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Ultimate Guide to House Framing
John D. Wagner
Ultimate Guide to House Framing, 3rd Edition, leads homeowners through the steps of building a structure by means of platform framing, the most popular style of framing in use today. The book also covers the latest in eco-friendly materials as well as green framing techniques. Ultimate Guide to House Framing is the most up-to-date source for framing information. Beginning with background information, the book provides readers with everything ...
Black and White (and a Bit in Between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, and Stylish Collections
Black and white décor is at once dramatic and understated, modern and classic, apparent in the work of iconic designers such as Dorothy Draper and Madeleine Castaing but just as present in design today. And the inspiration is all around us—from nature (a zebra’s stripes, tree trunks rising from drifts of snow) to old Hollywood movies and fashion to black-and-white photography and patterns we encounter in our everyday lives (crossword ...
The Timeless Way of Building
Oxford University Press
The theory of architecture implicit in our world today, Christopher Alexander believes, is bankrupt. More and more people are aware that something is deeply wrong. Yet the power of present-day ideas is so great that many feel uncomfortable, even afraid, to say openly that they dislike what is happening, because they are afraid to seem foolish, afraid perhaps that they will be laughed at. Now, at last, there is a coherent theory which describes ...
Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less
Storey Publishing, LLC
The setting might be a sparkling lakefront, a cool clearing in the woods, a breathtaking mountaintop, or an expansive beach, but the dream of a modest retreat from everyday life often includes a simple little cabin. In cabin getaways of the imagination, the cares of the world recede, time slows down, and the day’s pace is set by leisure and quiet activities. Compact Cabins presents 62 design interpretations of the getaway dream, with ...
Natural Green Cleaning: Eco-Friendly Recipes to Clean Your Home Naturally
Commercial cleaners are filled with toxic chemicals and synthetic ingredients that jeopardize not only your health, but also that of your family and pets. Even worse, these harmful cleaners are wreaking havoc with the environment. Surely there’s a better and more natural way to clean your home? Thankfully, there is. In fact, using natural ingredients to clean your home is also easier than you think. Better still, natural green cleaning is ...
Green Living Tips - Remove Mildew, Stink Bugs, and Mosquitoes Naturally
This quick guide contains environmentally-friendly pest control methods and tips for employing them effectively. Get smart advice for removing mildew, stink bugs, and mosquitoes. Also, learn about the different types of eco-friendly window blinds and their impact on indoor air quality.
Organic Body Care Recipes: 175 Homemade Herbal Formulas for Glowing Skin & a Vibrant Self
Stephanie L. Tourles
Storey Publishing, LLC
Radiantly healthy skin, hair, feet, hands, eyes, and nails. Commercial beauty products make this promise every day and live up to it with varying degrees of success. Stephanie Tourles offers a better solution to everyone frustrated with the endless cycle of expensive, synthetic, famous-name cosmetics that often fall short of expectations. Take control of beauty treatments with homemade products that use safe, nourishing ingredients to pamper the ...
HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth
USA TODAY BESTSELLER Take HOLD of your financial future! Learn how to obtain financial freedom through real estate. The final book in Gary Keller’s national best-selling Millionaire Real Estate Investor trilogy teaches the proven, reliable real estate investing process to achieve financial wealth: 1. Find – the right property for the right terms and at the right price. 2. Analyze – an offer to make sure the numbers and terms ...
Running a Restaurant For Dummies
Andrew G. Dismore
The easy way to successfully run a profitable restaurant Millions of Americans dream of owning and running their own restaurant — because they want to be their own boss, because their cooking always draws raves, or just because they love food. Running a Restaurant For Dummies covers every aspect of getting started for aspiring restaurateurs. From setting up a business plan and finding financing, to designing a menu and dining room, you'll ...
Lake/Flato Houses: Embracing the Landscape
University of Texas Press
Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas, is nationally and internationally acclaimed for buildings that respond organically to the natural environment. The firm uses local materials and workmanship, as well as a deep knowledge of vernacular traditions, to design buildings that are tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted. Lake|Flato won the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2013, and it has ...
