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The Barefoot Beekeeper By P. J. Chandler
Paperback: $24.96
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(6 Ratings)
THIRD EDITION (2009) A revolutionary book about sustainable, chemical-free, 'natural' beekeeping, with no heavy lifting. The author strips away all complications, showing how you can make... More > everything you need yourself, even using recycled materials and simple tools: you do not need to buy any additional equipment at all! "After reading The Barefoot Beekeeper I knew immediately I had found what I had been thinking about and searching for for years. It inspired me to immediately build several Top Bar hives and change my manner of keeping bees. ...read as much as you can about bees and beekeeping but do buy this one and follow it's suggested path." N, Spain "...the best book out there as far as I'm concerned for those interested in pursuing sustainable beekeeping." MH, USA "...a very helpful primer and a VERY inspiring discussion of sustainable beekeeping." CS "...as an argument for sustainable beekeeping, the writing is unparalleled." G, UK< Less
Beginner Watchmaking: How to Build Your Very First Watch By Tim Swike
eBook (PDF): $14.95
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This B&W book will introduce you to the fascinating world of watch making. It is designed for the average person with zero knowledge of watch mechanics, building, or repair. This book will teach... More > you some of the basics on how a watch works. It will also show you where to buy the right watch parts, how to assemble them, and how to regulate the time. Don't buy another $1000 watch when you can build a similar one for $100. This book also comes with a full color PDF file ebook with updates for your computer or smart phone.< Less
Fuzzy Mitten's Festive Knits (Download) By Barbara Prime
eBook (PDF): $17.50
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(3 Ratings)
Fuzzy Mitten's Fuzzy Knits is a collection of 12 quick and simple toy knitting patterns, guaranteed to delight knitters of any skill level -- from a beginner to a seasoned pro. This book includes 12... More > cute patterns to keep you busy throughout the seasons of the year: a Big Polar Teddy, a Reindeer, a Baby Penguin, a Mama Bunny, a Baby Bunny, a Squirrel, a Koala, a Fuzzy Farm, a Hippo, a Bat, an Owl, and a Cat -- clothes patterns included, too!< Less
SolderSmoke - Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics (U.S. version) By Bill Meara
Paperback: $19.99
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SolderSmoke is the story of a secret, round-the-world, after-hours life in electronics. Bill Meara started out as a normal kid, but around the age of 12 he got interested in radio... To make matters... More > worse, when he got older he became a diplomat. In all of the places he has lived, his hobby caused him to seek out like-minded radio fiends, to stay up late into the night working on strange projects, and to build embarrassingly large antennas above innocent foreign neighborhoods. SolderSmoke takes you into the world of an expatriate geek. It is a technical memoir filled with funny stories and with serious descriptions of Bill's struggles to truly understand the theory behind the equipment that he built.(THIS VERSION SHIPS FROM A U.S. PRINTER)< Less