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Ultimate Off Grid Guide By LaMar Alexander
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This book is for anyone that lives off-grid or would like to live an off-grid homesteader lifestyle. It is 355 pages and includes detailed step-by-step plans, full color pictures, and material list... More > for building an off-grid cabin and over 30 useful homestead projects. Also included are directions for installing a small solar and wind power system, rain water harvest system, composting toilet, outdoor wood furnace and more... This ebook is printable and works on Linux, Windows, and Mac!< Less
The Barefoot Beekeeper By Philip Chandler
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4th Edition of this book, first published in 2007. The Barefoot Beekeeper has become something of a classic in its field, inspiring thousands of new, environmentally-aware beekeepers to re-think the... More > way bees have been treated since the middle of the nineteenth century and discover a new relationship with this unique and essential insect, responsible for pollinating many of our food crops. Using home-made equipment and natural, chemical-free methods of management, this is beekeeping simplified. You can build your own hive and have honeybees buzzing around your garden in no time, with honey to spare! Look out also for other books by this author, including: Learning From Bees Balanced Beekeeping (2 vols.)< Less
Home Generator: Selecting, Sizing And Connecting The Complete 2015 Guide By Lazar Rozenblat
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This guide, written by a power electronics engineer provides you with the practical information that you need to know in order to choose the right emergency generator for your needs. The guide covers... More > standby and portable electric generators in minute detail. It also presents an overview of battery-based backup systems. For each type of electric generators this Home Generator Guide provides principals of operation, pros and cons, lesser known details, charts with comparative characteristics of the popular brands, cost estimation, step-by-step sizing instructions and wiring options. The book reviews common mistakes made in determining the required generator size. In conclusion the author offers his generator picks depending on your requirements and budget. This is 2nd Edition (2016).< Less
The Houses of Chaska Beach By Jeff Ulrich, Barbara Boeckling
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Do you remember the questionnaire that Barbara Boeckling distributed to the Chaska residents at the turn of the Millennium? She used the responses to prepare a notebook including photos she took of... More > every house in Chaska Beach. “The Houses of Chaska Beach”, Volume One, also includes additional research done by Jeff Ulrich with the help of Mary Stahl, Lina Wharton and Steve Bowen. There is a section that includes historical photos from Barbara Boecklings collection, a historical narrative prepared by Steve Bowen and Barbara Boeckling and the chronology of the development of Chaska Beach. Every house has it’s own page with a photo taken at the turn of the Millennium, all owners back to 1957 from the Erie County records, the date it was built and the questionnaire information that was returned. There are also some photos of the original structure! This book is 156 pages in full color and either soft or hard cover! It can be ordered directly on-line and delivered to your house.< Less
Ueki no Te Ire: The Japanese Art of Giant Bonsai By Eric Mader
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Ueki no Te Ire: The Japanese Art of Giant Bonsai is the first comprehensive guide to Japanese-style landscape pruning in the English language. It’s an ideal introduction to the subject for... More > bonsai and Japanese garden enthusiasts as well as landscape designers, and professional gardeners. The book includes a brief history of Asian topiary as well as step-by-step guidelines for pruning and training landscape trees in several formal Japanese styles. The book features extensive full color photos of trees taken at residential and monastery gardens throughout Japan. Extensive appendices include glossaries of Japanese and English arboriculture terms, as well as a detailed list of recommended public gardens in the U.S., Canada, and Japan. More information about this book and about the Japanese art of landscape tree pruning can be found at:< Less
The Art of Building A House of Stone By Joe Kohler, Mona Anderson
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We have always loved the look and feel of stone houses. They have an ageless quality that stands in contrast to the built in obsolescence prevalent in today’s world. Twenty five years ago we... More > built own stone house. We researched the available methods, and settled on the slip-form technique popularized by Scott and Helen Nearing. We made several major improvements including better slipforms, creation of a reveal at face of the stones, and foam insulation built into the walls. We have organized our book into two parts. Part I: The Art of Building a House of Stone details an Advanced Slipform Construction Technique from the gathering of stones to the construction of finished structures with a special section detailing building Garden Walls. Part II: From Dream to Reality – Building Our House chronicles our building experience in the summer of 1979 and offers comments gleaned from living in our house for more than a quarter of a century.< Less
Gulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon By Randy Lemmon
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Randy Lemmon is the host of Houston's GardenLine radio program, on Newsradio 740 KTRH. Over 1.4 million Houstonians garden for a hobby or pastime, and GardenLine is where they listen for advice and... More > information on gardening and landscaping. Every Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m.-10 a.m., (on line at GardenLine’s Randy Lemmon answers listeners' questions on everything from aphids to zoysias. He's Houston’s absolute expert on lawns and gardens, offering help to listeners both with and without "green thumbs." Randy's a Texas Aggie who truly KNOWS plants and flowers. He explains them with ease and candor, and is as competent a "plant" person as there is. He studies, and he practices. He embraces "new methods" as well as the "old" ways of dealing with problems. Gulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon is the first in a series of self-published books by Randy Lemmon Consulting.< Less
Edible Landscaping In The Desert Southwest: Wheelbarrow To Plate By Catherine Crowley
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Trade (economy version) of our book #135692 - see description.
