Top Lifestyle and Home Ebook Best Sellers

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Simpler Living Handbook - Jeff Davidson Cover Art

Simpler Living Handbook

Simpler Living Handbook A Back to Basics Guide to Organizing, Decluttering, Streamlining, and More by Jeff Davidson

The ultimate guide to streamlining your life. Life moves too quickly these days, as technology, work, and personal commitments make it almost impossible to relax and enjoy life. Finding yourself stressed over the clutter in your kitchen or the mass of paper in front of your computer? Relax. This book will help. Filled with tips on how to uncomplicate your daily routine, eliminate stress at home and work, and more, this book will help you free up your time so you can once again enjoy doing the things you love. Author Jeff Davidson has compiled more than 1,000 ways to simplify your life. Divided into sections for easy reference, this book will show you ways you can eliminate stress in your home, your personal life, and your professional life. You will learn the six questions you should ask yourself before buying something new, the most efficient way to clean your pots and pans, the pay-ahead technique to get yourself out of debt, ways to make your commute more comfortable, and advice on hassle-free vacation planning for you and your family. Simpler Living Handbook is the guide you’ve been looking for to lead the peaceful, productive life you’ve always wanted.

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The Folding Lady - Sophie Liard Cover Art

The Folding Lady

The Folding Lady Tools and Tricks for Making the Most of Your Space Room by Room by Sophie Liard

Making her debut in 2020 and already followed by more than 3.8 million fans on TikTok, the internet sensation The Folding Lady shows everyone how to use her smart and simple home hacks and tips to fold any household item and organize difficult areas to create extra space and improve functionality in the home. In this illustrated guide, Sophie Liard brings her expertise together and teaches you how to fold all of your household items, from boxers, leggings, and socks to sheets, towels and even napkins and wrapping paper. The Folding Lady shows you that anything is foldable and shares the inner joy that folding brings and offers extra tips on organizing drawers, desks, snack drawers, cosmetics, and more to make life a little easier and more manageable. Sophie encourages you to take charge of small, simple, and achievable tasks. Sometimes you have to let go of trying to tackle the big stuff and make the most of the little things that can be controlled. The Folding Lady will bring you comfort and help you find solace amid the daily stress.

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The Home Edit - Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin Cover Art

The Home Edit

The Home Edit A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals by Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • From the stars of the Netflix series  Get Organized with The Home Edit  (with a serious fan club that includes Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mindy Kaling), here is an accessible, room-by-room guide to establishing new order in your home. “A master class on how to arrange even your most unattractive belongings—and spaces—in an aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-navigate way.”— Glamour  (10 Books to Help You Live Your Best Life) Believe this: every single space in your house has the potential to function efficiently and look great. The mishmash of summer and winter clothes in the closet? Yep. Even the dreaded junk drawer? Consider it done. And the best news: it’s not hard to do—in fact, it’s a lot of fun. From the home organizers who made their orderly eye candy the method that everyone swears by comes Joanna and Clea’s signature approach to decluttering. The Home Edit walks you through paring down your belongings in every room, arranging them in a stunning and easy-to-find way (hello, labels!), and maintaining the system so you don’t need another do-over in six months. When you’re done, you’ll not only know exactly where to find things, but you’ll also love the way it looks. A masterclass and look book in one, The Home Edit is filled with bright photographs and detailed tips, from placing plastic dishware in a drawer where little hands can reach to categorizing pantry items by color (there’s nothing like a little ROYGBIV to soothe the soul). Above all, it’s like having your best friends at your side to help you turn the chaos into calm. Includes a link to download and print the labels from a computer (you will need 8-1/2 x 11-inch clear repositionable sticker project paper, such as Avery 4397).

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Marie Kondo Cover Art

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

#1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • The book that sparked a revolution and inspired the hit Netflix series  Tidying Up with Marie Kondo : the original guide to decluttering your home once and for all. ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE—CNN   Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).  With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

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Enslaved by Ducks - Bob Tarte Cover Art

Enslaved by Ducks

Enslaved by Ducks How One Man Went from Head of the Household to Bottom of the Pecking Order by Bob Tarte

From the author of Fowl Weather comes “a laugh-out-loud chronicle” of household pets who slowly but surely overrun the house (Marty Becker, DVM, Good Morning America ). When Bob Tarte and his wife Linda brought a rabbit into their rural Michigan home, they didn’t anticipate how it might upset their tranquil lives. But even after the bunny chewed through their electrical wiring, their household menagerie kept growing. Soon, Bob found himself constructing cages, buying feed, clearing duck waste, and spoon-feeding an assortment of furry and feathery residents. He unwittingly became a servant to a relentlessly demanding family. “They dumbfounded him, controlled and teased him, took their share of his flesh, [and] stole his heart” ( Kirkus Reviews ) . In this loving memoir of the joy and madness of living with animals, Bob offers “dead-on character portraits, [and] keeps readers laughing about unreliable pet store proprietors, a duck named Hector who doesn’t like water, an amorous dove named Howard, a foster-mother goose, patient veterinarians and increasingly bewildered friends” ( Publishers Weekly ).

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Modern Crochet Sweaters - Janine Myska Cover Art

Modern Crochet Sweaters

Modern Crochet Sweaters 20 Chic Designs for Everyday Wear by Janine Myska

Crochet Beautiful Sweaters for Every Shape with Simple, Stunning Stitchwork Create the crochet wardrobe of your dreams with this collection of classic pieces that are effortlessly stylish. Janine Myska, the designer behind Knits ‘N Knots, has created 20 gorgeous, brand-new sweater patterns that focus on style, fit and comfort, including helpful customization tips so you can tailor each garment to your unique proportions. With Janine’s keen eye for detail, strong commitment to size diversity and clear, concise instruction, crocheters of every skill level and body type can craft the timeless sweaters they’ve always longed for. Experiment with color in the Fifty Below Color Block Pullover or Mountain Peaks striped cardigan. Bundle up in the Infinite Prairies Poncho or let your playful side show with the Champagne Glow Single-Sleeve Sweater. Dress the December Romance Sweater Dress up for a date night out or down for a casual weekend brunch—either way, you’re sure to turn heads! With chapters dedicated to closet staples, the warmest sweaters for the coldest of days and even lighter-weight projects for the year-round crocheter, every piece in this collection is sure to be a much-loved addition to your wardrobe. It has never been easier to create beautiful crochet garments that flatter your figure and suit any occasion than with Modern Crochet Sweaters.

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Zak George's Dog Training Revolution - Zak George & Dina Roth Port Cover Art

Zak George's Dog Training Revolution

Zak George's Dog Training Revolution The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love by Zak George & Dina Roth Port

A revolutionary way to raise and train your dog, with “a wealth of practical tips, tricks, and fun games that will enrich the lives of many dogs and their human companions” (Dr. Ian Dunbar, veterinarian and animal behaviorist). Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor dog training to your pet’s unique traits and energy level—leading to quicker results and a much happier pup. For the first time, Zak has distilled the information from his hundreds of videos and experience with thousands of dogs into this comprehensive dog and puppy training guide that includes: • Choosing the right pup for you • Housetraining and basic training • Handling biting, leash pulling, jumping up, barking, aggression, chewing, and other behavioral issues • Health care essentials like finding a vet and selecting the right food • Cool tricks, traveling tips, and activities to enjoy with your dog • Topics with corresponding videos on Zak’s YouTube channel so you can see his advice in action   Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and—most of all—fun!

