betrekken ze van groothandels of boeren wier integriteit en praktijken ze hebben leren vertrouwen. De eindconsument heeft geen idee en kan deze praktijken en relaties niet beoordelen.

Hidroponia: O Melhor Guia Sobre Hidroponia Para Ganhar Tempo e Dinheiro

by Adidas Wilson

A palavra hidroponia originou-se do latim que significa nada a mais, nada a menos do que a água trabalhando. Em termos leigos, a hidroponia é a arte de cultivo de plantas sem a utilização do solo. Quando nós pensamos na arte da hidroponia, imediatamente imaginamos plantas crescendo com as raízes suspendidas em água, fora de um meio próprio. Bem, isso é verdade, já que se trata de uma técnica de jardinagem hidropônica conhecida como Técnica de Fluxo Laminar ou, pela sigla em inglês, NFT. Assim como qualquer atividade que você começa, o primeiro objetivo a ser alcançado é ter um plano. Você precisa considerar o espaço que você tem disponível em casa para o cultivo. Se você planeja ter sua área de jardinagem em um espaço apertado, certifique-se de que há espaço suficiente para realizar uma manutenção de rotina.

Los hidropónicos: La guia suprema de los hidroponicos para salvar tiempo y dinero

by Adidas Wilson

La palabra hidroponía se originó del latín que simplemente significa "Trabajo con agua". En términos simples, la hidroponía es el arte de cultivar cultivos sin usar suelo. Cuando pensamos en el arte de la hidroponía, imaginamos plantas que crecen con las raíces suspendidas en el agua sin ningún medio. Bueno, esto es cierto, ya que es una forma de jardinería hidropónica que se ha denominado técnica de película de nutrientes o NFT. Al igual que cualquier otra cosa en la que te metas, el primer objetivo es lograr un plan. Tendrá que considerar el espacio que tienes disponible para el cultivo. Si está planificando la jardinería en espacios cerrados, asegúrese de que haya suficiente espacio para realizar el mantenimiento de rutina.

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