The Autumn House

Author: Alison May

Publisher: Alison May

ISBN: 1537851136

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 16

View: 4756

The Autumn House is the third of five seasonal titles from BrocanteHome.Net’s best-selling Seasonal House series. This pocket-sized book is a cornucopia of Autumn homemaking inspiration, with ideas for preparing for the change of the season, Autumnal puttery treats, cleaning recipes, decorative touches, journal prompts, a book list and an essay on living well in Autumn, written with all the same charm Alison May has been bringing to the world of vintage housekeeping for over twelve years now...

Winterhouse

Author: Ben Guterson

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1250123895

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6662

An enchanting urban fantasy middle-grade debut—the first book in a trilogy—set in a magical hotel full of secrets. Orphan Elizabeth Somers’s malevolent aunt and uncle ship her off to the ominous Winterhouse Hotel, owned by the peculiar Norbridge Falls. Upon arrival, Elizabeth quickly discovers that Winterhouse has many charms—most notably its massive library. It’s not long before she locates a magical book of puzzles that will unlock a mystery involving Norbridge and his sinister family. But the deeper she delves into the hotel’s secrets, the more Elizabeth starts to realize that she is somehow connected to Winterhouse. As fate would have it, Elizabeth is the only person who can break the hotel’s curse and solve the mystery. But will it be at the cost of losing the people she has come to car for, and even Winterhouse itself? Mystery, adventure, and beautiful writing combine in this exciting debut richly set in a hotel full of secrets. A Christy Ottaviano Book

Don't Die in the Winter

Your Season is Coming

Author: Millicent Hunter

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768497159

Category: Religion

Page: 116

View: 4020

Don't Die In the Winter will help you discern spiritual weather conditions and help you properly prepare for them. Every season of life brings new changes and new challenges. God uses the bitter, lonely, cold winter season of our life to develop Christlike character in us. Adversity is merely a harbinger of the springtime of blessings to come.

Native American Architecture

Author: Peter Nabokov,Robert Easton

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195037814

Category: Science

Page: 431

View: 8938

Surveys the architectural structures of various tribes of Native Americans, including longhouses, adobe houses, and cliff dwellings

A Year of Puttery Treats

Author: Alison May

Publisher: Alison May

ISBN: 1508038279

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 321

View: 2916

Welcome to A Year of Puttery Treats. One gorgeous, life-enhancing little something to do for each of the 365 days in the year. Housekeeping you see, can be terribly dull. A monotonous round of chasing dirt and moving objects that we should seek to enhance with the kind of decorative little to-do’s that gladden the heart and help to bring both order and authenticity in to our homes. While the treats vary from the pretty to the silly, the fragrant and the celebratory, they are each designed to remind us that keeping house is about more than getting busy with a vacuum and a duster and should instead be about enhancing the lives of those that live in our homes. In reflecting the soul of the Mistress of the house and marking the lives of those she shares it with, puttery treats are quite the most lovely way to ritualise life within our own four walls and more than that to celebrate the art of homemaking and bring joy to domesticity. In a Year of Puttery treats you will find seasonal tasks and little to-dos for annual holidays and national celebrations. You will discover ways to journal your days and create a living museum of family life. You will find tiny pampering treats and scrubby housekeeping tips, and in the midst of it all, right there in the heart of your home you will find yourself...

Meteorology Today

Author: C. Donald Ahrens

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495011622

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 8013

METEOROLOGY TODAY has for many years been one of the most widely used and authoritative texts for the introductory meteorology course. This eighth edition sees improvements in flexibility for instructors and strengthened learning solutions for students. Author C. Donald Ahrens has been widely praised for his ability to explain relatively complicated ideas so that even under-prepared students can understand them. The text's clear and inviting narrative is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that help augment students' understanding. Introductory stories found at the beginning of each chapter draw students naturally into the discussion. In-chapter reviews help students master concepts while they study, and four types of end-of-chapter exercises provide opportunities for everything from further review to in-class discussion questions. In addition to these in-text learning aids, the eighth edition sees a complete integration with CengageNOW, the first assessment-driven and student-centered online learning solution created specifically for this course. CengageNOW uses a series of chapter-specific diagnostic tests to build a personalized learning plan for each student, allowing students to focus their study time on specific areas of weaknesses. Each personalized learning plan directs students to specific chapter sections and concept-driven multimedia tutorials designed to augment their understanding. The new edition is available in its original nineteen chapter classic version, or as a core version, which features only the most popular sixteen chapters. The core version sacrifices none of the detail that the course needs, but eliminates chapters that may not be directly covered in class. Looking for more flexibility? With the Cengage Learning TextChoice custom solution program, instructors can select and reorganize chapters to perfectly match their syllabus, thereby creating the ideal text solution for the course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Weaving Women's Lives

Three Generations in a Navajo Family

Author: Louise Lamphere,Eva Price,Carole Cadman,Valerie Darwin

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826342782

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

View: 1837

Presents the life experiences of Navajo women through the stories of a New Mexico woman, her daughter, and her granddaughter, showing how they incorporated new ideas into their lives while retaining distinctive Navajo beliefs and values.

