An air conditioning system consists of components and equipment arranged in sequential order to control and maintain an indoor environment. The goal is to provide a healthy and comfortable climate with acceptable air quality while being energy efficient and cost effective. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering covers all types of systems from institutional and commercial…


‘Fabulous Furniture’ presents an overview of the work of eighty international furniture designers. Each designer is introduced with a brief history followed by beautiful photographs of their works and a caption detailing the inspiration behind them. Many types of furniture have been covered, from chairs, tables and shelving units to lighting, vases and garden adornment,…


Presenting a comprehensive and consistent treatment of grinding theory and its practical utilization, this new edition focuses on grinding as a machining process using bonded abrasive grinding wheels as the cutting medium. Logically organized, this self-contained resource starts with a description of abrasives and bonded abrasive cutting tools; then moves on to thermal analyses of…


Tom Wolfe’s Santa Claus carvings have enchanted carvers and collectors alike with their joviality and character. By popular demand, he revisits Old Saint Nick with a carving of the “jolly old elf” walking with a cane…perhaps to get the sleigh ready for its overnight journey. With 340 color photographs the reader is taken step-by-step through…


Considered among the highest achievements of the American arts and crafts movement, Greene & Greene furniture was custom-built for specific interior spaces, and many of the pieces still remain in their original locations. This manual, written by a nationally recognized furniture maker, provides intermediate and advanced woodworkers with well illustrated, step-by-step instructions for classic Greene…


Whether you want to start a new hobby or ‘go green’, there are plenty of reasons to make your own natural essential oil products: you can create your own blend of aromatic fragrances, make unique home-made gifts for friends and relatives and, more importantly, you can create natural alternatives to the sometimes-toxic cosmetic and cleaning…