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How far does planning control what we build? And what can we build without planning? SUB-PLAN investigates the moment when architecture appears to slip into insignificance – when it... More > doesn’t even need a planning application. Are the implications of minor development more significant than planners imagine?< Less
1001 GardenLine Questions By Randy Lemmon
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1001 GardenLine Questions is a collection of questions and Randy's answers from hundreds of his radio show listeners. It covers how to grow and kill things in the garden, especially for those along... More > the Gulf Coast and in the Houston-area specifically. This is a great follow-up and a perfect companion book to Randy's first Lulu-made book Gulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon.< Less
Off the Grid By LaMar Alexander
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This book is for anyone thinking about or already living off-grid. It includes detailed step-by-step plans for a solar cabin and over 30 other projects. This is an encyclopedia for homesteading and... More > off-grid living written by a homesteader and includes cabin plans, solar and wind system installation, solar composting toilet, how to make a living from your homestead, where to find cheap land and much more... This book was designed as an Ebook with links and videos that will not work in the printed version. If you want full color pics, links and videos to work please order the Ebook download or CD version available on Lulu.< Less
Way of the Good Gardener By Richie Morris
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A guidebook containing 24 spiritual lessons for the sacred gardener based on the teachings of the "Tao" by Richie Morris.
Building in the 'Bu: Navigating the Malibu Zoning Code By Lester Tobias
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“Building in the ’Bu: Navigating the Malibu Zoning Code” addresses the process of building a home in Malibu, from what code(s) are applicable for a given project, to how to deal... More > with older homes that no longer meet current codes, to the actual submittal and plan review process. Flow charts and decision trees are included to help a reader decide where in the planning and permitting process their dream home lies. Finally, as Tobias writes: “After laying out all the pitfalls, trials and tribulations of the process, I give the reader a reason to not be daunted, and to go boldly where plenty of homeowners have gone before.”< Less
Edible and Useful Plants for the Swan Coastal Plain By Vicki Boxell
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This book provides information about plants that are edible or have other uses. They can all be grown in Perth, Western Australia and would also grow in places with sandy soils, such as Florida or... More > the California coast. Growing food is going to become even more important as time passes, it is a great pastime and you know what is going into your vegetables and fruit if you grow it yourself. Many plants have uses that are not widely known. Many 'weeds' for example are actually quite nutritious, are easy to grow and some even taste okay.< Less
Introduction to Residential Draw Inspections By Trinity Performance Improvement
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Draw inspections play a major role in construction lending, but not everyone possess the skills necessary to perform a draw inspection. Trinity created this manual to allow readers to develop or... More > maintain the skill set necessary to understand and complete draw inspections. This book explains a variety of topics such as: - How to identify the six basic stages of construction and the components involved with each stage. - How to estimate the percentage of stage completion based on evidence given. - The characteristics and basics of a draw inspection. - How to complete a draw inspection report. Readers will explore the material through detailed information and over 160 photographs to accompany various aspects discussed, so he or she will have an easier time understanding the subject matter presented in the manual. This book will work as your go-to-guide for the motivated individual looking to expand your knowledge of this unique construction lending topic.< Less
Certified Plant Professional Study Manual By Dr. Barbara Fair, Ph D.