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Perfect Puppy In 7 Days - Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS Cover Art

Perfect Puppy In 7 Days

Perfect Puppy In 7 Days How to Start Your Puppy Off Right by Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

With 400 photos and a step-by-step plan, this puppy book visually guides you through socialization, potty training, and life skills while making the process fun.   Dr. Marty Becker; "America's Veterinarian" of Good Morning America, says, "This is like no other puppy book you've seen before.  It’s not just about teaching your puppy manners, it's a step-by-step recipe for bonding with your puppy, learning to communicate with him, and preparing you pup for life! With Dr. Yin's approach your puppy will learn more in a week than many dogs learn in a year!" Victoria Stillwell from Animal Planet's "It's Me or the Dog" says, " This book is a must-have for any puppy parent or canine educator." Dr. Johan Bradshaw, author of "Dog Sense" says, "This book is a comprehensive and humane guide to puppy behavior and training, incorporating a detailed guide on how to interpret your puppy's body language.  Worth buying for the socialization advice and checklist alone." Dr. Ellen Lindell, veterinary behaviorist, states, "This well-organized book is filled with essential information about puppy development and learning. Experts and novices alike will appreciate the illustrations and analogies that turn science into a clear and enjoyable read. Most important, Dr. Yin offers a plan that incorporates critical socialization and training into a daily routine. It will be a puppy life-saver." Nancy Abplanalp of "Thinking Dogs" says, "I own tons of dog training books and none of them are as much fun to read as this one. It's accurate and easy to access.  The puppy socialization chapters and checklist are especially well done. If you have a puppy, work with puppies, raise puppies, or just plain like puppies, get this book. Chapters include: •How Your Puppy Developed Before You Got Her •Why Start Training So Soon? •Preparing for the Puppy •A Foolproof Potty Training Program •Dr. Sophia Yin’s Learn to Earn Program for Puppies •Socializing Your Pup to Dogs, People and Handling •A Head Start on All the Rest

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How to Keep House While Drowning - KC Davis Cover Art

How to Keep House While Drowning

How to Keep House While Drowning A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing by KC Davis

USA TODAY Bestseller This revolutionary approach to cleaning and organizing helps free you from feeling ashamed or overwhelmed by a messy home. If you’re struggling to stay on top of your to-do list, you probably have a good reason: anxiety, fatigue, depression, ADHD, or lack of support. For therapist KC Davis, the birth of her second child triggered a stress-mess cycle. The more behind she felt, the less motivated she was to start. She didn’t fold a single piece of laundry for seven months. One life-changing realization restored her sanity—and the functionality of her home: You don’t work for your home; your home works for you. In other words, messiness is not a moral failing. A new sense of calm washed over her as she let go of the shame-based messaging that interpreted a pile of dirty laundry as “I can never keep up” and a chaotic kitchen as “I’m a bad mother.” Instead, she looked at unwashed clothes and thought, “I am alive,” and at stacks of dishes and thought, “I cooked my family dinner three nights in a row.” Building on this foundation of self-compassion, KC devised the powerful practical approach that has exploded in popularity through her TikTok account, @domesticblisters. The secret is to simplify your to-do list and to find creative workarounds that accommodate your limited time and energy. In this book, you’ll learn exactly how to customize your cleaning strategy and rebuild your relationship with your home, including: -How to see chores as kindnesses to your future self, not as a reflection of your worth -How to start by setting priorities -How to stagger tasks so you won’t procrastinate -How to clean in quick bursts within your existing daily routine -How to use creative shortcuts to transform a room from messy to functional With KC’s help, your home will feel like a sanctuary again. It will become a place to rest, even when things aren’t finished. You will move with ease, and peace and calm will edge out guilt, self-criticism, and endless checklists. They have no place here.

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Dr. Sebi Diet: Dr Sebi Cure for Herpes, Stds, High Blood Pressure, Hiv, Asthma, Cancer, Lupus, Diabetes, Hair Loss, to Stop Smoking, Kidney and Other Diseases - Irvin Howard Cover Art

Dr. Sebi Diet: Dr Sebi Cure for Herpes, Stds, High Blood Pressure, Hiv, Asthma, Cancer, Lupus, Diabetes, Hair Loss, to Stop Smoking, Kidney and Other Diseases by Irvin Howard

Want to Keep Herpes, High Blood Pressure, Asthma, Diabetes, Hair Loss – & So Much More – at Bay? Then Keep Reading! Renowned for his decades of experience in studying and observing herbs in multiple continents, Dr. Sebi has certainly left an indelible mark in history. This renowned pathologist, herbalist, biochemist, and naturalist not only changed numerous lives, his legacy continues to work its magic. The well-known Dr. Sebi Diet transpired from his own struggles with health. Diagnosed with asthma, diabetes, impotency, and obesity, Dr. Sebi turned his life around for the better. And his work continues to save lives even after his death in 2016. So, if you're struggling with high blood pressure, herpes, cancer, and other debilitating diseases, you're in luck! In "Dr. Sebi Diet", health expert Irvin Howard showcases all things Dr. Sebi. Using natural, evidence-based healing ingredients, this guide will transform your health in no time! Over the course of this book, you will: Deep-dive into Dr. Sebi's proven cures in mitigating the herpes virus Keep your blood pressure regulated using powerful natural herbs Stay on top of your game and keep your asthma at bay using life-changing treatments And so much more! You may feel dispirited with all the ailments you're suffering from, but there's no need to lose hope. With the help of this book, you will get to experience life with renewed vitality in no time! Scroll up, Click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", and Grab a Copy Today!

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The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition) - Monks of New Skete Cover Art

The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition)

The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition) by Monks of New Skete

The classic bestseller that established the Monks of New Skete as America's most trusted authorities on dog training, canine behavior, and the animal/human bond, updated to include the latest developments in canine health. In their two now-classic bestsellers, How to be Your Dog's Best Friend and The Art of Raising a Puppy , the Monks draw on their experience as long-time breeders of German shepherds and as trainers of dogs of all breeds to provide--brilliantly distilled--the indispensable information and advice that every dog owner needs. This new edition of The Art of Raising a Puppy features new photographs throughout, along with updated chapters on play, crating, adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, raising dogs in an urban environment, and the latest developments in canine health and canine behavioral theory.

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How to Potty Train a Puppy... in 7 Days or Less! The Best Beginner's Guide to House Training Your Pup Quickly and Easily - Dennis Mitchell Cover Art

How to Potty Train a Puppy... in 7 Days or Less! The Best Beginner's Guide to House Training Your Pup Quickly and Easily The Best Beginner's Guide to House Training Your Pup Quickly and Easily by Dennis Mitchell

House Training Done Right Trying to housebreak your new best friend can be a terrifying time of smelly messes and constant frustration. Fortunately, with the advice in this book, you can use your dog's own nature to train him successfully, easily and without ever raising your voice. Dogs don’t want to make a mess inside the house – it goes against their nature. Dogs are also eager to please their pack leader, which is you. These are the only two pieces of information you’ll need to house train your dog in seven days, and in this book we are going to show you how. There are so many mistakes a new dog owner can make. Punishments, paper training, using treats in place of praise – the list could go on. This book will help you avoid them all and show you that house training a dog of any age is so much simpler than you thought. Tune in to His Natural Instincts Some new dog owners assume their pup will happily do his business anywhere, at any time, on any carpet or bed cover. In this book, you’ll discover that this couldn’t be further from the truth, and you’ll find out what natural instincts urge him to find a place away from his home to get rid of his waste. Become His Pack Leader Being a pack leader might sound like a foreign concept, but it’s really just another name for a dog owner. As far as your pup is concerned, you are the alpha from whom all instruction must come, so it’s your job to fill that role well. In this book, discover how traits such as empathy and consistency will make you the ideal pack leader for your furry friend. Take the First Step – Find Out More This book contains information about your dog that will help you understand his needs during potty training, such as: • The frequency your pup will need to visit his potty spot • The best age for house breaking (and what’s different about house breaking an adult dog) • How your dog responds to discipline and positive reinforcement Use Crate Training to Give Your Pup His Own Safe Space Using a crate to give your dog a place of his own where he can relax and rest without stress is not only kind on his nerves, but also helps you instill those potty training lessons. You’ll learn: • How to pick the ideal crate to make sure your pup is comfortable and happy • How to introduce your pup to his crate • How to use the crate for potty training both in the home and while you’re away Establish a Routine That Will Last a Lifetime The first seven days after you bring your pup home will require constant vigilance and patience, but that week is going to fly by much faster than you expect. By the end of it, you will have a dog who is content in his routine and happy to follow your rules. He will be happy, you will be happy and your floor will be pristine! Take Charge of Your Pup’s Training Right From the Start A house trained dog is not just less likely to have an accident, he is also a happy dog who can be trained in many different ways. All it takes is a little bit of discipline right from the start. In this book, you’ll learn: • How to set up a designated potty spot • How to train your dog to walk on a leash • What to do if your dog is still having accidents. Find Out Right Now How to House Train Your Dog in Just Seven Days Reading this book will give you all the information you need to teach your furry friend to do his business in the right place. That's right, you too can potty train your dog in 7 days. Grab your copy and get started right away!

