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AMERICAN HOMESTEAD By George Frangoulis
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AMERICAN HOMESTEAD: Many Americans yearn to live a simpler, more self-sufficient lifestyle. For most folks, this means moving to the country and growing a large garden and, perhaps, raising animals... More > for food. On the other hand, some believe that urban homesteading offers many benefits. The photos in this book portray the various experiences of country and city homesteading, both today and yesterday. You are invited to look into the good life that many self-sufficient homesteaders have chosen to live. Enjoy all the wonderful and inspiring photos you'll discover in this book, American Homestead.< Less
FARMSTEAD TECH By George Frangoulis
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FARMSTEAD TECH -- Your Guide to Sustainability Tools, Technology & Resources. It features pioneers and pathfinders for a greener planet. This volume covers wind and solar energy, recyclable... More > products, urban housing, sustainable transportation, and profiles of notable authors and film makers.< Less
TROUT FISHING ILLUSTRATED By George Frangoulis
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TROUT FISHING ILLUSTRATED: Trout are an important food source for humans and wildlife, including brown bears, birds of prey such as eagles, and other animals. They are classified as oily fish. While... More > trout can be caught with a normal rod and reel, fly fishing is a distinctive method developed primarily for trout, and now extended to other species. Understanding how moving water shapes the stream channel makes it easier to find trout. In most streams, the current creates a riffle-run-pool pattern that repeats itself over and over. A deep pool may hold a big brown trout, but rainbows and smaller browns are likely found in runs. Riffles are where you will find small trout, called troutlet, during the day and larger trout crowding in during morning and evening feeding periods. This book portrays the joys of trout fishing in America. Please enjoy!< Less
BOW HUNTING ILLUSTRATED By George Frangoulis
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BOW HUNTING ILLUSTRATED: Bow hunting is the practice of hunting game animals by archery. Arrows, bows and sights are commonly of the more modern varieties. However, all effective variations,... More > including crossbows and wooden bows launching wooden arrows with stone points, are used. Big game hunting requires a draw weight of 35+ lbs. For larger game such as elk or moose, 50+ lbs. is suggested. Most male American archers can draw a bow rated at 50-60 lbs, most women 30 --40 lbs. Lighter arrows, other things being equal, will give a higher speed and a flatter trajectory. Arrows with mass more than 900 grains (58 g) carry more momentum, and penetrate better in large animals, so might be the bow hunter's choice when hunting these animals. The photos in this book portray this popular outdoor activity.< Less
DUCKS & DECOYS By George Frangoulis
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DUCKS & DECOYS: If it looks like a duck, and if it walks like a duck, and if it quacks like a duck ... then it's a duck! But if it doesn't walk or quack or fly, then it's probably a duck... More > decoy. Whether used for hunting or just collecting, duck decoys have become increasingly viewed as an important form of North American folk art. Since the 1960s, numerous collectors' organizations have been created, specialist books and magazines published, with specialist dealers, and special interest shows around the US and Canada. Record prices have been paid for duck decoys. The current world record was set when two decoys (Canada goose and a preening pintail drake) were sold for $1.13 million each on September 19, 2007. The decoys were part of a private sale of 31 decoys for $7.5 million. Enjoy looking at the beautiful photos of ducks and decoys in this book. Enjoy collecting duck decoys, too.< Less
SMALL CABIN LIVING By George Frangoulis
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SMALL CABIN LIVING: If you enjoy the great outdoors -- hiking, camping, boating, fishing, hunting, and being close to nature -- maybe you should invest in a little plot of land and build a small yet... More > comfortable shelter. The log cabin has been a symbol of humble origins in US politics since the early 19th century. Seven United States Presidents were born in log cabins, including Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, and James Buchanan. Although William Henry Harrison was not one of them, he and the Whigs during the 1840 presidential election were the first to use a log cabin as a symbol to show North Americans that he was a man of the people. Other candidates followed Harrison's example, making the idea of a log cabin—and, more generally, a non-wealthy background—a recurring theme in campaign biographies. We trust the wonderful photos in this book will inspire you to build your own small cabin in the woods.< Less
WHITETAIL DEER By George Frangoulis
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The whitetail deer is a medium-sized deer native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America as far south as Peru and Bolivia. In the Americas, it is the most widely... More > distributed wild ungulate. In North America, the species is widely distributed east of the Rocky Mountains, but elsewhere, it is mostly replaced by the black-tailed or mule deer. In western North America, it is found in aspen park lands and deciduous river bottom lands within the central and northern Great Plains, and in mixed deciduous riparian corridors, river valley bottom lands, and lower foothills of the northern Rocky Mountain regions from South Dakota and Wyoming to southeastern British Columbia, including the Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands. This book portrays the whitetail deer as an American game animal highly sought after and respected.< Less
BASS FISHING ILLUSTRATED By George Frangoulis
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BASS FISHING ILLUSTRATED: Bass fishing is the activity of angling for the North American game fish known colloquially as the black bass. There are numerous black bass species considered as game fish... More > in North America, including Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, Spotted bass or Kentucky bass, and Guadalupe bass. Modern bass fishing has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry. The sport has changed drastically since its beginnings in the late 19th century. From humble beginnings, the black bass has become the second most specifically sought-after game fish in the United States. The sport has driven the development of all manner of fishing gear, including rods, reels, lines, lures, electronic depth and fish-finding instruments, drift boats, float tubes, and specialized bass boats. Whether you actually fish or just dream of fishing, you're sure to enjoy the marvelous pictures in this new book.< Less
GEM HUNTER By George Frangoulis
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Gem hunting can be like playing the geological lottery. You may spend hours performing backbreaking work and pay fees for access to mine tailings only to find a few semiprecious stones that aren't... More > worth much. Another person may randomly reach into a pile of dirt and pull out a diamond worth thousands of dollars. Looking for interesting gems and crystals can be a rewarding hobby, even if you don't hit the jackpot. Many recreational gem hunters enjoy spending time outdoors, learning about geology and hanging out with their gem-hunting friends. Whether you’re new to gem hunting or a seasoned pro, this new book provides in-depth information on some of the Earth’s most sought after precious and semi-precious gemstones.< Less
GUITARS ILLUSTRATED By George Frangoulis
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GUITARS ILLUSTRATED -- A Player's Guide to the Guitar: This new book about the guitar is a fabulous resource for people who play or simply enjoy hearing this highly popular stringed instrument. The... More > book describes the basic elements of the guitar in easy-to-understand language, and it is filled with marvelous photos of guitar players and their guitars.< Less

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