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Popular Mechanics: How to Fix Anything - Popular Mechanics Cover Art

Popular Mechanics: How to Fix Anything

Popular Mechanics: How to Fix Anything Essential Home Repairs Anyone Can Do by Popular Mechanics

A step-by-step guide to home repairs large and small from Popular Mechanics —the name that’s “synonymous with the ultimate in DIY knowledge” ( Booklist , starred review).   Got a squeaky floor or a rattling door? Is your grout a color you don’t recognize anymore? From quick fixes like linking broken chains and patching drywall to more involved projects like replacing a fuel line and bleeding your brakes,  Popular Mechanics How to Fix Anything  is the handy and reliable go-to guide for the most common household problems—offering a primer on plumbing; unexpected hacks like using a golf tee to fill a stripped screw hole; instructions for tuning up the garage door; and so much more.   Throughout the book Roy Berendsohn,  Popular Mechanics ’ senior home editor, answers questions about the trickiest fix-its, including how to deal with recurring ceiling cracks or get rid of that stench from the kitchen sink. And because it’s organized room by room, from basement to bathroom to bedroom, it’s simple to find the solution you need—so you won’t have to hire someone else to do the job.


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The Divinity of Dogs

The Divinity of Dogs True Stories of Miracles Inspired by Man's Best Friend by Jennifer Skiff

From the bestselling author of God Stories , this “uplifting book...filled with pure joy” ( Chicago Tribune ) shares the inspiring stories of people who have encountered the divine through their dogs. The Divinity of Dogs is about the moments we learn something profound about life from an experience with a dog. In this inspiring collection of true dog stories, you’ll hear dramatic firsthand accounts from people whose lives have been transformed by a dog’s love. From everyday blessings to lifealtering miracles, these stories confirm what many of us have always known: dogs are the ultimate gift, sent here to help us on our journey. You’ll meet Mazie, the Lab who was rescued from a shelter only to return the favor by rescuing her new family; Luna, the Retriever who pulled her person to safety after she collapsed in a field; Little Bit, the Chihuahua who detected cancer in her owner’s breast; Emma, the Rottweiler who stopped a troubled man from taking his life; Bo, the Boxer who helped comfort a mother after the loss of her son; and other amazing, heroic dogs you’ll never forget. Filled with heartwarming anecdotes, adorable dog photos, and the author’s moving personal story, The Divinity of Dogs reminds us that we’re not alone and will always have joy in our lives as long as we have dogs by our sides.


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Home Comforts

Home Comforts
The Art and Science of Keeping House
by Cheryl Mendelson

A classic bestselling resource for every household, Home Comforts helps you manage everyday chores, find creative solutions to domestic dilemmas, and enhance the experience of life at home. “ Home Comforts is to the house what Joy of Cooking is to food. ” — USA TODAY Home Comforts is an engaging and comprehensive book about housekeeping. It is a lively and readable guide for both beginners and experts in all the domestic arts. From keeping surfaces free of germs, watering plants, removing stains, folding a fitted sheet, cleaning china, tuning a piano, lighting a fire, setting the dining room table—this guide covers everything that people might want to do for themselves in their homes. Further topics include: making up a bed with hospital corners, expert recommendations for safe food storage, reading care labels (and sometimes carefully disregarding them), keeping your home free of dust mites and other allergens, this is a practical, good-humored, philosophical guidebook to the art and science of household management.


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The Lost Book of Simple Herbal Remedies

The Lost Book of Simple Herbal Remedies Discover over 100 herbal Medicine for all kinds of Ailment, Inspired By Dr. Barbara O'Neill by Blossom Davis

Embark on a Healing Journey with "The Lost Book of Simple Herbal Remedies" Discover the power of nature's medicine cabinet with "The Lost Book of Simple Herbal Remedies," a comprehensive guide inspired by the wisdom and teachings of Dr. Barbara O'Neill. This book is your key to unlocking the secrets of over 100 herbal remedies, each a natural solution to a range of ailments from the mundane to the chronic. What You'll Uncover Inside: A Wealth of Herbal Knowledge: Delve into an extensive collection of herbal remedies, each with its own unique healing properties, expertly compiled and explained. Dr. Barbara O'Neill's Influence: Immerse yourself in the teachings of a renowned natural health advocate, integrating her holistic approach to wellness in every remedy. User-Friendly Format: Whether you're a beginner or an experienced herbalist, you'll find the remedies easy to understand and apply, with clear instructions and insights. Natural Solutions for Everyday Ailments: From digestive issues to skin complaints, and stress relief to immune system boosts, these remedies address a wide spectrum of common health concerns. Empowerment through Education: Learn not only the 'how' but also the 'why' behind each remedy, equipping you with the knowledge to make informed health choices. Transform Your Health Naturally: "The Lost Book of Simple Herbal Remedies" isn't just a book; it's a movement towards taking control of your health using the healing power of nature. In an age where we often turn to quick pharmaceutical fixes, this guide brings us back to the enduring wisdom of herbal treatments. Begin Your Herbal Healing Journey Today: Ready to embrace a more natural approach to your health and well-being? Click "BUY NOW" and step into a world where every plant holds the potential for healing. Let "The Lost Book of Simple Herbal Remedies" be your guide on this transformative journey. Experience the profound impact of nature's healing power, all inspired by the teachings of Dr. Barbara O'Neill.


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The Interior Design Handbook

The Interior Design Handbook Furnish, Decorate, and Style Your Space by Frida Ramstedt & Mia Olofsson

The new comprehensive bible of interior design, from a home styling guru who has coached an entire Scandinavian generation in the art of creating a harmonious home. Frida Ramstedt believes in thinking about  how  we decorate, rather than focusing on what we decorate with. We know more today than ever before about design trends, furniture, and knickknacks, and now Frida familiarizes readers with the basic principles behind interior and styling—what looks good and, most of all, why it looks good. The Interior Design Handbook teaches you general rules of thumb—like what the golden ratio and the golden spiral are, the proper size for a coffee table in relation to your sofa, the optimal height to hang lighting fixtures, and the best ways to use a mood board—complete with helpful illustrations. Use The Interior Design Handbook to achieve a balanced, beautiful home no matter where you live or what your style is.


