The Care and Feeding of Books Old and New

A Simple Repair Manual for Book Lovers

Author: Margot Rosenberg,Bern Marcowitz

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312326036

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

View: 7119

A humorous and informative resource details the steps needed to properly store, clean, fix, shelve, mend, and otherwise preserve books, explaining where to collect tools and how to avoid unnecessary expense. Reprint.

The Care of Fine Books

Author: Jane Greenfield

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629140481

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 160

View: 9328

The Care of Fine Books is a thorough, readable guide to caring for books of value. From a discussion of the various techniques and materials used in bookbinding to advice on handling and storage, Jane Greenfield has created a succinct yet complete resource for anyone who wants to preserve and protect their fine books. Whether you are a collector, a librarian, or a conservation professional, you will benefit from this expert advice. Learn about appropriate levels of light, temperature, relative humidity, and pollution; how to secure a collection against fire, insect infestation, flood, and theft; and methods for cleaning and repairing books that have already been damaged. Always practical and amply illustrated, this is a must-have reference for anyone who loves fine books.

Instant Expert

Collecting Books

Author: Matthew Budman

Publisher: Random House of Canada

ISBN: 9780375720543

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

View: 585

Everything you need to know: what is collectible, strategies for buying and selling, the value of an author autograph, how books are made and more. This is a comprehensive guide to online resources, conferences and conventions, shops, organizations and an annotated bibliography. For the millions of reader who love books!

Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats

Author: Richard H. Pitcairn,Susan Hubble Pitcairn

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623367557

Category: Pets

Page: 512

View: 1412

For more than 30 years, Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats has been the go-to resource for health-conscious animal lovers. This fourth edition is updated with the latest information in natural pet health, including groundbreaking research on the benefits of vegan diets for pets, as well as nutritionally complete recipes to give your pets optimal health that you can also enjoy, making home prepared diets easier than ever. The Pitcairns also discuss behavior issues, general nutrition, and a more humane approach to caring for pets. The Pitcairns have long been the trusted name in holistic veterinary care and continue to be at the forefront of natural pet health. Written with the same compassion and conviction, the fourth edition of Natural Health for Dogs & Cats will help you give your beloved animals the healthiest, happiest life.

Living with Books

Author: Alan Powers

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 1402742126

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

View: 4743

Full of beautiful and colorful photos, this book addresses all aspects: storage, display, the use of books as structural elements and furniture.

Barking

The Sound of a Language

Author: Turid Rugaas

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1929242514

Category: Pets

Page: 108

View: 7742

Barking is more than just noise. Barking is natural and almost all dogs bark. It is one of the many ways dogs communicate with each other as well as with humans. In this book, author Turid Rugaas, well known for her work on identifying and utilizing canine "calming signals," turns her attention to understanding and managing barking behavior. Think of barking as your dog's language. By learning to identify what your dog is expressing when he barks, you can take steps to minimize their negative effects.

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend

A Training Manual for Dog Owners

Author: Monks of New Skete

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759524385

Category: Pets

Page: 202

View: 7728

For more than a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners--and, of course, for their canine best friends. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over four decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, including: Selecting a dog (what breed? male? female? puppy or older dog?) to fit your lifestyle Where to get--and where not to get--a dog Reading a pedigree Training your dog or puppy--when, where, and how The proper use of praise and discipline Feeding, grooming, and ensuring your dog's physical fitness Recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live - in the city, country, or suburb The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her life In its scope, its clarity, and its authority, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners. Like no other book, this guide can help you understand and appreciate your dog's nature as well as his or her distinct personality--and in so doing, it can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.