Traditional Buildings

A Global Survey of Structural Forms and Cultural Functions

Author: Allen Noble

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857739026

Category: Architecture

Page: 360

View: 8500

Based on a lifelong professional and personal interest, "Traditional Buildings" presents a unique survey of vernacular architecture across the globe. The reader is taken on a fascinating tour of traditional building around the world, which includes the loess cave homes of central China, the stilt houses on the shores of Dahomey, the housebarns of Europe and North America, the wind towers of Iran, the Bohio houses of the Arawak Indians of the Caribbean, and much more. Professor's Noble's extensive travels have allowed him to examine many of the building at close quarters and the richly illustrated text includes photographs from his personal collection. With its comprehensive and detailed bibliography, the work will be welcomed by experts and non-specialists alike.

Subsistence and Culture in the Western Canadian Arctic

A Multicontextual Approach

Author: Matthew W. Betts

Publisher: Canadian Mus of Civilization

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 5497

The Siglit, or Mackenzie Inuit, the ancestors of the modern Inuvialuit, were, at the time of Euroamerican contact, the most populous and complex Inuit society in the Canadian Arctic. Through innovative analysis of animal bones recovered from their ancient archaeological sites, this comprehensive study documents the complex relationships between the Mackenzie Inuit and their food animals, and tracks these connections over some 800 years, from their earliest occupations to the arrival of Europeans in the 19th century.Methodological in focus, this study examines the way in which archaeologists integrate animal remains into their analyses and proposes a systematic methodology for evaluating faunal data against other archaeological information. This volume chronicles the relationship between developing Siglit economic strategies and shifts in technology, settlement strategies, demography, and climate, exposing in the process the primary link between Siglit culture and their subsistence practices.Matthew Betts is Curator of Atlantic Provinces Archaeology at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto and has published on a broad range of topics including dating methods, historical archaeology, archaeological method and theory, and hunter-gatherer subsistence. His current research focuses on maritime hunter-gatherers and their complex economic and social relationships with the animals they exploit

Environmental Ergonomics - The Ergonomics of Human Comfort, Health, and Performance in the Thermal Environment

Author: Yutaka Tochihara,Tadakatsu Ohnaka

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080455709

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 500

View: 8854

Environmental Ergonomics addresses the problems of maintaining human comfort, activity and health in stressful environments. Its subject areas include thermal environments, illumination, noise and hypo- and hyperbaric environments. The book concentrates fundamentally on the way the thermal environment has affected human comfort, health and performance from the age of cave-dwellings to our age of skyscrapers. This book contains only papers selected from the 10th ICEE held in Japan 23-27 September 2002. The ICEE has been held biannually since 1982, and has firmly established itself as the world’s most distinguished conference in its field, offering the ideal forum for research scientists, medical doctors, engineers, administrators, technicians, healthcare professionals and students to share their work and ideas. Selected papers from the 10th International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics held in Japan, 23-27 September 2002. They have been revised and peer-reviewed. Papers included in this text have been widely recognised as the catalyst for the recent advances witnessed in Environmental Ergonomics in Asia. They strike a balance between academia and industries' views on environmental ergonomics. Add this volume to your copy of the Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series.

The Climate of Israel

Observation, Research and Application

Author: Yair Goldreich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461506972

Category: Science

Page: 270

View: 3067

This book describes and analyses various aspects of Israeli climate. This work also elucidates how both man and nature adjust to various climates. The first part (Chapters 1-9) deals with the meteorological and climatological network stations, the history of climate research in Israel, analysis of the local climate by season, and a discussion of the climate variables their spatial and temporal distribution. The second part (Chapters 10-14) of this work is devoted to a survey of applied climatology. This part presents information on weather forecasting, rainfall enhancement, air quality monitoring, and various climatological aspects of planning. There is no sharp division between theoretical and applied climatology topics. Moreover, though various sections seem exclusively theoretical, they also include important applications for various real life situations (such as rainfall intensities (Section 5. 3), frost, frost damage (Section 6. 2. 4), degree-days (Section 6. 2. 5) and heat stress (Section 6. 2. 6). Professionals and university students of geography and earth science, meteorology and climatology, even high school students majoring in geography will be able to use this book as a basic reference work. Researchers in atmospheric science can also use this work as an important source of reference. Students of agriculture will also gain theoretical and practical insights. Even architects and engineers will gain another perspective in their fields.

