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Heavy Timber Structures
Creating Comfort in Public Spaces
by Anthony F. Zaya and Tim Diener
Pub Date 28 Nov 2017
In the triumvirate of dominant structural building materials—wood, metal, and masonry—each has its advantages, but none are as intertwined with the human spirit as wood. Thirty-five public buildings illustrate how heavy timber framing can address familiar programmatic issues such as structure, economics, aesthetics, and sustainability. Timber framing can...
Home Remodeling Done Right, On Time, and On Budget
by Monica D. Higgins
Pub Date 28 Oct 2017
Most homeowners are uninformed and ill-prepared for big-ticket remodels. The knowledge they do have often comes from reality-TV home makeover shows that gloss over the ingredients essential to success. This book by a construction management pro gives homeowners increased confidence in making remodeling decisions, and peace of mind. Learn the six biggest...
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
How to Make Your Loved Ones’ Lives Easier and Your Own Life More Pleasant
by Margareta Magnusson
Pub Date 02 Jan 2018
Funny, wise, and deeply practical, Swedish artist Margareta Magnusson offers advice on how to declutter your home and minimize your worldly possessions so your loved ones don’t have to do it for you.
In Swedish there is a word for it: Döstädning, “dö” means “death” and “städning” means “cleaning.” The idea behind death cleaning is to remove unnecessary...
Remodelista: The Organized Home
Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for All Over the House
by Julie Carlson, Margot Guralnick
Pub Date 14 Nov 2017
Buy fewer (and better) things. Store like with like. Get rid of the plastic. Display—don’t stash—your belongings. Let go of your inner perfectionist and remember that rooms are for living. These are a few of the central principles behind Remodelista: The Organized Home, the new book from the team behind the inspirational design site Remodelista.com.
The Less Is More Garden
Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard
by Susan Morrison
Pub Date 17 Jan 2018
When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better. A larger space requires more plants, more furniture, more maintenance, and more time. A smaller space takes less time to design, install, and care for and makes it easier for gardeners to take advantage of every square foot of space.
The Less Is More Garden shows you how to...
The Best Varieties for Your Garden
by David C. Michener, Carol A. Adelman
Pub Date 20 Dec 2017
Gardening in the Pacific Northwest
The Complete Homeowner's Guide
by Paul Bonine, Amy Campion
Pub Date 13 Dec 2017
A gardener’s plant choices and garden style are inextricably linked to the place they call home. In order to grow a flourishing garden, every gardener must know the specifics of their region’s climate, soil, and geography.
Gardening in the Pacific Northwest by regional...
Niki Jabbour's Veggie Garden Remix
238 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun
by Niki Jabbour
Pub Date 06 Feb 2018
Best-selling author Niki Jabbour invites you to shake up your vegetable garden with an intriguing array of 238 plants from around the world. With her lively “Like this? Then try this!” approach, Jabbour encourages you to start with what you know and expand your repertoire to try related plants, many of which are delicacies in other cultures. Jabbour...
The Dogist Puppies
by Elias Weiss Friedman
Pub Date 19 Sep 2017
The Grumpy Gardener
An A to Z Guide from the Country's Most Irritable Green Thumb
by Steve Bender
Pub Date 24 Oct 2017
Definitive gardening advice - along with a story or two - for the novice or expert from one of the nation's most-trusted, and Grumpy, sources.
Gardeners from across the country have turned to Southern Living Senior Garden Editor Steven Bender - known affectionately as "The Grumpy Gardener" - for his keen knowledge and gardening know-how with equal doses...
The Animals Among Us
How Pets Make Us Human
by John Bradshaw
Pub Date 31 Oct 2017
The bestselling author of Dog Sense and Cat Sense explains why living with animals has always been a fundamental aspect of being human
Pets have never been more popular. Over half of American households share their home with either a cat or a dog, and many contain both. This is a huge change from only a century ago, when the majority of domestic cats and...
The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books
by Marta McDowell
Pub Date 20 Sep 2017
2017 is the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday. Her beloved Little House series tells a classic coming-of-age story based on Wilder’s own family life and is a reflection of the pioneer spirit of the time. They are also deeply rooted in the natural world. The plants, animals, and landscapes...