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Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring Updated 8th Edition

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring Updated 8th Edition
Current with 2020-2023 Electrical Codes
by Editors of Cool Springs Press

For over 15 years, BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to Wiring has been the best-selling home wiring manual in North America. With this 8th edition, get the clearest, most up-to-date advice available. As the most current wiring book on the market, you can be confident that your projects will meet national wiring codes . You’ll also spend more time on your project and less time scratching your head thanks to more than 800 clear color photos and over 40 diagrams that show you exactly what you need to know about home electrical service; all the most common circuits, all the most-needed techniques, all the most essential tools and materials. Chapters include:Working Safely with WiringWire, Cable & ConduitBoxes & PanelsSwitches (including wall switches and specialty switches)ReceptaclesPreliminary Work (planning your project, highlights of the National Electrical Code, and more)Circuit MapsCommon Wiring Projects (whole-house surge arrestors, underfloor radiant heat systems, doorbells, backup power supply, and many more)Repair Projects (light fixtures, ceiling fans, lamp sockets, plugs and cords, and more)The information in this book has been created and reviewed by professional electricians under the watchful eye of the experts at BLACK+DECKER. You can find plenty of articles and videos about wiring online or in other publications, but only The Complete Guide to Wiring has passed the rigorous test to make it part of the best DIY series from the brand you trust.


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Container Gardens: Specialist Guide

Container Gardens: Specialist Guide Planting in containers and designing, improving and maintaining container gardens by David Squire

A complete guide to growing plants in pots, including tips on maintaining everything from vegetables and fruit to flowers and trees in containers. Home Gardener's  Container Gardens  is the essential guide to gardening with attractive urns, troughs, tubs, hanging baskets, window boxes, and wall pots. No matter how big or small a garden is, there is always room for a container. They can be used on terraces and patios to soften their appearance, form a point of interest at the end of a path, or showcase a particularly wonderful plant. Whatever is needed in a garden, a container can be the answer. This amply illustrated guide covers everything that you need to know about container gardening—from the basics of which container to choose, guidance on seasonal displays, and creating an herb garden to container water features, indoor hanging baskets, and planting a strawberry barrel. There is also invaluable information on looking after plants, raising new plants, attaching brackets and supports, and eliminating pests and diseases.


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The Backyard Homestead

The Backyard Homestead Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! by Carleen Madigan

This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long. Also available in this series: The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner, The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects, The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, and The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.  


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New Minimalism

New Minimalism Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living by Kyle Louise Quilici

The decluttering craze meets a passion for sustainable living and interior design in this gorgeous new book for readers of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up This book promises an opportunity for self-reflection and lasting change, by getting to the bottom of why we've accumulated too much stuff in the first place, therefore allowing us to transform our lives. Professional decluttering and design team Cary and Kyle of New Minimalism will take you through every step, from assessing your emotional relationship to your stuff to decluttering your home to then turning it into a beautifully designed space that feels clean and tidy without feeling sparse or prescriptive. And all of this without filling up a landfill—you'll find resources and strategies to donate and reuse your stuff so you don't have to feel guilty about getting rid of it!


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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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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.


Creating Crystal Jewelry with Swarovski - Laura McCabe Cover Art

Creating Crystal Jewelry with Swarovski

Creating Crystal Jewelry with Swarovski 65 Sparkling Designs with Crystal Beads and Stones by Laura McCabe

Elegant, old-world jewelry with modern style. Working with world-famous Swarovski crystal beads, author Laura McCabe creates luminous necklaces, earrings, pendants, and rings for beaders of every skill level. The author provides complete step-by-step instruction for 20 projects (10 for beginners) -- and presents 45 more in a photo gallery of design variations, teaching readers how to vary colors and shapes to create custom effects. All 65 designs are made with only three simple beadwork techniques: flat peyote stitch, tubular peyote stitch, and spiral rope. Laura McCabe also provides a chapter on making decorative embellishments, such as bezels, picots, berry clusters, and branch fringe. The concise instructions are illustrated with easy-to-follow illustrations. Beaders of any skill level can create their own high-end, boutique-style jewelryGoes beyond stringing to teach readers three basic beadweaving techniques and principles of designOnly book on market endorsed by the worldÆs leading manufacturer of cut-crystal beads


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.


A Beginner’s Guide to Healing Plants and Herbs: Herbs in Your Kitchen that Heal - Dueep Jyot Singh & John Davidson Cover Art

A Beginner’s Guide to Healing Plants and Herbs: Herbs in Your Kitchen that Heal

A Beginner’s Guide to Healing Plants and Herbs: Herbs in Your Kitchen that Heal Health Learning Books, no. 59 by Dueep Jyot Singh & John Davidson

A Beginner’s Guide to Healing Plants and Herbs Herbs in Your Kitchen that Heal Table of Contents Herbs in Your Kitchen and to Heal Introduction How to Make Herb Biscuits Making Herb Butters Green Butter Making Natural Green Dye for Your Butters Herb Waters for Perfumed Uses Lavender Vinegar Essential oils Herbal Teas List of Herbal Teas Angelica Coriander Dandelion Balm Bergamot Elderflower Hyssop Dill and Caraway seeds Parsley Marigold petals Mint Chamomile Borage Rue Sage Rosemary Thyme Anise Lime flowers- Linden- – also known as Tilleul- teey- uhl. Lime flowers Sirop Tomato Cream Sauce Traditional White Sauce – Béchamel Conclusion Appendix How to make Rose Water Rosewater through Steam Condensation Conversion units. Author Bio Introduction A keen young budding botanist once asked me, “Ma’am, how do we know the difference between herbs, shrubs and trees?” Well, the answer is that a majority of herbal plants are definitely soft stemmed and smaller in size when compared to shrubs which are woody and often branched. Herbs are annuals and sometimes perennials. Shrubs are perennials like trees. And trees are definitely different, because they have long woody trunks, which are branched, grow to huge heights, and live really long. Herbs have been used since ancient times, for medicinal value, and also for cookery purposes. Shrubs are mainly ornamental plants, with their leaves and flowers being used as culinary accompaniments, and also for medicinal purposes. Herbs can be shrubs. Shrubs can be herbs. Woody stemmed bushes like rosemary, thyme, lavender, winter savory, and Sage come in the herbal category. The serious use of plants in medicine is in the province of homeopathic practitioners and natural herbalists who employ most species of herbs from mosses to trees in making their herbal remedies. This book is going to give you an introduction to some of the herbs, which are easy to grow and you can obtain easily fresh or dried. How did people get to know about herbs in ancient times? The awareness of the edible as well as the remedial qualities of herbs must have been gained by happy and sad experiences in prehistoric days. When food was scarce and often very nasty, pungent herbs made it more palatable. The larger succulent leaves, and plants provided salads and vegetables as an accompaniment to hunted mastodons and other prehistoric beasties. Soon, man found out that some of these herbs could cure and heal wounds and ease suffering, as even the tastiest culinary herb has a real medicinal value and virtue. This is how prehistoric man found out that Moss – sphagnum – was an excellent healer of wounds. Just imagine he went hunting and got into an argument with a sabertooth. And there he was with wounds all over his body, lying nose down on the mossy ground. So he found himself clutching a handful of moss, squeezing it, and trying to stop the blood flow from the wounds. Hey, the Moss was so absorbent, that it stopped the wound from bleeding any more. So back he came back to his tribal camp with Moss sticking all over his body. After a week or so, he noticed that his wounds were healing really well. Now, most of this was just by trial and error, and luck. His genetic makeup was strong, and his diet conducive to good natural healing. But that meant that the next time he went on the warpath with other tribes in the vicinity, he made sure that the healer had packed lots of sphagnum, along with food in a pouch for every warrior. Early civilizations inherited this knowledge and developed it even further, and both doctors and cooks used herbs appreciatively and with increasing beneficial effects. Doctors experimented with every kind of plant and cooks with the more deliciously flavored types.


