Spiral bound. 168 pages The cover has a grinning woman with eight arms holding tools. Geared towards Women but helpful to all. Encourages the reader to dig in and gain confidence with mechanical repairs. It's a warm and accessible book with simple line drawings. Originally published as a fund-raiser for Habitat for Humanity
Great section on water heaters, covers laundry appliances, plumbing repairs, how-to install icemakers, replacing electrical switches, covers overview of circuit breaker box, goes into simple car maintenance, changing oil, jumping dead batteries, changing tires. Even bicycle maintenance.
Being a detective has no doubt changed since the internet. But this book covers subjects such as how to tail and eavesdrop, stake out subjects, do background checks, interview witnesses, and find out almost anything on anybody.
Great for the budding detective. All text. No illustrations or photos.
Goes into good detail on doors and drawers. Excellent modular cube storage system design. Explains floor to ceiling book shelf construction. For those of you out there with the giant and growing book collections. You may need this book!
This book was co-authored by Art Bell. It was the original book to inspire the movie "The Day After Tommorrow". It talks about the conditions that exist right now that can cause sudden and dramatic climate change. It goes into speculative history about past ice ages, floods and into possible causes for lasting change in the weather and environmental "status quo" on a global scale. Reads more like a novel in some places. Afterall Whitley is a fiction writer.
Excellent for anyone who wants to learn the name of that thingamajig. It definitely doesn't hurt to sound intelligent when you walk into a hardware store. I loved this book because I'm the type to browse in a hardware store even if I don't need anything. Sometimes it helps to know what's out there to know what the possibilities are for a particular project. Perfect gift for that Home Depot employee.
I used to watch his TV show, "Crockett's Victory Garden on WGBH, PBS television, Boston Mass. It was great. This was a coffee table book for it's day. This is the paperback version. Clay paper and full color photos of flowers in their season with planting and care instructions.
544 Pages. Originally published in 1888. This is a reprint published in 1977 with notes and updates. It's billed as a complete reference library for the farm. It's full of old ways, formulas and recipes. It's got very small type which is a turn off for me.
Everything from grafting apple trees to tanning hides is in here.