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Prefabulous World - Sheri Koones Cover Art

Prefabulous World

Prefabulous World Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe by Sheri Koones

A stunning look at how people around the world are using prefabrication to create energy-efficient, sustainable, and stylish homes. Prefabulous World is the fourth book in Sheri Konnes’s revolutionary Prefabulous series. Presenting an international look at sustainable home design, it explores a compelling range of design styles and cutting-edge green technologies. The rising cost of fuel and the growing commitment to protect the environment have sparked exciting innovations in prefab home construction around the world. Showcasing many of the unlimited possibilities offered by prefabrication to build increasingly energy-efficient homes, Prefabulous World features fifty sophisticated examples of eco-friendly home design in Australia, New Zealand;Japan, Canada, the United States, England, Germany, South Africa, and beyond. “As we look into the future, it is clear the more and more intelligent materials and energies will be brought to hand as preassembled optimized components and systems, and they will be beautiful—just witness the homes we enjoy discovering in this lovely book.” —William McDonough, designer, advisor, thought leader, and co-author of Cradle to Cradle and The Upcycle

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Juniper - Jessika Coker Cover Art

Juniper

Juniper The Happiest Fox by Jessika Coker

Meet the fun-loving fox with millions of Instagram followers, and the woman who rescued her: “Beautiful photographs of a pampered pet fox—an amazing tale.” — Books Monthly Juniper the fox has become an internet phenomenon, and her adorable snaggletooth smile and fun-loving personality are vibrantly captured in this heartwarming book. With gorgeous photos, a charming narrative about Juniper’s life, and a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to live with a fox, this book will capture the heart of any animal lover. Juniper’s story chronicles her adoption and real-life Fox-and-the-Hound relationship with a dog named Moose, as well as the hilarious shenanigans she regularly gets herself into—including adapting to her new companion Fig, a younger fox who was rescued from a fur farm. You’ll also get a look at the thing Juniper is best known for: She paints with her paws! Juniper’s paw paintings sell out instantly on her website, and this book reveals more about her artistic adventures. With her signature grin, Juniper reminds us that there is always something to be happy about—you just have to know where to look.

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The Home Edit Life - Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin Cover Art

The Home Edit Life

The Home Edit Life The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything by Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The authors of The Home Edit and stars of the Netflix series Get Organized with The Home Edit teach you how to apply their genius, holistic approach to your work life, on-the-go necessities, and technology. At home or on the go, you don't have to live like a minimalist to feel happy and calm. The Home Edit mentality is all about embracing your life—whether you’re a busy mom, a roommate living with three, or someone who’s always traveling for work. You just need to know how to set up a system that works for you. In the next phase of the home organizing craze, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin go beyond the pantry and bookshelf to show you how to contain the chaos in all aspects of your life, from office space and holiday storage to luggage and pet supplies. Get to know your organizing style, tailor it to your family’s lifestyle, and lead the low-guilt life as you apply more genius ideas to every aspect of your life. Clea and Joanna are here to remind you that “it’s okay to own things” in the quest for pretty and smart spaces. With The Home Edit Life , you’ll soon be corralling phone cords, archiving old photos, arranging your phone apps by color, and packing your suitcase like a pro.

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The Rugged Life - Clint Emerson Cover Art

The Rugged Life

The Rugged Life The Modern Guide to Self-Reliance by Clint Emerson

Become self-reliant, live off the land, and be prepared for the unexpected in this modern guide to self-sufficiency and homesteading from New York Times bestselling author, retired Navy SEAL, and survival skills expert Clint Emerson. “Add The Rugged Life by former Navy SEAL Clint Emerson to your library today and get on the path to independence and self-sufficiency.”—Jack Carr, Navy SEAL Sniper and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil’s Hand Clint Emerson is the go-to expert for surviving the first minutes, hours, and days of a crisis. Now, in The Rugged Life, he works with modern homesteading experts to show you how to thrive over the long-term—for months, years, or even a lifetime—by being prepared and self-sufficient.    You can live the Rugged Life completely off-the-grid by farming your own food and using the waste from your toilet for compost. Or, you can live it by adding solar panels to your suburban home and keeping chickens and bees in your backyard. You can even live the Rugged Life in a city by simply gathering the salad for tonight’s dinner from your windowsill garden. Each of these homesteading and prepper long-term survival skills stand on their own, and taken together, they can help you design the independent life you want for yourself and your family.   • Be your own homesteader: Make your own shampoo and face creams; pickle and ferment food; make natural bug spray and cleaning products; smoke meat; tan a hide • Be your own protector: Create a last-resort emergency plan; gather medicinal plants; protect against dangerous animals and threats; understand survival first aid • Be your own provider: Hunt for game; make a gillnet; set snares; forage for wild foods; build a rabbit hutch; ice fish; butcher a pig; keep bees • Be your own builder: Retrofit a van; set up solar, microhydro, and geothermal power; create a water catchment and filtration system; build a shipping container home • Be your own farmer: Grow a victory garden; build a greenhouse; waffle garden to save space and resources; build a root cellar; can, dry, and store crops; operate a tractor   With hundreds of step-by-step, illustrated, self-sustaining skills and projects, The Rugged Life is for everyone who feels they can use more adventure, freedom, and choice in their life—everyone ready to get out of their comfort zone and try new, hard, profoundly rewarding things.

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Your Dog Is Your Mirror - Kevin Behan Cover Art

Your Dog Is Your Mirror

Your Dog Is Your Mirror The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves by Kevin Behan

Even those dog lovers who feel that they understand their pets better than anyone else are sometimes bewildered by a mystery behavior or response. This, asserts Kevin Behan, is because our dog’s actions and attitudes are driven not by what we say or do but by what we feel. Two provocative conclusions follow from Behan’s argument: Because of unresolved emotions in our past, our dog may well know us better than we know ourselves. And because dogs know us “by heart,” they can help us connect with and heal our buried issues. Based on dogs evolving as cooperative group members, Behan’s approach offers practical ways to decode and change behaviors; and profound ways to learn from the mirror our dogs provide. “ Your Dog Is Your Mirror is a very thought-provoking book that will force you to reconsider who we are and who dogs are and why we are so attracted to one another. Kevin Behan calls upon his extensive experience with our best friends and makes the important point that in the emotional interactions between dogs and humans, it’s not the human reading the human in the animal but the animal reading the animal in the human. Whether you agree with Kevin’s provocative theories or not, the age-old adage that no one knows you like your dog clearly rings true. I learned a lot from this wide-ranging and unique book.” — Marc Bekoff , University of Colorado, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals and The Animal Manifesto

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The Elements of a Home - Amy Azzarito Cover Art

The Elements of a Home

The Elements of a Home Curious Histories behind Everyday Household Objects, from Pillows to Forks by Amy Azzarito

The Elements of a Home reveals the fascinating stories behind more than 60 everyday household objects and furnishings. Brimming with amusing anecdotes and absorbing trivia, this captivating collection is a treasure trove of curiosities. With tales from the kitchen, the bedroom, and every room in between, these pages expose how napkins got their start as lumps of dough in ancient Greece, why forks were once seen as immoral tools of the devil, and how Plato devised one of the earliest alarm clocks using rocks and water—plus so much more. • A charming book for anyone who loves history, design, or décor • Readers discover tales from every nook and cranny of a home. • Entries feature historical details from locations all over the world, including Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa. As a design historian and former managing editor of Design*Sponge, author Amy Azzarito has crafted an engaging, whimsical history of the household objects you've never thought twice about. The result is a fascinating book filled with tidbits from a wide range of cultures and places about the history of domestic luxury. • Filled with lovely illustrations by Alice Pattullo • Perfect for anyone who adores interior design, trivia, history, and unique facts • Great for those who enjoyed The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy by Rick Beyer, An Uncommon History of Common Things by Bethanne Patrick and John Thompson, Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins

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Organizing and Storage Solutions For Dummies ®, Pocket Edition - Eileen Roth & Elizabeth Miles Cover Art

