Every inch and component of your home is filled with an invisible life force and unique magical energy. “Magical Housekeeping” teaches readers how to sense, change, channel, and direct these energies to create harmony in their homes, joy in their hearts, and success in all areas of their lives. In this engaging guide, energy consultant…


During his lifetime at Winterthur, Henry Francis du Pont used flower arrangements to bring the color and spirit of his beautiful, naturalistic garden indoors. The bold and colorful specimens in bloom at any given time, arranged in the specially constructed “flower-fixing” room with adjacent walk-in cooler, determined the daily table service in du Pont’s dining…


“New London Style” takes a fresh look into the private dwellings of the most exciting young creative talents in the city, from the music, fashion, design and art worlds. This exciting aesthetic takes many forms, but above all it expresses a creative sensibility against the backdrop of the ever-changing environment of one of the worlds…


For courses in Principles of HVAC&R, Electronic Controls, and HVAC System Design. This comprehensive text covers both electric and electronic controls in one book in depth. Using at-a-glance charts, cross-referenced to specific sections of the text, it encompasses control operation, adjustment, troubleshooting, installation, and use, and provides start-up procedures for different types of units, representative…


Written by three experienced educators and practitioners, Machine Tool Technology Basics is sure to be a useful tool for anyone needing to learn about today’s machine tool trade. Logically organized in three sections, it begins with basic metal-removal operations of conventional machines, progresses to CNC machines, and finishes with CAD/CAM. Easy to understand and use,…


This unique encyclopedia brings together a remarkable amount of practical information on the world’s most important timbers: from abura to ziricote. Stunning colour photographs provide an invaluable guide to species identification, and there is reliable data on working properties, seasoning requirements, durability, typical uses, and the health risks which may be associated with certain species….


Building on the success of the first “Decorative Paint Techniques & Ideas” book, this second edition adds information about the advancements and changes that have occurred in the decorative-finish trend. Decorative painting continues to grow as manufacturers release new paints and products that make it easier, faster, and more reliable for homeowners to add personal…


Though the median size of a new single-family house is back on the rise–after a brief decline during the 2007-2009 U.S. recession–many are now choosing to live small deliberately. They’re building smaller, more environmentally and economically friendly homes. The New Small House presents small-house design strategies as well as whole-house case studies from across the…