Wood – Terry Porter

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….

Decorative Paint Techniques and Ideas, 2nd Edition – Better Homes, Gardens

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…

The New Small House – Katie Hutchison

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…

The Golden Age Of Engraving – Frederick Keppel

A history and description of every type of engraving, with hundreds of excellent black and white reproductions, showing the progress of the art form the year 1465 to 1910, this is an immensely readable personal narrative. It includes many digressions into every conceivable subject (biographical sketches with reproductions of letters from famous men, a French…

The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in U.S. and Canadian Cities – Carlos Teixeira, Wei Li, Carlos Teixeira

Since the 1960s, new and more diverse waves of immigrants have changed the demographic composition and the landscapes of North American cities and their suburbs. The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in U.S. and Canadian Cities is a collection of essays examining how recent immigrants have fared in getting access to jobs and housing…

The ABCs of Reloading – C. Rodney James

A step-by-step guide to reloading rifle and handgun cartridges and shotshells! In these days of widespread ammunition shortages, it pays–literally–to know how to “roll your own” cartridges. But don’t think it’s some kind of rocket science. Let The ABCs of Reloading show you how! With the help of The ABCs of Reloading, you’ll be reloading…