Organizing and Storage Solutions For Dummies ®, Pocket Edition

Organizing and Storage Solutions For Dummies ®, Pocket Edition by Eileen Roth & Elizabeth Miles

Buried in clutter and not sure where to start? Organizing doesn't come naturally; it must be learned. Start learning it the fun and easy way® with this helpful reference. Declutter all areas of your home and keep them clean with tips and tricks for maintaining an organized mindset, the right tools for the job, and the best methods for organizing each area. From kitchen to bathroom, and from laundry room to family room, everything will find a place, whether you keep it or purge it! Your home will look the best it's ever looked, and you'll be able to keep it that way. Open the book and find: Guidance for creating an organizing plan The correct tools, supplies, and systems to use Hints on creating functional bathrooms Methods for bringing order to your family and media room The basics of organizing your kitchen, playroom, and laundry room

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Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Decks 6th edition - Editors of Cool Springs Press Cover Art

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Decks 6th edition

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Decks 6th edition Featuring the latest tools, skills, designs, materials & codes by Editors of Cool Springs Press

Be inspired by new design and follow the latest codes as you custom build the deck of your dreams! Architecture, building codes, and design are not static; they change constantly. That's why there's a new edition of the bestselling Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Decks , incorporating updates to national building codes, as well as new developments in building materials and design. Calling attention to composite deckboards and railings, as well as other PVC products made from recycled plastic, the new materials systems featured in this book are environmentally friendly, easy to work with, rot resistant, and very low maintenance. Whether you opt for manufactured deck products or wood, the success of your project depends upon a sturdy deck undercarriage. Accomplishing this isn't difficult, but building the framework requires that you have the latest information on building codes. In recent years, these codes have changed significantly, affecting everything from post diameter to allowable joist hangers to railing height and even the size of concrete footings. Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Decks is the only DIY deck book that's fully updated to conform to the latest codes. Chapters covered in the book include: Deck Planning & Design Deck Materials & Tools Structural Support Decking Stairs Railings Accessories Finishing & Maintaining Your Deck Custom Deck Projects Gallery of Inspiring Decks Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Decks offers complete step-by-step photos and instructions , so even homeowners with limited DIY experience are assured of a deck that meets their needs. So, don't wait any longer; build the deck of your dreams and start enjoying it!

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Your Cabin in the Woods - Conrad E. Meinecke & Victor Aures Cover Art

Your Cabin in the Woods

Your Cabin in the Woods by Conrad E. Meinecke & Victor Aures

For dreamers of escaping to a cozy cabin in the great outdoors, Your Cabin in the Woods is a classic work that not only makes this a reality, but also imparts a deeper appreciation of nature and homebuilding. Author Conrad E. Meinecke has been writing about living the simply life in the wilderness for over 70 years with Your Cabin in the Woods and Cabin Craft and Outdoor Living . For the first time, these books are combined into a deluxe two-color vintage package. In prose both practical and inspirational, Meinecke details how to turn your cabin dream into a reality, such as choosing land, using tools, and the basics of construction. He provides hand-drawn floor plans for a variety of cabins, from a simple two-room to a more complex long house; the best way to build fireplaces, both indoors and out; and instructions for basic furniture, lighting, and other touches that make a cabin feel like home. Throughout are Meinecke's thoughts on ways to enjoy your new-found space, from hearty fireplace recipes to the types of wood for a perfect fire and the beauty found in birdsong. Instructional as it may be, the book's enduring appeal owes in large part to its warmly engaging tone and firm belief in the restorative power of nature and the satisfaction of hard work. He writes, "Take full enjoyment in the building. Take time out to rest. Most city folks seem always to rush things through. Why? Lay off until tomorrow. Take an afternoon nap. Stop the clock for the weekend. Get off to an early start in the cool of tomorrow morning. You may be crowded in your work in town, but this should be your rest cure, your recreating."

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Puppy Training: Complete Guide to Crate Training, Potty Training, and Obedience Training - Grace Bell Cover Art

Puppy Training: Complete Guide to Crate Training, Potty Training, and Obedience Training by Grace Bell

A new puppy brings joy and excitement. Once you add this bundle of energetic fur and fuzz to your family, you'll find that you have extra reasons to be playful. It's not all cuddles and games of fetch, however. Puppies need to learn how to behave and your puppy will be counting on you to show him how to live in the world. This book features the best methods and step-by-step instructions on how to train a new puppy. By reading this book you will learn: • puppy training tips; • leash training; • crate training; • potty training; • obedience training for puppies; • how to stop destructive behaviors; and much more! Training a new puppy takes patience and consistency. This book will help you enjoy a hassle-free lifetime with your new best friend. Download your copy of Puppy Training now!

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The Complete Guide to Australian Shepherds - Kirsten Tardiff Cover Art

The Complete Guide to Australian Shepherds

The Complete Guide to Australian Shepherds by Kirsten Tardiff

Written by respected Aussie breeder Kirsten Tardiff of Echolight Australian Shepherds, this book truly is a "Complete Guide" in which even the most experienced Aussie owner will learn something new! The Australian Shepherd is an intelligent, energetic, enthusiastic breed that was developed in the American west to herd livestock for farmers and ranchers. Today, while some still work on farms as their ancestors once did, others are a force to be reckoned with in competitive dog sports and are valued as loyal family companions. Affectionately called "Aussies" by their devotees, this breed can seem over the top to some potential owners; but those that lead an active lifestyle and enjoy training their dog will find an apt companion and willing pupil in an Aussie. Their intelligence and willingness to please their owner is unmatched. This breed is typically reserved with strangers and makes a good watch dog. In this book, you will discover the history and unique characteristics of the Australian Shepherd, as well as how to choose a reputable breeder or rescue and where to find them. Use this guide to prepare your home for a new addition, navigate through your first day together, and train them to be a wonderful companion. Explore chapters on nutrition, grooming, healthcare and more to give your Aussie the very best quality of life. Chapter topics include: Choosing an Australian ShepherdPreparing Your Home for Your Australian ShepherdBringing Home Your Australian ShepherdHousetrainingSocializing with People and AnimalsPhysical and Mental ExerciseTraining Your Australian ShepherdBasic Obedience CommandsDealing with Unwanted BehaviorsTraveling with Your Australian ShepherdNutritionGrooming Your Australian ShepherdAustralian Shepherd HealthcareSenior Dog Care Whether you are new to the breed or are fortunate enough to have been loved by an Australian Shepherd before, this book will be your guide to everything Aussie.

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Remodelista in Maine - Annie Quigley Cover Art

Remodelista in Maine

Remodelista in Maine A Design Lover's Guide to Inspired, Down-to-Earth Style by Annie Quigley

Maine by Design  Celebrate the rugged, resourceful, eco-conscious Maine aesthetic and get a master class from Remodelista in translating this style into your own home. Tour ten exceptional, beautifully photographed houses, and discover the details that make a Maine house a Maine house—from floors painted in glossy boat paint to artful displays of nature-walk finds. Also included: simple, seasonal DIY projects, like fragrant balsam pillows; tips from local shopkeepers, chefs, and makers on living the Maine way; a collection of Remodelista’s thirty favorite Maine objects for the house (and porch); and design-centric itineraries for travelers planning a visit any time of year.  

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All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition, Fully Updated - Mel Bartholomew & Square Foot Gardening Foundation Cover Art

All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition, Fully Updated

All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition, Fully Updated MORE Projects - NEW Solutions - GROW Vegetables Anywhere by Mel Bartholomew & Square Foot Gardening Foundation

This updated third edition of the best-selling gardening book in North America continues to inspire with planting charts, growing tips, and the know-how you need to grow more veggies than ever before. Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced by Mel Bartholomew in 1981, this revolutionary way to grow vegetables has helped millions of home gardeners enjoy their own organic, fresh produce in less space and with less work than traditional row gardens. New and experienced gardeners will love the charts , photos , illustrations , and how-to tips in All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition —including 42 veggie-specific planting, growing, and harvesting guides —that make growing your own food fun, easy, and productive. Perfect for experienced gardeners or beginners, you’ll learn the three simple steps to Square Foot Gardening: build a box ; fill it with Mel’s Mix™ ; add a grid . No digging, no tilling, no fertilizing, no guesswork—less watering, waste, and weeding! There’s so much more packed in this 272-page instructional book —boost your organic vegetable harvest with inspiring how-tos such as: Adding trellises and archways to grow up and maximize your spaceInstalling automatic watering systemsGrowing vegetables in dense urban areas with little or no yardFeeding your veggies the organic way with Mel’s Mix™Teaching STEM to kids with Square Foot Gardening—perfect for little handsProtecting your plants with shade and frost coversManaging pests in the garden with natural methods Join the millions of gardeners around the world who grow their own organic, fresh produce with Square Foot Gardening, and make next season your best veggie harvest ever.