Black and Decker The Complete Guide to Plumbing Updated 8th Edition - Editors of Cool Springs Press & Chris Peterson Cover Art

Black and Decker The Complete Guide to Plumbing Updated 8th Edition

Black and Decker The Complete Guide to Plumbing Updated 8th Edition Completely Updated to Current Codes by Editors of Cool Springs Press & Chris Peterson

BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to Plumbing Updated 8th Edition is the most comprehensive, up-to-date book on achievable home plumbing projects for DIYers of all skill levels. From fixing a toilet to installing and plumbing a vanity sink or curbless shower,   this book has the answer to any home plumbing problem you’re likely to have . Packed with clear color photos, illustrations, and easy-to-understand descriptions , the basics of home plumbing systems are clearly explained, and all of the most popular plumbing projects are shown with clear directions and art. Projects include: Plumbing and tiling a curbless shower Installing a jetted spa Replacing a toilet Installing a dishwasher and garbage disposer Repairing faucets Accessibility projects that meet Universal Design standards Flooring Wallcoverings Lighting Ventilation Bathroom cabinetry Get those home projects you’ve been dreaming about accomplished and done right , with a little help from the experts at BLACK+DECKER.


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Gardener's Guide to Succulents

Gardener's Guide to Succulents A Handbook of Over 125 Exquisite Varieties of Succulents and Cacti by Misa Matsuyama

The Gardener's Guide to Succulents is a stunning visual reference identifying over 125 plants from 40 different genera of succulents and cacti. Fleshy, spiny, hairy, flowering--and coming in every imaginable shape, color and size--this plant family has captured the affection of plant enthusiasts all over the world. This book provides a beautiful overview of the diversity that succulents have to offer, presenting a wide variety of popular plants to help you create striking, aesthetically pleasing compositions. This succulent guide includes information about: What each variety needs and where it thrivesPlant characteristics, with ratings on ease of growth and maintenance requirementsIdeas for group plantings and illustrated tips on indoor plantingStriking identification photos, rich in color and contrast This succulent encyclopedia is a useful resource for everyone--from cacti beginners looking to decorate their living space to serious gardeners hoping to expand their succulent plantings.


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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The Forever Dog Life

The Forever Dog Life 120+ Recipes, Longevity Tips, and New Science for Better Bowls and Healthier Homes by Rodney Habib & Karen Shaw Becker

In this beautifully illustrated guide, the authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Forever Dog show how to create a thriving, sustainable lifestyle and environment to help your dog live a longer, happier, and healthier life In The Forever Dog, Rodney Habib and Dr. Karen Becker explained that your dog’s longevity starts with proper nourishment. In The Forever Dog Life, they offer simple ways you can help your dog live longer and better from the inside-out and outside-in, including easy-to-follow tools, recipes, and tips. Learn to prepare healthy, homemade meals your dog will love, with more than 120 nutritionally packed recipes for delicious food bowls, fresh food toppers that supercharge any type of pet food, and nourishing broths and stews that entice the pickiest of eaters. And don’t forget DIY training treats, cookies, jerkies, and chews. Accompanying the recipes are science-rich tips for the best ingredients, food hacks, and tools to use in the kitchen. But food is only one aspect of a dog’s good health. The Forever Dog Life teaches you how to make your home as healthy as possible, with practical instructions for creating your own non-toxic DIY cleaners, natural disinfectants, and lawn care solutions that can easily replace hazardous chemical-based products that negatively impact our pet’s health. Also included are all-natural recipes for body care, including shampoos and conditioners, skin rinses, oral and ear care, and chemical-free flea and tick solutions. Habib and Becker make it easy to incorporate their science-backed tips into your home, so your dog (and cat!) can live a long, happy, and healthy life. Filled with wonderful stories and fantastic canines, The Forever Dog Life makes the world a safer, healthier, and happier place for animals. Backed by science and filled with photographs and four-color instructions, it is the ultimate handbook to help your dogs and cats live their best life. 


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Back to Basics

Back to Basics A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills by Abigail Gehring

Over 200,000 copies sold—fully updated! Dye your own wool, raise chickens, make your own cheddar cheese, build a log cabin, and much much more. Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast-food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers—even if you live in a city apartment, you will find your imagination sparked, and there’s no reason why you can’t, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.


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Legions Imperialis – The Great Slaughter

Legions Imperialis – The Great Slaughter Games Workshop by Games Workshop

Take to the shattered, war-torn battlefields of the Garmon Cluster with this expansion book for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Legions Imperialis. This supplement explores the origins of the terrible clash that would later become known as the Great Slaughter of Beta-Garmon, and allows you to fight massive battles and bloody campaigns set within that apocalyptic conflict. Contained within this book you will find a comprehensive history of the Second Battle for Nyrcon City and the origin of the wars that would engulf the Garmon Cluster, detailing the Loyalist and Traitor forces that took part in that terrible conflict. As well as this complete narrative, this book includes new Formations and Detachments for both the Legiones Astartes and Solar Auxilia army lists, providing new weapons of war for these powerful forces. You will also find a full campaign system for linking Legions Imperialis battles together, including rules for using maps to simulate large scale conflict on the worlds of the Imperium, and to fight the battle for Nyrcon City. Plus, full rules are included for fighting Legions Imperialis battles that feature entire armies of Titans and Knights set against each other. In order to use the content of this book, you will require a copy of the Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Legions Imperialis Rulebook , available separately.


Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms - Paul Stamets Cover Art

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms by Paul Stamets

A detailed and comprehensive guide for growing and using gourmet and medicinal mushrooms commercially or at home. “Absolutely the best book in the world on how to grow diverse and delicious mushrooms.”—David Arora, author of  Mushrooms Demystified   With precise growth parameters for thirty-one mushroom species, this bible of mushroom cultivation includes gardening tips, state-of-the-art production techniques, realistic advice for laboratory and growing room construction, tasty mushroom recipes, and an invaluable troubleshooting guide.   More than 500 photographs, illustrations, and charts clearly identify each stage of cultivation, and a twenty-four-page color insert spotlights the intense beauty of various mushroom species. Whether you’re an ecologist, a chef, a forager, a pharmacologist, a commercial grower, or a home gardener—this indispensable handbook will get you started, help your garden succeed, and make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.


