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Master every fishing knot you'll ever need. When you're fishing, there's nothing more frustrating than letting a poorly tied knot cost you the catch of the day. Knot expert Lindsey Philpott has written a guide to save anglers everywhere that anguish. The Complete Book of Fishing Knots, Leaders, and Lines contains directions for fifty kinds of knots, ranging from easier knots for beginners to specialized knots for more experienced fishermen. Each knot is explained with step-by-step instructions and color photographs, all done using a thick monofilament to make them as easy to see as possible. Here are just a few of the various types of knots you'll learn: Arbor Australian braid Palomar Japanese fisherman Bimini twist Paragum And many more! Also included is a glossary of terms to ensure that every part of the knot-tying process is easy to learn. The Complete Book of Fishing Knots, Leaders, and Lines offers clear instructions for tying winning leaders, tips for selecting lines, and up-to-date information from the field that will bring you the quickest, slickest, and best catch ever. Whether you're trolling for huge marlin on the open seas or fishing for blue gill in your favorite fishing hole, this book is a must-have for fishermen of all abilities.
Here at last is a book for fly tiers, beginners and experts alike, that provides foolproof directions for tying all types of flies. In this book even the beginner knows where he is during every step in the process, from the moment he ties in the waxed thread until he ties off the fly with the whip finish knot. But unlike the specialized books on fly tying that describe particular types or styles of flies, this book covers them all -- all types of both freshwater and saltwater flies. Whether you are talking about dry flies for trout, streamers for tarpon, or hair bugs for bass, you will find them here. Eric Leiser teaches the basic methods for tying all basic flies. Standard dries? Yes. Hair dries? Yes. Parachute dries? Yes. Hackleless flies? Again yes. Wets, nymphs, streamers, Jassids and other terrestrials, bucktails and Muddlers, Spuddlers and Matukas? Yes, everything! This book provides all the basics for the different types and styles of flies, and patterns are given for the most important flies in each category. The drawings are the work of another master fly tier, Dave Whitlock, who knows the processes himself and supplements Leiser's detailed instructions with step-by-step illustrations. In addition, there are clear and useful photographs by Gus Nevros. In sum, this is truly The Complete Book of Fly Tying. It will clarify the mysteries for the beginner; it will reveal tricks of the trade for the expert who seeks to improve his method or who wants to tie types of flies he has not attempted before. It also covers, of course, the necessary tools and is filled throughout with immensely helpful discussion of materials, and their special uses and characteristic behavior during the process of tying. And there is specific advice on how to master difficult or obstinate materials such as deer hair, which often baffles beginning tiers of the hair-bodied fly. Throughout, Eric Leiser not only describes each step in detail, but shows how to avoid some all-too-common mistakes. This book is a complete education -- and one that will leave you well prepared to tie any kind of fly for any fish taken on the fly rod.
Food combining enhances the quality of your diet, increases your intake of vitamins and minerals and improves the way the body digests and absorbs nourishment. It is one of the safest and most successful ways to lose weight as well as being an invaluable, natural remedy for a variety of health problems. In her new definitive book Kathryn Marsden explains everything you'll ever need to know about food combining in one easy-to-follow volume. The book is divided into 4 parts: Part 1 Essential basics including principles, short cuts, food charts etc; Part 2 Food combining for specific reasons ie. weight loss, food allergies, fluid retention, low blood sugar, stress etc; Part 3 Four weeks of food combining recipes and menu plans; Part 4 Alphabetical check list for specific foods For more information on Kathryn Marsden please visit www.kathrynmarsden.com
If you're serious about healthy eating,The Complete Book of Food Countshas long been recognized as the most authoritative book on the market. This phenomenal two-million copy bestseller, now completely revised and updated for the fourth edition, is the most comprehensive food count guide on the market. In it you will find: calorie counts carbohydrate gramscholesterol milligramssodium milligramsprotein gramsfat gramsfiber grams So whether you're counting calories or fat grams, boosting fiber or watching your salt intake, this reliable one-volume reference provides the latest nutritional information on the largest possible variety of brand-name and common foods. From Abalone to Zucchini, from fat-free cookies to fast-food pizza, all of the essential food counts are here in the book that belongs on every shelf.
