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The Complete Do-it-Yourself Manual
Editors Of Family Handyman - Oct 07, 2014 (first published in 2005)
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The leading manual for home improvements is getting an update to address current codes, latest materials, tools and technology.The bestselling, most comprehensive guide to home improvements has been revised and updated once again since it's revision in 2005. Over 10 million copies of READER’S DIGEST COMPLETE DO-IT-YOURSELF MANUAL have been sold sin...
100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know
How to Save Money, Solve Problems and Improve Your Home
Editors Of Family Handyman - Apr 07, 2015
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The Family Handyman's 100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know gives you the knowledge you need to be a better homeowner. You'll make informed decisions, avoid frustrations and save thousands over the life of your home. Here's just a small sample of what's inside: The smartest thing you can do before going on vacationPush a button and save $100Be ready...
Ultimate Guide to Home Repair and Improvement, Updated Edition
Proven Money-Saving Projects; 3,400 Photos & Illustrations (Creative Homeowner) 600 Page Resource with 325 Step-by-Step DIY Projects
Editors of Creative Homeowner - Aug 31, 2016 (first published in 2006)
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The most complete home improvement manual on the market, this book offers more than 2,300 photos, 800 drawings, and understandable, practical text. Readers will find essential instruction on plumbing and electrical repairs, heating and cooling, roofing and siding, cabinets and countertops, and more. Information is also provided on tools, materials,...
Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To
The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair & Improvement
Editors of Cool Springs Press - May 15, 2014
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All the do-it-yourself information you need for your home repairs. BLACK+DECKER The Book of Home How-To is easy to search through, even easier to use.The editors at Cool Springs Press know a thing or two about DIY home improvement and maintenance; we've been writing about it for the past quarter-century, and we have more than a few bestsellers unde...
Alchemy of Herbs
Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal
Rosalee De La Foret - Apr 04, 2017
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Did you know there’s a powerful herbal medicine chest in your kitchen?Imagine being prepared for that next cold, scrape, headache, digestive issue, stressful day, or sleepless night with simple ingredients from your cupboard. Instead of pills, reach for:Cinnamon Tea to soothe your throat . . . Garlic Hummus to support your immune system . . . Ginge...
The Noma Guide to Fermentation
Including koji, kombuchas, shoyus, misos, vinegars, garums, lacto-ferments, and black fruits and vegetables (Foundations of Flavor)
René Redzepi - Oct 16, 2018
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At Noma—four times named the world’s best restaurant—every dish includes some form of fermentation, whether it’s a bright hit of vinegar, a deeply savory miso, an electrifying drop of garum, or the sweet intensity of black garlic. Fermentation is one of the foundations behind Noma’s extraordinary flavor profiles. Now René Redzepi, chef and co-owner...
Start with Why
How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Simon Sinek - Dec 27, 2011 (first published in 2009)
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"A powerful and penetrating exploration of what separates great companies and great leaders from the rest." -Polly LaBarre, coauthor of Mavericks at Work Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty?In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influe...
Knitting Without Tears
Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes
Elizabeth Zimmermann - Jul 01, 1971 (first published in 1970)
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Do you love to knit -- and hate to purl? Have you ever started a sweater without enough yarn from the same dye lot to finish it? When you cast on, do you end up with a tail of yarn that's maddeningly too long or too short? Elizabeth Zimmermann comes to the rescue with clever solutions to frustrating problems and step-by-step instructions for brilli...
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop
Elizabeth Zimmermann - Dec 01, 1981
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Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop guides knitters from beginner to master status through carefully created lessons. Included are: Learning to knit, knitting with two colors, Elizabeth's Percentage System (EPS) for sweater design, yoke style sweaters, drop-shoulder sweaters, and knitting garter stitch, lace, arans, guernseys, and fair isles. ...