Bearded Dragon Care: The Ultimate Guide for Proper Care of Your Pet Lizard - Matthew Nygard Cover Art

Bearded Dragon Care: The Ultimate Guide for Proper Care of Your Pet Lizard

Bearded Dragon Care: The Ultimate Guide for Proper Care of Your Pet Lizard by Matthew Nygard

How to Care for Your Bearded Dragon This comprehensive Bearded Dragon book is written by an experienced long-time owner of Bearded Dragons and is designed for those who want to own or already own a Bearded Dragon pet. What Others Are Saying About This Book... "This is an easy to read, in-depth, and right on point guild on how to care for beardies. I just got a bearded dragon, and purchased a number of books on how to take care of it. However, this book taught me the PROPER way of raising my new pet. This book should be THE MANUAL if you want your pet dragon to live a healthy and long life." ~ Adam R. "Very informative. I'm new at being a bearded dragon Mommy and this book answered so many of my questions :)" ~ Heather N Adkins "... I'm a first time bd owner. I needed as much knowledge as I could collect. I am very impressed with this book." ~ Dawn M. Peets This type of reptile has specific needs to remain healthy and happy. The information covers numerous topics including: Proper care and handlingBearded dragon food and dietHydration tipsBearded dragon habitat, cage or terrariumBearded dragon suppliesHeating and lighting requirementsUnderstanding bearded dragon behavior If you adhere to the recommendations in this Bearded Dragon manual, you will keep your Bearded Dragon healthy and find great enjoyment in owning and interacting with your pet for years to come. Get your copy now!


Small Engines and Outdoor Power Equipment, Updated  2nd Edition - Editors of Cool Springs Press Cover Art

Small Engines and Outdoor Power Equipment, Updated 2nd Edition

Small Engines and Outdoor Power Equipment, Updated 2nd Edition A Care & Repair Guide for: Lawn Mowers, Snowblowers & Small Gas-Powered Imple by Editors of Cool Springs Press

This updated edition of the best-selling Small Engines and Power Equipment  is more than a simple engine repair manual. Designed for the beginner with little or no mechanical experience,  this book  is a graphically appealing, step-by-step guide that covers all of the most important engine maintenance and repair skills you'll need to keep your equipment running at peak performance. It also shows exactly how to perform mechanical upkeep and repairs on the most common outdoor power implements. With new and improved content for today's motorized equipment, this DIY bible includes engine and mechanical repair plus maintenance instruction for all your outdoor power equipment , including lawn mowers, snow blowers, chain saws, power washers, generators, leaf blowers, rototillers, wood splitters, lawn edgers, and weed whips. With clear how-to photos and detailed diagrams , you'll see exactly what needs to be done. A comprehensive troubleshooting guide helps you define problems and enact solutions. Among the many skills you'll learn are seasonal tune-ups, changing oil, servicing spark plugs, cleaning filters, replacing muffler, servicing the fuel tank, overhauling the carburetor, servicing brakes, inspecting flywheels, replacing the fuel pump, and replacing a rewind cord. With Small Engines and Outdoor Power Equipment 2nd Edition in your library, you won't need to haul the lawn mower off to the repair center and wait a few weeks just because a filter is plugged or the old gas needs to be replaced. This is a book every home-owning, weekend warrior should have a copy of.


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Liber Hereticus – Traitor Legiones Astartes Army Book

Liber Hereticus – Traitor Legiones Astartes Army Book Games Workshop by Games Workshop

The Space Marine Legions of the 31st Millenium field a diverse and formidable range of genetically-enhanced warriors and advanced war machines, superior to any other military force in the galaxy. As an Age of Darkness falls across the stars and the fires of rebellion rage out of control, the armies that were used to forge the Imperium turn upon each other in an apocalyptic civil war – the Horus Heresy. Of the eighteen Space Marine Legions, fully half have betrayed their oaths. Defiant servants of the Warmaster, these Space Marines gather strength to overthrow the Emperor and claim the Throneworld of Terra. In the turmoil of the Horus Heresy, the Traitor armies unleash powers and ambitions beyond mortal reckoning, waging bitter war against their former brothers – those that still cling to their oaths and stand by the Emperor. By the determination and fury of these rebellious warriors will the fate of the Imperium, and that of humanity itself, be decided. This book is an essential guide for anyone who wants to command a Traitor Legiones Astartes force in Warhammer: The Horus Heresy. It contains all of the rules you need to field every unit and formation available to Traitor forces, from core units and weapons shared by every Space Marine Legion to specialist rules for each of the Traitor Legions – including Rites of War, unique wargear, signature units, and their legendary Primarchs. Inside this 352-page ebook, you'll find: – Rules and unit profiles covering every unit, weapon, and piece of wargear available to the Traitor Legiones Astartes in Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Legion-specific special rules, Warlord Traits, Reactions, Rites of War, wargear, unit profiles, and unique characters for each of the Traitor Legions: the Emperor's Children, Iron Warriors, Night Lords, World Eaters, Death Guard, Thousand Sons, Sons of Horus, Word Bearers, and Alpha Legion – Profiles for each of the Traitor Primarchs: Fulgrim, Perturabo, Konrad Curze, Angron, Mortarion, Magnus the Red, Horus the Warmaster, Lorgar Aurelian, and Alpharius – A visual showcase for each Traitor Legion, containing heraldry markings, colour schemes for infantry and vehicles, and a small gallery of stunning miniatures photography In order to use the contents of this book, you will require a copy of the Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Age of Darkness Rulebook .


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Arcane Journal: Orc & Goblin Tribes

Arcane Journal: Orc & Goblin Tribes Games Workshop by Games Workshop

Vast tribes of Orcs, Goblins, and Trolls dwell far from the palaces, cities, and castles of the Empire and Bretonnia. Should these warlords ever stop fighting themselves and unite into a cohesive force, they would sweep away all opposition in a brutal tide of violence. This supplement takes a close look at the brutal badlands where the Orcs and Goblins hold their claims. This is a place where might makes right, and the largest, meanest, and most cruel dominate their rivals. Used in conjunction with Warhammer: The Old World – Ravening Hordes , this book arms you with even more in-depth rules, allowing you to use your collection of brutish Orcs and cunning Goblins in new and exciting ways. Within this supplement, you will find: History of the Badlands – A closer look at the rough, arid landscape that the Orcs & Goblin Tribes call home.  A Waaagh! Abroad – Follow in the tracks of a Nomadic Waaagh! Warboss as he loots and burns his way through the Border Princes and beyond, as well as a narrative scenario that features a classic mountain pass ambush.  Heroes of Legend – Background and rules for two infamous characters: Kiknik Toofsnatcha and Ogdruz Swampdigga.  Armies of Infamy – Rules to field two unique Orc & Goblin Armies of Infamy: Nomadic Waaagh! And Troll Hordes. This is an expansion to Warhammer: The Old World – you'll need copies of the Warhammer: The Old World Rulebook and Warhammer: the Old World – Ravening Hordes books, both available separately, to use the contents of this book.