Thinking Architecture, 3rd Edition
Architecture that is meant to have a sensuous connection to life calls for thinking that goes far beyond form and construction. In his texts, Peter Zumthor articulates what motivates him to design his buildings, which appeal to the visitor's heart and mind in so many different ways and possess a compelling and unmistakable presence and aura. Now in its third edition, this book has been expanded to include two new essays: ""Architecture and ...
Small Eco Houses: Living Green in Style
Cristina Paredes Benitez
Alex Sanchez Vidiella
Fresh perspectives on how good design can create stylish yet ecologically sound living spaces in small-scale homes. Anyone who has faced the challenges of limited living space will find inspiration in this survey of the latest trends in environmentally sensitive, small-scale residential designs. More than fifty residential spaces are profiled—from woodsy houses and repurposed barns to cool apartments and urban lofts—both inside and out. Most ...
Italian Pocket Dictionary: Italian-English/Inglese-Italiano (Berlitz Pocket Dictionary) (English and Italian ...
Available in both paperback and vinyl cover, these dictionaries feature: high impact cover design in striking "Berlitz" blue, in-keeping with the whole "Berlitz" range for increased brand recognition; bold, blue headwords that offer the user maximum accessibility making it easy to navigate around the dictionary quickly; handy, pocket format ideal for a school bag, briefcase or rucksack; and, over 30,000 entries capturing the core words of the ...
Fundamentals of Building Construction with Interactive Resource Center Access Card: Materials and Methods
Note from the publisher: An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code (ISBN: 9781118820223). The online Interactive Resource Center contains resources tied to the book, such as: ...
The Nature and Art of Workmanship
This is one of the classic books on craftsmanship and design. In it, David Pye explores the meaning of skill and its relationship to design and manufacture. Cutting through a century of fuzzy thinking, he proposes a new theory of making based on the concept of good workmanship and shows how it imparts all-important diversity to our visual environment.
Designing Disney (A Walt Disney Imagineering Book)
Designing Disney sets into history and puts into context the extraordinary contributions of the late John Hench, who, at the age of 94, still came into his office at Imagineering each day. His principles of theme park design, character design, and use of color made him a legendary figure, not only for Disney fans but also for students and aficionados of architecture, engineering, and design. Designing Disney reveals the magic ...
Housetraining For Dummies
The latest information and tips on making housetraining easier for your pet and yourself Did you know that what you feed your dog can effect help or hinder the housetraining process? That's just one of the valuable tips you'll find in Housetraining For Dummies 2nd Edition, the authoritative housetraining reference for new and veteran pet owners alike. This new edition features plenty of new and revised material on everything from the latest ...
Prefabulous and Sustainable: Building and Customizing an Affordable, Energy-Efficient Home
Harry N. Abrams
Prefabulous and Sustainable dispels the negative myths associated with prefab homes and shows the reader how beautiful and remarkably green prefab homes are. In this guide to prefab home-building author Sheri Koones, demystifies the prefabricated house by using 25 unique homes to showcase how factory-built homes are greener, more efficient, sturdier, and more cost-effective than site-built homes. The book is divided into 3 ...
Archidoodle: The Architect's Activity Book
Laurence King Publishing
This innovative book is the first to provide a fun, interactive way to learn about architecture. Filled with an array of beautiful and elegant drawings, it poses all manner of architectural challenges for the user: from designing your own skyscraper, to drawing an island house or creating a Constructivist monument, plus many others more. Aimed at anyone who loves drawing buildings, it encourages the user to imagine their own creative solutions ...
Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World
St. Martin's Press
How do I get this stuff out of me? Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith, two of North America's environmental leaders, have been asked this question on an almost daily basis since the publication of their runaway international bestseller, Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects our Health . Their answer? It's not as simple as we'd like, and it's not as easy as we'd hope. But it's too important to ignore. In Toxin ...
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