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Middle-earth™ Strategy Battle Game: Defence Of The North - Games Workshop Cover Art

Middle-earth™ Strategy Battle Game: Defence Of The North

Middle-earth™ Strategy Battle Game: Defence Of The North Games Workshop by Games Workshop

Sauron never turned his gaze completely away from the northern kingdoms – even during the close of the Third Age, the forces of Evil closed in on Dale, Erebor, Mirkwood, and Lothlorien. Across the lands of Rhovanion, the forces of Good rallied to defend their homes, their acts of heroism tying up armies Sauron so badly needed as the War of the Ring raged to the south.  This expansion for the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game™ lets you play out campaigns across three distinct theatres of war – the Battle for Dale, Defence of Mirkwood, and Assault on Lothlorien. These can be played individually, or combined into a grand Defence of the North campaign. The hefty background section gives you plenty of insight into the history of the northern kingdoms, including events that occurred during the War of the Ring, when so much attention was focused elsewhere. You’ll find loads of scenarios to play, fresh ways to build your armies, and meet new heroes and villains. On top of all that, this supplement includes a showcase of miniatures, and an appendix featuring additional content exploring the historical battles of the northern lands.  Inside this 112-page eBook supplement, you'll find: – History of the North: An overview of the background of Middle-earth’s northern lands, including Sauron’s attack on the area during the War of the Ring.  – Scenarios: 18 narrative play Scenarios, including background, board layouts, objectives, rules, and more. – Defence of the North Campaign: Rules to link the 18 Scenarios together into one extended campaign, or three individual campaigns that can be played on their own.  – Armies: Background details and rules for eight armies that fought in the Rhovanion, namely the Garrison of Dale, Erebor Reclaimed, Lothlorien, Halls of Thranduil, Beornings, Easterlings, Mordor, and Dark Denizens of Mirkwood. Each section features the units and Army Bonus available to that army list, and tactical insight on the strengths and weaknesses of your force. You’ll also find rules for notable units who fought during these wars.  – Legendary Legions: Rules for six Legions, representing the Army of Dale, Defenders of Erebor, the Bearings, Host of the Dragon Emperor, Fell Beings of Mirkwood, and Assault of Lothlorien. Each provides a restricted army composition that grants an additional suite of rules for the Legion to take advantage of. – Appendix: Provides additional background and four scenarios for reenacting historical battles across Rhovanion, including the Destruction of Dale, Battle for Dale, the Battle of the Five Armies, and the High Pass.  – Showcase: Get inspired with lavish displays of key miniatures from the Citadel and Forge World ranges.  You will need a copy of the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game Rules Manual, Armies of the Lord of the Rings, and Armies of the Hobbit to use this expansion. © 2022 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc. (s22)

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Your German Shepherd Puppy Month by Month, 2nd Edition - Liz Palika, Terry Albert, Debra Eldredge, DVM & Joanne Olivier Cover Art

Your German Shepherd Puppy Month by Month, 2nd Edition

Your German Shepherd Puppy Month by Month, 2nd Edition Everything You Need to Know at Each State to Ensure Your Cute and Playful Puppy Grows into a Happy, Healthy Companion by Liz Palika, Terry Albert, Debra Eldredge, DVM & Joanne Olivier

Your German Shepherd Puppy Month-by-Month provides readers with everything they need to know and do at each stage of development to make sure their playful, energetic puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion. Expert authors Liz Palika, vet Deb Eldredge, and breeder Joanne Olivier team up to cover all the questions new owners tend to have and many they don't think to ask, including: - What to ask the breeder before bringing your puppy home - Which vaccinations your puppy needs and when to get them - How to make potty training as smooth (and quick) as possible - What do to when your puppy cries at night - Why and how to crate train your puppy - When socialization should happen and how to make sure it does - When your puppy is ready to learn basic commands-like Sit, Stay, and Come-and the best way to teach them - When and how to go about leash training - How much exercise your puppy needs to stay physically and mentally healthy - What, how much, and when to feed your puppy to give him the nutrition he needs without the extra weight he doesn't - When your puppy is ready for obedience training and how to make sure it works - How and how often to bath your puppy, brush his coat, clip his nails, and brush his teeth. - How to know what requires a trip to the vet and what doesn't - What causes problem behaviors, when to expect them, and how to correct them

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Around the Corner Crochet Borders - Edie Eckman Cover Art

Around the Corner Crochet Borders

Around the Corner Crochet Borders 150 Colorful, Creative Edging Designs with Charts and Instructions for Turning the Corner Perfectly Every Time by Edie Eckman

A crochet border is the perfect finishing touch on the edges of any fiber project, but creating one often means shaping the edging around an unforgiving 90-degree angle. It’s no easy task, but Edie Eckman guides you through it with style and poise. This collection includes 150 vibrant crochet frames to suit every fiber need, with color photographs by John Polak that showcase the beautiful details of each technique. Now painless, marvelous crochet borders are just around the corner!

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How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend - Monks of New Skete Cover Art

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend A Training Manual for Dog Owners by Monks of New Skete

For more than a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners--and, of course, for their canine best friends. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over four decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, including: Selecting a dog (what breed? male? female? puppy or older dog?) to fit your lifestyle Where to get--and where not to get--a dog Reading a pedigree Training your dog or puppy--when, where, and how The proper use of praise and discipline Feeding, grooming, and ensuring your dog's physical fitness Recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live - in the city, country, or suburb The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her lifeIn its scope, its clarity, and its authority, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners. Like no other book, this guide can help you understand and appreciate your dog's nature as well as his or her distinct personality--and in so doing, it can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.

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Ecology of the Planted Aquarium - Diana Louise Walstad Cover Art

Ecology of the Planted Aquarium

Ecology of the Planted Aquarium A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise for the Home Aquarist by Diana Louise Walstad

Book presents scientific information that hobbyists can use to set up and maintain successful planted freshwater aquaria. Book contains practical tips using a question-and-answer format in boxes scattered throughout the text. Although the author prefers “low-tech” methods, she lays out the science that underlies all methods. The author shows that hobbyists can create thriving planted freshwater tanks WITHOUT CO2 injection, fertilizers, expensive lighting, and other high-tech gadgets.

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DIY Autoflowering Cannabis - Jeff Lowenfels Cover Art

DIY Autoflowering Cannabis

DIY Autoflowering Cannabis An Easy Way to Grow Your Own by Jeff Lowenfels

A totally new category of plants — as easy to grow as tomatoes, perfect for gardeners Cannabis prohibition is ending around the world, and there’s a new bud in town — auto-flowering cannabis. As easy to grow as tomatoes, auto-flowering cannabis is the perfect new plant for the home gardener who has limited time and space. Unlike commercially grown cannabis, auto-flowering cannabis plants are small, container-grown, day-neutral, require no special lights or equipment, and grow incredibly fast – from seed to harvest in as little as seven weeks. Written by gardening authority Jeff Lowenfels, DIY Auto-flowering Cannabis is a full-color, illustrated guide for everyone wanting to grow their own. It covers: The history and benefits of auto-flowering cannabis Its origins, chemistry, and growing habits Step-by-step growing methods, including tips, tricks, supplies, and seed sourcing How to harvest, process, and breed your new plants. If you are a home gardener or already grow cannabis, you too can learn how to grow this new plant with ease, all while reaping its many benefits, such as harvesting it for medical use, recreational use, or simply as a decorative, sweet-smelling flower to enjoy. If you like to grow tomatoes, you will love growing auto-flowering cannabis.