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The Sock Project

The Sock Project Colorful, Cool Socks to Knit and Show Off by Summer Lee

Oklahoma native and proud member of the Muscogee-Creek Nation, Summer Lee shares her knitting secrets for creating all shapes and sizes of socks with dots, zigzags, stripes, and a near-neon palette of happy colors.   Sock projects are universally loved by knitters, but popular knitting creator Summer Lee has turned this favorite pastime topsy turvy with designs that feature the most electric colors and wow-patterns ever dreamt up. The Sock Project is a book for every crafter: beginners who want to learn, knitters who want to improve their sock skills, and anyone who wants to fill their knitting needles—and sock drawers—with jazzy colors and new designs.   Build your skills month-by-month with 12 levels of sock knitting. First, start with the humble-but-mighty Basic Sock, then try more complicated patterns for lace socks, cabled socks, socks with Estonian Inlay, and socks done in stranded knitting. You’ll be able to sample 18 fresh and zippy patterns, plus new variations on favorite designs! The Sock Project is a joyful Starburst-color explosion for adventurous knitters everywhere.   Includes Color Photographs


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The Well-Gardened Mind

The Well-Gardened Mind The Restorative Power of Nature by Sue Stuart-Smith

One of Garden & Gun ’s Favorite Books of 2020 A distinguished psychiatrist and avid gardener offers an inspiring and consoling work about the healing effects of gardening and its ability to decrease stress and foster mental well-being in our everyday lives. The garden is often seen as a refuge, a place to forget worldly cares, removed from the “real” life that lies outside. But when we get our hands in the earth we connect with the cycle of life in nature through which destruction and decay are followed by regrowth and renewal. Gardening is one of the quintessential nurturing activities and yet we understand so little about it. The Well-Gardened Mind provides a new perspective on the power of gardening to change people’s lives. Here, Sue Stuart-Smith investigates the many ways in which mind and garden can interact and explores how the process of tending a plot can be a way of sustaining an innermost self. Stuart-Smith’s own love of gardening developed as she studied to become a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. From her grandfather’s return from World War I to Freud’s obsession with flowers to case histories with her own patients to progressive gardening programs in such places as Rikers Island prison in New York City, Stuart-Smith weaves thoughtful yet powerful examples to argue that gardening is much more important to our cognition than we think. Recent research is showing how green nature has direct antidepressant effects on humans. Essential and pragmatic, The Well-Gardened Mind is a book for gardeners and the perfect read for people seeking healthier mental lives.


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The Complete Cat Breed Book, Second Edition

The Complete Cat Breed Book, Second Edition Choose the Perfect Cat for You by DK

Combining cat breeds, behavior, and training tips in one easy volume, The Complete Cat Breed Book is an essential reference to the basics of choosing and looking after a cat. Includes practical advice on cat maintenance, from handling and grooming to nutrition, exercise, and health, current and prospective cat owners will discover the best cat breed for their lifestyle. Including charts and a photographed catalog of more than fifty cat breeds, each profile outlining the breed's history, appearance, and temperament, as well as coat color variations and breed-specific facts, this is the perfect e-guide for anyone wanting to raise and nurture a contented cat.


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The Other End of the Leash

The Other End of the Leash Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.,

Learn to communicate with your dog—using their language   “Good reading for dog lovers and an immensely useful manual for dog owners.”— The Washington Post   An Applied Animal Behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years’ experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell reveals a revolutionary new perspective on our relationship with dogs—sharing insights on how “man’s best friend” might interpret our behavior, as well as essential advice on how to interact with our four-legged friends in ways that bring out the best in them.   After all, humans and dogs are two entirely different species, each shaped by its individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (as are wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation. This marvelous guide demonstrates how even the slightest changes in our voices and in the ways we stand can help dogs understand what we want. Inside you will discover:   • How you can get your dog to come when called by acting less like a primate and more like a dog • Why the advice to “get dominance” over your dog can cause problems • Why “rough and tumble primate play” can lead to trouble—and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of mischief • How dogs and humans share personality types—and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than “alpha wanna-bes!”   Fascinating, insightful, and compelling, The Other End of the Leash is a book that strives to help you connect with your dog in a completely new way—so as to enrich that most rewarding of relationships.


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Legions Imperialis: Rulebook

Legions Imperialis: Rulebook Games Workshop by Games Workshop

Epic Battles in The Age of Darkness Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Legions Imperialis is a tabletop wargame in which players command vast armies of superhuman Space Marines, brave Solar Auxilia, the Titans of the Collegia Titanica, and a host of other forces.  Set during the Age of Darkness, a terrible era in which the Imperium of Mankind has descended into civil war, each player takes on the role of general, their forces represented on the tabletop by detailed epic scale miniatures.  This 240-page ePub is your complete guide to fighting massive battles set during the Horus Heresy, and contains essential information about collecting and gaming with epic scale miniatures. Inside, you will find: - Age of Darkness: This background and history behind this galactic conflict, from the first days of the Emperor's Great Crusade to the fiery depths of the Horus Heresy, complete with a timeline which highlights the epic battles that defined this era. - Core Rules: The fundamental rules for playing games of Legions Imperialis, including general principles, orders, combat, weapons and special rules, missions, terrain, and more. - Factions: Full rules for the Formations, Detachments, squads, and weapons employed by each of these factions, as well as in-depth lore detailing their order of battle. - Legiones Astartes: The Space Marine Legions of power-armoured supersoldiers and mighty tanks that spearheaded the Great Crusade, including special rules for each of the 18 Legions.  - Solar Auxilia: The mortal soldiers and massed vehicles that served as the elite frontline corps of the Imperial Army, fighting in support of the Legiones Astartes or as a force in their own right.  - Strategic Assets: The looming Titans of the Collegia Titanica and the proud Knight Households that often fought alongside them, god-machines of war that tower over the battlefield. - Hobby Showcase: A photographic showcase of stunning epic scale 'Eavy Metal models and six Legions Imperialis armies from different hobbyists, including commentary on how they chose to collect, build, and paint that faction. - Reference Section: A quick and convenient list of all the unit statistics and weapon profiles in the book, perfect for keeping track of your army in the heat of battle.


