Made by Hand

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Published: 2011-10-25

ISBN: 9781591844433

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

Synopsis

"It’s not merely good, it’s foundation-shaking." -Seth Godin From his unique vantage point as editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the hub of the do-it-yourself movement, Mark Frauenfelder takes readers on an inspiring and surprising tour of the vibrant world of DIY.Frauenfelder spent a year trying a variety of offbeat projects such as keeping chickens and bees, tricking out his espresso machine, whittling wooden spoons, making guitars out of cigar boxes, and doing citizen science with his daughters in the garage. His whole family found that DIY helped them take control of their

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Price: $16.00


Toxic Free

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Published: 2011-09-08

ISBN: 9781585428700

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Tarcher

Synopsis

From the The New York Times’"Queen of Green" comes the ultimate guide for finding and eliminating the toxic chemicals in your home today. There is no longer any question that consumer products contain toxic chemicals harmful to our families. But how do we protect ourselves, and where do we start?In Toxic Free, Debra Lynn Dadd, hailed by The New York Times as the "Queen of Green," discusses the hidden toxic chemicals already present in our homes, their varying degrees of danger, and precise, proven methods for eliminating them from our lives in a cost- effective, environmentally

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Price: $15.95


Totally Together

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Published: 2011-08-02

ISBN: 9780425241622

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Synopsis

From a New York Times bestselling author, a planner and organizing system to help women conquer chaos. This book combines a practical planner with a smart system for women who are feeling frenzied (that is, most of them!). With sets of daily, weekly, monthly, and season to-dos, Totally Together lets women manage their priorities and prevent molehills from turning into mountains. From keeping the household in order to keeping the in-box clear, this valuable, attractive volume helps women maintain their balance in today’s crazed world.

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Price: $15.00


My Passion for Design

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Published: 2010-11-16

ISBN: 9780670022137

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

A lavishly illustrated personal tour of the great star’s homes and collections. For nearly five decades Barbra Streisand has been one of the singular figures in American entertainment. From the cabaret to the Broadway stage, from television and film stardom to her acclaimed work as a director, from the recording studio to the concert hall, she has demonstrated that the extraordinary voice that launched her career was only one of her remarkable gifts. Now, in her first book, Barbra Streisand reveals another aspect of her talent: the taste and style that have inspired her beautiful homes and

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Price: $60.00


Take the U out of Clutter

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Published: 2010-05-04

ISBN: 9780425234099

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Synopsis

The host of Style Network’s #1 rated show and a renowned life coach and New York Times bestselling author team up to teach people how to permanently de-clutter their homes. Does this sound familiar? “I’ve had that since I was a kid; it holds so many memories.” “How can I give this away? It was my grandmother’s.” “But what if I need this eventually? You never know…” Mark Brunetz, host of Style Network’s Clean House, and life coach and bestselling author Carmen Renee Berry share a simple yet breatkthrough understanding of clutter and how to conquer it. The source of clutter is the stories, beliefs,

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Price: $16.00


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Solar Power for Your Home, 3rd Edition

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Published: 2010-04-06

ISBN: 9781615640010

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

Synopsis

All the power you need is already there. This third edition helps readers understand the basics of solar (photovoltaic) power and explore whether it makes sense for them, what their options are, and what’s involved with installing various on- and off-grid systems. ?Solar power is a $3 billion industry, and it’s poised to grow to $39 billion by 2014 ?By 2011, the United States will surpass Germany as the largest market for solar power products

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Price: $19.95


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Sufficient Living

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Published: 2009-12-01

ISBN: 9781592579457

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

Synopsis

How to be green, save green, grow greens?even turn a thumb green. Self-sufficient living can mean a healthier life, a way to protect the earth, or a way to save money. This guide helps readers find their perfect degree of self reliance in the areas of food, shelter, energy, clothing, and more. For both the urban and rural dweller, it covers gardening, cooking from scratch, preserving food, raising livestock, keeping chickens, generating or supplementing energy, essential tools and equipment, foraging for wild foods, hunting, fishing, and trapping. ?Saving money in today?s economy and self-sufficiency

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Price: $18.95


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Renewable Energy for Your Home

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Published: 2009-07-07

ISBN: 9781592579174

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

Synopsis

An essential how-to on powering your home with sun, wind, water, and more. For readers wanting to save money-and the planet-by using alternative energy, this book provides everything they need to know. The five basic sources are fully covered: sun, wind, water, earth, and bio. The benefits, what is needed, and whether it will work for a particular home are all carefully laid out in this comprehensive overview: ? Solar energy for home heating, water heating, and electricity ? Wind power, hydrogen, and micro hydro power ? Heat pumps-air, geothermal, and water source ? Heating with wood and going

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Price: $19.95


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Building and Remodeling

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Published: 2009-01-06

ISBN: 9781592578283

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

Synopsis

It?s easy building green! This guide helps environmentally conscious people make real-world decisions about building or remodeling a home. Readers will find information on how to save money by going green when building or remodeling, how to find the right green integrated system design, how to choose heating and cooling equipment, and how to save money on water. ·Focuses on the design integration of green materials ·Residential and commercial green building will grow from 2% of the U.S. construction market in 2005 to as much as 10% in 2010 (NAHB) ·More than 80 regional and local

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Price: $19.95


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Country Living

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Published: 2008-11-04

ISBN: 9781592578016

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

Synopsis

Even simple living has complications. City/suburban dwellers heading to ?greener pastures? will find this guide indispensable. The transition to a more rural life can be complicated, with dozens of issues to consider, from utilities to schools to weather. Expert advisor Kimberly Willis writes from experience on such topics as choosing the right location, building or refurbishing, tools and supplies, home farming, animal ownership, and more. ?A growing market with little or no competition ?Practical, easy-to-follow advice ?Strong resources section

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Price: $18.95


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