With expertise, clarity, and humor, acclaimed architect Lester Walker uses his long experience in the field to gently take you by the hand and teach you to design the home of your dreams –following the family of Tom, Lois, and Anna Sample as they plan their house. Each stage is illustrated with easy-to-follow diagrams and…


The Passive Solar House offers proven techniques for building homes that heat and cool themselves, using readily available materials and methods familiar to all building contractors and many do-it-yourself homeowners. True to this innovative, straightforward approach, this best-selling guide includes a CD-ROM with CSOL passive solar design software, making it easier than ever to heat…


Well-illustrated, carefully written guide by a veteran crafter tells how to create a dazzling array of 75 different articles crafted from beads, pearls, and metallic years� 7from gleaming bracelets, belts, purses, and vests that look expensive (but aren� 2t) to miniature animals, lamp shades and a cornucopia of beaded vegetables. More than 230 illustrations. 192pp….