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Black and Decker Codes for Homeowners 5th Edition

Black and Decker Codes for Homeowners 5th Edition Current with 2021-2023 Codes - Electrical • Plumbing • Construction • Mechanical by Bruce Barker

The BLACK+DECKER Codes for Homeowners 5th Edition is a DIY-friendly guidebook to building codes that shows you just the information you need for the codes that actually impact today’s homeowners. Get those home projects you’ve been putting off done—and up to code . All of the most common standards are addressed in this new edition of BLACK+DECKER Codes for Homeowners , including plumbing , electrical , mechanical , and construction . This guidebook goes beyond simply reporting the codes; it interprets them for you and explains them clearly, with color photos and simple graphics. This 5th edition is current with the 2020 National Electrical Codes and 2021 International Residential Codes . After an introduction to the basics of codes, permits, and the inspection process, find easy-to-reference guidance on meeting codes for: Building design and safety , including habitable rooms, emergency escape openings, doors and windows, ventilation and exhaust, and more Structural components , including foundations, crawlspaces, decks, floor systems, wall systems, roof systems, and more Exterior components , covering shingle roof-covering installation and fireplaces and chimneys Heating and air conditioning , including HVAC appliances and ducts, vents for fuel-burning appliances, and more The home plumbing system and water supply piping Written by national codes expert Bruce Barker and created under the supervision of the BLACK+DECKER company , Codes for Homeowners does what no other code book accomplishes: it makes codes and building standards simple to understand and visualize, so you can be confident that your DIY projects are safe and will pass inspections.


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Following Atticus

Following Atticus Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan

After a close friend died of cancer, middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to her in a most unorthodox manner. Ryan and his friend, miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch, would attempt to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. It was an adventure of a lifetime, leading them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. At the heart of the amazing journey was the extraordinary relationship they shared, one that blurred the line between man and dog. Following Atticus is an unforgettable true saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family, as one remarkable animal opens the eyes and heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman to the world’s beauty and its possibilities.


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Embroidery A Step-by-Step Guide to More than 200 Stitches by DK

Embroidery is the ultimate stitch dictionary and the ideal guide to embroidery, whatever your level of expertise. The perfect reference guide to needlework, Embroidery is a comprehensive guide to inspire and inform sewers of all levels. Find advice on which thread, needles, or fabrics work with which techniques, and take a look at an incredible 200 stitches - with levels of difficulty, step-by-step instructions, and ideas on where and how to use them. This practical guide covers sewing tips for dressmaking, needlepoint, and embroidery stitches, with detailed information simply presented in illustration-rich pages. With Embroidery , it's easy to find exactly which stitch is right for your next sewing project. Whether you're already an expert, just starting out, or are looking for a new hobby at home, Embroidery is an informative resource for all crafters.


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Hello Tiny World

Hello Tiny World An Enchanting Journey into the World of Creating Terrariums by Ben Newell

A friendly journey through the captivating world of terrariums—from the creator of one of the most famous terrariums ever. Hello Tiny World will inspire a wide readership to discover the tiny wonder of a different kind of container gardening in their own homes—no outdoor space needed. How can terrariums teach us about the environment? Can working with plants improve our mental health and well-being? How do we learn to express ourselves and our creativity through these wondrous mini ecosystems? Hello Tiny World is Ben Newell's exploration of these questions as he weaves in his own personal experiences, alongside practical projects with photographed step-by-steps allowing readers to delve into the detail of how to make various terrariums—from beginner terrariums and terrariums on a budget, to more creative and ambitious projects. Those curious to learn about ecology and living sustainably as well as those interested in how plants can help our well-being, mindfulness, and creativity will all be served by this book, alongside horticulturalists who have yet to discover terrariums.


Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition - Mary Appelhof, Joanne Olszewski & Amy Stewart Cover Art

Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition

Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System: Compost Food Waste, Produce Fertilizer for Houseplants and Garden, and Educate Your Kids and Family by Mary Appelhof, Joanne Olszewski & Amy Stewart

For more than three decades, this best-selling guide to the practice of vermicomposting has taught people how to use worms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for houseplants or gardens. Small-scale, self-contained worm bins can be kept indoors, in a basement, or even under the kitchen sink in an apartment — making vermicomposting a great option for city dwellers and anyone who doesn’t want or can’t have an outdoor compost pile. The fully revised 35th anniversary edition features the original’s same friendly tone, with up-to-date information on the entire process, from building or purchasing a bin (readily available at garden supply stores) to maintaining the worms and harvesting the finished compost.


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Lucky Dog Lessons

Lucky Dog Lessons Train Your Dog in 7 Days by Brandon McMillan

The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days. Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems—ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates. Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics—building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors. Lucky Dog Lessons includes easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks, and photographs to demonstrate each technique. Throughout the book, McMillan shares inspiring stories about his favorite students and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters, including some never-before-seen outtakes. Brandon McMillian believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog. Create the happy pet family you want with Lucky Dog Lessons.


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Laundry Love

Laundry Love Finding Joy in a Common Chore by Patric Richardson & Karin B. Miller

"Patric is going to be the Ina Garten of laundry." —Good Day L.A. A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK by, The Washington Post , Working Mother, Good Day L.A., and more! Patric Richardson, aka the "Laundry Evangelist,” reveals his revolutionary methods for cleaning clothes—and making laundry loads more fun. Doing laundry is rarely anyone’s favorite task. But to Patric Richardson, laundry isn't just fun—it's a way of life. After years of running Laundry Camp at the Mall of America for thousands of eager learners, he's ready to share his tips, tricks, and hacks—bringing surprise and delight to this commonly dreaded chore. Sorting your laundry? It's not all about whites and darks. Pondering the wash cycles? Every load, even your delicates, should be washed using express or quick-wash on warm. Facing expensive dry cleaning bills? You'll learn how to wash everything—yes everything—at home. And those basically clean but smelly clothes? Richardson has a secret for freshening those too (hint: it involves vodka, not soap). Changing your relationship with laundry can also change your life. Richardson’s handy advice shows us how to save time and money (and the planet!) with our laundry—and he intersperses it all with a healthy dose of humor, real-life laundry stories, and lessons from his Appalachian upbringing and career in fashion. Laundry Love will make you wonder why you ever stressed about ironing, dry cleaning, or (god forbid) red wine spills on your new couch. No matter the issue, Richardson is here to help you make laundry miracles happen—wrinkles and stains be damned.