Gerbils

The Complete Guide to Gerbil Care

Author: Donna Anastasi

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1937049337

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 9334

Who doesn’t wish to share his or her home with a cage full of “Furry Mongolian Friends” aka gerbils!? Author Susan Anastasi certain does! She describes these irresistible critters as “quiet, clean, friendly, curious, active, and easy-to-please.” In deciding whether the gerbil is for you, Anastasi offers this advice: “If you are looking for a seemingly limitless cache of cuteness—from their long, fanning whiskers and large almond-shaped eyes to heir bunnylike hind legs and tufted tail tips—then gerbils are for you!” Clearly bitten by the gerbil bug, the author begins by providing some basic natural history about gerbils, their origins on the Mongolian range, and an overview of their behaviors. Anastasi defends her favorite pocket pet and asserts that the gentle gerbil does not deserve its Latin name (Meriones ungiculatus), which translates as “clawed warrior.” Filled with terrific color photographs, Gerbils summarizes the basic needs of these adorable rodents, specifically addressing their housing requirements, the cost and commitment involved, and their interactions with children and other pets. The following are devoted to purchasing a healthy gerbil from a pet shop, hobby breeder, or shelter; introducing the gerbil to the home; housing and feeding; taming and handling the pet gerbil; health considerations and potential household hazards; breeding and raising the young; and exhibiting gerbils at shows. The discussion on housing covers the selection of the ideal enclosure, basic housing setup, accessories, safety, and a guide to cleaning the tank. The chapter “Taming and Handling Your Gerbils” offers a step-by-step socialization process to acclimate the gerbil to its new handler and surroundings plus instructions for handling the gerbil and discouraging nipping. All keepers will be interested in the chapter on keeping gerbils healthy through smart preventative care; topics covered include allergies; broken limbs and head injury; teeth, tail, and ear problems; dehydration; diarrhea; heat stroke; hypothermia; mites, and more. Gerbil enthusiasts who are looking to become gerbil midwives will find complete instructions for breeding and raising pups (baby gerbils) in the chapter about reproduction. It covers planning a litter, setting up a breeding tank, mating, caring for the pregnant mom, birthing, fostering, growth cycles, weaning, handling pups, and more. The chapter “Fun with Gerbils” offers ideas for games, art projects, photographing, and training gerbils to do seven fun tricks. Resources include lists of publications, clubs, organizations, and websites. Glossary of terms and index included.

How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive

A Manual of Step by Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot

Author: John Muir,Tosh Gregg,Peter Aschwanden

Publisher: Avalon Travel Pub

ISBN: 9781566913102

Category: Transportation

Page: 476

View: 7876

The nineteenth edition of this classic automotive manual helps dedicated VW owners fight the war against rust, body rot, and engine failure to keep their prized cars alive, with advice on caring for Bugs, Karmann Ghias, vans, and campers. Original. 30,000 first printing.

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

A Step-by-step Guide for Kids

Author: Carol Pasternak

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770850019

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7970

An introduction to the life cycle of monarch butterflies depicts every stage while instructing youngsters on how to attract and raise their own butterflies, and explains how released butterflies migrate to resume the next cycle.

Complete Kitten Care

Author: Amy Shojai

Publisher: Furry Muse Publications

ISBN: 1944423915

Category: Pets

Page: 356

View: 3284

UPDATED and EXPANDED CONTENT Including 27 New Cute Kitten Pictures! COMPLETE KITTEN CARE is your go-to guide for kittens information on kittens health, new kitten care, and buying a kitten or adopting a stray or shelter kitten for your family. You'll learn all the latest about raising a cat of your dreams, introducing a new kitten to the rest of your family, and enjoy the award winning cute kitten pictures. Nationally known pet authority Amy Shojai has updated her award-winning book with the latest cat behavior information and kitten care research, including new cat vaccinations guidelines, animal behavior advice, cat language tips and more. This veritable "Kitten101" is packed with all the must-know facts about cats and kitten facts including: * Choosing a kitten * Best kittens for adoption * Kitten breeds and buying kittens * How to train a kitten * Understand kitten behavior * Fixing and preventing common kitten problems * Toilet training cats and litter training kittens * How to stop kitten biting and cat hissing * Understand cat communication, cat body language and cat purrs * Cat breed guide with care considerations and kitty personality types * introducing a kitten to a cat * introducing a kitten to a dog * Kittens food considerations * Grooming a cat or kitten * Kitten vaccinations * Kitten parasites and cat worms * Kitten spay and neuter * Cat legends, myths, and fun facts Plus a myriad of UPDATED kitten and cat supply resources: the best kitten Websites, cat associations and feline clubs, animal welfare organizations and feline foundations, recommended cat books and kitten magazines, online kitten and cat products sources

How to Speak "horse"

A Horse-crazy Kid's Guide to Reading Body Language and "talking Back"

Author: Andrea Eschbach,Markus Eschbach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570765322

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 26

View: 7205

"Originally published in the German language as Pferdesprache 'fur kinder by Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart"--T.p. verso.

Dog

The Definitive Book for Dog Lovers

Author: Bruce Fogle,Dr Bruce Fogle, DVM, Mrcvs

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845334796

Category: Dog breeds

Page: 384

View: 9361

The book for every day of your dog's life - and every day of your life with your dog. This is the enduring story of man and dog. At its heart is an emotionally intelligent analysis of the lifelong partnership between the two species, with such wit and wisdom that will shape your attitude, influence your actions, and provoke the happiest and healthiest lives for you and your dog.

African Grey Parrots

Everything about History, Care, Nutrition, Handling, and Behavior

Author: Maggie Wright

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764147418

Category: Pets

Page: 95

View: 5838

Wright gives you information and advice to help you take care of your African grey parrot, from selection to health and activities.

Outing

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports

Page: N.A

View: 9200