The updated easy-to-learn reference for rough carpentry and framing Complete Book of Framing, Second Edition is an updated, easy-to-learn guide to rough carpentry and framing written by an expert with more than thirty years of framing experience. This book guides the reader through the steps on framing floors, walls, roofs, door and window openings, and stairs. Hundreds of color photographs and illustrations help the reader understand the basics as well as advanced framing methods. This Second Edition is updated to match the framing techniques to the 2009 International Building Code, and introduces the concept of "green framing" regarding material use and handling. Deals with the new corrosive treating methods that began to be used in 2004 for pressure treated wood Covers the time and energy-saving benefits of positive placement nail guns, which have become the industry standard for fastening light gage hardware Includes a glue-laminated beam weight chart, along with a description of crane operations for setting these beams Starting with the basics, this book begins with types of lumber, nails, and what tools are needed, followed by detailed, fully illustrated steps for framing each building element--from planning and layout through specific nailing patterns. Framer-Friendly Tips throughout the book show how to get a task done right--and more easily.
The idea of this book is to help build confidence with maths via a series of tests and puzzles. After a gentle 'warm-up' section, the puzzles and tests get progressively more challenging over the course of the book. There is a hints section for readers who get stuck, as well as a complete set of answers for every test at the back of the book.After the 'warm-up' section, there are puzzles and tests on 'lateral thinking', 'fun with numbers', 'logic puzzles', 'geometrical puzzles' and 'difficult puzzles'. Readers will soon become familiar and comfortable with a range of tricks and tests, from magic number squares to Fibonacci numbers.
Country Comfort's Complete Book of Home Baking is a keepsake recipe collection featuring a diverse selection of traditional and international baked favorites. Whether you're baking for a holiday or are looking for a tasty dessert for a family dinner, this cookbook has everything you need to create heartfelt and memorable food traditions.The Complete Book of Home Baking includes over 100 delicious recipes and accompanying anecdotes from cooks across the country. From savory quiches and tarts to sweet cookies and cakes, The Complete Book of Home Baking is sure to provide you and your family with an endless variety of recipes for all occasions.Some of the wonderful recipes featured in The Complete Book of Home Baking include Traditional Apple Pie, Creamy Chocolate Mint Brownies, Italian Cassata Cream Cake, Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins, Rustic Three Cheese Tart, Nova Scotia Seafood Quiche, Challah Bread, Whole-Wheat Raisin Bread, and many more!The Complete Book of Home Baking also includes:* Bonus all-purpose recipes for cakes, frostings, and crusts* Tips and tricks for making common baked goods such as muffins, breads, and cookies* Essentials to stock in your kitchen to help you make delicious baked dishes at a moment's notice* A customized meal and menu planner* And more...Eating at home saves money, strengthens family bonds, and allows for creativity in cooking. Whether you're a beginner who prefers easy-to-follow recipes or an experienced chef looking to expand your culinary horizons, Country Comfort's Complete Book of Home Baking is your go-to guide for flavorful and timeless recipes.
The ultimate, authortative guide to home canning, direct from the US Government! Home canning has changed greatly in the 180 years since it was introduced as a way to preserve food. Scientists have found ways to produce safer, higher quality products. The Complete Book of Home Canning is a comprehensive guide to canning put out by the United States Department of Agriculture. The first part of the book explains the scientific principles on which canning techniques are based, discusses canning equipment, and describes the proper use of jars and lids. It describes basic canning ingredients and procedures and how to use them to achieve safe, high-quality canned products. Finally, it helps you decide whether or not and how much to can. The second part is a series of canning guides for specific foods: fruit; tomatoes; vegetables; poultry, red meat, and seafood; fermented foods and vegetables; and jams and jellies. contains many new research-based recommendations for canning safer and better quality food at home. The Complete Book of Home Canning an invaluable resource book for persons who are canning food for the first time. Experienced canners will find updated information to help them improve their canning practices. This latest Skyhorse Publishing edition features practical full-color illustrations as well has full-color photos showing the ingredients and techniques described.
Enjoyable mental exercises to help boost performance on IQ testsThis engaging book offers readers the ultimate in calisthenics for the brain. Using the same fun, informative, and accessible style that have made his previous books so popular, Philip Carter helps people identify mental strengths and weaknesses, and provides methods for improving memory, boosting creativity, and tuning in to emotional intelligence. Featuring never-before-published tests designed specifically for this book, plus answers for all questions, this latest treasure trove from a MENSA puzzle editor outlines a fun, challenging program for significantly enhancing performance in all areas of intelligence.
