books about: construction
Cold Fusion Web Application Construction Kit, Second Edition with Cold Fusion and Cold Fusion Studio
Great Book. Even for beginners.
I have very little programming experience and have this book to be very easy to use.
The Official Rent-A-Husband Guide to a Safe, Problem-Free Home: Quick, Easy, and Effective Solutions for ...
Jane Maclean Craig
Kaile R. Warren
Just great !
Truly helpful and a joyous reading experience.
Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living
Three Rivers Press
My housekeeping bible
I've had this book since it was first published and find myself referring to it for one thing or another at least once a week. I use both the housekeeping and personal care recipes. I keep about 10 or 12 staple ingredients on hand, including white vinegar, castile soap, glycerin, and essential oils, and mix things up as needed. I've stopped buying and started making furniture polish, dish washing ...
Second Home: Find Your Place in the Fun (Better Homes and Gardens(R))
Better Homes and Gardens
Like a little vacation
Getting this book for Christmas was a blessing. Just opening it is like taking a vacation. Sumptuous photos are a delight. Practical information is included as well.
Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding
International Marine Publ
great manual for heavy displacement boats
A very thorough manual on how to build very solid; heavy displacement boats out of common lumber. George details on the techniques of building heavy workman's boats. These are solid, robust vessels. While they are a far cry of the varnished pieces of art one usually thinks of as a 'wooden boat' I personally like them very much. George explains a lot of the trade-offs in the designs of these ...
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
90 reviews, ...
Oxford University Press, 1977
It's history now.
This classic architecture work contains abundant wisdom and practical direction for living for every thinking person. I first read it nearly thirty years ago and used its principles to create a garden that delights to this day. When I found it again, I was eager to read the parts I had skipped over the first time. To my sorrow, the book is no longer relevant to the way most people now live. There ...
Back to Basics
Editors of Reader's Digest
Amazing amount of good usable information
This book is awesome!! There is so much information available in this book: everything from making soap to making baskets, gardening, building your own home, it is simply amazing. This book is put together very well. It is not a story book, but a topical/reference type book. Meaning you do not need to read the entire book to locate a specific task or piece of information; if you are looking ...
The Encyclopedia of Country Living
About two years ago, I started planning my self-sufficient life. About one year ago, I dove into that life head first. During the planning stages, this book was one of the first I came across. I read a very large portion of it. I'd start out being fascinated by soap-making, then I was curious about how to butcher a pig, then, perhaps after having eaten some rice, I thought, "I wouldn't want ...
Making Glass Beads (Beadwork Books)
Making Glass Beads by Cindy Jenkins
Making Glass Beads written by Cindy Jenkins is a delightful book. It is both informative and a feast for the eyes with its many beautiful colored photos of the various glass beads. I found that it is written so that it is easy to understand the directions for making the beads while being entertaining and at times downright funny. This book was recommended for a class that I am going to take, I ...
Strength Training Anatomy
Human Kinetics Publishers
Love the illustrations!
This book has numerous illustrations that show nearly every nook and cranny of the musculoskeletal system and I was impressed with the variety of exercises they depict.
What The Experts May Not Tell You About Building or Renovating Your Home
Grand Central Publishing
A "Must-Buy" if You Want To Understand the Construction Process
We're just in the process of putting out to bid plans to remodel our home. We live in an upscale area where multi-million dollar homes aren't unusual so our significantly, significantly less than that budget pales in comparison to what most of the contractors in the area are accustomed to. Also, they are accustomed to working on a time and materials basis for absentee owners. (If you don't know ...
Insulate & Weatherize (Taunton's Build Like a Pro)
Insulate & Weatherize Review
Excellent book, simple to understand, yet very detailed and it covers the latest in insulation and weatherization practices used by homeowners and contractors alike.
Renovating Old Houses: Bringing New Life to Vintage Homes
A Rare Gem of a Book
This book contains fundamental information that I have been looking for for many years about leaking basements, old wiring, etc. I stayed up all night reading it twice. There are amazing suggestions, like a ground roof to keep water out of your basement, that I have never seen anywhere else. I have a Victorian house built in 1898, and in many ways a real "goner", and it's as though this book ...
The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage: The Real Goods Solar ...
Michael G. Smith
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Good book, thorough explanations
A great book to get into cobbing. If things were the way they are supposed to be, building with natural materials should not deserve a book that spends a lot of its pages on philosophical debate trying to convince us why natural building is good. Unfortunately, for most of the people (including myself), getting a mortgage and buying a way too expensive-to-build, unnatural home is/was a reality. ...
Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to Simple, Eco-Friendly Choices for You and Your Home
Rodale Books, 2008
One Stop Shop for Green Living How To's!
I LOVED this book! If you are interested in learning more about organic/green living, this book has everything in it! It was an easy read full of eye opening information. It explains ingredients and chemicals and their dangers. It also gives a list of websites, products, and stores to purchase non-toxic,natural, and organic products to everything from lightbulbs, to furniture to beauty products! ...
The Slate Roof Bible: Everything You Wanted to Know About Slate Roofs Including How to Keep Them Alive for ...
Joseph Jenkins, Inc.
A must for a slate roof owner
The most informative book I have read in years. The helpful tips alone saved me enough money in unneeded roof work to purchase this book 15 times over. The general knowledge and instruction presented in "The Slate Roof Bible" is fantastic -- step-by-step pictures and instructions allow for the homeowner to attempt repairs or even a complete build for themselves, if they are brave enough. ...
Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques (Natural Building Series)
New Society Publishers
Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques (Natural Building Series
The ultimate reference tool for earthbag building. I found most of the same imformation on the internet, but nothing was as comprehensive or complete!! This book will be a true asset to anyone wanting to use this construction technique.
New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual
Editors of Reader's Digest
Complete do it yourself manual--Readers Digest
I have had one of these for years..It allows me to do all kinds of repairs on things around the house..Even diagnosed my washing machine when it quit!!! I knew just what to tell the repairman when I called to see how much it was going to cost me to get it fixed!!! I bought this for a friend and now she can do the same. NO ONE should go without this book!!! Can't beat the price with Amazon !!
The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume I: Basic Forms: How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step
Popular Kinetics Press
Excellent how-to for beginners trying to make pop-ups
I found both Volumes 1 & 2 of this book at my local library and have been immensely pleased with them. As someone who was completely unfamiliar with the concept of paper engineering and making pop-ups, I found this guide to be very user-friendly, enabling me to create simple pop-ups through the various projects listed within the book. It provides users step-by-step instructions and there are ...
Feng Shui: Back to Balance
New World Library
Right on the Mark
I have lived my life by the Feng Shui practices for many years and frequently pick up new books to explore other avenues of my fascinating art. I found Back to Balance on Amazon and was impressed by what I saw on the web page and ordered the book. I was throughly impressed with the author's interpretation and descriptions throughout the book and feel that the author has a very good sense of Feng ...
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