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Hope – How Street Dogs Taught Me the Meaning of Life

Hope – How Street Dogs Taught Me the Meaning of Life Featuring Rodney, McMuffin and King Whacker by Niall Harbison

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Most people think I save dogs, but really they saved me. Niall Harbison is a dog hero based in Thailand. He spends his days feeding, caring for and rescuing the many street dogs he comes across. With every rescue there’s a story. Like the sweet gentle McMuffin who was found with many tumours and hours from death, only to be nursed back to health. She now lives with Niall and is a popular member of the pack. Then there is King Whacker – who escaped a vicious attack and is now ruling the nest living up to his name as the king of the all good dogs. And who could resist the puppy eyes of little Rodney, the beautiful dog with big paws who is melting millions of hearts around the world. Originally from Dublin, Niall was the owner of a successful advertising company. After selling it, he moved to Thailand where his addictions – drugs and alcohol – almost got the better of him. One day he woke up in hospital, close to death, and realised that something had to change. And that was what spurred him on to start saving and helping street dogs. His aim is to help 10,000 street dogs. This is his story. Reviews ‘A redemptive story’ Sunday Express ‘It’s only in writing his book that Harbison has made the connection between being there for the island’s dogs … and the deep feeling of child abandonment’ Guardian ‘Hope is a lovely book about someone who has been lucky enough to find his true purpose in life’ Daily Mail ‘…hope in the unlikeliest of places’ Daily Express ‘It’s a gentle poignant read’ Irish Independent About the author Niall Harbison is a street dog rescuer based in Thailand. Originally from Dublin, Niall moved to Thailand after selling his very successful marketing and PR company. He now lives in the countryside where he spends his days feeding and looking after the thousands of street dogs he comes across.


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The Modern Dog Parent Handbook

The Modern Dog Parent Handbook The Holistic Approach to Raw Feeding, Mental Enrichment and Keeping Your Dog Happy and Healthy by Bryce Francois & Kenzie Francois

The Ultimate Guide to Total Pet Wellness Enrich and extend your dog’s life with this all-in-one guide to holistic pet health from the trusted creators of The BK Pets, Bryce and Kenzie Francois. Under their expert guidance, you’ll learn: · How to safely feed a homemade diet to optimize your dog’s nutritional intake and cut harmful, processed ingredients from their diet · Easy-to-implement feeding routines based on the weight of your dog · How to make wholesome homemade meals, snacks and supplements · The best tools to stimulate your dog’s mind · Simple tricks to remove stressors from your dog’s day-to-day life · Straightforward lifestyle improvements to ensure your dog’s long-term health and happiness Armed with these nutritious recipes and incredible mental enrichment strategies, you can rest easy knowing the mental and physical wellbeing of your beloved canine is taken care of.


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Mountain Folk Remedies

Mountain Folk Remedies The Foxfire Americana Library (9) by Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Beginning with an illustrated guide to the herbs and roots used in traditional Appalachian healing, “Mountain Folk Remedies” is a fascinating collection of historic remedies ranging from the practical (burdock tea will help aching feet) to the magical (carrying a buckeye in your pocket will help lessen arthritis). Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia.  Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In July 2016, Vintage Shorts celebrates Foxfire's 50th Anniversary.


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Going Home

Going Home Finding Peace When Pets Die by Jon Katz

In this invaluable guide and touchstone, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz addresses the difficult but necessary topic of saying goodbye to a beloved pet. Drawing on personal experiences, stories from fellow pet owners, and philosophical reflections, Katz provides support for those in mourning. By allowing ourselves to grieve honestly and openly, he posits, we can in time celebrate the dogs, cats, and other creatures that have so enriched us. Katz compels us to consider if we gave our pets good lives, if we were their advocates in times of need, and if we used our best judgments in the end. In dealing with these issues, we can alleviate guilt, let go, and help others who are undergoing similar passages. By honoring the animals that have graced our lives, we reveal their truly timeless gifts: unwavering companionship and undying love. With a brand-new Foreword by the author .


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Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month By Month

Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month By Month Everything You Need to Know at Each Stage of Development by Debra Eldredge, DVM & Terry Albert

Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month-by-Month provides new puppy 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. Expert authors Terry Albert, vet Deb Eldredge, and breeder Joanne Olivier team up to cover all the questions new owners tend to have and may not 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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Organic Marijuana, Soma Style

Organic Marijuana, Soma Style The Pleasures of Cultivating Connoisseur Cannabis by Soma

A breeder of international fame, Soma is synonymous with earth-friendly grow techniques and an appreciation for the healing qualities of marijuana. Now in his first-ever book, this sage of the marijuana scene shares his methods and philosophy with a collection of his best works, all-new essays and stunning photography. Soma offers detailed advice for every stage of growing organically: selecting seeds and mother plants, making clones, creating one’s own soil mix, using organic pest control and knowing the best time for harvesting. With these instructions, gardeners of all levels can learn to grow marijuana with the sublime qualities and subtleties of flavor and effects that have made this breeder legendary. Sixteen pages of Soma’s lush full-color photography help to showcase his methods and varieties. Much like organic food has become increasingly popular through a heightening of awareness, Organic Marijuana raises consciousness about growing an outstanding crop of marijuana while respecting both environmental and individual health. This second book in the Marijuana Tips series continues to present the tips and techniques that only expert growers can provide.


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A Good Man with a Dog

A Good Man with a Dog A Game Warden's 25 Years in the Maine Woods by Roger Guay & Kate Clark Flora

A Maine Literary Awards Finalist, A Good Man with a Dog  follows a game warden’s adventures from the woods of Maine to the swamps of New Orleans. Follow along as he and his canine companions investigate murder, search for missing persons, and rescue survivors from natural disasters. This is a memoir that reads like a true crime novel. Roger Guay takes readers into the patient, watchful world of a warden catching poachers and protecting pristine wilderness, and the sometimes CSI-like reconstruction of deer- and moose-poaching scenes. When Guay’s father died in a tragic fishing accident, a kind game warden helped him through the loss. Inspired by this experience, as well as his love of the outdoors, he became a game warden. Guay searches for lost hunters and hikers. He estimates that over the years, he has pulled more than two hundred bodies out of Maine’s north woods! His frequent companion is a little brown Labrador retriever named Reba, who can find discarded weapons, ejected shells, hidden fish, and missing people. A Good Man with a Dog explores Guay’s life as he and his canine partners are exposed to terrible events, from tracking down hostile poachers to searching for victims of violent crimes, including a year-long search for the hidden graves of two babies buried by a Massachusetts cult. He witnessed firsthand FEMA’s mismanagement of the post-Katrina cleanup efforts in New Orleans, an experience that left him scarred and disheartened. But he found hope with the support of family and friends, and eventually returned to the woods he knew and loved from the days of his youth.