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Study Manual for the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Exam
Paint Color Cheat Sheets By Yelena Kublitski
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A pretty paint chip doesn't always make a pretty wall color. But the Paint Color Cheat Sheets let you find the right color for painting your home, quickly and easily. Just like the name suggests, you... More > will get the "right answers" in a paint color deck - only proven, tried and tested paint colors that always work. No more agonizing and endless testing. This shortcut is as close to foolproof and no-fail as you can get!< Less
Journal of an Irish Garden By Rachel Darlington
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Journal of an Irish Garden is a collection of columnist and plantsperson Rachel Darlington’s articles in the Irish Garden magazine from 2007 to 2015. It details her development from amateur... More > gardener to owner of a garden open to the public. This book is, in essence, a horticultural journey. It is an odyssey of discovery, knowledge and fulfilment, while taking the not-so-occasional foray into the realms of iffy dress-sense, hypothermia and muck. This journey contains elements that most gardeners will recognise from their own endeavours. "We follow the author’s development as a gardener and that of her garden, Douentza, which is a joy to visit, full of well-grown unusual plants and one of the up-and-coming Irish gardens." —Helen Dillon, the Dillon Garden "What really makes the book for me is the clear and ever-present love of plants. From the mundane to the rare, the plant mix is eclectic and the book peppered with handy tips for growing them." —Jimi Blake, Hunting Brook Gardens< Less
2016 Official List of Approved Exhibition Names for Exhibitors & Judges By American Rose Society
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The latest edition of THE resource for exhibitors and judges includes 296 pages of approved exhibition names, in a larger 8.5x11, format.
Where's the Buzz By Emily Garrand
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This book provides a look into the community of bees and beekeeping within the United States, primarily focused in the northeast region. This work is a culmination of research done while a Media... More > Studies student at Saint Michael’s College. The result is my senior thesis, concentrated on bees, beekeepers, and their roles within our nation. The work also looks in on the bee shortage our nation has experienced in the bee population and offers the general public ways in which they can contribute to the solution of this issue.< Less
So You Want to Build a House By Henry Intili
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Henry and Barbara, using text and photos, show you step by step how to design and build your own house. Starting with logs and sawmill, they cut pine for structure and oak, cherry, holly and... More > chinaberry for floors and trim. Options in the main systems (electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc) are discussed.< Less
Circuit Down By Larry Dimock
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This is a guide for solving problems in the electrical circuits of a home - shorts, loose connections, GFCIs tripping, etc. The book is thorough but not overly technical, and gives over 30 helpful... More > black and white diagrams and charts. Homeowners will come to understand their wiring system and what can happen to it. Many problems will become easy to fix with confidence.< Less
Selling Your SIlver: A Guide to Finding a Buyer and Getting a Good Price By Jim Stringer
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If you have some silver pieces to sell but don’t have a clue about how to do it, this booklet is for you. Questions answered include: .......... What's the difference between sterling and... More > silver plate? ..........How do I identify what I have? .......... What’s a fair price? .......... Who buys silver? .......... Where can I find buyers? .......... Which is better - selling silver for scrap or selling for intended use? .......... Should I sell now or hold my silver pieces? ............... Reading this booklet will answer many of your questions. To be fair, you still will have some work to do on your own because there is no precise way to find a buyer. But, you’ll be well on your way with basic knowledge to help in locating a buyer and negotiating a good deal............ SECOND EDITION --- 37 pages in "pdf" format you can read on your computer...........Requires Adobe Digital Edition Reader - a free download.< Less
Cattail Cabin Plans By LaMar Alexander
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Cattail Cabin: These are complete plans for building the 16x16 Cattail Cabin and includes plans for the porch and 10x16 addition. Also included are instructions for the basic solar power, water,... More > septic and heat systems. The book is full color with over 80 pictures and detailed diagrams with dimensions.< Less
Penobscot Cabin Plans By LaMar Alexander
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Penobscot Cabin Plans: The Penobscot cabin is named for the Penobscot Native Americans and is a 12x20 cabin designed for off-grid living, vacation cabin, accessory dwelling unit or other purpose.... More > Plans are 29 pages full color printable and include detailed framing plans with dimensions and instruction, porch framing plan, floor plan ideas, material list, basic solar power system instructions and recommendations for all off grid systems. This is a great cabin project for a person with basic construction skills.< Less