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The Grow System - Marjory Wildcraft Cover Art

The Grow System

The Grow System True Health, Wealth, and Happiness Come from the Ground by Marjory Wildcraft

Grow your own food and medicine with a step-by-step guide from the founder of The Grow Network Imagine cultivating enough food to slash your grocery shopping in half--all in less than an hour a day in your own backyard. Sounds impossible, right? Marjory Wildcraft says it's not: She's been homesteading for almost twenty years and founded The Grow Network to teach hundreds of thousands of others--some with very little space or time, some city dwellers with rooftop gardens--how to do the same, from gardening, to raising chickens, to composting, to medicine-making. Wildcraft started her homesteading journey in search of a more sustainable and financially secure way of life. As she says, self-sufficiency offers practical rewards, but the real payoff is "true wealth": health, family, community, meaningful work, and living a life with purpose. This empowering way of life is possible for anyone who has a patch of dirt, small or large. The Grow System includes:     •  Essential advice for creating a balanced ecosystem in your backyard, with a basic recipe for homemade fertilizer   •  Step-by-step instructions for setting up a chicken coop and information on choosing the right breed   •  Home remedies for 12 common ailments, with 8 must-know medicine preparations.  The Grow System provides a comprehensive strategy for producing healthy food and herbal medicine at home, and reclaiming the skills our ancestors used every day. It helps connect us to the environment and empowers us to lead healthier lives, without relying on big systems that are out of our control and insecure. It offers a path to a rich, reliable, and deeply satisfying life.

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Essential Joinery - Marc Spagnuolo Cover Art

Essential Joinery

Essential Joinery The Fundamental Techniques Every Woodworker Should Know by Marc Spagnuolo

With the knowledge of only a handful of essential joints, a woodworker can build anything he can imagine… Whether it’s a kitchen cabinet or an 18th century highboy, the foundation for all types of woodworking can be boiled down to a handful of essential joinery skills. Once learned, these joinery methods can be used to create almost anything the woodworker’s mind can imagine. From the workshop of The Wood Whisperer, the popular YouTube host and best-selling author Marc Spagunolo teaches his preferred, time-tested methods for creating these joints. Rather than working solely by hand or machine, Spagunolo teaches woodworkers how to choose the joinery methods that make the most sense for the task at hand. And, in his easy-going and accessible style that promotes comfort and confidence, he provides several styles and methods for creating each joint. With Essential Joinery, beginners and pros alike will learn to hone the joinery skills that will take their woodworking to the next level.   

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Mini Meadows - Mike Lizotte Cover Art

Mini Meadows

Mini Meadows Grow a Little Patch of Colorful Flowers Anywhere around Your Yard by Mike Lizotte

The word “meadow” conjures images of wide expanses of land, but a mini meadow — a kind of informal flower garden started with seed sown directly into the soil — can be any size; plus, it’s fun, easy to grow, and good for the planet. With as little as 50 square feet and for less than $20, gardeners can plant a colorful meadow that demands little in the way of space, mowing, or maintenance, uses less water than a traditional lawn, and provides habitat for pollinators — not to mention a natural exploration space for children. From choosing the right variety of seeds, preparing the soil, sowing evenly, and watering well, author Mike Lizotte guides readers through the process of successfully creating a miniature meadow that suits their climate, soil, and growing goals, whether planting to beautify a hellstrip, halt erosion, fill a boggy spot, or establish a nesting area for bees and butterflies. Mini Meadows offers gardeners of all levels the keys to creating, caring for, and reaping the rewards of thriving meadows through the seasons, year after year.  This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.  

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Decluttering at the Speed of Life - Dana K. White Cover Art

Decluttering at the Speed of Life

Decluttering at the Speed of Life Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff by Dana K. White

You don't have to live overwhelmed by stuff—you can get rid of clutter for good! Decluttering expert Dana White identifies the emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter and provides workable solutions to break through and make progress. While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, many of us simply can't purge it all and start from nothing. Yet a home with too much stuff is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make real decluttering progress. In Decluttering at the Speed of Life, decluttering expert and author Dana White identifies the mindsets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. In her signature humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out—for good! Not only does Dana provide strategies, but she dives deep into how to implement them, no matter the reader's clutter level or emotional resistance to decluttering. She helps identify procrasticlutter—the stuff that will get done eventually so it doesn't seem urgent—as well as how to make progress when there's no time to declutter. In Decluttering at the Speed of Life, Dana’s chapters cover: Why You Need This Book (You Know Why)Your Unique HomeDecluttering in the Midst of Real LifeChange Your Mind, Change Your HomeBreaking Through Your Decluttering DelusionsWorking It Out Room by RoomHelping Others Declutter As long as we're living and breathing, new clutter will appear. The good news is that by following Dana’s advice, decluttering will get easier, become more natural, and require significantly fewer hours, less emotional bandwidth, and little to no sweat to keep going.

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Cannabis Grower's Handbook - Ed Rosenthal Cover Art

Cannabis Grower's Handbook

Cannabis Grower's Handbook The Complete Guide to Marijuana and Hemp Cultivation by Ed Rosenthal

Ed Rosenthal has been teaching people how to grow marijuana for decades. Let him help you cultivate bountiful buds, and lots of them. The techniques and tools for growing cannabis have changed over the past five years. Ed shows you the most productive and easiest methods in his new, most comprehensive book. Cannabis Grower’s Handbook features the latest innovations in marijuana cultivation that will save you time, money, and energy, including:   How to set up different types of home gardens, indoors and out   The newest, most efficient LED lights including adjustable spectrum fixtures   How to use sustainable regenerative gardening techniques   Fast, reliable drying and curing methods   Comprehensive integrated pest management   Choosing what to grow—find out more about high THC, autoflowers, and CBD varieties   Many more tools, tips, and techniques!   Cannabis Grower’s Handbook is the definitive guide for all cultivators. First-time home growers will learn how to get started and enjoy a successful first harvest. Experienced growers will find new information about lighting, flowering, outdoor CO2, stimulating growth, and harvesting. This book is an essential reference for developing standard operating procedures, whether for micro-operations or large-scale commercial cannabis operations. 600 PAGES OF FULL-COLOR PHOTOS, DIAGRAMS, AND CHARTS. ED ROSENTHAL is a legend—a veteran educator and an outspoken proponent of Full Legalization and The Right to Grow. His books are beloved by growers for their accessible style, accuracy, and innovative content. Ed wrote Cannabis Grower’s Handbook with a team of botanists, industry consultants, and scientists to ensure that you have the most up-to-date, accurate information to help you grow. This is the most extensively researched book about marijuana cultivation available. It will be your handy guide, like having an expert in your garden.

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Your Golden Retriever Puppy Month by Month - Terry Albert, Debra Eldredge, DVM & Alan Gunther Cover Art

Your Golden Retriever Puppy Month by Month

Your Golden Retriever Puppy Month by Month Everything You Need to Know at Each Stage to Ensure Your Cute and Playful Puppy Grows into a Happy, Healthy Companion by Terry Albert, Debra Eldredge, DVM & Alan Gunther

Your Golden Retriever Puppy Month by Month provides new pet owners with everything you need to know and do at each stage of development to make sure your playful, energetic puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion. A veterinarian, a trainer, and a breeder team up to cover all the questions new owners tend to have, and many they don't think to ask, including: * What to ask the breeder before bringing your puppy home * Which vaccinations your puppy needs and when to get them * How to make potty training as smooth (and quick) as possible * What to do when your puppy cries at night * Why and how to crate train your puppy * When socialization should happen and how to make sure it does * When your puppy is ready to learn basic commands--like Sit, Stay, and Come--and the best way to teach them * When and how to go about leash training * How much exercise your puppy needs to stay physically and mentally healthy * What, how much, and when to feed your puppy to give him the nutrition he needs without the extra weight he doesn't * When your puppy is ready for obedience training and how to make sure it works * How and how often to bathe your puppy, brush his coat, clip his nails, and brush his teeth * How to know when a trip to the vet is needed * What causes problem behaviors, when to expect them, and how to correct them

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Succulents - Cassidy Tuttle Cover Art

Succulents

Succulents by Cassidy Tuttle

Succulents are plants that hold water in their leaves, such as cacti, aloe, and echeveria. They have captured the hearts of crafters, decorators, and plant lovers all over the world. Always popular as an outdoor plant in warm climates, succulents have found a new popularity as a try indoor plant that's easy to care for and fun to look at. Idiot's Guides: Succulents includes: + Everything needed to select, pair, pot, and care for succulent plants. + Snapshots of 100 of the most popular varieties of succulent plants, including care, color, hardiness, pairing, and a full-color photo for each. + 16 beautiful craft projects with how-to steps and color photos, including picture frames, wreaths, terrariums, centerpieces, and bouquets. + Tips on successfully propagating new succulents from existing plants. + Extensive advice on choosing pots and unique planters, repotting succulents, and pairing varieties for maximum impact. + An index of succulents by color and height that gives readers another tool for selecting the succulents that will look.