With fifty new recipes and new information on the benefits of juicing and juice cleanses, here is the completely revised and updated edition of this juicing category killer.The first completely revised edition of this juicing classic, The Complete Book of Juicing is packed with new information on super fruits such as pomegranate and papaya, weight-loss and juice fasts, immune function, juicers, and more. With one hundred fruit and vegetable recipes and a fresh new package, this book is a user-friendly and fun necessity for any juicing kitchen. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Complete Book Of Men's Health: The Definitive, Illustrated Guide To Healthy Living, Exercise, And Sexby Editors of Men's Health Books
A healthier, stronger, leaner body. A happier, more positive outlook. The passionate, satisfying sex of every man's dreams. It's all here in the pages of The Complete Book of Men's Health, the definitive guide to the good life for men. Inside this lavishly illustrated book, you'll find: *Simple strategies to thwart the diseases that kill men, including heart disease and cancer *Decade-by-decade workout programs to build maximum muscle and stamina at any age *Hundreds of fast, effective, do-it-yourself tips to cure everyday ailments, including headaches, fatigue, back pain, and muscle soreness *Advanced sexual techniques and positions guaranteed to ignite your love life
With more than 100 new recipes for cocktails, mixed drinks, and nonalcoholic beverages, this revised edition of Anthony Dias Blue's classic guide fills us in on what we need to know: How to stock a bar, listing alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages by probable frequency of use. Bar and cocktail definitions -- learn the difference between a julep and a smash, a toddy and a flip. Calorie charts, mixology tips, and illustrated descriptions of glasses. Organized by spirit, each chapter is introduced by an accessible and eloquent essay. Discover more than 1,000 recipes for cocktails, categorized by Classics, Creative Concoctions, Signature Drinks, and Tropical Drinks -- everything from the popular Martini and the Coco Loco to Trader Vic's West Indies Punch, a Midori Sour, and a Velvet Hammer. Whether entertaining, bartending, or simply relaxing with a favorite drink, this is the must-have bar book.
Two preeminent culinary experts take the gourmet dining experience outdoors From the traditional American backyard barbecue to the portable grill on an apartment rooftop, this cookbook showcases the simple, charming pleasures of cooking and eating outside. This complete and detailed guide offers indispensible tips and lessons on a wide range of scrumptious dishes--including pineapple-broiled spareribs, Peking duck with red bean sauce, and gingered roast chicken--that will have novice chefs and seasoned cooks alike barbecuing outdoors in no time. Beard and Brown provide such useful information as how to choose and master any grill and how to build a fire that is the perfect temperature. Whether it's adding a flavorful tarragon sauce to round out the perfect roast lamb or spit roasting a whole albacore tuna, each of these flavorful recipes highlights the authors' personal touch. Every section includes a detailed list of instructions and ingredients, a checklist, and personal suggestions straight from the chefs themselves. Ideal for picnics, camping, and backyard celebrations, The Complete Book of Outdoor Cookery offers rustic yet stylish recipes for any occasion. An absolute must-read for both the entertainer and the lover of the great outdoors.
This book provides groups with 1,001 engaging and thought-provoking icebreaker questions to start and sustain meaningful conversations.
The Complete Book of Reading takes the reader step by step through the activities necessary to leaning important comprehension, grammar skills, and writing techniques.
A comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to modern sporting rifles and how to use them, cartridges for small, medium and big game, barrels, stocks, sights, scopes, shooting techniques, where to hit them, modern shotguns and how to use them, double, pump, automatic, shotgun stocks, shells, chokes, care of your shotgun, history of sporting rifles and shotguns, complete glossary, PLUS Jack O'Connor's Seven Lesson "How to Shoot Course".
Complete reference covers history, traditions, and basic hooking directions for 12 beautiful designs that include flowers, leaves, animals, birds, and abstracts. Easy-to-follow text with many helpful hints and expert advice. 78 illustrations, including 21 in full color.
The purposes of this book are, first, to introduce you to the extraordinary world of running, and second, to change your life. If you are not yet a runner, it will show you how to become healthier and happier than you have ever imagined you could be. It will do so no matter how out of shape or fat or old or ungraceful you are, and no matter how many times you have tried other exercise regimens and failed. With proper preparation and a few elementary precautions, practically anyone who can walk can run.