Winter

A Novel

Author: Ali Smith

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1101870761

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9104

Shortlisted for the British Book Award – Fiction Book of the Year and the Orwell Prize for Political Writing The second novel in the Man Booker Prize–nominated author’s Seasonal cycle; the much-anticipated follow-up to Autumn (a New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Financial Times, The Guardian, Southern Living, and Kirkus Reviews best book of the year). Winter. Bleak. Frosty wind, earth as iron, water as stone, so the old song goes. And now Art’s mother is seeing things. Come to think of it, Art’s seeing things himself. When four people, strangers and family, converge on a fifteen-bedroom house in Cornwall for Christmas, will there be enough room for everyone? Winter. It makes things visible. Ali Smith’s shapeshifting Winter casts a warm, wise, merry and uncompromising eye over a post-truth era in a story rooted in history and memory and with a taproot deep in the evergreens, art and love.

The Harriman House Book of Investing Rules

Author: Philip Jenks,Stephen Eckett

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 1905641222

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

View: 6940

For the first time, the tactics, strategies and insightsrelied on by 150 of the world's most respected financialexperts are revealed in a concise, digestible form. Learnhow you really make money in the markets from: fundmanagers of billion-pound equity funds; traders in theoptions and futures markets; industry-rated analysts;economists ......

White House Cook Book

A Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information for the Home

Author: Hugo Ziemann,Fanny Gillette

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429090200

Category: Cooking

Page: 620

View: 521

Incredibly popular and long-lasting, this has been one of the most enduring cookbooks in American history. The book was only loosely connected to the White House when it was first published in 1887. By this edition, 1899, "interesting information is given concerning the White House, how its hospitality is conducted, the menus served on special occasions, views of the interior, portraits of all the ladies of the White House, etc." The book has been republished, in whole or in part, numerous times throughout the 20th century. Containing not only recipes, but also information on carving, the management of State dinners, table etiquette, household management (including a list of the items needed to run a kitchen), and "health suggestions," this is a comprehensive collection of the menus and recipes of the American and White House kitchen.

Home Environments

Author: Irwin Altman,Carol M. Werner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489922660

Category: Psychology

Page: 340

View: 3456

The present volume in the series focuses on homes, residences, and dwellings. Although many fields have had a long-standing interest in different aspects of home environments, the topic has recently come to the forefront in the interdisciplinary environment and behavior field. Researchers and theorists from many disciplines have begun to meet regularly, share ideas and perspectives, and move the investigation of psychological, social, and behavioral aspects of home environments to the central arena of environment and behavior studies. This volume representative-though not comprehensive attempts to provide a sampling of contemporary perspectives on the study of home environments. As in previous volumes, the authors are drawn from a variety of disciplines, including environmental design fields of architecture and planning, and from the social science fields of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and history. This diversity of authors and perspectives makes salient the principle that the study of homes in relation to behav ior requires the contributions of many disciplines. Moreover, the chap ters in this volume reflect an array of research and theoretical view points, different scales of home environments (e.g., objects and areas, the home as a whole, the home as embedded in neighborhood and communities, etc.), design and policy issues, and, necessarily, a com parative and cross-cultural perspective. Home environments are at the core of human life in most cultures, and it is hoped that the contributions to this volume display the excite ment, potential, and importance of research and theory on homes.

The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook

Author: Barbara Damrosch,Eliot Coleman

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761176810

Category: Cooking

Page: 496

View: 390

Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman are America’s foremost organic gardeners—and authorities. Barbara is the author of The Garden Primer, and Eliot wrote the bible for organic gardening, The New Organic Grower. Today they are the face of the locavore movement, working through their extraordinary Four Season Farm in Maine. And now they’ve written the book on how to grow what you eat, and cook what you grow. The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook is two books in one. It’s a complete four-season cookbook with 120 recipes from Barbara, a master cook as well as master gardener, who shows how to maximize the fruits—and vegetables—of your labors, from Stuffed Squash Blossom Fritters to Red Thai Curry with Fall Vegetables to Hazelnut Torte with Summer Berries. And it’s a step-by-step garden guide that works no matter how big or small your plot, with easy-to-follow instructions and plans for different gardens. It covers size of the garden, nourishing the soil, planning ahead, and the importance of rotating crops—yes, even in your backyard. And, at the core, individual instructions on the crops, from the hardy and healthful cabbage family to fourteen essential culinary herbs. Eating doesn’t get any more local than your own backyard.

South of the Northeast Kingdom

Author: David Mamet

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426209037

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 3687

Compared to some of its New England neighbors, Vermont has seemed to long-time resident David Mamet a place of intrinsic energy and progressiveness, love and commonality. It has lived up to the old story that settlers came up the Connecticut River and turned right to get to New Hampshire and left to get to Vermont. Is Vermont's tradition of live and let live an accident of geography, the happy by-product of 200 years of national neglect, an emanation of its Scots-Irish regional character? Exploring the ways in which his decades in Vermont have shaped his character and his work, Mamet examines each of these strands and how the state's free-thinking tradition can survive in an age of increasing conglomeration. The result is a highly personal and compelling portrait of a truly unique place.