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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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Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Carpentry for Homeowners

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Carpentry for Homeowners Basic Carpentry Skills & Everyday Home Repairs by Chris Marshall

New Edition! Everyday Carpentry for Every Homeowner. For today's homeowner, basic carpentry skills are an absolute must. Professional handymen are in rare supply these days, and if you can find them at all, they may command exorbitant rates for work that takes just an hour or two to do. Best of all, modern tools are inexpensive and easy to use, making most home carpentry tasks a breeze to do-it-yourself. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Carpentry for Homeowners is a down-to-earth guide to help readers solve everyday problems using the most basic of tools—hammers, saws, sanders, clamps, and screw guns. The book opens with the basics of setting up a rudimentary home workshop and learning tool basics, then moves into a lavish how-to section featuring more than 50 everyday home carpentry projects that cover just about every possibility. The perfect introductory book on carpentry skills for homeownersShows ingenious solutions for creating a full-featured home workshop in limited spaceA complete reference for tools, materials and hardware


How to Create Your Garden - Adam Frost Cover Art

How to Create Your Garden

How to Create Your Garden Ideas and Advice for Transforming Your Outdoor Space by Adam Frost

"Creating a garden doesn't need to be complicated." This is the promise from Adam Frost, BBC Gardeners' World presenter and winner of multiple Chelsea Flower Show gold medals. Regardless of your experience or budget, with Adam's help and know-how, you can design your dream garden, whether it's a small urban garden, a classic cottage garden, a suburban front garden, a low-maintenance space or a city roof terrace. His practical, no-nonsense approach strips away complex garden design concepts and focuses on your needs and preferred garden style to help you plan and build a garden that works for you. Starting right at the beginning, Adam takes you step-by-step through the whole process, inspiring you with simple garden design ideas to tackle a full garden makeover or a simple revamp of just one part of your garden, perhaps a tired herbaceous border, a neglected vegetable patch, the patio, or a water feature. Learn how to design a garden that reflects your practical needs, lifestyle, budget, personality, soil, and climate. Build it yourself following the clear, uncomplicated, easy-to-understand instructions that show you everything from laying turf to terraces, planting trees or building a raised bed or water feature. Enjoy gardening month by month with Adam's simple checklist of what to do when to keep your garden in shape at every point throughout the year. How to Create Your Garden is about designing an outside space that is real, achievable, and right for you.


How Dogs Learn - Mary R. Burch & Jon S. Bailey PhD. Cover Art

How Dogs Learn

How Dogs Learn by Mary R. Burch & Jon S. Bailey PhD.

"...this book should be on every animal trainer's bookshelf for future reference. How Dogs Learn covers the content of an undergraduate course in learning and behavior, but the examples are taken from dog training it is practical and very useful without sacrificing scientific and technical accuracy." --Jack Michael, PhD, Department of Psychology, Western Michigan University How Dogs Learn explore the fascinating science of operant conditioning, where science and dog training meet. How Dogs Learn explains the basic principles of behavior and how they can be used to teach your dog new skills, diagnose problems and eliminate unwanted behaviors. It's for anyone who wants to better understand the learning process in dogs. Every concept is laid out clearly and precisely, and its relevance to your dog and how you train is explained. A Howell Dog Book of Distinction


Australian Shepherd Bible and the Australian Shepherd - Mark Manfield Cover Art

Australian Shepherd Bible and the Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd Bible and the Australian Shepherd Your Perfect Australian Shepherd Guide Covers Australian Shepherds, Australian Shepherd Puppies, Australian Shepherd Training, Mini Australian Shepherds, Australian Shepherd Breeders, Size, Health, More! by Mark Manfield

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD BIBLE AND THE AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD is your definitive Australian Shepherd Bible! Everything is covered: from Australian Shepherd Puppies, Australian Shepherd Breeders, Australian Shepherd Variations including Merle, Australian Shepherd Training, bringing your Australian Shepherd home, Australian Shepherd Dogs as Adults, Australian Shepherd Health & Nutrition, Australian Shepherd Temperament, and all the proven INSIDER tips you’ll need to have the very best experience with your Australian Shepherd! The Australian Shepherd is a lively companion and extremely rewarding breed which is also quite unique, as you will learn within. Everything is covered from Australian Shepherd Breed history, finding the best Australian Shepherd for your particular household, Australian Shepherd Puppies and how to pick the best- and avoid the worst! Mini Australian Shepherds -are they a good idea? Australian Shepherd Prices- what can you expect to pay? Australian Shepherd Care and keeping your Australian Shepherd healthy, is all covered.  Importantly, Australian Shepherd life stages are covered from Australian Shepherd Adolescence, through to Adulthood and how to maximize each stage along the way. How to care for your AustralianShepherd in old age, and even how to slow down the process! Mark Manfield covers in detail Australian Shepherd Vaccinations, Size, Lifespan, and much, much more! Whether you are considering an Australian Shepherd for the first time, or a seasoned Australian Shepherd owner and lover, the tricks and tips within this guide will prove invaluable. This book is the must-have guide for anybody passionate about Australian Shepherds! The book is written in an easy to read and understandable style. In a straight forward, no-nonsense fashion, Mark Manfield illustrates vividly all aspects of your life with your Australian Shepherd and the journey you're about to take together!


The Labrador Retriever Training Handbook: The Essential Guide To Potty Training Your Puppy, Teaching Commands, Dog Socialization, And Curbing Bad Behavior - Kimberly Lawrence Cover Art

The Labrador Retriever Training Handbook: The Essential Guide To Potty Training Your Puppy, Teaching Commands, Dog Socialization, And Curbing Bad Behavior

The Labrador Retriever Training Handbook: The Essential Guide To Potty Training Your Puppy, Teaching Commands, Dog Socialization, And Curbing Bad Behavior by Kimberly Lawrence

☆★ The Best Guide On How To Train Your Labrador Retriever ★☆ Is it ever too late to train your Labrador Retriever? Your Lab is never too old for training. Well-trained Labs live longer and they're much less likely to be given up or removed from the family.  The number one reason dog owners have to give up their friends is because of behavioral issues! A bad-behaved dog can be the source of a lot of stress and heartache. Even dogs that aren't necessarily badly behaved can cause problems in both their owners and their own lives.  The benefits of training go far beyond having a well-trained Lab. Labs that are trained have a much stronger bond with their owners than non-trained ones do. It also means the time you spend together will be more fulfilling, for both of you.    ★★ Grab your copy today and discover★★ ♦ The unique aspects of Labrador Retrievers that have turned it into America's favorite dog breed.  ♦ An overview of just why training your Labrador is one of the very best things you can do for it.  ♦ An easy yet effective way of teaching your Labrador all of the basic commands. ♦ A great way to make and keep your dog socialized, ensuring that they'll be comfortable and that you'll be in control in any kind of situation. ♦ A complete how-to guide on how to potty train your Lab in a remarkably short amount of time with as few accidents as possible. ♦ The ethical guide to obtaining your lab from the right places. ♦ A flexible time schedule of when you should train your Lab. Whether your lab is a puppy, a few years old, or a decade old, this guide will tell you the best steps you can take to train them effectively with as little stress as possible.  ♦ And much more... The advice in this book is well-known and trusted by professional dog trainers, and now it's available to you! Even you just have a few things you'd like to train your Labrador to do, this book will give you the best ways to do it.   Don't look any further for a training guide. This will answer any questions you might have, and will teach you how to do everything you need plus tons more! Scroll up and click the buy now button to get this guidebook today!


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