An indispensable follow-up to his classic Complete Book of Mixed Drinks, Anthony Dias Blue presents The Complete Book of Spirits, a comprehensive collection of history, lore, and tasting tips, along with recipes for select cocktails. Here, in one concise and easy-to-use volume, is all the information a consumer needs to shop, mix, and sip like a spirits expert. From bathtub gin to mojito madness, Blue brings the dynamic history of the spirits industry alive, demonstrating that spirit making is not only one of mankind's oldest pursuits but also perhaps its most colorful. In ten captivating chapters, readers are treated to everything they ever wanted to know about their favorite liquors, including vodka, aquavit, tequila, and whiskey. Blue also provides step-by-step instructions on how to host spirit tastings to educate your palate and to help you and your friends discover your favorite brands and blends. For every chapter and every spirit, there is also a handy tasting-notes section, with Blue's expert comments and his favorites, along with price points. If you've ever wondered about the difference between potato and wheat vodkas, or between mescal and tequila or American and Irish whiskeys, or what makes single malt Scotch so desirable, look no further. With Anthony Dias Blue, America's leading wine and spirits expert, and The Complete Book of Spirits as your guides, you will take your enjoyment to a new level.
Striped bass - in fresh and salt water - are one of the world's greatest gamefish, and The Complete Book of Striped Bass Fishing is the fullest, most authoritative, most helpful book ever written on the species. Nick Karas, one of the world's great experts on the striped bass, offers proven techniques for more successful fishing. He details fishing from the surf; from boats; from bank, pier, jetty, and bridge - with all kinds of tackle and methods. And he takes an especially careful look at the growing popularity of fly rodding for stripers, fishing at night, and even how to catch striped bass in fresh water. An entire section of the book is devoted to tackle - where he takes a thorough look at the best rods, reels, lines, hooks, live and natural baits, artificial lures, accessory equipment of all kinds, bass boats, and the most innovative and practical beach vehicles. The Complete Book of Striped Bass Fishing offers a comprehensive look at every aspect of the striped bass, making it a book that no one who fishes for this great gamefish will want to be without, and the essential book for all striped-bass enthusiasts.
Experts agree that swimming is the best and most complete form of excercise. Here is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to the sport.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Complete with final results for every Olympic event since 1896 and in-depth profiles of many sports legends, as well as dramatic accounts of breathtaking contests and humorous tales of forgotten heroes and heroines, here is a richly informative, one-of-a-kind book for everyone in the grip of the Olympic fever.
"Did beings from outer space visit earth in the past ... are the various objects seen in the sky evidences of their visits?What is the explanation of falls of frogs, falls of fishes, falls of seagulls, which have been recorded from time to time?How can we account for all the inexplicable astronomical observations that have been made in the past?How can we answer reports of strange animals, disappearances of men from open sight, curious structures in the snow, talents like teleportation and telekinesis?"These are the "damned," by which the late Charles Ford meant all the wide range of mysteries that are ignored by orthodox science or explained away improperly.He worked for 27 years at the British Museum and the New York Public Library gathering material on phenomena from the borderlands between science and fantasy. His research appeared in four books: The Book of the Damned, New Lands, Lo!, and Wild Talents.In these four volumes Fort organized and commented on a wild host of phenomena: flying saucers seen in the sky before the invention of aircraft, flying wheels, strange noises in the sky; correlations between volcanic activity and atmospheric phenomena; falls of red snow; falls of frogs, fishes, worms, shells, jellies; finding of "thunderbolts"; discrepancies in the schedules of comets, sightings on Mars and the moon; infra-Mercurian planets; inexplicable footprints in snowfields; flat earth phenomena, disruptions of gravity; poltergeist phenomena; stigmata; surviving fossil animals; the Jersey devil; Kaspar Hauser; spontaneous combustion; and similar weird effects.While Charles Ford never actually explained the phenomena, beyond making vague hints of an organic universe and neo-Hegelianism, through the years his following has grown. At first his work was picked up by literary men such as Theodore Dreiser, Booth Tarkington, Clarence Darrow, Havelock Ellis, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Later, "Fortean themes" influenced the development of science fiction, and today his work remains the great predecessor to all extraterrestrial speculations.
A New York Review Children's Collection OriginalThe Complete Bostock and Harris combines two delightful, suspenseful, and madly funny tales about two boys in eighteenth-century England, clever and mischievous Harris and sweet but not-so-bright Bostock, who in spite of their differences are the best of friends. In "The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris," the wily pair put their classical education to the test when they adopt the Spartan custom of exposing infants to the wild, leaving Harris's infant sister, Adelaide, to the elements. The boys imagine a wolf will come to nourish her, but their plan backfires. It is springtime in "The Night of the Comet," and in the days before Pigott's comet will pass over their town, Harris's and Bostock's thoughts turn to love: Bostock swoons over Harris's sister Mary; Harris longs for Captain Bostock's telescope. The boys strike a deal: Bostock will make off with the telescope in exchange for Harris's "expert" wooing advice. Unfortunately, that expertise is not quite what Bostock would have hoped.
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