The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook
More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn
Carol Ekarius - Jun 01, 2011
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This one-of-a-kind encyclopedia shines a spotlight on more than 200 animals and their wondrous fleece. Profiling a worldwide array of fiber-producers that includes northern Africa’s dromedary camel, the Navajo churro, and the Tasmanian merino, Carol Ekarius and Deborah Robson include photographs of each animal’s fleece at every stage of the handcra...
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible
260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida
Hitomi Shida - Oct 10, 2017 (first published in 2015)
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In the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite needlework patterns.Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is...
A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker
Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book by Vogue Knitting Magazine
The Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt
The Knitter's Book of Wool by Clara Parkes
How To Make It in the New Music Business by Ari Herstand
DIY Lithium Batteries by Micah Toll
AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary by Andrea Rangel
750 Knitting Stitches by Pavilion Books
Anything You Want by Derek Sivers
AmiguruME by Allison Hoffman
Good Clean Fun by Nick Offerman
The Soul of a Tree by George Nakashima
The New Wildcrafted Cuisine by Pascal Baudar
The Living Landscape by Rick Darke
The Knitter's Book of Knowledge by Debbie Bliss
Make It Up by Marie Rayma
Sock Architecture by Lara Neel
Japanese Woodworking Tools by Toshio Odate
Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy
Knit One Knit All by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Knitting Ganseys, Revised and Updated by Beth Brown-Reinsel
DIY Solar Power by Micah Toll
Sequence Knitting by Cecelia Campochiaro
New Fix-It-Yourself Manual by Reader's Digest
Natural Color by Sasha Duerr
The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair by Creative Publishing International
Amy Herzog's Ultimate Sweater Book by Amy Herzog
Big Little Felt Universe by Jeanette Lim
Vogue® Knitting by Vogue Knitting Magazine
BoHo Chic Jewelry by Laura Beth Beth Love
Woodworking by Tom Carpenter
The Pesto Cookbook by Olwen Woodier
Shawls by Melanie Berg
The Complete Guide to Home Inspection by Michael Litchfield
Rowan by Sixth&Spring Books
The Beeswax Workshop by Christine J. Dalziel
WECK Small-Batch Preserving by Stephanie Thurow
The Do It Yourself Homestead by Tessa Zundel
Big Book of Home How-To P by Better Homes and Gardens
Unexpected Knitting by Debbie New
Practical Weekend Projects for Woodworkers by Phillip Gardner
Crafting with Wood Pallets by Becky Lamb
The Fruit Forager's Companion by Sara Bir
Alice Starmore's Glamourie by Alice Starmore
Tuck Stitches by Nancy Marchant
Home Maintenance For Dummies by James Carey
Twisted Stitches by Phil Davison
Fermentation Revolution by Sebastien Bureau
Jam Session by Joyce Goldstein
Black & Decker The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair, 4th Edition by Editors of Cool Springs Press
Modern Pressure Canning by Amelia Jeanroy
The Fat Kitchen by Andrea Chesman
Forage, Harvest, Feast by Marie Viljoen
Knitting Techniques by The Harmony Guides
Family Handyman Whole House Repair Guide by EditorsofFamilyHandyman
Taylor's Master Guide to Landscaping by Rita Buchanan
Cured Meat, Smoked Fish & Pickled Eggs by Karen Solomon
Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden
Stitch 'n Bitch by Debbie Stoller
Beginner's Guide to DIY & Home Repair by Jo Behari
Everything Alice by Hannah Read-Baldry
Zodiac Felties by Nicola Tedman
Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray
Southern from Scratch by Ashley English
Dare to Repair by Julie Sussman
Styled by Emily Henderson
Steampunk Softies by Sarah Skeate
Debbie Bliss Baby and Toddler Knits by Debbie Bliss
Step-by-Step Landscaping by Better Homes and Gardens
Sew Kawaii! by Choly Knight
The Kinfolk Home by Nathan Williams
Lawn Gone! by Pam Penick
Sticky Fingers by Sophie Maletsky
Beyond Chic by Ivan Terestchenko
Canning in the Modern Kitchen by Jamie DeMent