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Mystical Stitches - Christi Johnson Cover Art

Mystical Stitches

Mystical Stitches Embroidery for Personal Empowerment and Magical Embellishment by Christi Johnson

Explore personal transformation through the stitching of dreams and intentions. Anything but ordinary,  Mystical Stitches  combines the beloved and accessible craft of embroidery with a spiritual element, introducing a rich treasury of 200 magical symbols you can use to set an intention and create personal icons to wear or embellish items in the home. Christi Johnson offers unique patterns inspired by botanicals, animals, numbers, the cosmos, earth elements, zodiac signs, and mythical beasts, for novice or well-practiced crafters to combine into talismans with personal meaning. Johnson’s folk art style is vibrant and unintimidating and provides a framework for bringing spiritual elements into physical form. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.  

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PYREX Passion - Michael D. Barber Cover Art

PYREX Passion

PYREX Passion The Comprehensive Guide to Decorated Vintage Pyres by Michael D. Barber

All-new photos, updated information, new cradle reference, and over 30 additional pages! Pyrex collectors are always looking for the most accurate and comprehensive information about opal Pyrex produced from the 1940s through 1980s. The 2nd edition of Pyrex Passion won’t disappoint! In addition to new photos, advertisements, and catalog images, this edition includes dates of production for patterns as well as individual items and sets. The standard pattern section has expanded information on plain opal and opal with gold trim items in addition to newly discovered dates of production and distribution methods for Pink and Orange Butterprint, Homestead Brown, and the alternate versions of Verdé and Town and Country. The promotional pattern section has greatly expanded information including exact dates of production for 15 items previously estimated and new photos that include original cradles for each item. This edition also includes an updated pattern reference, value guide, new cradle reference, index, and history by item.

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How to Breed your French Bulldog Responsibly - Jacquie Dollins Cover Art

How to Breed your French Bulldog Responsibly

How to Breed your French Bulldog Responsibly by Jacquie Dollins

Deciding to breed your French Bulldog is a big decision and one that should not be taken lightly. Most people get very excited about the prospect of having a bunch of cute and adorable puppies around, and possibly even with the idea of earning a bit of extra money with the sale of the puppies. The reality is that breeding French Bulldog’s, especially if you own the female, is a lot of work and worry and very rarely results in large amounts of money. In this e-book you will receive a Breeding Checklist Before planning to breed your French Bulldog you need to ask yourself 9 vital questions. The Breeding Checklist we have provided will guide you through if breeding is right for you. • How to Find the Perfect Partner for Your French Bulldog • Pregnancy & Beyond  • Advice on Whelping  • Special notes on breeding a French Bulldog • All About Puppy Care • How to Register the Puppies • Choosing good homes for your French Bulldog Puppies  • How to Handle The Transition to the new pups home.  Don’t make the wrong choices when deciding to breed your French Bulldog. Read our guide and then decide if this is the right choice for you and your French Bulldog.  If you breed your French Bulldog it can be a wonderful experience. Be sure you’re prepared to care

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Welding Complete, 2nd Edition - Michael A. Reeser Cover Art

Welding Complete, 2nd Edition

Welding Complete, 2nd Edition Techniques, Project Plans & Instructions by Michael A. Reeser

Welding is a satisfying skill that will yield many rewards,  Welding Complete shows you everything you need to know to become a competent and safe welder. Welding is a fun and surprisingly affordable activity, with complete welding kits available at home-improvement stores for just a few hundred dollars . This book shows you everything you need to know to become a competent and safe welder of a wide variety of metal projects. Featured projects include a coffee table, magazine rack, wine rack, truck rack, firepit, and gate. The time has never been better to learn to weld. New tools and equipment are lower in price and easier to use. Growing interest in metalworking has made supplies easier to come by, with most home-improvement stores now stocking a variety of metals and fuels. As interest in welding expands , the number of great plans and designs continues to grow. This updated edition of Welding Complete  comes packed with fresh designs and up-to-date information , this new book is your personal metal shop teacher.

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Cricut for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide with Precise Images, Illustrated Examples, Original project Ideas, Tips & Tricks. - Cricut Maker Cover Art

Cricut for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide with Precise Images, Illustrated Examples, Original project Ideas, Tips & Tricks. by Cricut Maker

Is this you? -You bought a Cricut Machine. -You can't set it up properly and it often brings errors -You watch blogs and Youtube videos trying to understand how to use it with little to no success -You can't get your head around the damn thing..  How is it that, no matter what you do, you seem to always have problems with Cricut and Design Space? I know the feeling.. I used to stay up all night watching Youtube videos trying to figure out the settings.. The advertising made Cricut look like my new one stop solution for cutting and expressing my creativity but.. No matter what I did, I always had errors. It was getting stressful. I bought books, courses and attended seminars from so called "Gurus". Nothing was useful. When I stopped listening to their so called "easy-to-implement" advice I started my new journey to trouble shooting every single error in Cricut and Design Space and become a master… I took notes every single day. I learned so much that I wrote a book that I have in my desk and consider MY CRICUT BIBLE. I started sharing my notes on Facebook Groups and people started to ask me for consulting. I was like "What?", I'm just a normal person.. I'm not a proper "expert". I just did it by myself. I tried everything. I failed A LOT. I learned a lot. Now I have my step-by-step system. I decided to turn all my notes into a book and share it with the world. So now you can finally have all your doubts and problems solved and start using Cricut to its full potential and express your creativity- HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: -THE SECRET WAY OF THE TOP USERS TO SET UP CRICUT TO HAVE NO TROUBLES,  THAT THEY NEVER REVEAL AND WE DON'T KNOW WHY! -WHY CRICUT COURSES SUCK (IT'S FOR THE SAME REASON) -WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SET UP CORRECTLY YOUR CRICUT MACHINE -WHY YOU SHOULD USE VECTOR -CREATING A NEW CUSTOM MATERIAL -HOW TO NOT SUCK WITH SHAPES ICONS -HOW TO USE TEMPLATES TO CREATE YOUR UNIQUE DESIGN -WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER USE THIS TYPE OF IMAGES -BEST CRICUT MACHINES FOR BEGINNERS - BRANDING ON SOCIAL MEDIA -OPEN AN ONLINE SHOP -HOW TO MAKE VINYL DECAL -CRICUT FAQS -TIPS, TRICKS AND ADVICE And Much More Secrets... Make beautiful creations that people will want and envy you for! Get this guide now and become a pro (or share it with a loved one who would love this).

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Organizing Your Life - Cyndy Aldred Cover Art

Organizing Your Life

Organizing Your Life Practical Tips for Making Your Life More Manageable by Cyndy Aldred

Today's society is not only fast-paced, it has become increasingly complex. Today, as never before, it's crucial to find ways to increase productivity and simplify, and the best way to stay sane is to get organized. Using dozens of beautiful, four-color photos, this book presents a variety of ideas and steps necessary for organizing every room, closet, drawer, basement, garage, and shed in one's house. Moreover, it also presents ideas for organizing one's office and data as well. Also included: - The "green" aspects of organizing, getting things organized in the electronic age, and loads of new products that help people organize. - Up-to-date information, including new resources, for people with clutter disorders.