Transform Your Yard Into the Garden of Your Dreams
by Bobbie Schwartz
Pub Date 25 Oct 2017
Gardens, just like houses, sometimes need makeovers. The changes can be as minor as replacing a shrub or as major as pulling everything up and starting from scratch. No matter the size of your space or the scope of the project, the sage advice in Garden Renovation will help you turn a problem-filled yard...
The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner
What to Do and When to Do It in the Garden, Orchard, Barn, Field, and Woodlot
by Ann Larkin Hansen
Pub Date 03 Oct 2017
This hardworking addition to the best-selling Backyard Homestead series offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them — no matter where on the planet you call home. Author Ann Larkin Hansen sets the priorities for each area of the farm, including the barn, garden, orchard, field, pasture, and woodlot. For every critical turn...
Profiles in Courage of the World's Most Spirited Mousers
by Brad Thomas Parsons
Pub Date 19 Sep 2017
Distillery Cats cheekily tells the tale of the historical role of these spirited cats and their evolution from organic pest control to current brand ambassadors. James Beard Award-winning author (and noted cat...
Walking with Peety
The Dog Who Saved My Life
by Eric O'Grey
Pub Date 10 Oct 2017
Eric was 150 pounds overweight, depressed, and sick. After a lifetime of failed diet attempts, and the onset of type 2 diabetes due to his weight, Eric went to a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog. And that's when Eric met Peety: an overweight, middle-aged, and forgotten dog who, like Eric, had seen better days. The two adopted each other...
Vets and Pets
Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal
by Dava Guerin, Kevin Ferris
Pub Date 05 Sep 2017
Vets and Pets tells fifteen emotional and entertaining stories of the incredible bonds between wounded warriors, veterans, and other service members and their service and companion animals. Whether these special relationships are with dogs, cats, horses, pigs, or even birds of prey, readers will discover how these remarkable animals help veterans return to...
Embroidered Garden Flowers
Botanical Motifs for Needle and Thread
by Kazuko Aoki
Pub Date 09 Jan 2018
Featuring 63 plants, this collection of embroidered flower motifs was inspired by a year of studying the garden. Beginning with the spring and going through the late autumn, the flower varieties presented here are presented with care and realistic detail. With beautiful color...
Artful Rainwater Design
Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater
by Eliza Pennypacker, Stuart Echols
Pub Date 19 May 2015
Stormwater management as art? Absolutely. Rain is a resource that should be valued and celebrated, not merely treated as an urban design problem—and yet, traditional stormwater treatment methods often range from ugly to forgettable. Artful Rainwater Design shows that it’s possible to effectively manage runoff while also creating inviting, attractive...
Cultivating Our Parks, Plazas, and Streets for Healthier Cities
by Darrin Nordahl
Pub Date 29 Sep 2014
The idea that public land could be used creatively to grow fresh food for local citizens was beginning to gain traction...
Learning to Embrace the Imperfect and Entertain with Thoughtfulness and Ease
by Julie Pointer Adams
Pub Date 13 Jun 2017
Discover a Simpler, More Authentic Way to Entertain
Wabi-Sabi Welcome is sharing a pot of tea with friends. It is preparing delicious food to nourish, not to show off. It’s keeping a basket of cozy slippers at the door for guests. It is well-worn linens, bouquets of foraged branches, mismatched silverware, and heirloom bowls infused with the spirit of...
Clean My Space
The Secret to Cleaning Better, Faster, and Loving Your Home Every Day
by Melissa Maker
Pub Date 07 Mar 2017
Melissa Maker is beloved by fans all over the world for her completely re-engineered approach to cleaning. As the dynamic new authority on home and living, Melissa knows that to invest any of our precious time in cleaning, we need...
Antique New England Homes & Barns
History, Restoration, and Reinterpretation
by Jim DeStefano, P.E., AIA, F.SEI
Pub Date 28 Aug 2017
There is something about antique homes and their hard-working barns that captures the imagination. Maybe it’s their pleasing proportions, maybe they remind us of a simpler time, or maybe we sense that these venerable old survivors that were built when our country was young have seen it all. But how many of us have bothered to listen to the stories they tell...
America's Whimsical Homes of the 1920s
by Arrol Gellner & Douglas Keister
Pub Date 28 Jul 2017
Storybook style, fairy tale, Disneyesque, Hansel and Gretel—these are all synonyms for what is surely the most delightful residential style of the twentieth century. With their romantic evocation of faraway lands and eras, storybook homes were created by architects and builders with a flair for theater, a love of fine craftsmanship, and above all a sense of...
Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics
Lessons for Expanding Your Flock, Understanding Chicken Behavior, Keeping a Rooster, Adjusting for the Seasons, Staying Healthy, and More!
by Pam Freeman
Pub Date 01 May 2017
A must-have for every backyard chicken keeper, Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics goes beyond introductory lessons and explores the realities of raising a flock for eggs -- and entertainment, of course! From odd eggs and molting to feeding and preparing for the seasons, this book covers the subjects beginner books don't adequately address and re-examines...
Square Foot Gardening: Growing Perfect Vegetables
A Visual Guide to Raising and Harvesting Prime Garden Produce
by Mel Bartholomew Foundation
Pub Date 08 May 2017
Square Foot Gardening is the most popular alternate gardening method in the world, and this new title is a terrific addition to the SFG family. Growing Perfect Vegetables gets to the root of what every gardener wants: perfect produce, and lots of it.
Whether you grow in a Square Foot Garden, a straw bale garden, containers, or a traditional garden plot...
The All New Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores
by Steve Ettlinger, Phil Schmidt
Pub Date 15 May 2017
From first-time homebuyers to frequent hardware store customers, anyone who owns or rents a home will benefit from knowing their way around building and home centers. With the help of this book, purchases will be correct the first time--no multiple trips and returns. You'll learn the difference between drywall screws and deck screws; between faucet washers...
Designing with Succulents
by Debra Lee Baldwin
Pub Date 23 Aug 2017
Succulents offer dazzling possibilities, requiring only minimal maintenance and very little water to remain lush and alluring year-round. And no one knows them better than the Queen of Succulents...
The Benevolent Bee
Capture the Bounty of the Hive through Science, History, Home Remedies and Craft - Includes recipes and techniques for honey, beeswax, propolis, royal jelly, pollen, and bee venom
by Stephanie Bruneau
Pub Date 15 Jul 2017
Get the buzz on bees, honey, hive behavior, and all the things you can make with bee products in The Benevolent Bee.
A honeybee hive produces much more than honey; it also produces pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax, and bee venom. And humans have found uses for all these products. The Benevolent Bee will describe how and why the bees make these...
A Lost Cat, a Drifter, and Their Journey Across America
by Britt Collins
Pub Date 18 Jul 2017
For fans of A Street Cat Named Bob and Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, Strays is a compelling true story of a man who rescues a stray, injured cat and how they save each other.
Homeless, alcoholic, and depressed, Michael King lives in a UPS loading bay on the wrong side of the tracks in Portland, Oregon. One rainy night, he stumbles...
The Art and Craft of Wood
A Practical Guide to Harvesting, Choosing, Reclaiming, Preparing, Crafting, and Building with Raw Wood
by Silas J. Kyler, David Hildreth
Pub Date 01 Jun 2017
Where people live, trees live. They provide shade, beautify our neighborhoods, filter our water, and clean our air, but when they die, we often don't know what to do with them. More and more, that is changing as we learn the skills to reclaim those trees as lumber. Aimed at the woodworking hobbyist or aspiring DIYer, The Art and Craft of Wood introduces...
How to Grow More Vegetables, Ninth Edition
(and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land with Less Water Than You Can Imagine
by John Jeavons
Pub Date 25 Jul 2017
Long before it was a trend, How to Grow More Vegetables brought backyard ecosystems to life for the home gardener by demonstrating sustainable growing...
The California Garden Tour
The 50 Best Gardens to Visit in the Golden State
by Donald Olson
Pub Date 09 Aug 2017
California has a wealth of top-notch public gardens. In The California Garden Tour, veteran travel writer Donald Olson highlights 50 outstanding public gardens and provides all the information that readers will need to make the most of their visit.
This gorgeous guide includes gardens in San...
The Essential Garden Design Workbook
Completely Revised and Expanded Third Edition
by Rosemary Alexander; Rachel Myers
Pub Date 09 Aug 2017
The third edition of The Essential Garden Design Workbook is fully updated with new color photograph and illustrations. It features new informaion on designing with computer-aided design (CAD), details on sustainability ad biodiversity, and important advice on working with contractors. It features all new...
The Inner Life of Cats
The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
by Thomas McNamee
Pub Date 28 Mar 2017
As it begins, The Inner Life of Cats follows the development of the young Augusta while...