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Cricut Design Space For Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Cricut  Maker & Project Ideas with Color Images & Practical Illustrated Examples (2ND EDITION) - Cricut Maker Cover Art

Cricut Design Space For Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Cricut Maker & Project Ideas with Color Images & Practical Illustrated Examples (2ND EDITION) by Cricut Maker

Is this you? -You bought a Cricut Machine. -You can't set it up properly and it often brings errors -You watch blogs and Youtube videos trying to understand how to use it with little to no success -You can't get your head around the damn thing .. How is it that, no matter what you do, you seem to always have problems with Cricut and Design Space? I know the feeling .. I used to stay up all night watching Youtube videos trying to figure out the settings .. The advertising made Cricut look like my new one stop solution for cutting and expressing my creativity but .. No matter what I did, I always had errors. It was getting stressful. I bought books, courses and attended seminars from so called "Gurus". Nothing was useful. Could it be that these bloggers were affiliated with the brand and only cared about selling? I guess I know. When I stopped listening to their so called "easy-to-implement" advice I started my new journey to trouble shooting every single error in Cricut and Design Space and become a master ... I took notes every single day. I learned so much that I wrote a book that I have in my desk and consider MY CRICUT BIBLE. Whenever I have a problem and I need a special technique or troubleshoot, I just take my notebook, search the index, read and implement. I started sharing my notes on Facebook Groups and people started to ask me for consulting. I was like "What?", I'm just a normal person .. I'm not a proper "expert". I just did it by myself. I tried everything. I failed A LOT. I learned a lot. Now I have my step-by-step system. I decided to turn all my notes into a book and share it with the world. So now you can finally have all your doubts and problems solved and start using Cricut to its full potential and express your creativity- HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: - ALL CHAPTERS OF THE 1 EDITION + .... -HOW TO CREATE FULL COLOR GRAPHICS -MORE CRICUT IDEAS FOR SELLING YOUR GREETING CARD PROJECTS -WHY YOU SHOULD USE VECTOR -CRICUT DESIGN STUDIO AND ITS RELEVANCE IN CRICUT DESIGN SPACE -HOW TO USE TEMPLATES TO CREATE YOUR UNIQUE DESIGN -WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER USE THIS TYPE OF IMAGES -CANVAS MASTERY -HOW TO MAKE MULTI-LAYERED CARDS - HOW TO UPLOAD A BASIC IMAGE TO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE -SAVE, OPEN & EDIT PROJECTS IN CRICUT DESIGN SPACE APP (IPAD, PHONE) -WORKING WITH MULTIPLE LINES OF TEXT -MUCH MORE CRICUT IDEAS FOR SELLING YOUR GREETING CARD PROJECTS And Much More Secrets… Make beautiful creations that people will want and envy you for! Get this guide now and become a pro (or share it with a loved one who would love this).

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The Wild Dyer - Abigail Booth Cover Art

The Wild Dyer

The Wild Dyer A Maker's Guide to Natural Dyes with Beautiful Projects to create and stitch by Abigail Booth

Fabrics colored with natural dyes have a beauty and subtlety all of their own. Onion and avocado skins, chamomile and birch bark, and nettles and acorns can produce lovely, ethereal colors and effects. The Wild Dyer demystifies this ecoconscious art, focusing on foraging and growing dying materials; repurposing kitchen trimmings; making and using long-lasting dyes; and creating stitched projects. Workspace setup, equipment, and fabric choices and care are all discussed. Beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions illustrate how to make fifteen exquisite household items, from a drawstring bag to a gardener's smock and a reversible patchwork blanket. The Wild Dyer is a complete guide for both beginners and experienced artists seeking to expand their knowledge of this increasingly popular craft.

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Plumbing Made Easy: Flash - Roy Treloar Cover Art

Plumbing Made Easy: Flash

Plumbing Made Easy: Flash by Roy Treloar

The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Plumbing Made Easy is a short, simple and easy to follow guide to mastering some simple plumbing jobs that might occur on an everyday basis. By learning some basic skills and techniques you can learn how to carry out repairs and simple projects - in just 96 pages. Ideal for the busy or the thrifty, Plumbing Made Easy is a quick, to-the-point guide for those who want to complete simple plumbing jobs quickest time possible.

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Grow, Cook, Dye, Wear - Bella Gonshorovitz Cover Art

Grow, Cook, Dye, Wear

Grow, Cook, Dye, Wear From Seed to Style the Sustainable Way by Bella Gonshorovitz

A fully illustrated, practical e-guide that explains how to follow a sustainable approach to food and fashion Live sustainably with style - grow fruits and vegetables, cook them, create natural dyes, then make your own clothes with five full-size pattern sheets. Swap food waste and fast fashion for homegrown produce, delicious vegan dishes, and a contemporary capsule wardrobe with the help of fashion designer, dressmaker, and writer Bella Gonshorovitz. Focused around five crops (blackberry, nettle, onion, red cabbage and rhubarb) that can be foraged or grown in an allotment, planter, or container, Bella shows you how to embrace a holistic garden-to-garment lifestyle. - Learn how to forage, sow and harvest with straightforward grow guides. - Enjoy your produce with advice on the best vegan pantry ingredients and recipes for vibrant, flavour-packed dishes. - Create natural dyes from your food waste to upcycle fabrics in beautiful seasonal shades. - Transform your fabrics into five exclusively designed, essential pieces, including a shirt dress and duster coat. From sowing to sewing, Bella guides you with engaging stories, easy-to-follow instructions, step-by-step illustrations, and full-scale pattern sheets. Whether you're looking to rethink your lifestyle, embrace slow fashion, try a plant-based diet or simply give grow your own a go, Bella's friendly, accessible approach to sustainable living will help you get started, create more and waste less.

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How to Raise the Perfect Dog - Cesar Millan & Melissa Jo Peltier Cover Art

How to Raise the Perfect Dog

How to Raise the Perfect Dog Through Puppyhood and Beyond by Cesar Millan & Melissa Jo Peltier

From the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel's Dog Whisperer , the only resource you’ll need for raising a happy, healthy dog. For the millions of people every year who consider bringing a puppy into their lives–as well as those who have already brought a dog home–Cesar Millan, the preeminent dog behavior expert, says, "Yes, you can raise the perfect dog!" It all starts with the proper foundation in the early years. Here, Cesar tells you everything you need to know to create the best environment for a well-balanced dog in order to avoid behavior issues in the future, and shows you how to correct the most common behavior issues for young dogs. Based on Cesar’s own detailed experiences raising individual puppies from some of the most popular breeds, How to Raise the Perfect Dog is like having Cesar right beside you, as your own personal expert, coaching you and your dog from the first day of your life together. Packed with new information aimed specifically at the particular needs of puppies and adolescents, and written in Cesar's friendly, accessible style, How to Raise the Perfect Dog answers all the most commonly asked questions and guides you towards a loving, satisfying life-long relationship with your best friend. #1 New York Times bestselling author, Cesar Millan shows you how to raise the perfect dog and prevent behavior issues before they start, including: • what to expect from each stage of your puppy's development • quick and easy housebreaking • the essentials of proper nutrition • the importance of vaccinating–and of not over-vaccinating • creating perfect obedience from day one through rules, boundaries, and calm-assertive leadership • how to avoid the most common mistakes owners make raising puppies and young dogs • how to correct any issue before it becomes a problem • unique exercises and play to bring out the best in every breed

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Inside of a Dog - Alexandra Horowitz Cover Art

Inside of a Dog

Inside of a Dog What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz

The #1 New York Times bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how they think. The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human. Horowitz introduces the reader to dogs’ perceptual and cognitive abilities and then draws a picture of what it might be like to be a dog. What’s it like to be able to smell not just every bit of open food in the house but also to smell sadness in humans, or even the passage of time? How does a tiny dog manage to play successfully with a Great Dane? What is it like to hear the bodily vibrations of insects or the hum of a fluorescent light? Why must a person on a bicycle be chased? What’s it like to use your mouth as a hand? In short, what is it like for a dog to experience life from two feet off the ground, amidst the smells of the sidewalk, gazing at our ankles or knees? Inside of a Dog explains these things and much more. The answers can be surprising—once we set aside our natural inclination to anthropomorphize dogs. Inside of a Dog also contains up-to-the-minute research—on dogs’ detection of disease, the secrets of their tails, and their skill at reading our attention—that Horowitz puts into useful context. Although not a formal training guide, Inside of a Dog has practical application for dog lovers interested in understanding why their dogs do what they do. With a light touch and the weight of science behind her, Alexandra Horowitz examines the animal we think we know best but may actually understand the least. This book is as close as you can get to knowing about dogs without being a dog yourself.

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